840 - Computer Studies

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The Computer: History and Present

1.1) History and evolution of computers

1.2) Computer generations

1.3) Computers today

Components, Categories, Classifications, and Functions of Computers

2.1) The Computer system

2.2) Categories of computers

2.3) Classification of computers by size

2.4) Functions and characteristics of computers

Computer Hardware

3.1) The Computer hardware components

3.2) Functions of various units and peripheral devices of a computer

3.3) Booting a computer

3.4) Computer peripheral/attachments

3.5) Computer and lab care

Computer Software

4.1) The computer software components

4.2) Operating system (OS) software

4.3) Utility programmes

4.4) Applications/programme software

4.5) Programming languages

4.6) The disk operating system (DOS)

4.7) Windows Operating System

Introduction to Computer Wordprocessing

5.1) The nature and characteristics of wordprocessing

5.2) Functions of wordprocessing software

5.3) The operations of wordprocessing

5.4) The use of wordprocessing in the classroom

Introduction to Spreadsheets

6.1) The nature and characteristics of spreadsheet software

6.2) Functions of a spreadsheet software

6.3) The operations of spreadsheets (up to setting Global worksheets)

6.4) The use of spreadsheets in the classroom

Introduction to Computer Communications, Internet and Intranet

7.1) The nature and characteristics of the Internet and Intranet

7.2) The history and development of the Internet and Intranet and World Wide Web (WWW)

7.3) Connecting a computer to the Internet

7.4) The Network terminology and Internet protocols

7.5) E-mail communications

7.6) Factors affecting communications speed on the Internet

7.7) Computers communicating with one another

7.8) Internet services

7.9) The nature, characteristics, of an Internet Browser

7.10) The nature, characteristics of Networks and Connectivity

7.11) Ways and means of accessing the Internet Online

7.12) The nature and types of connections

7.13) The nature and use of search engines and subject directories

7.14) The Web-based Scavenger Hunt activity nature

7.15) Other Internet terminologies (functions)

7.16) Using the Internet to enhance learning

Introduction to Databases

8.1) The nature and characteristics of databases

8.2) Functions of databases

8.3) Creating a simple database

8.4) The operations of databases

8.5) Sources of information for databases

8.6) Ways and means of manipulating databases

8.7) Interpretation of information

Introduction to Presentation Software

9.1) The nature and characteristics of presentation software

9.2) Functions of presentation software

9.3) The operations of presentation software

9.4) Additional basic exercises

9.5) Enhancements

Introduction to Web Publishing

10.1) The nature, characteristics and terms used for web page publishing

10.2) Components and their functions; page titles; text

10.3) Functions of a web page

10.4) The operations of a web page

10.5) The importance of a web page

The Future of Computers and the Internet

11.1) The future generations of computers

11.2) Computer research