Course Information Package
|Course Unit Title||COMPUTER APPLICATION PACKAGES|
|Course Unit Code||ACSC103|
|Course Unit Details||BA Business Administration (DL) (Compulsory courses) - BA Business Administration (Required Courses) - BSc Maritime Studies (Required Courses) -|
|Number of ECTS credits allocated||5|
|Learning Outcomes of the course unit||By the end of the course, the students should be able to:|
|Mode of Delivery||Face-to-face|
|Recommended optional program components||NONE|
� Introduction to Information Technology: Explain the basic concepts and terms related to computer / information technology. Explain hardware and software concepts, data processing cycle, viruses and how they can be addressed, ergonomic rules and conditions of health and safety when working with computers.
� Windows Operating System: Become familiar with the computer environment, and desktop issues. Explain and apply computer files management as well as print management.
� Word Processor: Introduction to Word Processor (Microsoft Word). How to use the application (open/close the application, create new and save a document, use help functions). How to adjust the settings of the application. Implement the main operations of the application such as insert, select, and edit data, as well as duplicate, move, delete, search and replace text. Explain and apply formatting issues and specifically text, paragraph and document formatting. Explain and apply tables, pictures, images, and charts management.
� Spreadsheets: Introduction to Spreadsheets (Microsoft Excel). How to use the application (open/close the application, create new and save a spreadsheet, use help functions). How to adjust the settings of the application. Implement the main operations of the application related to the cells, such as insert data; select cells; manage rows and columns; edit, duplicate, move, delete, search, replace, and sort data. Explain and apply how to handle worksheets (i.e. worksheets setup), how to use formulas and functions (arithmetic formulas, call referencing, and functions). Explain and apply formatting issues (numbers, dates, contents, alignment and borders), charts and graphs development and printing issues.
� Presentation: Introduction to Microsoft PowerPoint. How to use the application (open/close the application, create new and save a PowerPoint presentation, use help functions). How to adjust the settings of the application. Implement the main operations of the application such as insert new slide, slide design,
� Internet (Information)/E-mail (Communication): Explain the basic concepts and terms related to the Internet, security considerations, and learn how to adjust settings. Apply the main steps to web: browsing (assessing, using favourites, and organizing web pages), and navigation (use a search engine). Explain the basic concepts and terms related to the Electronic mail, security considerations, and learn how to adjust settings. Apply the main steps to Messaging (read, reply, and send a message; duplicate, move, and delete email text), as well as mail management (using address book, organizing messages, and printing).
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|Planned learning activities and teaching methods|
The taught part of course is delivered to the students by means of lectures, conducted with the help of computer presentations. Lecture notes and presentations are available through the e-learning platform and the web for students to use in combination with the textbooks.
Lectures are supplemented with extensive laboratory work. During laboratory sessions, students are able to practice the material delivered during the lectures and experience the various features of software application packages.
|Assessment methods and criteria|
|Language of instruction||English|