COMP06275 2019 INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY 1

General Details

Full Title
INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY 1
Transcript Title
INFO TECH 1
Code
COMP06275
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
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.

Log onto the college network to perform printing and standard file management tasks on the network and on the cloud.

2.

Use the Moodle Virtual Learning Environment to access module notes, complete MCQs and upload content

3.

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

4.

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

5.

Produce a professional presentation using presentation software

6.

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 short answer questions (MCQ), 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.

Module Dependencies

Prerequisites
None
Co-requisites
None
Incompatibles
None

Indicative Syllabus

Introduction to IT Sligo Computer Systems

  • Email
  • Moodle
  • Network Drive 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

Presentation - Microsoft PowerPoint (Desktop and Online Version)

  • Fundamental rules in creating presentations using software
  • Apply 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

End of Semester / Year Formal Exam
100 %

Coursework Assessment

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


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

Module Resources

Non ISBN Literary Resources

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

 

URL Resources

http://itsligo.learnonline.ie/course/view.php?id=470

Additional Information

None