Introduction To Computer Fundamentals
Course Content and Outline
Introduction to Computers Systems (5 Hours)
General introduction, computer sub-system, hardware/ software/ human resource, data/operating environment, computer hardware, system unit, monitor/ keyboard/ mouse/ printer, computer software, application software.
Basic Computer Processing (5 Hours)
Software categories, digital computers, binary numbers
Computer architecture (5 Hours)
Input/ output devices, main and secondary memory, Central Processing Unit
Introduction to operating systems (5 Hours)
Windows Professional/xp/vista, Windows NT4.0, Linux/Unix
The Internet and the World Wide Web (5 Hours)
Internet; World Wide Web; browsers: Netscape and Internet Explorer; internet addresses; use of search engines; use of the internet for on-line purchasing, on-line courses, research; sending, receiving and managing electronic mail.
Word Processing (5 Hours)
Producing documents with formats and styles, use of mail merge to create letters, manipulating text and graphics and documents create templates and forms to use, import / export other documents into MS Word.
Spreadsheets and modeling (5 Hours)
Use MS Excel for budgeting and analyzing financial and statistical data, add charts and objects to charts, import data from other applications such as databases, carry out simulations and modeling using spreadsheets.
MS Power Point (5 Hours)
- Produce excellent presentations with MS PowerPoint
- Computer Design & Graphics (5 Hours)
- Corel Draw; Photo paint; front page; Publisher
MODE OF DELIVERY
- Practical online engagements
- Guided Discovery
- Peer Tutoring
- Reading assignments
- In class discussions
Integrating Computer Fundamentals in the teaching and learning process
Students design a point presentation illustrating how computer systems work to presented in class.
Students to engage in peer tutoring of each other on the components of the computer to be afforded by the Wiki platform