Course: Information and CommunicationTechnologies

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Course title Information and CommunicationTechnologies
Course code KTE/IKT
Organizational form of instruction Exercise
Level of course Master
Year of study not specified
Semester Summer
Number of ECTS credits 2
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
Lecturer(s)
  • Chráska Miroslav, doc. PhDr. Ph.D.
  • Dostál Jiří, doc. PhDr. PaedDr. Ph.D.
Course content
Subject's contents: Information technology and its classification. Types of computer networks based on various aspects, advantages and disadvantages, network operating systems. Structure and operation of a computer network. Internet - characteristics, Internet as an information source. Computer viruses and protection against them, types of viruses based on various aspects, antivirus programmes, symptoms of viruses, principles of safe PC work. Operating systems - characteristics, classification. Basic classification of hardware. Application software - classification, characteristics of programmes. Peripheries (scanners, printers, etc.) Multimedia. Office programme packages. Graphic programmes, Compression programmes - purpose, classification, characteristics. Presentation programmes. Learning programmes suitable for pre-schools and getting information from servers focused on schools.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Lecture, Work with Text (with Book, Textbook), Projection (static, dynamic)
  • Attendace - 12 hours per semester
  • Preparation for the Course Credit - 20 hours per semester
Learning outcomes
The aim of this subject is to provide students with sufficient practical knowledge for effective uses of information technologies in kindergartens. Special attention is given to progressive information technologies of today, such as computers. Additional contents of the subject include a basic orientation in computer networks (particularly in respect to the graduate's background) and the fundamental structures of PC hardware and software.
On completion of the course, students should be able to: define basic terms used in IT and explain relations between them; be familiar with basic structure of computer networks, and with computer hardware and software.
Prerequisites
Basic knowledge of informatics and computer skills at secondary school level

Assessment methods and criteria
Seminar Work

100% attendance at tutorials. Usage of ICT at higher user's level. Ability to work in LMS of Palacky University (UNIFOR, see learning multimedia LMS files). Successful passing of a final test in ICT applications in the education environment. Elaboration of two assigned final tasks.
Recommended literature
  • Bárta, J. (1997). Úvod do počítačových sítí. České Budějovice : KOPP, 204 s.
  • Beránek, P. (2001). Digitální video v praxi. Brno : UNIS. 264 s.
  • Čapek, J. a Fabian, P. (2000). Komprimace dat, principy a praxe. Praha : Computer Press.
  • Černochová, M., Komrska, T., Novák, J. (1998). Využití počítače při vyučování. Praha : Portál. 168 s.
  • Chráska, M. (2004). Informační technologie ve škole. In Kropáč, J. a kol. Didaktika technických předmětů : vybrané kapitoly.. Olomouc.
  • Klement, M. (2001). Hardware a software. Olomouc: Vydavatelství UP.
  • Knotek, P. aj. (2000). Velká kniha skenování, úprava obrázků a tisk. Brno : UNIS, 287 s.
  • Kubica, J. (1997). Internet efektivně. Brno : CCB s.r.o.
  • Magera, I. (2005). Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2003 : podrobná uživatelská příručka. Brno : CP Books.
  • Slavík, J. a Novák, J. (1997). Počítač jako pomocník učitele. Praha : Portál. 119 s.


Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Branch of study Category Recommended year of study Recommended semester
Faculty of Education - (CA15) Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 1 Summer