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COURSE CURICULUM AND INSTRUCTIONAL PLAN
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Faculty of Art, Computing and Creative Industry


Computing
1
2014/2015
Teknologi Maklumat
MKA 1013
3 Hours (2 hours lecture, 2 hours lab)
None

LECTURER INFORMATION
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En Shamsul Arrieya b. Ariffin(Coordinator)


shamsul@fskik.upsi.edu.my
05-4505535
4-9, Blok B

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Dr. Suliana bt Sulaiman


suliana@fskik.upsi.edu.my
05-4505055
3A-08

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Puan Rohaizah binti Abdul Wahid


rohaizah@fskik.upsi.edu.my
05-4506218
RnD, Bangunan Teknnologi Maklumat

COURSE SYNOPSIS:
This course will provide students with basic knowledge of information and communication
technology. Besides bringing the basic knowledge of computer fundamental and multimedia,
students are also given skills to use automated software with applied multimedia elements,
Internet and communication software such as email to upgrade the quality of work. Students are
also exposed to the ICT security and ethics.

(Kursus ini akan menyediakan para pelajar dengan pengetahuan asas mengenai teknologi
maklumat dan komunikasi. Selain daripada itu, para pelajar akan diberi kemahiran
menggunakan perisian-perisian yang disokong oleh elemen multimedia, Internet dan
komunikasi bagi meningkatkan kualiti tugasan yang disediakan. Pelajar juga akan didedahkan
kepada keselamatan dan etika dalam ICT.)

COURSE OBJECTIVES:
At the end of this course, students will be able to:
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5.

Define the concept of Information Technology.


Distinguish design, function and components of computer software and hardware.
Describe data communication and computer network basic concept.
Create software application using MS Word, MS Excel and MS PowerPoint.
Discuss how technology can be use to change the normal competition.

LEARNING OUTCOMES:
At the end of this lesson, students should be able to:
1. Understanding the basic knowledge about information technology (C2).
2. Identify basic computer components, applications, usage and features (P1).
3. Develop an application using word processing software, presentation software and
worksheet processing software (A2, CS3).
4. Work effectively as part of a team (TS1).

MAIN REFERENCES:
Lecture
Shelly G.B., Vermaat M.E., Quasney J. J., Sebok S. L. & Freund S. M. (2012). Discovering
Computers (Fundamentals), Cengage Learning 2012.
Laboratory
Modi et al (2006). Modul Aplikasi Automasi Pejabat: Asas Teknologi Maklumat dan
Komunikasi. Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris. Penerbit Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris.

ADDITIONAL REFERENCES:
1. Deborah M., and Chales, S.P. (2010). Understanding computers, today and tomorrow
(14th Ed.). Boston, MA: Course Technology.
2. Laberta, C. (2010). Computers are your future (11th Ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ:
Prentice Hall.
3. Morley, D. & Parker, C. (2010). Understanding computers, today and tomorrow (14th
Ed.). Boston, MA: Course Technology.
4. OLeary, T. (2011). Computing essential 2011: Making IT work for you. Boston, MA:
McGraw Hill.
5. Parson, J. & Oja, D. (2011). New perspectives on computer concepts 2011: Introductory.
Boston, MA: Course Technology.
6. Shelly, G. & Vermaat, M. (2011). Discovering computers 2011: Complete. Boston, MA:
Course Technology.

MODE OF DELIVERY:
Lecture and laboratory activities

METHODS OF SOFT SKILLS EMBEDDED:


ACTIVITIES / SOFT SKILLS
Group assignment
Individual presentation

KOM

PSK

Abbreviation: KOM Kemahiran Berkomunikasi PSK Kemahiran Kerja Berpasukan


Students Performance Assessment:
Coursework
Lab Assignment
Group Assignment
Quiz

70%
30%
20%
20%

Final Examination
Total

30%
100%

GRADING SCALE:
Grade
A
AB+
B
BC+
C
CD+
DF

Points interval

GPA/CGPA

80 100
75 79
70 74
65 69
60 64
55 59
50 54
45 49
40 44
35 39
0 34

4.00
3.75
3.50
3.00
2.75
2.50
2.00
1.75
1.50
1.00
0

SOFT SKILLS GRADING SCALE:


SCALE
4
3
2
1

CRITERIA
Excellent
Good
Moderate
Weak

TEACHING PLAN FOR 14 WEEKS:


Week

Hour

Lecture Topic

Learning Outcomes

Soft Skills

Learning &
Teachng
Activity

Assessment

Course Instructional Plan - briefing


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1&2

Chapter 1
Introduction To Computers
A world of computers
The components of a
computer
Advantages and
disadvantages of using
computers
Networks and the Internet
Categories of computers
Elements of an Information
system
Example of computer
usage
Computer applications in
society
Chapter 2
The Internet and World Wide
Web

The Internet

History of The Internet

How The Internet


Works

The World Wide Web

E-Commerce

Other Internet Services

Netiquette

Describe the term


computer and discuss the
purpose of computers
usages

Lecture
Q&A session

List and describe the most


common categories of
computers

State and describe the


most common uses of
Internet and World Wide
Web

Lecture

Q&A session

Week

4&5

Hour

Topic
Chapter 3
Application Software
Application Software
Business Software
Graphics And Multimedia
Software
Software For Home,
Personal And Educational
Use
Application Software For
Communications
Popular Utility Programs
Web Based Software
Learning Aid And Support
Tools For Application
Software
Chapter 4
The Components of the System
Unit
The System Unit
Processor
Data Representation
Memory
Expansion Slots And
Adapter Cards
Ports and Connectors
Buses, Bays, Power Supply
Mobile Computers and
Devices
Putting It All Together
Keeping Your Computer
Clean

Learning Outcomes
Describe the common
features and uses of basic
application software

Soft Skills

Learning &
Teaching
Activities

Assessment

Lecture
Presentation
KOM, PSK
Q&A session

Describe the common


components of the system
unit

Lecture
Presentation
Q&A session

Week

Hour

8&9

Topic
Chapter 5
Input
What is input?
What Are Input Devices?
Pointing Devices
Other Pointing Devices
Controllers For Gaming
and Media Players
Voice Input
Input For PDAs, Smart
Phones and Tablet PCs
Digital Cameras
Video Input
Scanners and Reading
Devices
Terminals
Biometric Input
For PDAs, Smart Phones
and Tablet PCs
Chapter 6
Output
What is Output?
Display Devices
Flat Panel Displays
CRT Monitors
Printers
Speakers, Headphones
and Earphones
Other Output Devices
Putting It All
Output Devices For
Physically Challenged

Learning Outcomes

Soft Skills

Define input and describe


input devices

KOM, PSK

Learning &
Teaching
Activities

Assessment

Lecture
Presentation
Q&A session

Define output and


describe output devices

Lecture
Presentation
Q&A session

Week

Hour

Topic

Learning Outcomes

Soft Skills

Differentiate storage
device and storage media

KOM, PSK

Learning &
Teaching
Activities

Assessment

Lecture
Presentation

Quiz (Chapter 1
Chapter 6)

Users

10

11

Chapter 7
Storage
Storage
Magnetic Disks
Optical Discs
Tape
PC Cards and
ExpressCard Modules
Miniature Mobile Storage
Media
Microfilm and Microfiche
Enterprise Storage
Putting It All Together
Chapter 8
Operating Systems and Utility
Programs
System Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems
Functions
Operating System Utility
Programs
Types of Operating
Systems
Stand Alone Operating
Systems
Network Operating
Systems

Q&A session

Identify and differentiate


types of operating
systems and utility
programs

Lecture
Presentation
Q&A session

Week

Hour

Topic

12 & 13

14

Learning Outcomes

Soft Skills

Learning &
Teaching
Activities

Assessment

Embedded Operating
Systems
Stand Alone Utility
Programs

Chapter 9
Communications and Networks
Communications
Uses of Computer
Communications
Networks
Networks Communications
Standards
Communications Software
Communication Over The
Telephone Network
Communication Devices
Home Networks
Communication Channel
Physical Transmission
Media

Wireless Transmission
Media
Chapter 10
Computer Security, Ethics and
Privacy
Computer Security Risks
Internet And Network
Attacks
Unauthorized Access and
Use
Hardware Theft and
Vandalism
Software Theft

Define computer
communications and
network communications

Lecture
Presentation
Q&A session

Distinguish the types of


network systems.

Identify, differentiate types


of computer security risks
and discuss ethics and
privacy

Lecture

Final Exam

Discussion

Week

Hour

Topic

Learning Outcomes

Soft Skills

Learning &
Teaching
Activities

Assessment

Information Theft
System Failure
Backing Up- The Ultimate
Safeguard
Wireless Security
Ethics and Society
Information Privacy
Health Concerns Of
Computer Use

TEACHING PLAN FOR 14 WEEKS (LAB):


Week

Hour

Registration

Course Instructional Plan - briefing

1
2&3

Topic

Introduction to UPSI Learning System:


MyGuru2
UPSI web
Faculty portal
Email
Introduction to Internet
Search engine
Browser
Google Maps
Microsoft Word
Document formatting
Document editing
Document printing
Document saving

Learning Outcomes

Use MyGuru2 as a
learning tool

Teaching &
Learning
Activities

Assessment

Lab activities

Lab Assignment 1

Use Internet to gain


knowledge

Lab activities

Use Microsoft Word to


create document

Lab activities

Week

Hour

10

Topic

Microsoft PowerPoint
Slide design
Text inserting
Saving file
Create new slide
Graphic &Animation
Audio element
Microsoft Excel
Worksheet creation
Worksheet editing
Data organization
Data sorting
Using & Create formula
Graph and chart creation
Component of System Unit
Processor
Memory Card
Expansion Slots And Adapter Cards
Ports and Connectors
Input

Teaching &
Learning
Activities

Assessment

Use Microsoft PowerPoint


to create document

Lab activities

Lab Assignment 2

Use Microsoft Excel to


create Workbook

Lab activities

Identify and recognize the


components of system
unit

Lab activities

Identify and categories


the types of input devices

Lab activities

Learning Outcomes

Types of pointing devices


Types of gaming devices
Input for Voice & Video
Scanners & Reading devices

Lab Assignment 3

Output

Week

Hour

Topic

11

12

13 & 14

Learning Outcomes
Types of display devices
Paper output devices
Speakers, Headphones and
Earphones

Storage
Types of Magnetic & Optical storage
Type of PC Cards storage
Mobile Storage
Enterprise Storage
Operating System
Windows operation
File and folder operation
Desktop management
Add/remove hardware
Information seeking
Communication and Networks
Types of communication devices
Home Networks
Communication Channel
Types of transmission Media

Identify and recognize the


types of output devices

Teaching &
Learning
Activities
Lab activities

Identify and categories


the types of storage
devices

Lab activities

Identify and recognize the


types of operating system

Lab activities

Identify and recognize the


types of communication
and network devices

Lab activities

Assessment

Lab Assignment 4

Lab Assignment 5