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Parent Programme
Bachelor of Business (Level 7 NFQ)
MODULE NFQ
Level 6
MODULE CREDIT UNITS
ECTS: 5
MODULE TITLE
Computer Applications 1
Reference Code: BB7 602
STAGE
Year 1
Fall Semester 1
12 Weeks Full-Time X 3.15 Hours per week
12 Weeks Part-Time X 1.75 Hours per week

Programme Modules

Word Processing – Document creation and Formatting

Learners will prepare word processing and presentation documents and save them in appropriate formats.  Create, edit, style and review word processing and presentation documents.

  • Creating Documents
  • Working with Documents
  • Saving Documents
  • Entering / moving Text
  • Text Formatting
  • Paragraph Formatting
  • Document Formatting
  • Using Styles

Word Processing - Objects and Reviewing

Learners will Insert data, charts, animations and images into word processing and presentation documents, and apply formatting in a way that recognises good practice and improves productivity. Review documents and prepare them for print output.

  • Creating Tables
  • Editing Tables
  • Formatting Tables
  • Inserting Images, Charts and Table of Contents
  • Editing Images, Charts and Table of Contents
  • Reviewing Documents – Tracking Changes
  • Reviewing Spelling and Grammar
  • Preparing Outputs for Printing

Presentations

Explain how environmental factors, audience demographics and the presenter’s physical and vocal choices can improve presentation techniques.

  • Creating presentations and applying templates
  • Adding content slides
  • Adding animations, transitions and timing
  • Including Images and Charts
  • Understanding presenter view
  • Analysing target audiences
  • Understanding the physical environment
  • Timing and delivery of presentations

Accessing Digital Resources

Gain the skills in using social media and access academic resources from online and electronic databases.

  • Accessing search engines and electronic academic databases
  • Using email and other digital communication tools
  • Uploading files and email attachments
  • Using search criteria and functions
  • Downloading and saving online documents

Computer Fundamentals

Learners will gain the skills and knowledge to describe basic IT concepts and terms associated with computer hardware and software.

  • Common computer components
  • Common hardware peripherals
  • Types of personal computing devices
  • Operating Systems
  • Identifying and accessing common software
  • Accessing the Internet

Minimum Intended Learning Outcomes (MIMLOs)

Upon successful completion of this module, the learner should be able to:
LO 1
Prepare word processing and presentation documents and save them in appropriate formats.
LO 2
Insert data, charts, animations and images into word processing and presentation documents, and apply formatting in a way that recognises good practice and improves productivity.
LO 3
Create, edit, style and review word processing and presentation documents.
LO 4
Explain how environmental factors, audience demographics and the presenter’s physical and vocal choices can improve presentation techniques.
LO 5
Review documents and prepare them for print output.
LO 6
Find and access academic resources from online and electronic databases.
LO 7
Describe basic IT concepts and terms associated with computer hardware and software.

Assessment

MIMLOs
Assessment
Percentage
1, 2, 3, 6, 7
Project: Word Processing Practical Laboratory Portfolio
40%
1, 2, 3, 5
Practical examination: In-class Word Processing Exam
40%
1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7
CA: In-class Presentation
20%

Reassessment Opportunity

Where the combined marks of the assessment and examination do not reach the pass mark the learner will be required to repeat the element of assessment that they failed. Reassessment materials will be published on Moodle after the Examination Board and will be aligned to the MIMLOs and learners will be capped at 40% unless there are personal mitigating circumstances.

Aims & Objectives

This module will enable learners to develop the IT skills that will enable them to provide the support they need to successfully deliver the requirements of the course and the assessments in a clear and appropriate manner.

  • Be competent with basic IT software to assist their academic studies
  • Present academic content, in various forms, to a professional standard.
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