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MODL1010 IT for Language Students

5 creditsClass Size: 700

Module manager: Chris Homewood

Taught: Semester 1 View Timetable

Year running 2006/07

This module is mutually exclusive with

ACOM1010; ACOM1015; MODL1000.

This module is not approved as an Elective


On completion of this module, students should be able to:

access and make effective use of the IT facilities available both on and off-campus, including: essential features of the current campus operating system; file management; using online resources (sending and receiving emails and attachments, effective use of the WWW and library services); MS Word, Powerpoint and Excel; have an understanding of the meaning and implications of plagiarism; and have a basic working knowledge of online dictionaries and of how to design and upload a website.


The module is designed to provide training in the IT and associated skills required by UG students of modern languages.
The module is delivered entirely online, via a dedicated website. Students complete a personal IT skills audit and then follow a graduated series of online exercises at their own pace covering: use of the IT facilities available on and off campus; familiarity with essential features of the current campus operating system; file management; good practice in the use of emails and attachments; MS Word; correct layout and presentation of CVs, essays and bibliographies; creating presentations in Powerpoint; introduction to spreadsheets; website authoring, and effective exploitation of the online resources available in the University and on the WWW. Students also visit a series of websites devoted to online dictionaries, and to the issue of plagiarism.

Teaching methods

Lectures 1 hour introductory

Other 37 hours autonomously/asynchronously in ISS cluster(s).

Methods of assessment

Pass/Fail by completion of all exercises and assignments to the satisfaction of the Director of the Centre for JH-ML.

Reading list

The reading list is available from the Library website

Last updated: 21/09/2007


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