Introduction to Information Systems and Technology
|Course code INFO1010||Units 10||Level 1000||Faculty of Science and Information TechnologySchool of Design, Communication and IT|
Provides an introduction to the basic knowledge and techniques needed to use computers effectively in learning environments and subsequent study and employment. Explains information systems and computer hardware and software concepts and introduces various communication techniques. Includes a hands-on approach to helping students become proficient in the use of computers as personal productivity tools. Students will develop competency with common software applications such as word processing, spreadsheets, databases and presentation software.
Available in 2014
|Objectives||On successful completion of the course students will:|
1. be able to understand the concepts of computer systems and information systems;
2. have developed their communication skills by way of computer-based technologies;
3. be able to identify their data management needs and effectively manage their data resources;
4. be able to make effective use of various data management tools and other appropriate software tools.
|Content||This course will cover a selection of topics from the following: word processing; spreadsheets; databases; presentation software; web page development software; information systems; library information systems, scholarly writing; understanding data; digital representation of data; fundamentals of information technology hardware and software. |
Where appropriate, the course will entail hands-on experience with software tools to enhance personal and professional productivity.
|Assumed Knowledge||Basic Computing Skills|
|Modes of Delivery||Internal Mode|
|Contact Hours||Computer Lab: for 4 hour(s) per Week for Full Term|
Lecture: for 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
|Timetables||2014 Course Timetables for INFO1010|