|| IL10720 |
|| COMPUTERS TOOLS FOR AN INFORMATION AGE |
|| 2003/2004 |
|| Dr David A Stoker |
|| Semester 1 |
|| Mr Timothy C Gillison |
| Course delivery
|| Lecture || 10 Hours 10 x 1 hour lectures |
|| Practical || 20 Hours 10 x 2 hours |
|Assessment Type||Assessment Length/Details||Proportion|
|Semester Exam||2 Hours 2hr written exam 1 x 2 hour written exam The two hour examination represents 40% of your overall marks. It will cover those topics introduced in the lectures and practical teaching sessions and the associated readings. Students will be required to answer three questions from a choice of eight questions. Former examination papers for the module are available at http://users.aber.ac.uk/infoman/dils/index.html under module number IL10310 but students should note the change of examination format that was introduced in January 2001.||40%|
|Semester Assessment|| Essay: 1 essay of 3,000 words This piece of work is worth 30% of your overall marks for this module. It may be commenced at any time, and should be submitted by the Friday of week 13 (3.00pm, 17 January 2003). No late submissions will be allowed. Your essay must be word-processed and should also be spell-checked - hand written submissions will not be accepted. Details of the essay titles and notes on what we are looking for are available on Blackboard.||30%|
|Semester Assessment|| Project Work: 1 practical project The project is worth 30% of your overall marks. Students are required to produce an illustrated document and Web page, using a range of information in electronic formats. Further details will be available on Blackboard lectures and will be covered in the practical sessions. The completed project together with a 1,000 word commentary should be submitted by 3.00pm on Friday 13 December 2002. Any late submissions will be penalised (see ILS Undergradute Programme Handbbo).||30%|
At the end of this modules students should be able to:
List the component parts of a computer system and their functions;
Describe how computers store and process data, and the functions of hardware, software and user interface;
Outline the main categories of computer software commonly found on microcomputers, and the ways in which computers store and process text, numerical values and graphic images;
Demonstrate and understanding of the fundamentals of computer mediated communication and the significance of the Internet as a means of sharing computer data;
Illustrate the impact of computerisation on the library and information professions and the growth of the software industry
This course will seek to provide you with a basic level of knowledge of information and communication technology, and of the impact of computers in information and library units that will be necessary for the remainder of your studies. The course will also provide a basic pratical introduction to computer applications and the handling of information in electronic format, which will be of use to those who do not continue with Information and Library Studies.
To foster an understanding of the importance of information and communication technology in the information and library world, and to enable students to aquire a competence in using, computer systems and software applications commonly found in information and library units.
The following practical skills are covered by the course
Basic IT skills including the operation of microcomputers, the creation, storage and manipulation of data files.
The use of common office microcomputer application including wordprocessors, spreadsheets, graphics software and web authoring tools.
The use of tools for computer mediated communication in order to search for and download information and send electronic messages.
The design and compilation of illustrated documents, both in printed and electronic formats.
This module is at CQFW Level 4