Module Title:Information Technology
Language of Instruction:English
Credits: 10
NFQ Level:6
Module Delivered In 9 programme(s)
Teaching & Learning Strategies: The learning outcomes will be achieved through the following teaching methodologies; Computer Practicals – students will learn the fundamentals of computer use including various computer application packages in computer practical classes by means of case studies etc., Lectures - communication of knowledge and ideas from the lecturer to the student, E-Learning – the module will be supported with online learning materials, and Self-Directed Independent Learning – the emphasis on independent learning will develop a strong and autonomous work and learning practices.
Module Aim: The aim of this module is to provide the students with basic computer applications skills (e.g. spreadsheet, word processing, internet/email and presentations software) and information technology knowledge that can be used in other subject areas within the programme.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to:
LO1 Demonstrate the ability to use MS Excel at an introductory level.
LO2 Demonstrate the ability to use features of MS Word at an introductory level.
LO3 Demonstrate the ability to design and create presentations using MS PowerPoint.
LO4 Produce a work standard project integrating MS Word, MS Excel and MS PowerPoint.
LO5 Demonstrate an understanding of the theory topics of Information Technology
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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Requirements
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
Introduction to the PC
Introduction to the Operating System environment. File Management. Email, sending e-mails, address book, netiquette. Browsing the internet, including searching and finding information. Using Blackboard and MS Teams.
Word Processing Software
Insert, modify and move text, symbols and special characters, apply and modify text formats, correct spelling and grammar usage, apply font and text effects, styles, paragraph formats, tabs, headers and footers, columns, tables, printing options, inserting images and mail merge.
Spreadsheet Software:
Create Spreadsheets and understanding worksheets. Functions e.g. Sum, Maximum, Minimum, Date, Lookup, If, Average, etc. Relative v Absolute Referencing. Sorting and Filtering. Creating and modifying Charts.
Presentation Software
Create presentations. Insert and edit text-based content, tables, charts and diagrams, pictures, shapes and graphics, objects. Format text-based content, pictures, shapes and graphics, slides. Apply animation schemes and slide transitions. Work with templates and slide master. Preview and print slides, outlines, handouts and speaker notes. Set up slide shows.
Information Technology Theory:
Computer Hardware: Computer Hierarchy, Input and Output Technologies, Central Processing Unit, Computer Memory. Computer Software: Systems Software, applications Software, Programming Languages, Software Issues. Databases and Database Management Systems: Data Hierarchy, Database Design, Database Management Systems, Relational Database model. Telecommunications and Networks: Telecommunications system, types of Networks, Network fundamentals. The Internet and the World Wide Web: History of the Internet, the World Wide Web, Internet, Intranet, Extranet, new models of using the Internet etc. Protecting your Information Assets: Behavioural actions to protect your information assets, computer-based actions to protect your information assets, wireless security.
Assessment Breakdown%
Continuous Assessment30.00%
Project70.00%
Continuous Assessment
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Examination In-class examinations, MCQ tests/projects/essays throughout the year. 5 30.00 n/a
Project
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Project Mini-projects based around a common theme that tests learners’ knowledge and application of computing software techniques. 1,2,3,4 70.00 n/a
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
Lecture 12 Weeks per Stage 2.00
Practicals 12 Weeks per Stage 4.00
Independent Learning 15 Weeks per Stage 11.87
Total Hours 250.00
Workload: Part Time
Workload Type Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture 12 Weeks per Stage 1.00
Practicals 12 Weeks per Stage 2.00
Independent Learning 15 Weeks per Stage 14.27
Total Hours 250.00
 

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