This course is an introduction to the world of Computing and Information Technology (IT). Today, we are all part of an exploding Information Society and in this dynamic new society, people at homes, schools, institutions, and businesses are engaged in an ever-growing partnership with computers. Computers and Information Technology are part of just about everything we do at work and at home. And the fact is that computers will play an even greater role in our lives in the years to come.
The course presents the basic description of information technology concepts, basic computer system hardware and software components, common terminology in information technology, application areas, and integration of computer system components.
On successful completion of this course students should:
The theoretical part of the course is covered within 2 hours/pw and class attendance is important and compulsory. Slide handouts are used for lecture notes.
The practical aspect of the course is made-up of 2 hours/pw in order to provide the students with an experience of keyboarding, use of popular Microsoft Office tools such as Word and Excel as well as the use of the Internet. Also, lab attendance is important in order to follow applications and exercises. Each lab work has 2% weight on the overall mark. Lab work should be conducted and submitted to the instructor at the relevant lab hour.
UNDERSTANDING COMPUTERS IN A CHANGING SOCIETY 5th EDITION
All course materials are also available online in PDF format on course web site.
LECTURE1 – An Introduction to computers (part 1)
LAB1 – Student Portal, Email Services LAB2- Operating System
LECTURE1 - An Introduction to computers (part 2)
LAB3 - Microsoft Word 2010
LECTURE2 - Hardware and Software (part 1)
LAB 4 - Microsoft Word 2010
LECTURE2 - Hardware and Software (part 2)
LAB 5 – Microsoft Word 2010
LECTURE3- The World Wide Web (part 1)
LAB 6 - Search Engines
LECTURE3 - The World Wide Web (part 2)
LAB 7 - Microsoft Excel 2010
LECTURE4 - Securing Your Network and Internet Connections (part 1)
LAB 8 – Microsoft Excel 2010
LECTURE4 - Securing Your Network and Internet Connections (part 2)
LAB 9 - Microsoft Excel 2010
LECTURE5 - The Impact of Computers on Your Health and the Environment
LECTURE6 -Ethics and Intellectual Property Rights
LAB 10 - Microsoft PowerPoint 2010
LECTURE7 – Advances ın Technology (part 1)
LAB 11 - Microsoft PowerPoint 2010
MAKE-UP EXAMINATION POLICY
a) Student has a genuine reason approved by the Instructor (i.e. A Medical Report submitted within 3 working days or other reasons within the prior knowledge and approval of the Instructor);
b) Student has more than 60% Attendance record;
* Letter grades will be decided upon after calculating the averages at the end of the semester and distribution of the averages will play a significant role in the evaluation of the letter grades.