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INFO6017 - Information Technology

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Title:Information Technology
Long Title:Information Technology
Module Code:INFO6017
 
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:Fundamental
Field of Study: Information Systems
Valid From: Semester 1 - 2013/14 ( September 2013 )
Module Delivered in 3 programme(s)
Module Coordinator: Claire OSullivan Rochford
Module Author: ANN TOEBES
Module Description: This module is an introduction to the practical elements of information technology. It covers computer hardware and the software packages of word-processing, spreadsheets, and presentations. The use of e-mail, and the Internet is also covered.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Manage and organise files and folders within the Windows environment.
LO2 Use word processing to create, edit, format, and graphically enhance documents.
LO3 Apply standard logical formulas and functions to spreadsheet data and demonstrate competence in the creation of charts.
LO4 Use presentational software and various tools therein to design slide shows.
Pre-requisite learning
Module Recommendations
This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is strongly recommended before enrolment in this module. You may enrol in this module if you have not acquired the recommended learning but you will have considerable difficulty in passing (i.e. achieving the learning outcomes of) the module. While the prior learning is expressed as named CIT module(s) it also allows for learning (in another module or modules) which is equivalent to the learning specified in the named module(s).
none
Incompatible Modules
These are modules which have learning outcomes that are too similar to the learning outcomes of this module. You may not earn additional credit for the same learning and therefore you may not enrol in this module if you have successfully completed any modules in the incompatible list.
No incompatible modules listed
Co-requisite Modules
No Co-requisite modules listed
Requirements

This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is mandatory before enrolment in this module is allowed. You may not enrol on this module if you have not acquired the learning specified in this section.

none
Co-requisites
No Co Requisites listed
 

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Basic concepts of Information Technology
Hardware, software, memory, storage, networks, IT and society, IT security, copyright.
Using the Computer and Managing Files
Windows environment, managing and organising files and folders, renaming, saving, finding, deleting files and folders. Computer drives. Printing.
Word Processing
Formatting and editing of documents, Word tools, layout, graphics, tables, mail merge, templates.
Spreadsheets
Creation of spreadsheets, formatting, use of absolute and relative formulas, functions, data sorting, multiple sheets, linked sheets, pivot tables, vertical look-up, use of graphs/charts.
Presentation
Creation of slide shows, colour design and background, slide layouts, graphics, charts, objects, diagrams, multimedia.
Information and Communication
Use of browser program, search engines, URLs, e-mail, attachments, address books.
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work100.00%
Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Practical/Skills Evaluation Management of Files and Folders, Word-processing. 1,2 30.0 Week 4
Practical/Skills Evaluation Excel Applications 3 30.0 Week 9
Practical/Skills Evaluation All module topics 1,2,3,4 40.0 Week 12
No End of Module Formal Examination
Reassessment Requirement
Coursework Only
This module is reassessed solely on the basis of re-submitted coursework. There is no repeat written examination.

The institute reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment

 

Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lab Computer Lab based instruction 3.0 Every Week 3.00
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Student Study 4.0 Every Week 4.00
Total Hours 7.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 3.00
Workload: Part Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lab Computer Lab based instruction 3.0 Every Week 3.00
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) 3 hours of self-directed student learning weekly. The lecturer will at times indicate areas they should pay particular attention to. 4.0 Every Week 4.00
Total Hours 7.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 3.00
 

Module Resources

Recommended Book Resources
  • Joan Lambert, Joyce Cox, Curtis Frye D., 2011, Microsoft Office Professional 2010 Step by Step, Microsoft Press [ISBN: ISBN: 978-0-7356-26-96-6]
  • Alan Dillon, 2010, Step by Step Spreadsheets, 2nd Edition Ed., Gill and Macmillan [ISBN: ISBN: 978-0-7171-4746-5]
This module does not have any article/paper resources
Other Resources
  • Hardcopy: Course Notes
 

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