Course: Information Technologies

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Course title Information Technologies
Course code KTE/KINT
Organizational form of instruction Lecture
Level of course Master
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter
Number of ECTS credits 5
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Optional
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.
Course content
Basic characteristics and attributes of information technology. Types of computer networks from different respects, advantages and disadvantages, network operating systems. Structure and operation of a computer network (access rights, file attributes, Novell NetWare-structures of directories, disc mapping). Network technology. Internet - characteristics, Internet as a source of information. Computer as an element of a computer network. Basic classification of computers, hardware, structure of a computer and its individual functional blocks. Peripheries (printers, scanners, etc.). Multimedia. Basic computer software. Operating systems - characteristics, classification, MSDOS, superstructure of Windows 3.1X, WINDOWS 95/98/2000/Me/XP, operation, characteristics, differences, multitasking. Application software - classification and features of programmes. Office programme packages. Graphic programmes. Compression programmes - purpose, classification, characteristics. Presentation programmes. Computer viruses and protection against them, types of viruses according to different aspects, antivirus programmes, symptoms of viruses, basics of safe PC work.

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 course aims at providing enough information and practical skills for introducing information technologies at schools. Relation of informatics and information technologies. Basic orientation in computer networks and the hardware and software of a PC. Didactic usage of a computer in a teacher's practice.
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

Conditions to receive a credit: Active participation in seminars, elaboration of a semester project at the required level. Exam: Only students who received credit may sign up for the exam. Exam is combined (written and oral). Grading and evaluation of a student is not only based on the theoretical knowledge at the exam but also their participation in classes during the semester and the quality of presented semester project. The exam is based on topics covered in lectures and seminars.
Recommended literature
  • Bárta, J. (1997). Úvod do počítačových sítí. České Budějovice : KOPP, 204 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.
  • Demel, J. (1995). Internet pro začátečníka. Praha : Grada.
  • Hynek, D. (1997). ARJ, WinZip, RAR a další komprimační programy. Praha : Grada. 144 s.
  • Klement, M. (2001). Hardware a software. Olomouc : Vydavatelství UP. 179 s.
  • Klement, M. (2001). Základy práce s PC. Olomouc : Vydavatelství UP. 214 s.
  • Knotek, P. aj. (2000). Velká kniha skenování, úprava obrázků a tisk. Brno : UNIS, 287 s.
  • Koch, M. a kol. (1998). Informační systémy a technologie. Brno : VUT, 147 s.
  • Kubica, J. (1997). Internet efektivně. Brno : CCB s.r.o.
  • Mansfeld aj. (2000). Rozšiřování a opravy PC. Praha : Grada.
  • Mrnuštík, J. (1998). Viry 98 včetně makroviru a antivirové ochrany sítě. Praha : Grada Publishing. 96 s.
  • Slavík, J., Novák, J. (1997). Počítač jako pomocník učitele. Praha : Portál. 119 s.
  • Šnorek M. (2002). Periferní zařízení. Praha : ČVUT, 162 s.
  • White, R. (1994). Jak pracují počítače.. Brno : UNIS. 201 s.


Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Branch of study Category Recommended year of study Recommended semester
Faculty of Education - (CB15) Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 2 Winter