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I.T. Modules for Second Year B.A.

MODULE CODE: IT4733

MODULE TITLE: Introduction to Information Technology

PREREQUISITE MODULE(S): None

SEMESTER OFFERED: Autumn

OBJECTIVES:

Students need to develop a competence in the use of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) tools to enhance their use of ICT in college and their working life. Students taking a placement in schools need to enhance the teaching and learning environment for their pupils. ICT will contribute to a balanced education, providing students with the knowledge, understanding, skills and competencies to prepare students to be innovative participants in a technological world.

LEARNING OUTCOMES:

On successful completion of this module students should be able to:

  • Identify computer hardware components and describe how they work;
  • Explain the theoretical concepts of the Internet, networks, communication technologies, operating systems and e-learning environments;
  • Apply the practical skills gained in hands-on experience of computer applications;
  • Demonstrate the development spreadsheets of numerical and graphical data and design databases for the running of reports and queries;
  • Understand the importance of designing and creating appropriate resources suitable for use in college and future working life.

MODULE CONTENT:

  • Computer Architecture
  • Software Systems and Operating Systems
  • Human Computer Interface Design
  • Computer Graphics and Multimedia
  • Computer Security
  • Networks and The Internet
  • Graphics and Multimedia
  • Database Technologies
  • Learning Management Systems

PRIME TEXT:

EVANS, A., MARTIN, K., and POATSY, MA. (2016) Technology in Action. Pearson.

OTHER RELEVANT TEXTS:

GASKIN, S., VARGAS, A., GEOGHAN, D. & GRAVIETT, N. (2017). Computer Concepts and Applications. Pearson.

Massachusetts Institute of Technology: MIT OpenCourseWare. License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA.

The MIT Press. About. Accessed February 13 2017.

OER Open Educational Resources Accessed February 13 2017.

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MODULE CODE: IT4734

MODULE TITLE: Applications of Information Technology

PREREQUISITE MODULE(S): IT4733

SEMESTER OFFERED: Spring

OBJECTIVES:

Students need to be competent and confident in the Information and Communication Technologies (ICT). Students taking a placement in schools need to enhance the teaching and learning environment for their pupils. Competence in ICT will educate students so that they can adapt to a world of continuous technological innovations. The course will use various Web Technologies to enhance the students learning environment and contribute to social learning.

LEARNING OUTCOMES:

On successful completion of this module students should be able to:

  • Explain computer concepts and the impact of computers.
  • Describe the development and implementation of a web site.
  • Analyse and investigate emerging technologies.
  • Apply the practical skills gained in hands-on experience of computer applications.
  • Exhibit skills in web and graphic design.
  • Value the impact of designing and creating appropriate resources suitable for use in the classroom and college studies.

MODULE CONTENT:

  • Computer Architecture;
  • Technology Developments;
  • Software design and development;
  • Graphics and Multimedia;
  • Information Systems;
  • Systems and Artificial Intelligence;
  • Web Development.

PRIME TEXT:

EVANS, A., MARTIN, K., and POATSY, MA. (2016). Technology in Action. Pearson.

OTHER RELEVANT TEXTS:

GASKIN, S., VARGAS, A., GEOGHAN, D. & GRAVIETT, N. (2017). Computer Concepts and Applications. Pearson.

Massachusetts Institute of Technology: MIT OpenCourseWare. License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA.

MIT Artemis. Tutorials: Creating an Animation. Accessed November 23, 2016.

The MIT Press. About. Accessed February 13 2017.

OER Open Educational Resources Accessed February 13 2017.

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