Module Title:ICT and Agriculture 1
Language of Instruction:English
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:6
Module Delivered In No Programmes
Teaching & Learning Strategies: Delivery of the module will revolve around practical work that the student will save and submit at the end of the module. Classes will be used to prepare the student for laboratory sessions. Laboratory exercises should reinforce the learning from classes and show alternative applications of the tools to expand the scenarios in which they may be used. Also group and problem based learning scenarios will be introduced and encouraged. These scenarios will allow students to become familiar with presenting to groups and interacting with a group and an audience. Assessment of these scenarios will be based upon engagement and professionalism in presentation
Module Aim: The aim of this module is to provide learners with the basic concepts of word processing, spreadsheets and presentation tools together with an introduction to GIS, GPS and associated CAD skills.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to:
LO1 Apply best practices in file management when creating and storing files
LO2 Produce effective documentation using a word processor and spreadsheets in a timely manner
LO3 Use a presentation authoring tool to create a customised presentation with multimedia elements
LO4 Have a good introductory knowledge of GIS, GPS and associated 2D CAD and their practical applications in agricultural production
Pre-requisite learning
Module Recommendations

This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is recommended before enrolment in this module.

No recommendations listed
Incompatible Modules
These are modules which have learning outcomes that are too similar to the learning outcomes of this module.
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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.
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Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
File Management
• Introduction to data storage and management • Using basic cloud tools
Word Processing and Spreadsheets
• Introduction to word processing • Introduction to spreadsheets
Research Methods and presentations
• Introduction to Powerpoint and Keynote • Integration of Word processing, spreadsheets and presentation tools
• Introduction to databases • Introducing GIS and GPS and their application in agriculture • Introducing the use of CAD in conjunction with GIS and GPS
Assessment Breakdown%
Continuous Assessment100.00%
Continuous Assessment
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Practical/Skills Evaluation Students are also required to submit projects consisting of labs completed throughout the year in each of the tools used to form part of their continuous assessment and learning processes. 1,2,3,4 70.00 n/a
Project Research and prepare a specific topic, agreed with class tutor, and create a presentation using a recognized presentation tool. 1,2,3,4 30.00 n/a
No Project
No Practical
No End of Module Formal Examination

ITCarlow reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment


Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Laboratories 30 Weeks per Stage 1.50
Independent Learning 30 Weeks per Stage 1.83
Total Hours 100.00