This module extends the computing knowledge of the students and looks at the applications of IT at home, in the workplace and in general society. It will prepare students for entry into Higher Education. The module will focus on extending skillsets in word processing, spreadsheets, presentation software, and the internet; examine IT concepts and terminology; discuss legal requirements such as health and safety and copyright; look at security and methods of storing and accessing data.
SCHEDULED LEARNING AND TEACHING ACTIVITY
Information technology will be covered by practical training which will familiarise the students with the operation of pcs, networks, the internet, and application software. Research into the meaning of common terms, standard practices, and commonplace security threats will be introduced. Students will be taught by the demonstration of commands and operations via projected exercises and will then be given similar exercises to practice and hone their skills. Collaborative working will be encouraged for research activities and during classroom sessions. Students will be expected to use online resources for research and further study.
The method of assessment for this module has been designed to test all the learning outcomes. Students must demonstrate successful achievement of these learning outcomes to pass the module.
MODULE PASSING REQUIREMENTS
To pass the module students must achieve a pass grade for an overall minimum mark of 50 for the module.