Intro to IT Essentials
Instructor: Ken Quamme
Saturday, June 01, 2013 - Wednesday, July 31, 2013
Instruction Mode: Internet-Asynchronous (Online Class)
Academic Level: K-12 Professional Development
NDSU Credit Fee: $50
This course is designed for educators who wish to teach "Intro to IT Essentials" to students. The course aligns with the IC3 industry certification. The course will introduce you to lab activities that will help your students learn and demonstrate Internet and digital literacy. The following concepts will be covered: computer hardware; computer software; using an operating system; word processing functions; spreadsheet functions; presentation software functions; networks and the Internet; electronic mail; using the internet; and the impact of computing and the Internet on society.
- Identify types of computer, how they process information and how individual computer interact with other computing systems and devices.
- Identify the function of computer hardware components.
- Identify the factors that go into an individual or organizational decision on how to purchase computer equipment.
- Identify how to maintain computer equipment and solve common problems relating to computer hardware.
- Identify how software and hardware work together to perform computing tasks and how software is developed and upgraded.
- Identify different types of software, general concepts relating to software categories, and the tasks to which each type of software is most suited or not suited.
- Identify what an operating system is and how it works, and solve common problems related to operating systems.
- Manipulate and control the Windows desktop, files and disks.
- Identify how to change system settings, install and remove software.
- Be able to start and exit a Windows application and utilize sources on online help.
- Identify common on-screen elements of Windows applications, change application settings and manage files within an application.
- Perform common editing and formatting functions.
- Perform common printing functions.
- Be able to format text and documents including the ability to use automatic formatting tools.
- Be able to insert, edit and format tables in a document.
- Be able to modify worksheet data and structure and format data in a worksheet.
- Be able to sort data, manipulate data using formulas and functions and add and modify charts in a worksheet.
- Be able to create and format simple presentations.
- Identify network fundamentals and the benefits and risks of network computing.
- Identify the relationship between computer network, other communications networks (like the telephone network) and the Interne.t
- Identify how electronic mail works.
- Identify how to use an electronic mail application.
- Identify the appropriate use of e-mail and e-mail related “netiquette”.
- Identify different types of information sources on the Internet.
- Be able to use a Web browsing application.
- Be able to search the Internet for information.
- Identify how computer are used in different areas of work, school, and home.
- Identify the risks of using computer hardware and software.
- Identify how to use computers and the Internet safely, legally, ethically and responsibly.
- Meets the training requirements to add MIS03 course code 27005 and 27101 as endorsements to their ND teaching license.
- Opportunity to take the IC3 industry certification exam.
This event requires pre-registration. Register at: http://www.nd.gov/cte/programs/info-tech/training/index.html. For further information or questions, contact Wade at 701-328-3178 or firstname.lastname@example.org.