ADMN06012 2016 Introduction to Computer and Text Processing 2

General Details

Full Title
Introduction to Computer and Text Processing 2
Transcript Title
Intro Comp & Text Proc 2
N/A %
Subject Area
ADMN - Administration
BUS - Business
06 - NFQ Level 6
05 - 05 Credits
Start Term
2016 - Full Academic Year 2016-17
End Term
9999 - The End of Time
Clodagh Crowe
Programme Membership
SG_BACCO_C06 201700 Higher Certificate in Business in Business in Accounting SG_BACCO_C06 201700 Higher Certificate in Business in Business in Accounting and Marketing SG_BOFFI_C06 201900 Higher Certificate in Business in Business in Office Administration SG_BADMN_B07 202100 Bachelor of Business in Business Administration L7 SG_BOFFI_C06 202100 Higher Certificate in Business in Business in Office Administration

This module advances the skills acquired in the module Introduction to Computer and Text Processing 1. The module advances the learners competency in the use of the operations of a computer, internet/email, keyboarding and word processing facilities reflective of those required to work in a lower administration role in today’s business environment.  

The focus of this module is on using technology to manipulate, create, store and retrieve information to express ideas and communicate effectively in business.  It also introduces the learner to presentation software to assist the learner in developing professional business presentations. 

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this module the learner will/should be able to;


Create and edit varied basic business documents reflective of current business administration practice.


Demonstrate ability to create, format and present business information professionally using presentation software.


Create a professional business presentation and display ability to use to give meaningful presentations.


Demonstrate ability to enter meaningful text at a speed of 30 wpm for 10 minutes with 97% accuracy.

Teaching and Learning Strategies

Practical, demonstration of all areas will be given by lecturer with practice facilitate through completion of examples reflective of current business practice.

Module Assessment Strategies

In-class continuous assessment to assess Presentation Software, Business Document Formatting/editing and Keyboarding Skills on Computer at intervals throughout the Semester.

Repeat Assessments

Repeat Practical Assessment/Exam

Indicative Syllabus

Operations of Computer Systems and File Management

  • Overview of intermediate Computer Networks, Internet and Email

Presentation Software

  • Introduction to presentation software.
  • Format a presentation to include formatting of slide master, setting font type, size, spacing
  • Use of design templates
  • Applying basic animation to presentation including image, video, sounds
  • Applying basic shapes, smartart and charts
  • Setup show with transitions.

Introduction to Word Processing functions and document development

  • Develop ability to effectively use the format text, paragraph and page layout functions;
  • Use margin setting to suit a variety of business documents;
  • Develop ability to use page setup suitable for business tasks;
  • Insert clipart, pictures and edit in line with text;
  • Introduction to creating lists using bullets, numbering and outline numbering;
  • Introduction to tabs and tables function.

Creation/formatting of Business Documents

  • Understand and develop good business document formatting;
  • Demonstrate ability to use correct and appropriate document format to include correct use of spacing, punctuation, spelling and suitable layouts for various documents;
  • Create and edit various basic business documents to develop use of word processing software to include Display (with different heading styles), a variety of business letters, Reports with multiple paragraphs and sections, Meeting Documents including Agenda, Chairman Minutes, Minutes, Itinerary with dates and times as side headings, Advertisements with variety of styles to include menus etc.;
  • Proofread, spell and grammar check documents and output via saving to folder, email and print.

Print documents

  • Check the status of the printer
  • Select document for printing
  • Preview document for printing and select from different document formats
  • Select page range and number of copies

Keyboarding Skills

  • Continued development of touch-typing techniques and keyboarding skills
  • Locate and operate advanced keys to include numerical keypad for data entry efficiency
  • Use the keyboard with confidence to type text accurately and develop speed and accuracy skills to acquire a minimum speed of 30 wpm with a maximum error level of 3%

Coursework & Assessment Breakdown

Coursework & Continuous Assessment
100 %

Coursework Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Keyboarding - Practical Speed and Accuracy Assessment Practical Practical Evaluation 10 % End of Semester 4
2 Practical in-class assessment - production of portfolio Practical Practical Evaluation 20 % OnGoing 1,2
3 In-class practical assessment at intervals to assess abilty to use Presentation software, Word Processing Continuous Assessment Assessment 70 % OnGoing 1,2,3

Full Time Mode Workload

Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Laboratory Practical Computer Laboratory Practical with Lecturer 5 Weekly 5.00
Independent Learning Computer Laboratory Develop Speed and Accuracy Typing Skills Practice - Independent 1 Weekly 1.00
Independent Learning Computer Laboratory Practice Functions of Word Processing, Presentation Software - operations of a computer 1 Weekly 1.00
Total Full Time Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 5.00 Hours

Required & Recommended Book List

Recommended Reading
Text Production with Microsoft Word 2007
ISBN 0717145778 ISBN-13 9780717145775
Recommended Reading
2013-07-24 Keyboarding and Word Processing, Complete Course, Lessons 1-110: Microsoft Word 2013: College Keyboarding South-Western Educational Pub
ISBN 1133588972 ISBN-13 9781133588979

Get ready for academic and workplace success with KEYBOARDING AND WORD PROCESSING, COMPLETE COURSE, LESSONS 1-110, MICROSOFT 2013, 19th Edition. This market-leading text provides the tools you need to develop expertise in keyboarding, document formatting, and word processing skills using Microsoft Word 2013. To build proficiency in these critical job-ready skills, lessons are structured for maximum efficiency in learning and to encourage productivity. When coupled with Keyboarding Pro DELUXE Online (KPDO) web-based software you can work independently at home or at school with this easy-to-use integrated system.

Recommended Reading
Step by Step Computer Applications
ISBN 0717145603 ISBN-13 9780717145607
Recommended Reading
2007-05 Essential Computer Applications Gill & Macmillan Ltd
ISBN 0717142647 ISBN-13 9780717142644
Recommended Reading
2012-05-04 The Basic Guide to Word Processing Gill & Macmillan Ltd
ISBN 0717149951 ISBN-13 9780717149957

The essential basic guide on how to use Microsoft Word 2007 and Microsoft Word 2010. Presented in three distinct sections: Unit 1 deals with both Microsoft Word 2007 and 2010 Unit 2 contains key pointers for text production Unit 3 deals with Microsoft Word 2003. Screen shots clearly indicate which button to press and what each screen should look like. Layout helps familiarise students with menus and toolbars, as well as tasks such as inserting, modifying and deleting text. Advanced features such as formatting text, working with tabs and indents, and adding a table to the document are also included. Practical questions are included throughout the text. Facilitates easy progression for the student from Microsoft Word 2003 to Microsoft Word 2007 and 2010. Unit 2 on text production includes: Accepted rules for spacing before and after punctuation Use of correct abbreviations for measurements, weights, money and time Application of block, indented and hanging paragraphs to text Use of main headings, sub-headings, side, shoulder and paragraph headings in text Standard correction signs for amending text ange and selection of paper sizes. Accessible, logical and extremely readable, this book has been student tested and approved! * Presented in four distinct units: * Unit 1: Microsoft Word 2010 * Unit 2: Microsoft Word 2007 * Unit 3: Top Tips for Text Production * Unit 4: Exercises * Screen shots clearly show how to use Microsoft Word 2007 and Microsoft Word 2010. * Takes a step-by-step approach to learning the Microsoft Word package. * Deals with areas such as formatting text, tabs, tables, layout and mail merge. * Top Tips for Text Production deals with spacing, punctuation, paragraphing, headings and correction signs. * It is a practical beginners' guide for Microsoft Word 2007 * Includes a comprehensive exercise section for practice learning. * Accessible, logical and extremely readable, this book has been student tested and approved! WRITTEN FOR: FETAC Level 5 Word Processing FETAC Level 5 Text Production VTOS courses

Recommended Reading
2011-03-11 The Internet & Web Authoring Gill & Macmillan Ltd
ISBN 0717149838 ISBN-13 9780717149834

New textbook that introduces the history and structure of the Internet, the development of the World Wide Web, and demonstrates how to use the Internet and create web pages. * Explains how to access information and understand the use and potential of the Internet and the World Wide Web. * Establishes the historical context of the Internet by defining the ARPANET project and outlining the development of the TCP/IP suite of protocols, as well as ownership and funding of the Internet. * Demonstrates the use of e-mail and all its components, including web-based email. * Ensures familiarity with security and confidentiality issues. * Practical tips are highlighted throughout with exercises included in each Internet chapter. * Presents the fundamental theory of web design with instruction on how to design and create a website. * Provides useful tips on design and page layout with advice on the use of colour, graphics, digital photography and sound. * Suitable for use with either Dreamweaver or HTML editors. * Includes guidelines on how to produce a successful Web Authoring project. Accessible, logical and extremely readable, this book has been student tested and approved! WRITTEN FOR: * FETAC Level 5 The Internet * FETAC Level 5 Web Authoring * Any course with modules on the Internet and Web Authoring

Module Resources

Other Resources

Practical Manual and Notes compiled by the lecturer will be provided at practicals which include how to effectively use the functions of word and the development of keyboarding skills.