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Computer Literacy
To equip all learners for a future in which technology awareness and basic computer skills will increasingly be important. Government department and communities are following this approach. The employees and communities need to be in a strong position to take advantage of technological developments as they arise.

Purpose of the course:

The course enables learners to acquire computer skills through the effective and efficient use of packaged software to fulfill tasks such as basic word processing, working with spreadsheets and to design and present a PowerPoint presentation.

Admission requirements:

Admission requirements: 
N/A
Learning assumed to be in place: 
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Course outcomes and assessment criteria :

Course outcomes and the associated assessment criteria: 

Study Unit

Outcomes

Assessment Criteria

  After completion of this course, participants will: Participant will be assessed on the following criteria:

MODULE  1:

USE A GRAPHICAL USER INTERFACE (GUI)-BASED WORD PROCESSOR TO CREATE AND EDIT DOCUMENTS (MS-WORD)

At the end of the learning cycle, the learners will demonstrate knowledge and understanding to:

  • Principles of word processing.
  • Create, open and save documents.
  • Produce a document from given text.
  • Format a document.
  • Edit a document.
  • Check spelling and grammar in a document.
  • Adjust the display characteristics.
  1. Demonstrate an understanding of the principles of word processing.
  2. Create, open and save documents.
  3. Produce a document from given text
  4. Format a document
  5. Edit a document.
  6. Check spelling and grammar in a document.
  7. Adjust the display characteristics.
 

MODULE 2: USE A GRAPHICAL USER INTERFACE (GUI)-BASED SPREADSHEET APPLICATION TO SOLVE A GIVEN PROBLEM (MS-EXCEL)

At the end of the learning cycle, the learners will demonstrate knowledge and understanding to:

  • Prepare and produce a spreadsheet
  • Adjust settings to customise the view
  • Work with multiple worksheets.
  • Apply formulae to worksheets.
  • Apply simple built-in functions
  • Apply formatting to a spreadsheet
  • Use special effects to improve the presentation of the spreadsheet.
  • Evaluate a spreadsheet.
  1. Prepare and produce a spreadsheet to provide a solution to a given problem.
  2. Adjust settings to customise the view and preferences of the spreadsheet application to suit the solution created for the given problem
  3. Work with multiple worksheets to suit the solution to the given problem.
  4. Apply formulae to worksheets to provide alternative solutions to the given problem.
  5. Apply simple built-in functions of the spreadsheet application to the given problem.
  6. Apply formatting to a spreadsheet application to the given problem.
  7. Use special effects to improve the presentation of the spreadsheet.
  8. Evaluate a spreadsheet to comply with the given problem.
 

MODULE  3:

USE A GRAPHICAL USER INTERFACE (GUI)-BASED PRESENTATION APPLICATION TO CREATE AND EDIT SLIDE PRESENTATIONS (MS-POWERPOINT)

At the end of the learning cycle, the learners will demonstrate knowledge and understanding of:

  • Use of presentation applications.
  • Creating a new slide presentation.
  • Producing a slide presentation from given text.
  • Formatting a slide presentation.
  • Editing a slide presentation.
  • Checking spelling and grammar in a slide presentation.
  1. Demonstrate an understanding of the use of presentation applications.
  2. Create a new slide presentation
  3. Produce a slide presentation from given text.
  4. Format a slide presentation.
  5. Edit a slide presentation.
  6. Check spelling and grammar in a slide presentation.
 

MODULE  4:

USE A GRAPHICAL USER INTERFACE (GUI)-BASED WEB-BROWSER TO SEARCH THE INTERNET (INTERNET SURFING)

At the end of the learning cycle, the learners will demonstrate knowledge and understanding of:

  • Concepts and terms of the Internet.
  • Legal and ethical issues in relation to Internet use.
  • The use a GUI-based browser to display a given Web Page.
  • Adjusting settings to customise the view and preferences of the browser application.
  • Navigating on the Internet.
  • The use of a Search Engine to locate given information specifications.
  • Obtaining information from a Web site.
  1. Use a Graphical User Interface (GUI)-based web-browser to search the Internet
  2. Explain legal and ethical issues in relation to Internet use.
  3. Use a Graphical User Interface (GUI)-based browser to display a given Web Page.
  4. Adjust settings to customise the view and preferences of the browser application.
  5. Navigate on the Internet.
  6. Use a Search Engine to locate given information specifications.
  7. Obtain information from a Web site.
 

MODULE 5:

USE ELECTRONIC MAIL TO SEND AND RECEIVE MESSAGES (E-MAIL)

At the end of the learning cycle, the learners will demonstrate knowledge and understanding of:

  • Electronic messages
  • Create Email
  • Send electronic mail
  • Send multiple emails
  • Receive emails
  1. Understand the concepts and terms of electronic messaging.
  2. Create and send an E-mail message.
  3. Receive and respond to e-mails.
  4. Print an E-mail message.
  5. Work with multiple E-mail messages.
  6. Adjust settings to customise the view and preferences of the Email application.
 

MODULE  6:

USE A GRAPHICAL USER INTERFACE (GUI)-BASED DATABASE APPLICATION TO WORK WITH SIMPLE DATABASES (DATABASE)

At the end of the learning cycle, the learners will demonstrate knowledge and understanding of:

  • Principles of Database
  • Open a database
  • Save a database
  • Close a database
  • Produce a database
  • Edit a database
  • Modify a database
  • Sort and search for records
  1. Understand the principles of databases.
  2. Open and save a simple existing database.
  3. Produce and edit a simple database table from given specifications.
  4. Data is entered into a simple database table from given specifications.
  5. Modify the design of a database table.
  6. Sort and search for records in a database table.
 

 

Assessment: 
No assessment
Method of assessment: 
N/A

Additional information

L19 100 1
Mode of delivery: 
Contact
Target group: 
Participants who wishes to know how to use computer.
Contact us
Name: 
Prof Hein Prinsloo
Telephone number: 
018 389 2387