COURSE CODE & TITLE COCR 1030: Technology Literacy
NO. OF CREDITS: Three (3)
LEVEL: One (1)
PREREQUISITES: None

 

Technology Literacy will serve as the introductory course to the IT Academy's existing Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) courses for students who struggle for lack of computer skills. This course aims to equip students who are uncomfortable with technology with the requisite skills and practice necessary to utilize UWI's student systems effectively, perform basic functions on a computer and feel more comfortable with technology in everyday life. Courses will be run each semester over 36 hours and will be available to all Undergraduate students.

This course seeks to orient these students into a technology environment and to allay their technology discomforts. The transition into the UWI technology environment can be overwhelming to some of the new students; they must effectively use systems such as Banner Student System, CELCAT Timetabling Software and myeLearning. Although this course does not train users in the specific systems, by equipping those students in need with foundation technology literacy skills, navigating these systems can become easier.

 

This course is intended to enable students to:

  1. Use common computer terminology and describe common computer components and functions.
  2. Identify and compare features of different types of computers and how they relate to productivity.
  3. Use Windows to manage files and folders and perform basic computer operations.
  4. Describe basic Internet and World Wide Web terminologies and use a web browser to conduct research, navigate the web, and perform transactions over the Internet such as ecommerce.
  5. Identify the features and bandwidth considerations of different types of Internet connections.
  6. Communicate via the Internet using instant messaging,online communities and email.
  7. Perform basic tasks in productivity programs, such as word processors, spreadsheets, and presentation programs.
  8. Describe computer security and privacy considerations.
  9. Identify the primary risks to computers and data, the steps to minimize these risks and ways to secure online & network transactions, email and instant messaging transactions.
  10. Explain issues in computer ethics such as intellectual property and copyright considerations.
  11. Describe emerging technologies such as Social Media and Mobile Web.

 

ASSIGNMENTS

In-course assessments represent 100% of the marks.

 

Instructor

Name: Ms. Geeta Kissoon
Office address: Microsoft IT Academy, Campus Information Technology Services
Email: geeta.kissoon@sta.uwi.edu
Telephone: (868)-662-2002 ext.82440
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