PGBICT02 Introduction to ICT

Faculty of Arts
Autumn 2023
Extent and Intensity
1/1/0. 6 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
Teacher(s)
Mgr. Bc. Libor Juhaňák, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Mgr. Jiří Poláček, Ph.D. (lecturer)
doc. Mgr. Jiří Zounek, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
doc. Mgr. Jiří Zounek, Ph.D.
Department of Educational Sciences – Faculty of Arts
Contact Person: Mgr. Kateřina Zelená
Supplier department: Department of Educational Sciences – Faculty of Arts
Timetable
Mon 16:00–17:40 B2.21, except Mon 13. 11.
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is only offered to the students of the study fields the course is directly associated with.

The capacity limit for the course is 25 student(s).
Current registration and enrolment status: enrolled: 10/25, only registered: 0/25
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
Course objectives
The aim of the course is to acquaint students with basic topics in the field of informatics and information and communication technologies. Students will also acquire the practical skills necessary to understand the significance and application of digital technologies in the educational process. The course introduces the topic of ICT in a broad context, with a very strong emphasis on the application level as far as the application of ICT in education is concerned.
Learning outcomes
Upon completion of the course, the student will be able to:
- explain the principles of operation of software applications, computer networks and the Internet;
- describe the basics of algorithms;
- identify and use markup languages and document styles;
- describe and explain the principles of electronic documents and their (online) creation, apply these principles in practice;
- create simple database queries;
- visualize data effectively;
- describe and explain the differences between basic image, audio and video formats;
- deal with the pitfalls of online communication;
- make provisions for secure working with electronic data for oneself and others.
Syllabus
  • What a computer consists of and how it operates, computer peripherals
  • Elementary algorithms and principles of software applications
  • Computer networks, communication protocols and the basics of the Internet
  • Online communication, communication protocols, pedagogical aspects of online communication in group learning
  • Modern electronic documents, shared document creation
  • Markup languages, styles, websites
  • Multimedia and their significance for education, formats, editing
  • Creative work with data, data visualization, computer graphics
  • Mass manipulation of data, databases, introduction to querying
  • Computer safety and security, privacy issues on the Internet
Literature
    recommended literature
  • CHRISTIAN, Brian and Tom GRIFFITHS. Algoritmy pro život : jak využít počítačové algoritmy při každodenním rozhodování. Translated by Filip Drlík. Vydání první. V Brně: Jan Melvil Publishing, 2017, 399 stran. ISBN 9788075550378. URL info
  • KRÁL, Mojmír. Bezpečný internet : chraňte sebe i svůj počítač. První vydání. Praha: Grada Publishing, a.s., 2015, 183 stran. ISBN 9788024754536. URL info
  • VIRTANEN, Tuija. Pragmatics of computer-mediated communication. Edited by Susan C. Herring - Dieter Stein. Berlin: De Gruyter Mouton, 2013, xiii, 758. ISBN 9783110214468. info
  • CHÁBERA, Jiří. ECDL : průvodce přípravou na testy. 1. vyd. Brno: Computer Press, 2012, 200 s. ISBN 9788025131442. info
  • LACKO, Ľuboslav. SQL : kapesní přehled. Vyd. 1. Brno: CP Books, 2005, 96 s. ISBN 8025107884. info
Teaching methods
Lectures, group discussions, individual project work
Assessment methods
Writing of a seminar paper and its defence (40% of the grade), online exam (60% of the grade). A minimum of 70% is required to successfully complete the course.
Language of instruction
Czech
Further Comments
Study Materials
The course is taught annually.
The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 2020, Autumn 2021, Autumn 2022, Autumn 2024.
  • Enrolment Statistics (Autumn 2023, recent)
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