Module Title:Information Technology
Language of Instruction:English
Credits: 10
NFQ Level:6
Module Delivered In 3 programme(s)
Teaching & Learning Strategies: Practical labs, case studies, lectures
Module Aim: This module introduces students to the uses of IT for business environments and the applications that support business administration.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to:
LO1 Describe key areas of computing basics
LO2 Examine the uses of IT for business environments
LO3 Use a presentation-authoring tool to create a customised presentation with multimedia elements.
LO4 Create various documents using a word processing application
LO5 Using statistical and data applications, calculate formulas, function and queries to present information
Pre-requisite learning
Module Recommendations

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

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Incompatible Modules
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Co-requisite Modules
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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
Describe key areas of computing basics
Hardware, software, networks, internet, searching, safety, GDPR, file management, storage, cloud computing, creative IT
Uses of IT for business environments
Uses of IT to support business elements. Business communication.
Word Processing
Introduction to word processing. Formatting text/paragraphs/documents. long documents. Table of Contents. References. Styles. Hyperlinking/Bookmarks. Navigation Pane. Collaborating on Documents. Review. Cloud document services . Working with PDFs
Introduction to spreadsheets. Formatting options. Sorting and filtering. Multiple sheets. Formulas. Charts
Presentation tools
Introduction to presentation tools. Best practice design and layout for presentations. Formatting options. Customised presentations. Animation and transitions.
Assessment Breakdown%
Continuous Assessment100.00%
Continuous Assessment
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Practical/Skills Evaluation Represent findings on a topic on computing basics and uses of IT using various applications 1,2 25.00 n/a
Practical/Skills Evaluation Create a presentation using key skills learned 3 25.00 n/a
Practical/Skills Evaluation Create various documents covering key word processing skills 4 25.00 n/a
Case Studies Complete assignments in spreadsheet and database applications 5 25.00 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
Laboratory 30 Weeks per Stage 3.00
Independent Learning 30 Weeks per Stage 3.67
Total Hours 200.00
Workload: Part Time
Workload Type Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Laboratory Every Week 1.50
Independent Learning Every Week 3.00
Total Hours 4.50

Module Delivered In

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CW_BWBUS_B Bachelor of Business (Honours) Options: Business or Digital Marketing 1 Mandatory
CW_BWBBS_D Bachelor of Business in Business (Options: Business or Digital Marketing) 1 Mandatory
CW_BWBUS_C Higher Certificate in Business 1 Mandatory