Level/category

Professional studies

Teaching language

English

Type of course

Compulsory

Recommended year of study

1

Total number of ECTS

5 cr

Competency aims

After completing the unit the student will be able to use computers, networks and information technology as efficient tools in the basic and professional studies and he/she will have the basic knowledge, skills and strategies to become an independent learner of IT.

Learning outcomes

After completing this course the student will: - be familiar with IT-infrastructure in ARCADA - be able to use computers and the local computer network in the school - be familiar with use of and rules in computer labs - be able to use the Internet for communication (web-browsers and e-mail) - have basic knowledge to use application software programs (spreadsheet, word processor) - have basic understanding of database systems, computer program development - be familiar with PCs - both its operating system and its hardware and peripherals

Course contents

Computer hardware Software and operating systems Word processing Calculation and spreadsheets Networking and Internet Data base applications and data base systems System Design and development

Prerequisites and co-requisites

None

Previous course names

Computing

Recommended or required reading

Steve Rickaby: Pass ECDL in 30 steps Juha Paananen: Tietotekniikan peruskirja George Beekman: Computer Confluence - Exploring Tomorrow's Technology (fifth edition) J. Glenn Brookshear: Computer Science - an overview Reference manuals Internet references web-material

Study activities

  • Lectures - 23 hours
  • Excursions and demonstrations - 2 hours
  • Exercise based learning - 38 hours
  • Project work and productions - 50 hours
  • Individual studies - 20 hours

Workload

  • Total workload of the course: 133 hours
  • Of which autonomous studies: 70 hours
  • Of which scheduled studies: 63 hours

Mode of Delivery

Participation in tuition

Assessment methods

  • Demonstrations and presentations
  • Reports and productions
  • Essays

Teacher

Karlsson Hanne

Examiner

Karlsson Hanne

Group size

No limit

Assignments valid until

12 months after course has ended

Assessment methods

  • Date will be announced later - Demonstrations and presentations
  • Date will be announced later - Reports and productions
  • Date will be announced later - Essays

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