COMP06170 2014 INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY 1
This module deals with the practical applications of Information Technology. It serves as an introduction to the computer systems the student will use while taking their chosen course in the college. It also covers the fundamental skills of word processing, presentation and spreadsheet software.
The teaching methods used will be a combination of lectures, self-study, labs, tutorials, problem-solving exercises and computer-based learning.
On completion of this module the learner will/should be able to;
Log onto the college network to perform printing and standard file management tasks on the network and for file management on removable storage devices.
Use the Moodle Virtual Learning Environment to access module notes, complete MCQs and upload content
Identify the main component parts and peripheral devices of a standard computer system.
Create documentation using Word processing software incorporating a range of data management and editing techniques.
Produce a professional presentation using presentation software
Compile and edit data sets using Spread sheet software to include formulae, chart construction, and object linking.
Module Assessment Strategies
This module will be assessed by means of practical activities done in the computer laboratory during the weekly practical sessions, assignments in the word processing and presentations section which will be completed durning the students independent learning. There will also be a computer laboratory based assessment at the end of the module to ensure the student has met the learning outcomes and has taken on board the feedback given during the weekly practical sessions and the assignments already completed.
Intrdouction to IT Sligo Computer Systems
- Network Drive for File Storage
Computers and their peripheral devices
- Component parts of a computer
- Input/Output Devices
Word Processing - Microsoft Word (Desktop and Online Version)
- Document creation, document structure and formatting
- Insertion of Tables and Images to a document
- Insert Mathematical and Scientific Equations and Chemical Symbols into a Word Document
- Use of Spell Checker and the track changes functionality
- Insertion of Tables of Contents, Citations and Tables of References
- Introduction of MS Office Live
Presentation - Microsoft PowerPoint (Desktop and Online Version)
- Fundamental rules in creating a presentations using software
- Apply a design to a presentation
- Apply animation to a presentation
- Use the master slide to alter the design of a presentation
- Integrate images, diagrams and other media into a presentation
Spreadsheets - Microsoft Excel
- Input data into a spreadsheet
- Perform basic calculations using formulae
- Use the SUM, AVERAGE, MAX, MIN and COUNT functions to perform calculations
- Produce relevant charts to describe a data set (Column, Bar, Line and Pie Charts)
- Format data in a spreadsheet for printing as a report.
Coursework & Assessment Breakdown
|Title||Type||Form||Percent||Week||Learning Outcomes Assessed|
|1||Practical Evaluation Weekly class activities||Formative||UNKNOWN||- %||OnGoing||1,2,3,4,5,6|
|2||Multiple Choice MCQ on Computer Systems||Continuous Assessment||UNKNOWN||10 %||Week 3||1,2,3|
|3||Assignment Creation of a report in MS Word||Continuous Assessment||UNKNOWN||25 %||Week 7||4|
|4||Assignment Creation of a presentation in MS PowerPoint||Continuous Assessment||UNKNOWN||25 %||Week 11||5|
|5||Continuous Assessment End of Module Assessment covering Word Processing, Presentations and Spreadsheets||Continuous Assessment||UNKNOWN||40 %||Week 13||4,5,6|
Full Time Mode Workload
|Laboratory Practical||Computer Laboratory||Laboratory Practical||2||Weekly||2.00|
|Independent Learning||UNKNOWN||Self Study||5||Weekly||5.00|
Williams, B. and Sawyer, S. (2012). Using Information Technology 10e, McGraw-Hill, U.S.A
Bucki, L. (2013). Office 2013 Library, Wiley, U.S.A
Marmel, E. (2013). Office 2013 Simplified, Wiley, U.S.A