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ITEC

101 Fluency in Information Technology

3 credits

Introduces skills, concepts, and capabilities necessary to effectively use information technology.
Students will become fluent with information technology through coverage of basic underlying
concepts an
d use of common applications. Concepts will include the building blocks of computer
systems and software, as well as historical perspectives and social implications of information
technology. Prerequisite: none.

Course Objectives:

The goals of the course

are to teach basic

information technology
concepts and to provide hands
-
on experience with common
computer and web technology

so
that students become comfortable and knowledgeable computer users, and will be empowered to
learn more on their own in the futu
re.



Introduces skills, concepts, and capabilities necessary to effectively use information
technology.



Includes logical reasoning, managing complexity, operation of computers and networks,
and contemporary applications such as effective Web searching and

database
manipulation, ethical aspects, and social impacts of information technology.

Fluency with Information Technology involves three types of knowledge, each equally important
for reinforcing a deeper understanding of IT and its uses. Upo
n completion

of this course, a
student

will have acquired and honed these three types of knowledge

skills, concepts, and
capabilities.

Skills

Gain contemporary and immediately applicable skills. Become technically literate. Learn how to:



Browse the Web effectively



Cr
eate and publish Web pages



Effectively use search engines



Determine authenticity of Web sites



Build a spreadsheet



Build a database



Understand database and online privacy issues



Analyze new advances in information technology

Concepts

Reach an essentia
l understanding of the foundations on which IT is built

surpassing technical
literacy. Learn about critical areas of IT, such as:



Computers



Information systems



Networks



Modeling and abstraction



Computational

thinking



Digital representations, such as
MP3, ASCII, and JPG



Limitations and societal impacts of IT

Capabilities

Learn to apply IT in complex situations and understand the consequences. Develop the
capabilities to:



Manage complexity



Test solutions



Anticipate changes in technology



Think abou
t IT abstractly

IT evolves so rapidly that current skills become obsolete over shorter and shorter time spans.
Successful complet
ion of this course will provide

an understanding of IT capabilities and concepts
that will allow
an individual to

keep pace wi
th inevitable advances in IT.

Course syllabus



The course structure will have 2 lecture/discussion sessions and 1
weekly computer lab
session where students work on the skills component.


Week

Lecture/Discussion
Topic

Lab topic

1

Introduction, definition
s
,
Digerati

Computer and web

use

2

Computer, files and other technology

structures

Technews feed (weekly
task)

3

Network basics, client
-
server model

Networks, routing

4

HTML and serving pages

Web pages

5

HTML continued

Web pages

6

Web site organizatio
n, CSS

Web pages

7

Digital representation of information

Online research

8

Locating the right information

Web searching

9

Processes and Algorithms

Logic processing
-

debugging

10

Spreadsheets

Excel lab

11

Databases

Access lab

12

Databases


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This document describes a course based upon a similar course offered at the University of Washington.