Module Title:ICT and Agriculture 2
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. All theory will be supported using examples and practical exercises. Tutorials and labs will operate on a ‘learning by doing’ ethos and an open ‘studio’ type of learning environment will be encouraged. Other forms of learning such as problem based learning and problem solving, particularly in groups, will be encouraged through projects and through class tasks.
Module Aim: The aim of this module is to further develop learners’ knowledge of word processing, spreadsheets and presentation tools together with the development of key skills in GIS, GPS and associated AutoCAD.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to:
LO1 Demonstrate the ability to produce effective documentation using word processing, spreadsheets and presentation authoring tools in a timely manner
LO2 Define and develop the basic concepts of databases
LO3 Develop key skills in the use of GIS, GPS & CAD based software and their practical application in agriculture, including sensors and robotics.
LO4 Apply best practice in the application of GIS, GPS and associated CAD systems
Pre-requisite learning
Module Recommendations

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

5945 FARM H1706 ICT and Agriculture 1
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.
No requirements listed

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Word Processing and Spreadsheets
• Word processing • Spreadsheets • Presentation tools
• Databases • GIS and GPS and their application in agriculture • Using CAD in conjunction with GIS and GPS
Assessment Breakdown%
No Continuous Assessment
No Project
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Practical/Skills Evaluation 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
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
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
Practicals 30 Weeks per Stage 1.50
Independent Learning 30 Weeks per Stage 1.83
Total Hours 100.00