CA-100 Computer Literacy

Course Description: 

This course is an introduction to computer concepts and applications. It provides student basic knowledge of the computer hardware components and operating system and basic skills in using word processor, spreadsheet, database, and presentation application programs. Using the Internet – electronic mail and the World Wide Web – is also covered.

A.   PROGRAM LEARNING OUTCOMES (PLOs):

The student will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate understanding of the modes of inquiry by identifying an appropriate method of accessing credible information and data resources; applying the selected method; and organizing results.

B.   STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES (SLOs) – GENERAL:

The student will be able to:

1.      Explain basic computer concepts.

2.      Demonstrate basic skills in electronic mail, internet, word processor, spreadsheet, database, and presentation applications.

SLO

PLO1

1

I

2

IDM

 

I = Introduced

D = Demonstrated

M = Mastered

 

C.    STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES (SLOs) – SPECIFIC:

      The student will be able to: 

General SLO 1.Explain basic computer concepts.

1.                         Student Learning Outcomes

Assessment Strategies

1.1.            Describe fundamental characteristic of computers;

Conduct Pre-test and Post –test , unit exam, midterm

1.2.            Identify the basic components of a computer system - input, processing, output, and storage;

Conduct Pre-test and Post –test , unit exam, midterm

1.3.            To identify categories of software – system and application;

Conduct Pre-test and Post –test , unit exam, midterm

1.4.            To describe the inter-relationship between the various hardware and software components;

Conduct Pre-test and Post –test , unit exam, midterm

1.5.            Explain the significance of the Internet – using e-mail and World Wide Web.

Conduct Pre-test and Post –test , unit exam, midterm

General SLO 2. Demonstrate basic skills in electronic mail, internet, word processor, spreadsheet, database, and presentation applications.

2.Student Learning Outcomes

Assessment Strategies

2.1 Demonstrate acquired basic skills in using electronic mail application on: Composing e-mail messages, sending, receiving, and printing e-mail messages, attaching files to e-mail messages, creating, moving, and archiving folders and searching, saving deleting e-mail messages.

Hands-on Exercises and Assignments

2.2. Demonstrate acquired basic skills in using Internet on: Browsing the Web, using search engine, researching online, downloading and uploading files.

Hands-on Exercises and Assignments

2.3. Demonstrate acquired basic skills in using word processor application on: Creating content, organizing content, formatting content, working with graphics.

Hands-on projects

2.4. Demonstrate acquired basic skills in using spreadsheet application on: Creating data and content, analyzing data, formatting data and content, entering worksheet formulas, using functions and managing workbooks.

Hands-on projects

2.5. Demonstrate acquired basic skills in using database application on: Structuring databases, entering data, organizing data and managing databases.

Hands-on projects

2.6. Demonstrate acquired basic skills in using presentation application on: Creating content, formatting content, working with visual elements and managing and delivering presentations.

Hands-on projects

 

D.    COURSE CONTENT

1. Computer Concepts

2. Electronic Mail Application

3. Internet

4. Word Processor Application

5. Spreadsheet Application

6. Database Application

7. Presentation Application

E.     METHODS OF INSTRUCTION

1.      Lecture/Guided Practice

2.      Hands-on

3.      Exam/Quiz

4.      Individual Projects

F.     REQURIED TEXT(S) AND COURSE MATERIALS

Pasewark, W. R. (2008). Microsoft Office 2007 Introductory.  Boston: Course Technology Cengage Learning (or most recent edition).

Software: Microsoft Windows XP Professional or higher, Microsoft  Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint  2007, and Internet Explorer or any Internet Browser

G.    REFERENCE MATERIALS

Shelly, G. B.  & Vermat, M. E. (2008). Discovering Computers 2009, Boston: Course Technology Cengage Learning (or most recent edition).

H.    INSTRUCTIONAL COSTS

            None

I.       EVALUATION

           None

J.      CREDIT BY EXAMINATION

             None

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