CO1098 Information Management


CO1098 Information Management

Credits: 10 Convenor: Dr. Fer Jan de Vries Semester: 1

Prerequisites:
Assessment: Coursework: 100% none: %
Lectures: 4 Problem Classes: none
Tutorials: none Private Study: 51
Labs: 20 Seminars: none
Project: none Other: none
Surgeries: none Total: 75

Subject Knowledge

Aims

This module aims to teach the use of the computer as a tool.

Learning Outcomes

Basic computer literacy. Students will learn to understand and gain experience with a variety of components of the Windows 2000 operating system.

Methods

Class sessions plus extensive laboratory classes and coursework.

Assessment

Marked coursework.

Subject Skills

Aims

To develop some basic IT skills, in particular, students will learn skills with the Windows 2000 operating system.

Learning Outcomes

The student will develop skills in handling Word and Excel. The full scope of these packages is explored and practical skills are developed through a series of laboratory exercises. Students will also gain skills in using communication packages, in both sending and receiving e-mail, and in accessing the Internet (free access to these facilities are provided for the entirety of the degree course). The course emphasises a `hands-on' approach. Experience with computers is not a prerequisite for this module.

Methods

Coursework with a variety of laboratory exercises

Assessment

Marked coursework.

Course Description

The module comprises a series of ten laboratory classes with on-line instruction, supplemented by four lecture demonstrations. Assessment is solely on the laboratory course work. The course teaches hands on experience with a number of much used software packages.

Syllabus

Operating systems and Windows. Document preparation and word processing in Microsoft Word: formatting, layout, styles, sectioning, tables, etc. Storage, analysis and presentation of data using Microsoft Excel: formulae and calculation; charts; databases; applications. Electronic mail, Internet Explorer & Netscape.

Reading list

There is no recommended textbook for this module. All of the documentation required to complete the laboratory exercises is provided on the Web pages associated with module.

In case you really want to buy a book: any introductory book on Word or Excel will do. They all tend to be rather similar so just choose one that you like.

Resources

Study guide, Web page, study guide, coursework, electronic coursework submission facility, demonstrator and postgraduate support, computer labs, lecture rooms with two OHPs.

Module Evaluation

Course questionnaires, course review.


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