Module Information

Module Identifier
CS01010
Module Title
Information Technology for University Students
Academic Year
2015/2016
Co-ordinator
Semester
Semester 1
External Examiners
  • Dr John Hunt (Associated Head of Department - University of the West of England)
 
Other Staff

Course Delivery

Delivery Type Delivery length / details
Lecture 3 x 2 Hour Lectures
Practical 3 x 8 Hour Practicals
 

Assessment

Assessment Type Assessment length / details Proportion
Semester Assessment 3 Assignments  100%
Supplementary Assessment Resubmission of failed/non-submitted coursework components or ones of equivalent value  100%

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this module students should be able to:

Use software in a confident way to solve very basic IT tasks, such as:
1. Using the University network
2. Producing a professional document
3. Reviewing a peer's document
4. Basic spreadsheets and formulae.

Content

This module will be taught entirely in a computer lab. Each week students will be introduced to a piece of software and then asked to use it in a small task.

Week 1: finding your way around a computer network. Task: set up your workspace on the University computers and demonstrate. Summative 10%.

Week 2: producing documents in a professional way. Using advanced features of Word or similar. Task: produce a professional style document and review that produced by a peer. Summative 40%.

Week 3: introduction to spreadsheets. Using formulae In Excel to produce a table to solve a problem. Task: add a table to document and review that produced by a peer. Summative 50%.

Aims

The module aims to increase students’ speed and fluency at using the computing equipment at Aberystwyth, with an emphasis on skills necessary for their future course.

Brief description

This module provides a gentle introduction to using IT at University. The emphasis will be on using University systems effectively to produce documents and basic spreadsheets.

Module Skills

Skills Type Skills details
Application of Number No
Communication Yes in assignments
Improving own Learning and Performance Yes in assignments
Information Technology Yes in assignments
Personal Development and Career planning No
Problem solving Yes in assignments
Research skills Yes in assignments
Subject Specific Skills See module content
Team work No

Notes

This module is at CQFW Level 3