ACLA 12010-Computer Literacy

(Theory-20 hours, Practical-30 hours)

To create awareness among the undergraduates regarding the following:

a.  Function of a computer

b.  Application software

c.  Computer network system

d.  Word processing techniques

e.  Presentation skill

Theory (20 Hours) 

Introduction to IT & Computer  and Communication

Hrs

Topics

1

Introduction to Information Technology and its Promises

1

Computer System, Characteristics of Computer, Type of computers and its classifications

1

Data / Informationdata versus information, units, units of measurement for capacity

1

System Unit – Inside a Computer

2

Input and its functions, Output devices and there functions, and Secondary storage devices

2

Application software:- tools for documentation, information management (DBMS), Graphics, Creativity software, Computer Aided Design (CAD) etc.

1

System software :-operating system and its functions, translator; Utility programs

1

Computer Network; Use of network, Network Categories,  Types of Networks, Topology of LAN, Wireless network

1

Types of Transmission, transmission media, Connectivity Devices Communication software, Addressing method

1

Telecommunication services – fax, voicemail and e-mail

2

The Internet:- Browsing, Web Navigation, Web searching, Downloading, Web-mail

1

Teleconferencing, Shared resource , Workgroup Computing & Electronic Data Interchange (EDI), Telnet

1

Health, Ergonomics & the Environment

2

Ethics

2

Threats and Safeguarding Computers and Communications Systems
Practical (30 Hours)

Word processing (20Hrs)

Hrs Topics
2 Introduction to Windows, GUI, File management
2 Introduction to Microsoft Word, Working with Text, Formatting Pages
2 Formatting Characters and Paragraphs
2 Previewing and Printing Documents, using Indents, Tabs
2 Documents with Columns and wordArt
2 Bullets and numbering
2 Working with Tables
2 Inserting documents, object and other files
2 Documents with  drawings
2 Automating Tasks

 

Multimedia presentation (10hrs.)

Hrs Topics
2 Introduction to Microsoft Power Point, Creating a Presentation , Applying and Modifying Design Templates
2 Principles of choosing Fonts, Font size, and colours.
2 Editing a Presentation , Adding and Modifying Slide Text
2 Inserting Information, Drawing and Modifying Shapes
2 Insertion of audio and video clips ,Printing a Presentation ,Setting Up and Delivering a Slide Show
 Theory (MT)
 In-course assessment 25%
 End of course Examination 75%
Practical (MP)
 In-course assessment  25%
 End of course Examination  75%
Final Marks MF = (M+ M) /2