CSC6001 : Computer Applications
- Offered for Year: 2017/18
- Module Leader(s): Miss Laura Heels
- Owning School: Computing
- Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
|Semester 1 Credit Value:||10|
This module will assist students in learning to use computers effectively during their degree and beyond. It aims to ensure that learners are better informed in selecting appropriate tools for the job in hand, by supporting and developing appropriate skillset(s). It also provides a basic understanding of 'how computers work' and a practical introduction to common tools and technologies available on-campus and beyond.
Outline Of Syllabus
- Background to the use of computers, recent history and future directions.
- Using common applications to produce and manage professional documents, presentations and other media.
- Creating, sharing and collaborating online using web-based tools and publishing technologies.
- Management and integration of mobile and cloud-based computing facilities into your workflow.
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Lecture||12||1:00||12:00||N/A|
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||15||0:30||7:30||Revision for end of Semester exam and exam duration.|
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||12||1:00||12:00||Lecture follow-up|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Practical||12||2:00||24:00||N/A|
|Guided Independent Study||Independent study||89||0:30||44:30||Background reading|
Teaching Rationale And Relationship
Lectures will be used to introduce the learning material and for demonstrating the key concepts by example. Students are expected to follow-up lectures within a few days by re-reading and annotating lecture notes to aid deep learning.
This is a very practical subject, and it is important that the learning materials are supported by hands-on opportunities provided by practical classes. Students are expected to spend time on coursework outside timetabled practical classes.
Students aiming for 1st class marks are expected to widen their knowledge beyond the content of lecture notes through background reading.
Students should set aside sufficient time to revise for the end of semester exam.
The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners
|Practical/lab report||1||M||50||2 pieces of practical coursework (upto 24 hours)|
Assessment Rationale And Relationship
The coursework is worth 50% of the mark – since hands-on experience on computers is essential. This will involve students demonstrating advanced skills in MS Word and MS Excel. A written examination will be used to assess the more theoretical aspects of the course.
N.B. This module has both “Exam Assessment” and “Other Assessment” (e.g. coursework). If the total mark for either assessment falls below 35%, the maximum mark returned for the module will normally be 35%.