Introduction to Information TechnologyModule Details
Course Title: Introduction to Information Technology
Course Code: UU-COM-1010-ZM
Programme: Bachelor of Business Administration - ZM
The main objectives of the course are:
Introduce students to the digital world by considering fundamental computer hardware and the most popular microcomputer applications.
Explain systems and applications software.
Introduce and practice file management, data storage and security principles.
Consider basic operating system features (using the Windows environment).
Give students hands-on experience on popular application software packages, which may include word processing, electronic spreadsheets, database management, presentation graphics, statistical applications and other.
Explore the Internet and the World Wide Web (WWW) using browser software for exploration and searching.• Introduce e-mail, newsgroups, multimedia, and other Internet services and resources.
Introduce computer-assisted and distance learning; the university’s InterLearning environment.
Upon completion the students should be able to:
Understand computer hardware fundamentals.
Understand and use computer terminology.
Understand and practice file management principles.
Describe the differences between applications software and system software.
Become proficient in the use of the windows environment.
Create word processing documents and understand word processing fundamentals.
Use an electronic spreadsheet to solve relevant problems. Prepare graphs to present important facts.
Create simple databases and apply queries to search for a range of data.
Use presentations graphics software to prepare attractive presentations.
Be able to access the World Wide Web using browser software to navigate, search, and explore the Web. Some exposure to e- mail, newsgroups, multimedia, and other Internet services and resources.
Create simple web pages.
Understand computer-assisted and distance learning and be able to access on-line material available from the university’s InterLearning environment.
Prerequisites Categories: Semester 1, Semester 2, Semester 3, Semester 4
Typical Module duration: 4.0 Week(s)