Unit 3A Applied Information Technology

Term 1

Outline Assessment
Week 1

Course Introduction
• Overview of course of study unit and assessment requirements


Processing and Managing Data
• Advanced data processing skills and techniques
• Consideration of the purposes, structure, nature of output, nature of interaction, and validation of data in creating information products
• Project management processes
• Legal issues
Risk management procedures

Task 5 - Response (Portfolio Activities)
Week 2

Hardware and Software
Computer Hardware Components and Functions
Specialised peripheral devices
Compatibility and interfacing
Hardware technical manuals, help procedures and other support for troubleshooting
Design Acquisition of Hardware and Software
Capabilities of hardware and software
Factors affecting software design
Benchmarking
Factors influencing selection, use and acquisition

Task 5 - Response (Portfolio Activities)

Week 3

Applications and Systems Software
Configuration and maintenance
Use of a variety of application software
Application of appropriate functions, formats and conventions
Use of supporting documents and help systems

Task 5 - Response (Portfolio Activities)
Week 4
Marketing Plans and the Marketing Mix
• General introduction to the contents of a marketing plan.
• Importance of marketing plans in business.
• Marketing Mix
o 4P’s
o Importance of 4P’s
Business document formats.
Examples of marketing plans
Task 5 - Response (Portfolio Check Week)
Week 5

Introduction to Task 1
• Assessment requirements
• Design brief analysis
• Expectations.

Week 6
Digital Data and Information
The Nature, Forms and Transfer of Digital Data
Impact and influences on the transfer and distribution of data
Nature and type of data
Requirements for digital data
Week 7
Digital Data and Information
The Nature, Forms and Transfer of Digital Data
Constraints and limitations of digital data and associated techniques

Week 8

Introduction to Task 2
• Assessment requirements
• Design brief analysis
• Expectations.
Week 9
Creative Application of Information Design Principles
Development of strategies for applying technologies
Characteristics of information
Creating a multi-tiered information solution
Techniques for representing design of information solutions (e.g. metaphors)
Week 10

Creative Application of Information Design Principles
Conventions applied to information
Navigation techniques
Use of specific criteria for evaluating information solutions


Week 11 During this week you will updating two sections of your Digital Portfolio  
Week 12

Podcast creation
Creating podcasts for webpages
File formats associated with podcasts

Introduction to Task 3
• Assessment requirements
• Design brief analysis
• Expectations

Task 3 - Response
Week 13

ICT and Society
Social Implications and Trends/Past and Emerging Trends
Hypermedia and convergence of multimedia forms
Impact of ICT
Effect on behaviour
Decision-making
Economic, social and cultural
Benefits and consequences of ICT choices

Technology Processes in the Workplace
Multiplicity of roles in business organisations

Values, Ethics and Inclusivity
Influences on design and construction of information products

Task 3 - Response
Week 14 Semester 1 Examinations Task 4 - Response and Production
Week 15 Semester 1 Examinations Task 4 - Response and Production


Student Marking Guide
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