|Delivery Type||Delivery length / details|
|Lecture||11 x 1 Hour Lectures|
|Practical||22 x 2 Hour Practicals|
|Assessment Type||Assessment length / details||Proportion|
|Semester Assessment||5 assignments worth 20% each||100%|
|Supplementary Assessment||5 assignments worth 20% each. Students should resit failed components.||100%|
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.
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.
The module aims to increase students' speed and fluency at using IT packages.
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%
|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|
This module is at CQFW Level 3