Course outline

UEW ICT COURSE OUTLINE

These the course outline for ICT Education at the University of Education Winneba. The course code, course tittle and credit hours.

ICTE 245 DATA STRUCTURES AND ALGORITHMS 3

Course description

Through various hands-on exercises, students will be able to understand how data is arranged and organized in the computer memory for most efficient execution of program and algorithm development.

Course Code:
ICTE 245
Credit Hours:
3

 

ICTE 244 INTRODUCTION TO VISUAL BASIC PROGRAMMING 3

This course will examine structured programming through a visual programming environment. Focus will be given to the use of Visual Basic in the development of a productivity application. Emphasis will be placed on the nature of object-oriented programming, structured procedures and the use of programming libraries.

Course Code:
ICTE 244
Credit Hours:
3

ICTE 243 EDUCATIONAL APPLICATIONS OF THE INTERNET 3

Course description

The purpose of the course is to teach students to use web-based technology and multimedia tools to create websites, web quests, podcasts, etc for instructional purposes. Students will be equipped with skills for website evaluation and surfing the WWW databases for academic and research resources.

Course Code:
ICTE 243
Credit Hours:
3

ICTE 242 INTRODUCTION TO DATABASE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM (DBMS) 3

Course description

This is an introductory database course devoted to studying the principles of operation of modern relational database systems. During the course the students will learn the basic concepts of data management, the principles of operation of relational DBMS and the principles of building database applications on top of relational DBMS.  The students will study the SQL query language for relational data, and will learn how to use it to construct software that relies on DBMS to manage its data. In addition, some theoretical aspects of database management will be covered, as well as an overview of the internal organization of the DBMS. This course will allow students to develop background knowledge as well as core expertise in DBMS.

Course Code:
ICTE 242
Credit Hours:
3

ICTE 241 LABORATORY MANAGEMENT, PC MAINTENANCE & TROUBLESHOOTING 3

Course description

This is a hands-on course requiring students’ active participation in a computer laboratory setting. It will equip students with knowledge and skills in ICT facility management and maintenance.

ICTE 234 MULTIMEDIA AUTHORING AND WEBSITE DESIGN IN EDUCATION 3

Course description

This course involves students in practice training in multimedia production. An emphasis is placed on the integration of a variety of delivery systems in the production of instructional products. Students will examine the use of a variety of media, including audio, video, text, and graphics to produce instructional multimedia products.  Emphasis will also be placed on understanding the problem solving skills associated with production relating to business and/or educational products reflecting a client’s or target audience’s needs. The course also introduces students to website design and development, using basic web editing applications.

ICTE 233 INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTER / DISCRETE MATHEMATICS 3

Course description

The course will focus on methods of solving homogeneous and non-homogeneous recurrence relations using generating functions and characteristic equations: digraphs to analyze computer algorithms: graph theory and its ramifications to computer algorithms.

The course cover functions, relations, set theory, and graph theory and their applications in computer science: switching circuits, Boolean algebra, and Karnaugh maps.

ICTE 231 VISUAL LITERACY IN EDUCATION 3

Visual literacy is defined as the ability to understand and use images, including the ability to think, learn, and express oneself in terms of images. The course will improve students’ visual literacy knowledge. Students will use image manipulation software (Adobe Photoshop) to apply the skills they will learn in the course on selected group projects. This course focuses on using critical thinking skills to interpret the material. This course requires that students actively engage and construct the material.

ICTE 232 INTRODUCTION TO OBJECT ORIENTED PROGRAMMING (OOP) 3

Course description

This course introduces the fundamental concepts of programming from an object-oriented perspective. The course emphasizes modern software engineering and design principles and developing fundamental programming skills in the context of a language that supports the object-oriented paradigm. Various OOP languages will be explored and used to create real-life applications for instructional and/or learning purposes.

ICTE 126 INTRODUCTION TO LINEAR ALGEBRA 3

Course Description

This course introduces students to the basics of Linear Algebra required in DBMS Design, Data Structures, and Programming Languages.

ICTE 125 INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTER PROGRAMMING 3

Course description

This course is designed to introduce students to the craft of computer programming. The goal is for students to get a sense of how to make computers (as stupid mechanisms) do things that we would like them to do, and at the same time to see how computers (as intelligent machines) can do things that even surprises the very people who program them. Except for basic computer skills such as keyboarding, the course does not presuppose any prior knowledge of computers or of programming on student’s part. This course is a pre-requisite for more advanced programming courses in the B.Sc. programme.

 

ICTE 124 ETHICAL AND SECURITY ISSUES IN TECHNOLOGY USE 3

Course description

This course is designed to teach the fundamentals of instructional design, including the principles of learning theory, and instructional strategies that are relevant to instructional design. Students will learn the purpose and approach to completing each phase of the instructional design process and will produce a set of outputs from each of these phases in accordance with requirements specified in a final course project. Using a systematic approach, students will design, develop, evaluate, and revise instruction to meet defined goals and objectives. Contemporary theories of learning will be used as the framework and catalyst for the design process.

 

ICTE 123 INTRODUCTION TO INSTRUCTIONAL DESIGN 3

 

Course description

This course is designed to teach the fundamentals of instructional design, including the principles of learning theory, and instructional strategies that are relevant to instructional design. Students will learn the purpose and approach to completing each phase of the instructional design process and will produce a set of outputs from each of these phases in accordance with requirements specified in a final course project. Using a systematic approach, students will design, develop, evaluate, and revise instruction to meet defined goals and objectives. Contemporary theories of learning will be used as the framework and catalyst for the design process.

ICTE 121 EMERGING TECHNOLOGIES IN EDUCATION 3

Course description

Mobile and web 2.0/3.0 technologies are the latest instructional tools for 21st Century learners. Many institutions in the developed parts of the world have already begun migrating from electronic learning (e-learning) to mobile learning (m-learning). E-learning involves the use of electronic services such as those provided by the Internets, computers and allied technologies.

ICTE 115 INTRODUCTION TO CALCULUS 3

Course Description: 

The course gives the students a sound knowledge of differential and integral calculus with their applications to problems of practical nature. After the course students will be able to study further calculus and subsequently use it as a strong tool to understand and develop the problems which they come across in Technology.

ICTE 114 INTRODUCTION TO DISTANCE EDUCATION AND ONLINE LEARNING 3

Course Description

In this course, the student will examine the theoretical framework, historical development and practical applications of the distance education movement. Students will explore various modes and media for Distance Education.  Students will also explore various online learning systems and principles in this course. Students will be required to design and develop online teaching and learning materials.

ICTE 113 FOUNDATIONS OF EDUCATIONAL AND INSTRUCTIONAL TECHNOLOGIES 3

Course description:

This course gives an overview of classic and contemporary theories of learning and their applications in educational technology and emerging orientations and implications for practice. It will also explore foundations, history, perspectives, and literature in the field. The course will enable students to think more critically about their career goals.

The course also seeks to introduce students to a range of approaches to the infusion of technology and ICT applications across the curriculum, a range of current ICT in education practices and design of ICT classrooms that integrate technology into teaching and learning, and research. The focus of this course is on equipping students with the knowledge and skills required for effective integration of ICT in teaching and learning.

ICTE 112 TECHNICAL COMMUNICATION AND REPORT WRITING 3

Course Description

The course aims to develop an awareness and understanding of research methodologies and to provide the necessary background for students to successfully undertake the project activity and dissertation in educational technology. The student will learn how to select and critically apply an appropriate research strategy, critically analyze research reports and data, generate research support and demonstrate how this applies in the management of projects, undertake a literature search on a research topic and how to disseminate research in terms of reports and journal publications.

ICTE 111 COMPUTER SYSTEMS AND APPLICATIONS IN EDUCATION 3

Course description:

This course is an introductory course in computer applications. It provides students with a strong background in the use of computers and serves to meet the general computer literacy requirement. The course provides practical skills in various ways to incorporate technology into the student’s personal educational program as well as integrating instructional technology into classroom. Materials will aid students in development and application of Intern al International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) standards in the classroom setting. It will provide instructions from basic to more advanced computer technologies. The class will be conducted in practical ways. Students will use computers, printers, scanners, digital cameras, camcorders, web cams and other multimedia technologies to carry out projects. Students will identify appropriate problems and design solutions, using specific applications packages.

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