Module Information

Module Identifier
CS01120
Module Title
Information Technology for University Students
Academic Year
2017/2018
Co-ordinator
Semester
Semester 1
Reading List
External Examiners
  • Dr John Hunt (Chief Operating Officer - Mallon Associates International)
 
Other Staff

Course Delivery

Delivery Type Delivery length / details
Practical 22 x 3 Hour Practicals
 

Assessment

Assessment Type Assessment length / details Proportion
Semester Assessment 5 assignments worth 20% each  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 complete basic IT tasks, such as
1. Using Word to produce a professional document.
2. Using Presentation software such as PowerPoint.
3. Creating a simple database.
4. Writing a critique of online web content.
5. Using html to create a web page.

Content

This module will be taught entirely in a computer lab. In each block (1-2 weeks) students will be introduced to a piece of software and then asked to use it in a small task.

Block 1: 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 20%

Block 2: presentations. Task: Produce a small set of slides to describe an interest. Use at least one advanced feature of PowerPoint. Summative 20%

Block 3: databases. What is a database? What is a table? How are databases used? Task: Creating and querying a multi-table database using Access or similar. Summative 20%

Block 4: an introduction to the internet and the web. Your online presence – what does it say about you? Task: produce a document that analyses what your current presence says about you. Contrast that with a professional IT consultant. Summative 20%

Block 5: producing a web page. Use html to produce a personal home page. Give correct attribution to any images used. Task produce such a web page(s). Summative 20%

Aims

The module aims to increase students' speed and fluency at using IT packages.

Brief description

This module continues the gentle introduction to the areas of Computing that are usually considered 'Information Technology', such as producing documents, setting up of spreadsheets, building simple web pages, etc.

Module Skills

Skills Type Skills details
Application of Number Yes in assignments - particularly the spreadsheet
Communication Yes in assignments
Improving own Learning and Performance Yes in assignments
Information Technology Yes in assignments
Personal Development and Career planning Yes in assignments - this module will help students decide whether Computing is a suitable field for them
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