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Upon completion of the course, students are able to
- Apply basic knowledge on computer technology in order to make a good decision when acquiring a computer (C3).
- Use Internet technology to find required information (C3).
- Know the basic concept of computer communication and networks.(C1)
- Identify the use of different software applications for different management situation (C4, A1, P1).
- Produce different type of document/product for different management purpose (C3).
STID 1103 Topics
|Introduction to Information Technology
Describe the evolution of Information Technology and Communications
Explain the concepts of ICT and IT
Introduce to computer hardware
Introduce to computer software
Discuss the Operating Systems Technology
Hard disk HDD https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4iaxOUYalJU
Basic computer hardware parts -audio narrated
Difference between HDD and SSD (solid state drive) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O4ykrNhI5xk
Talk at TED on the greatest machine that never was.
|Internet and WWW
Introduce the concept of the Internet
Describe the Internet components.
Describe WWW: composition, hypertext, web pages, and URL.
Introduce to Internet Navigator: Browser, and Search engine
Explain the usage of web based applications
Describe File Transfer Protocol (FTP)
Discuss the other web/ online services
how internet works:
|3.0 Web Page Development
Introduce Web Page: functions and categories
The methods in designing, creating and publishing website
The contents of website
Introduce HTML coding in creating a simple homepage.
|Coding resources for HTML. Lots of examples:
Try your coding here:
|4.0 Computer Communication and Networking
Introduce the concept of communication
Uses of Computer Communication
Network Communication Standards and Protocols
Wireless Transmission Device
|5.0 Introduction to Word Processing
Introduce basic functions, process and types of word processor
Describe Basic Skills on:
Selecting certain techniques for create documents, editing documents, formatting documents, build table, formatting large documents, structuring contents, build indexes
Selecting Graphical usage like Clipart, AutoShape, WordArt and etc.
Creating and using Template
|6.0 Introduction to Spreadsheet
Introduce Microsoft Excel software
Explain Basic skills in spreadsheet: composition spread sheet
Elaborate creating spreadsheet applications
Discuss how to create and use of formula
Compare between formulas and functions
Elaborate how to build table list
Explain how to do list manipulation
Explain about forecasting: use in financial and banking
|7.0 Introduction to charts and graph
Categories of charts and graph
Create charts and graph using Ms Excel.
Data series and appropriate chart and graph.
Usage of charts and graphs.
|8.0 Introduction to Project Management
Introduce Project and Project Management tools
Work Breakdown Structure
PERT charts and critical path
Advantages of Project Management tools
|9.0 Graphic design
The importance of graphic applications
Graphic categories: vector image, Bitmap and image conversion
Types of graphic format: BMP, TIFF, TGA, EPS, GIF
Applications and tools for graphic design: drawing program, paint program and image editing programs, and video maker tools
|10.0 Presentation Applications
Basic concepts of Presentation
Design the presentation using Ms PowerPoint
Presentation features: build slide master, themes, background and etc.
Presentation contents: Text, table, Images, illustrations, media and etc.
Presentation Techniques: Setting animation, slide transition, set-up slide show.
|11.0 Introduction to Database
Basic concepts of database
File processing vs database approach
Database Management System (DBMS)
Data, data type, data dictionary, and hierarchy of data
Database system model
Create database using MsAccess
Data manipulation, QBE and SQL
Example of database system/application
Only 59 turned up today (5th Mac, 2017)…where are the other 13??
Afiqah handled the class today. The discussions was on websites, webpages, homepage, DNS, URL, IP address and blog. Some of the students already have their own blogs. Then, I supposed things will be easy in the coming class.
From time to time we have students taking picture of the class activities:
Assignment 3 can be viewed here: https://stid1103uum.wixsite.com/homepage