GNS 312: DIGITAL SKILL ACQUISITION

CURRICULUM

WEEK

DURATION

TOPIC

SUB-TOPIC(S)

OBJECTIVES

RESOURCES

EVALUATION STRAGEGIES

REMARKS*

1

1 hour

Computer and Its Classification

(i). Definition of a Computer;

(ii). Elements of a Computer; and

(iii).Characteristics of a Computer

 

At the end of the lecture, students are expected to:

a)      Define a Computer;

b)      Identify the various fundamental components of a Von Neumann’s Computer;

c)      State the characteristics of a typical computer system; and

d)      Classify any given computer system

·   French, C.S. (2007). Computer Science, 5th Edition.

 

·   Course PowerPoint Slides

Exercises, assignments and test:

(i) What is computer;

(ii) List the main; components of computer;

(iii) Mention five (5) characteristic of computer; and

(iv) State and explains the classifications of computer system

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

*NB: Within the lecture method, the following instructional strategies are suggested:  (i)Explanation (ii)illustration (iii)Demonstration (iv)exemplification

(v) brainstorming

(vi) question and answer Session

(vii) role-playing and

(viii)scenario-building, among relevant others

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2

1 hour

Computer Memory and Input/output Devices

(i). Types of Memories;

(ii). Input Devices; and

(iii). Output Devices

At the end of the lecture, students are expected to:

a)   Identify the various types of computer memories;

b)   Convert memory sizes from one unit to another;

c)   Identify Computer input/output devices;

d)   Explain how they are used; and

e)   Explain the types of computer Printers

 

Exercises, assignments and test:

(i) State the main types of computer memories

(ii) Convert 3456 to base 3

(iii) Mention five examples of input and output device

(iv) State three types computer printer

 

 

 

 

 

3

1 hour

Computer Networks

(i). Network Topologies;

(ii).Network Hardware gadgets; and

(iii)Information Sharing

At the end of the lecture, students are expected to:

a)      List and explain the various network topologies;

b)      Identify network equipment and their use; and

c)      Use some of the functionalities or utilities of a Network Operating System such as Windows

 

 

 

 

 

 

(i) state and explain network topologies.

(ii) Explain  network equipment and its use; and

 (iii) State the main function of operating system

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4

1 hour

System Troubleshoo-ting

 

At the end of the lecture, students are expected to:

a)      Describe the concept of computer system troubleshooting; and  

b)      Describe some of the notable system problems and how to trouble shoot them

 

(i) What is troubleshooting in relation to computer system?

(ii) Explain problems the computer system can have and how they can be solved.

 

5

1 hour

Concepts and Terminologies in Computer Security

 

At the end of the lecture, students are expected to:

a)         Define computer security; and

b)         Explain the concept of computer security

Textbook, Power Point

 Video, etc.

Exercises, assignments and test:

 (i) What is computer security

(ii) State and explain computer security

 

6

1 hour

Common Security Threats

 

At the end of the lecture, students are expected to:

a)         Identify common security threats; and

b)         Identify common computer system security threats

 

Textbook, Power Point

 Video, etc.

Exercises, ,assignments and test:

 (i) State and explain four well-known security threats

(ii) Mention three types of computer security threats

 

7

1 hour

Modes and types of Cyber Crime

 

At the end of the lecture, students are expected to:

a)         Define cybercrime; and

b)         Identify the modes and manners of cybercrime

Textbook, Power Point

 Video, etc.

exercises, assignments and test:

 (i) What is cybercrime

(ii) State and explain the modes of cybercrime

 

8

1 hour

Internet And The Web

Connections and Protocols

At the end of the lecture, students are expected to:

a)   Differentiate between internet and world wide web;

b)   Identify Internet connections and protocol; and

c)   Explain Mailing System

Textbook, PowerPoint presentations

exercises, assignments and test:

 (i) State the main different of Internet and World Wide Web

(ii) Explain Internet protocol with three examples

(iii) What is mailing system

 

9

1 hour

Internet Services

Browsers and search tools

At the end of the lecture, students are expected to:

a)   Difference between various internet services

b)   Use the available browsers and search tools

 

 

Textbook, PowerPoint  presentations

exercises, assignments and test:

(i).Differentiate between various types Internet.

(ii)Mention six types of browsers.

 

10

1 hour

Web Utilities

Internet and Extranet

Firewall

At the end of the lecture, students are expected to:

a)   Define firewall;

b)   Identify the two categories of web utilities;

c)   Differentiate between internet and extranet; and

d)   Give different examples of internet and extranet.

Textbook, PowerPoint

presentations

exercises, assignments and test:

 (i) Define firewall

(ii) What is web utilities and state the types of web utilities

(iii) Differentiate between Internet and Extranet

(iv) State two examples each of Internet and Extranet

 

 

11

1 hour

Operating System (OS)

 

 

 

 

 

OS

(i). DOS;

(ii).Windows; and

(iii).Windows Fundamentals

 

 

 

 

At the end of the lecture, students are expected to be able to:

a)   Identify different  types of  OS

b)   Differentiate System Software e.g. OS and Application Software e.g. MS-Word; and

c)   Identify and use Window OS(s).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Textbooks, PowerPoint  presentations and a Networked PC loaded

exercises, assignments and test:

 (i) What is operating system?

(ii) State the two types of OS with two examples each

(iv) Mention five uses of Operating system

 

 

 

 

 

12

I hour

Word Processing

Word Processing

(i). Getting started with MS-Word;

(ii). Creating new document;

(iii). Saving documents;

    (iv)Formatting documents;

(v). Inserting and Adding objects; and

(vi).Creating Tables

Printing

 

At the end of the lecture, students are expected to:

(a) Work with MS-Word (type settings, edit and format document).

with MS-Office Software Packages

exercises, assignments and test:

 (i) What is Word processor?

(ii) Mention Four uses of MS-Word.

(iii) State the steps in saving a new document in MS-Word.

 

13

1 hour

Database Management System

(i). Getting started with Ms-Excel

(ii). Creating a new Spreadsheet in MS-Excel

(iii).Saving document

(iv).Toolbars

(v).Formatting

(vi).Working with Charts

(vii).Inserting Smart Art

(viii).Graphics

(ix). Creating Functions

(x). Database

(xi).Components of Database

(xii).Steps for creating a database

 

At the end of the lecture, students are expected to:

a)   create a spreadsheet in Ms-Excel;

b)   Design charts;

c)   Use Mathematical functions for calculations;

d)   Identify the three components of database; and

e)   Create Tables, query and forms in Ms-Access.

 

 

 

 

Textbooks, PowerPoint and a Networked PC loaded with Ms-Office Software Packages

exercises, assignments and test:

 (i) What is spreadsheet?

(II).  Mention three types of spreadsheet

(III). State the steps follow in creating chart in MS-Excel

(iii)  Practical Assignments and Group works on how to use MS-Excel

 

14

1 hour

Ms- PowerPoint

(i).Presentation

(ii).File Menu tab

(iii).Ribbon

(iv)Mini Toolbar

(v).Navigation

(vi).Slide views

(vii)Creating Presentations

At the end of the lecture, students are expected to:

a)      Create a slide presentation about a specific topic; and

b)      Format the slide.

Textbooks, PowerPoint and a Networked PC loaded with Software Packages

exercises, assignments and test:

 (i) Define Presentation package

(ii) Explain how to create a slide in MS-PowerPoint

(iii) Practical Assignments and Group works on MS-PowerPoint