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2014/15 Undergraduate Module Catalogue
COMP1006 Effective Personal Computing
10 creditsClass Size: 180
Module manager: Dr Kia Ng
Taught: Semester 1 (Sep to Jan), Semester 2 (Jan to Jun) View Timetable
Year running 2014/15
This module is mutually exclusive with
|LUBS1045||Personal Tutorials for Accounting and Finance|
|LUBS1150||Information Technology and Communication Skills I|
|LUBS1151||Information Technology and Communication Skills I (Part-time|
This module is approved as a discovery module
This module is approved as a skills discovery module
Module summary- Ever thought there must be an easier way to do it? - Ever worried about losing all of your work? - Want to know how computers can help you avoid plagiarism? In this module you will learn how computers can make studying easier. You will learn lots of short-cuts, tips and tricks for taking the effort out of preparing work to improve your productivity and how to make sure that your work is safe. You will learn about effective collaborative working and how electronic bibliographies can simplify referencing.
ObjectivesOn completion of this module, students should be able to:
- use personal computers and other relevant systems in support of their studies;
- understand and make effective use of a PC operating system;
- make effective and efficient use of the components of a typical "office" suite in support of their studies;
- understand the potential benefits and issues of remote on-line working;
- identify and critically assess on-line resources;
- use a PC to maintain bibliographies;
- understanding how a PC can be used to support collaborative and group working;
- make effective and efficient use of on-line information productivity tools.
- Computers and operating systems; Files, storage, media and backups, development of modern operating systems.
- Current operating systems; Microsoft Windows, alternatives.
- Office productivity tools; current market leaders (Microsoft Office, OpenOffice.org, Google Docs, etc), functionality, current trends and developments.
- Efficient use of Microsoft Office; ensuring consistent layouts, sharing data between components, cross-referencing, etc. Finding information; on-line sources, advanced use of search engines, evaluating sources, copyright issues, maintaining bibliographies.
- Collaborative working; tracking changes in documents, Wikis, Google Docs.
|Delivery type||Number||Length hours||Student hours|
|Class tests, exams and assessment||3||1.00||3.00|
|Private study hours||45.00|
|Total Contact hours||55.00|
|Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)||100.00|
Private study- Self-directed study: 30 hours
- Assessment activities: 3 hours.
Opportunities for Formative FeedbackVLE, attendance lists at drop-in sessions and VLE-based formative coursework.
Methods of assessment
|Assessment type||Notes||% of formal assessment|
|Reflective log||An individual blog exercise||20.00|
|Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)||100.00|
Normally resits will be assessed by the same methodology as the first attempt, unless otherwise stated
Reading listThere is no reading list for this module
Last updated: 28/04/2015
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