ILFN06003 2016 Information Technology Skills 1

General Details

Full Title
Information Technology Skills 1
Transcript Title
Information Technology Skills 1
100 %
Subject Area
ILFN - International Foundation
MKTS - Marketing, Tourism & Sport
06 - NFQ Level 6
05 - 05 Credits
Start Term
2016 - Full Academic Year 2016-17
End Term
9999 - The End of Time
Paul Walsh, Diolinda Coyle

This module is intended to introduce students to the practical aspects of personal computer applications in order to achieve a basic level of competence in various general-purpose software

Learning Outcomes

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


utilise a keyboard in a proficient manner


send and receive emails with file attachments


use the principal features of a word processor


create and deliver presentations

Teaching and Learning Strategies

direct instruction/discussion strategies and active/experiential learning are used to improve student learning

Module Assessment Strategies


Repeat Assessments

Repeat Practical Examinations

Indicative Syllabus

1. Keyboard Skills

  • use an online/offline application that incorporates screen-based teaching techniques to develop the motor skills necessary for quick and accurate typing

2. Electronic Communication

  • different types - MS Outlook, Gmail, Hotmail, etc
  • email etiquette
  • creating, deleting, sending, receiving, forwarding, replying to emails
  • proper use of subject line, cc and bcc
  • attachments
  • formatting
  • signature line
  • out of office reply
  • calendar, appointments
  • contacts - individuals & groups

3. Word Processing

  • defining a word processor - uses, features
  • identifying different types – offline, online
  • creating/opening/saving/sharing documents
  • entering/editing/selecting/deleting text
  • copying/moving text
  • finding/replacing text
  • formatting text (font, size, colour, bold/italic/underline, text case/alignment, styles)
  • changing spacing (line, paragraph)
  • modifying page layout (orientation, margins, page size)
  • organising text (lists, indents, tabs, tables, columns, breaks)
  • adding headers/footers/page numbers
  • inserting footnotes/endnotes
  • inserting/formatting/arranging/embedding objects
  • creating a mail merge
  • creating indexes/table of contents/table of figures
  • checking spelling/grammar
  • reviewing documents – word count, tracking changes
  • protecting documents
  • printing documents

4. Presentation Software

  • software environment
  • slide structure (eg title, layout, etc)
  • formatting (font, size, line spacing, etc)
  • templates, design
  • spellcheck
  • headers/footers
  • footnotes & endnotes
  • charting & inserting images
  • delivery methods - printing, publish to web, slideshow
  • animated text/images, movies, sounds
  • transitions
  • find/replace
  • plagiarism & referencing - books, web sites, etc


Coursework & Assessment Breakdown

Coursework & Continuous Assessment
100 %

Coursework Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Presentation, Email Assessment Continuous Assessment Practical Evaluation 40 % Week 6 2,4
2 Word Processing Assessment Continuous Assessment Practical Evaluation 60 % Week 12 1,3

Full Time Mode Workload

Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Laboratory Practical Computer Laboratory Computer Based Class 3 Weekly 3.00
Total Full Time Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 3.00 Hours

Module Resources

Non ISBN Literary Resources

Miller, M. (2015) Computer Basics Absolute Beginner's Guide, 8th Edition. Que Publishing.

Wilson, K. (2015) Fundamentals of Office 2016 (Computer Fundamentals). Elluminet Press.

Other Resources

Support material prepared by lecturers and available to students on the college network or via Moodle