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Information Technology for the Workplace G (8520.2)

Level: Graduate Level
Credit Points: 3
HECS Bands: 2
Faculty: Faculty of Education, Science, Technology & Maths
Discipline: Academic Program Area - Maths & Technology


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    • Semester 1, 2018, ONLINE-EXM, BRUCE (183315) - View
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    • Winter Term, 2017, ONLINE, BRUCE (166187) - View
    • Semester 1, 2017, ONLINE, BRUCE (165899) - View
    • Semester 2, 2016, ONLINE, BRUCE (151094) - View
    • Winter Term, 2016, ONLINE, BRUCE (152391) - View
    • Semester 1, 2016, ONLINE, BRUCE (154549) - View
    • Semester 2, 2015, ONLINE, BRUCE (139192) - View
    • Winter Term, 2015, ONLINE, BRUCE (146751) - View
    • Semester 1, 2015, ONLINE, BRUCE (146750) - View

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    This unit provides a gentle introduction to the usage of modern information and communications technology in the workplace. Through specific examples, taken from real-world problems, the unit explores how Information and Communications Technology (ICT) can enable service-oriented aspects in different domains. This involves an understanding of basics of how computer systems and network systems work, a contextualization of the provision and receiving of ICT-enabled services, the use of system and application software including desktop processing software, an understanding of aspects of computer security and computer administration, the use of Web 2.0 technology, an understanding of concepts of mobile computing and communications technology, importance of different open source and proprietary IT solutions, and knowing the benefits of cloud computing based application software for workplace.

    This unit will be co-taught with unit 6587 Information Technology for the Workplace.

    Learning Outcomes

    On successfully completing the unit, student will be able to:

    1. Demonstrate a sound understanding of, and have gained hands-on experience in, how computer systems work and how they connect to the network at the workplace and the internet;

    2. Demonstrate a broad understanding of the day-to-day aspects of computer security;

    3. Use application software, including desktop processing software, (For e.g.Office Productivity Software Suite);

    4. Perform basic image editing;

    5. Generate websites using Web 2.0 technology (blogs, wiki, file/data sharing);

    6. Use contemporary mobile computing and communication platforms;

    7. Review and synthesise different cloud computing application;

    8. Perform basic computer administration tasks;

    9. Demonstrate an understanding of the difference between proprietary and open source IT solutions; and

    10. Develop an understanding of cloud computing based application software for workplace.

    Assessment Items

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    Contact Hours

    up to 3 hours per week, 2L + 1T





    Assumed Knowledge

    Basic working knowledge of how to use a computer.

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