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INFO6017 - Information Technology

Title:Information Technology
Long Title:Information Technology
Module Code:INFO6017
Duration:1 Semester
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:Fundamental
Field of Study: Information Systems
Valid From: Semester 2 - 2020/21 ( January 2021 )
Module Delivered in 5 programme(s)
Module Coordinator: Claire OSullivan Rochford
Module Author: Fred Creedon
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 Identify and describe the components of IT infrastructure.
LO2 Create, manage and organise files, folders and backup files.
LO3 Create a complex range of business documents using a word processing package.
LO4 Create spreadsheets for basic financial and business applications.
LO5 Create presentations using appropriate software.
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 MTU module(s) it also allows for learning (in another module or modules) which is equivalent to the learning specified in the named module(s).

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

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.


Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Basic concepts of Information Technology
Hardware, software, memory, storage, networks, IT and society, IT security, potential areas of risk.
Using the Computer and Managing Files
Windows environment, managing and organising files and folders, renaming, saving, finding, deleting files and folders. Network drives. Printing.
Information and Communication
Use of internet browsers, search engines, URLs, e-mail, attachments, address books.
Word Processing
Formatting and editing of documents, Word tools, layout, graphics, tables, mail merge, templates.
Creation of slide shows, colour design and background, slide layouts, graphics, charts, objects, diagrams, multimedia.
Creation of spreadsheets, formatting, use of absolute and relative formulas, functions, data sorting, multiple sheets, use of graphs/charts.
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work100.00%
Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Multiple Choice Questions Multiple choice exam completed using technology. 1,2 30.0 Week 4
Practical/Skills Evaluation Computer-based evaluation using word processing and presentation software. 3,5 30.0 Week 8
Practical/Skills Evaluation Computer-based evaluation using spreadsheet software. 4 40.0 Week 13
No End of Module Formal Examination
Reassessment Requirement
Repeat examination
Reassessment of this module will consist of a repeat examination. It is possible that there will also be a requirement to be reassessed in a coursework element.

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 and directed learning 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
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Student Study and directed learning 5.0 Every Week 5.00
Lab Computer Lab 2.0 Every Week 2.00
Total Hours 7.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 2.00

Module Resources

Recommended Book Resources
  • Joan Lambert, Curtis Frye 2019, Microsoft Office 2019 Step by Step, 1st Ed., Pearson https://www.microsoftpressstore.com/store/microsoft-office-2019-step-by-step-9781509305988 [ISBN: 978-1-5093-05]
  • Stair/Reynolds 2018, Fundamentals of Information Systems, 9th Ed., https://www.cengagebrain.co.uk/shop/isbn/9781337097536 [ISBN: 1-337-09753-]
Supplementary Book Resources
  • Carmine Gallo 2016, The Presentation Secrets of Steve Jobs: How to Be Insanely Great in Front of Any Audience Paperback – August 15, 2016, 1st Ed., McGraw-Hill Education https://www.amazon.com/Presentation-Secrets-Steve-Jobs-Insanely/dp/125983588X/ref=tmm_pap_title_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr= [ISBN: 978-125983588]
This module does not have any article/paper resources
Other Resources

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