COMP06170 2019 Information Technology 1

General Details

Full Title
Information Technology 1
Transcript Title
Information Technology 1
Code
COMP06170
Attendance
75 %
Subject Area
COMP - Computing
Department
LIFE - Life Sciences
Level
06 - NFQ Level 6
Credit
05 - 05 Credits
Duration
Semester
Fee
Start Term
2019 - Full Academic Year 2019-20
End Term
9999 - The End of Time
Author(s)
Padraig McGourty, Akinlolu Akande
Programme Membership
SG_SFORE_G07 201900 Bachelor of Science in Science in Forensic Invest & Analys(Emb) SG_SAGRI_B07 201900 Bachelor of Science in Science in Agri-Food Science SG_SHEAL_B07 201900 Bachelor of Science in Health Science and Physiology SG_SBIOM_B07 201900 Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Science SG_SMEDI_H08 201900 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Science in Medical Biotechnology SG_SOCCU_B07 201900 Bachelor of Science in Science in Occupational Safety and Health SG_SSUST_C06 201900 Higher Certificate in Science in Sustainable Food Production SG_SPHAR_B07 201900 Bachelor of Science in Pharmaceutical Science SG_SHUMA_H08 201900 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Human Nutrition SG_SHEAL_H08 201900 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Health Science and Physical Activity SG_SHEAL_C06 201900 Higher Certificate in Science in Health and Exercise Science SG_SHUMA_B07 201900 Bachelor of Science in Human Nutrition SG_SPHAR_H08 201900 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Pharmaceutical Science SG_SAGRI_H08 201900 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Science in Agri-Food Science SG_SSCIE_B07 201900 Bachelor of Science in Science SG_SAGRI_H08 201900 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Science in Agri-Food Science SG_SFORE_H08 201900 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Science in Forensic Science and Analysis SG_SOCCU_H08 201900 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Science in Occupational Safety and Health SG_SFORE_B07 201900 Bachelor of Science in Science in Forensic Investigation and Analysis SG_SSCIE_H08 201900 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Science SG_SSCIE_C06 201900 Higher Certificate in Science in Science SG_SOCCU_B07 201900 Level 7 Embedded Award in Science in Occupational Safety and Health SG_SANAL_G06 201900 Higher Certificate in Science in Analytical Science
Description

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.

Learning Outcomes

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

1.

Use the IT infrastructure and Virtual Learning Environment to perform standard IT tasks to assist in their future studies

2.

Identify the main component parts and peripheral devices of a standard computer system.

3.

Create documentation using Word processing software incorporating a range of data management and editing techniques.

4.

Produce a professional presentation using presentation software

5.

Compile and edit data sets using spreadsheet software to include formulae, chart construction, and object linking.

Teaching and Learning Strategies

The teaching methods used will be a combination of lectures, self-study, labs, tutorials, problem-solving exercises and computer-based learning.

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 during 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.

Repeat Assessments

Where the module mark is below 40% and attendance is below the 75% requirement, the student must repeat attend the module. 

Where the deficit is only in the module mark, the student will be asked to attend a practical assessment.

Module Dependencies

Prerequisites
None
Co-requisites
None
Incompatibles
None

Indicative Syllabus

Introduction to IT Sligo Computer Systems

  • Email
  • Use the Moodle Virtual Learning Environment to access module notes, complete MCQs and upload content
  • Network Drive and Cloud for File Storage
  • Printing

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 presentation 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

Coursework & Continuous Assessment
100 %

Coursework Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Practical Evaluation Weekly class activities Practical Practical Evaluation 10 % OnGoing 1,2,3,4,5
2 Multiple Choice MCQ Continuous Assessment Multiple Choice 25 % OnGoing 2,3,4,5
3 Assignment Creation of a report in MS Word Continuous Assessment Practical Evaluation 20 % Week 7 3
4 Assignment Creation of a presentation in MS PowerPoint Continuous Assessment Assignment 15 % Week 11 4
5 Continuous Assessment End of Module Assessment covering Presentations and Spreadsheets Continuous Assessment Practical Evaluation 30 % Week 13 4,5

Full Time Mode Workload


Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Laboratory Practical Computer Laboratory Laboratory Practical 2 Weekly 2.00
Independent Learning UNKNOWN Self Study 5 Weekly 5.00
Total Full Time Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 2.00 Hours

Required & Recommended Book List

Required Reading
2015-11-02 Office 2016 Simplified John Wiley & Sons
ISBN 9781119074748 ISBN-13 1119074746

Explains how to effectively utilize the latest version of the integrated software package, covering Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Publisher, OneNote, and Access.

Required Reading
2018-01-26 Computing Essentials 2019 27e
ISBN 1260098567 ISBN-13 9781260098563

How are you learning about the most important, essential, and current concepts of information technology? Computing Essentials 2019 allows you to Make IT Work for You by presenting the effect of information technology on people, privacy, ethics, and our environment. Current examples, references and exercises allow students to be successful in understanding today's role of Computer Information Technology. This definitive approach provides the essentials students need while bringing them a full digital solution through Connect. Connect is a teaching and learning platform that is proven to deliver better results for students and instructors. Connect empowers students by continually adapting to deliver precisely what they need, when they need it, and how they need it, so class time is more engaging and effective. O'Leary; Computing Essentials 2019: Make IT Work for You!

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