Module Title:Computer Applications
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:6
Module Delivered In 1 programme(s)
Teaching & Learning Strategies: Lectures - communication of knowledge and ideas from lecturer to student. Lab sessions - communication of knowledge by demonstration from the lecturer to the student. Problem Solving Exercises - student will work both individually and as part of a team to resolve various computer applications tasks/ scenarios. E-Learning - the module will be supported with online learning materials. Self-Directed Independent Learning - the emphasis on independent learning will develop strong and autonomous work and learning practices.
Module Aim: The aim of this subject is to introduce the student to the theory of hardware, software and telecommunications. In addition the student will be introduced to File Management, the college email system, Word processing and Spreadsheet skills.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to:
LO1 Demonstrate understanding of the the theory topics Hardware, Software and Telecommunications.
LO2 Perform a range of skills at beginners level in File Management, WordProcessing, SpreadSheets and the college email system.
Pre-requisite learning
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Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Introduction; Computer hierarchy; Input and output technologies; CPU
Software issues; Systems Software; Application software
The telecommunication system; cables; protocols; topologies
Introduction to Excel
Introduction to spreadsheets; spreadsheet formulas; spreadsheet functions; linking data in worksheets; spreadsheet charts; sorting spreadsheet data; introduction to IF functions; introduction to LOOKUP functions
Introduction to Word
Introduction to Microsoft Word; creating and saving documents; printing documents; editing and formatting text; formatting paragraphs; formatting pages; proofing documents; using bullets and numbers; creating tables and charts; styles; using building blocks; using mail merge; sorting data; working with columns
File Management
Introduction to the Windows environment; using Windows Explorer and My Computer for working with files and folders; including saving, copying, moving, renaming and deleting
Introduction to the college email system; creating, retrieving and reading mail; replying to, forwarding and deleting mail; attachments; creating and using address books and contact lists.
Introduction to PowerPoint; creating and saving presentations; printing presentations; designing presentations; working with text; proofing content; working with pictures and multimedia; working with charts; viewing presentations; sharing presentations
Assessment Breakdown%
Continuous Assessment100.00%
Continuous Assessment
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Multiple Choice Questions n/a 1 25.00 Week 19
Examination n/a 2 75.00 Week 28
No Project
No Practical
No End of Module Formal Examination

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Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Laboratory Every Week 3.00
Independent Learning Time Every Week 1.50
Total Hours 4.50
Workload: Part Time
Workload Type Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Every Week 0.75
Independent Learning Time Every Week 3.25
Total Hours 4.00

Module Delivered In

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CW_BBACT_B Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Accounting 1 Mandatory