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Virtual Portal for Interaction and ICT Training for People with
Disabilities
ViPi Curriculum
Outcome No.
Workpackage No.
Deliverable 10
WP3
Workpackage Title
Consolidation of existing
materials and development
and design of new learning
materials
Authors
Andy Burton and all consortium partners
Status (F: final; D: draft; RD: revised
RD
draft):
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D10 Curriculum.docx
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Version History table
Version no.
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3
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Dates and comments
09-11-2011 - Reformatting of previous ViPi Curriculum Detail (Post Cyprus)
document to new project standard and editing to include assignments of lead
authoring roles as discussed in the Skype meeting on 02/11/2011 along with
additional edits recently provided by partners, particularly on the What is there for
me? Section.
30-01-2012 – Addition of key suggestions from stakeholder meeting with teachers at
Oak Field School
08/05/2012 – Revision of curriculum to encompass sections for skills which are
enhanced directly and indirectly by each section. Also removal of timings for course.
28/05/2012 - Revisions by Eurocy Hiteco and Steficon Incorporated by NTU
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Table of Content
Version History table ............................................................................................................................ 2
Table of Content ................................................................................................................................... 3
Glossary ............................................................................................................................................... 15
1
Unit 1 Computer Basics for Beginners .................................................................................... 18
1.1
About Computers ................................................................................................................ 18
1.1.1
Aims .............................................................................................................................. 18
1.1.2
Lead Partner ................................................................................................................ 18
1.1.3
Learning Objectives .................................................................................................... 18
1.1.4
Skills Enhanced........................................................................................................... 18
1.1.4.1
Directly................................................................................................................................... 18
1.1.4.2
Indirectly ................................................................................................................................ 18
1.1.5
Content of the Themes .............................................................................................. 18
1.1.5.1
Parts of a computer ............................................................................................................... 18
1.1.5.2
Turning the computer on and off and logging in and out safely ........................................... 19
1.1.6
Teaching Strategies.................................................................................................... 19
1.1.7
Previous Knowledge................................................................................................... 19
1.1.8
Resources .................................................................................................................... 19
1.1.9
Assessment Criteria ................................................................................................... 20
1.1.10
Summary ...................................................................................................................... 20
1.1.11
Glossary ....................................................................................................................... 20
1.2
Input Devices ....................................................................................................................... 21
1.2.1
Aims .............................................................................................................................. 21
1.2.2
Lead Partner ................................................................................................................ 21
1.2.3
Learning Objectives .................................................................................................... 21
1.2.4
Skills Enhanced........................................................................................................... 21
1.2.4.1
Directly................................................................................................................................... 21
1.2.4.2
Indirectly ................................................................................................................................ 21
1.2.5
Content of the Themes .............................................................................................. 21
1.2.5.1
The mouse/touchpad............................................................................................................. 21
1.2.5.2
The Keyboard ......................................................................................................................... 21
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1.2.5.3
The TouchScreen .................................................................................................................... 22
1.2.6
Teaching Strategies.................................................................................................... 22
1.2.7
Previous Knowledge................................................................................................... 22
1.2.8
Resources .................................................................................................................... 22
1.2.9
Assessment Criteria ................................................................................................... 22
1.2.10
Summary ...................................................................................................................... 22
1.2.11
Glossary ....................................................................................................................... 22
1.3
Output Devices .................................................................................................................... 23
1.3.1
Aims .............................................................................................................................. 23
1.3.2
Lead Partner ................................................................................................................ 23
1.3.3
Learning Objectives .................................................................................................... 23
1.3.4
Skills Enhanced........................................................................................................... 23
1.3.4.1
Directly................................................................................................................................... 23
1.3.4.2
Indirectly ................................................................................................................................ 23
1.3.5
Content of the Themes .............................................................................................. 23
1.3.5.1
Application settings ............................................................................................................... 23
1.3.5.2
Sound settings ....................................................................................................................... 24
1.3.5.3
Introduction to assistive technologies ................................................................................... 24
1.3.6
Teaching Strategies.................................................................................................... 24
1.3.7
Previous Knowledge................................................................................................... 24
1.3.8
Resources .................................................................................................................... 24
1.3.9
Assessment Criteria ................................................................................................... 24
1.3.10
Summary ...................................................................................................................... 24
1.3.11
Glossary ....................................................................................................................... 25
1.4
Using the Computer ........................................................................................................... 26
1.4.1
Aims .............................................................................................................................. 26
1.4.2
Lead Partner ................................................................................................................ 26
1.4.3
Learning Objectives .................................................................................................... 26
1.4.4
Skills Enhanced........................................................................................................... 26
1.4.4.1
Directly................................................................................................................................... 26
1.4.4.2
Indirectly ................................................................................................................................ 26
1.4.5
1.4.5.1
Content of the Themes .............................................................................................. 26
Desktop Icons......................................................................................................................... 26
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1.4.5.2
The Task Bar .......................................................................................................................... 26
1.4.5.3
Windows ................................................................................................................................ 26
1.4.5.4
Using an application .............................................................................................................. 27
1.4.6
Teaching Strategies.................................................................................................... 27
1.4.7
Previous Knowledge................................................................................................... 27
1.4.8
Resources .................................................................................................................... 27
1.4.9
Assessment Criteria ................................................................................................... 27
1.4.10
Summary ...................................................................................................................... 27
1.4.11
Glossary ....................................................................................................................... 27
1.5
Browsing the Web............................................................................................................... 28
1.5.1
Aims .............................................................................................................................. 28
1.5.2
Lead Partner ................................................................................................................ 28
1.5.3
Learning Objectives .................................................................................................... 28
1.5.4
Skills Enhanced........................................................................................................... 28
1.5.4.1
Directly................................................................................................................................... 28
1.5.4.2
Indirectly ................................................................................................................................ 28
1.5.5
Content of the Themes .............................................................................................. 28
1.5.5.1
Web browsing applications ................................................................................................... 28
1.5.5.2
Using a web browser (browser specific) ................................................................................ 28
2
1.5.6
Teaching Strategies.................................................................................................... 28
1.5.7
Previous Knowledge................................................................................................... 29
1.5.8
Resources .................................................................................................................... 29
1.5.9
Assessment Criteria ................................................................................................... 29
1.5.10
Summary ...................................................................................................................... 29
1.5.11
Glossary ....................................................................................................................... 29
Unit 2 Basic ICT Skills ................................................................................................................ 30
2.1
More About Computers ...................................................................................................... 30
2.1.1
Aims .............................................................................................................................. 30
2.1.2
Lead Partner ................................................................................................................ 30
2.1.3
Learning Objectives .................................................................................................... 30
2.1.4
Skills Enhanced........................................................................................................... 30
2.1.4.1
Directly................................................................................................................................... 30
2.1.4.2
Indirectly ................................................................................................................................ 30
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2.1.5
Content of the Themes .............................................................................................. 30
2.1.5.1
Parts of a computer ............................................................................................................... 30
2.1.5.2
Turning the computer on and off and logging in and out safely ........................................... 31
2.1.5.3
Assembly of a computer ........................................................................................................ 31
2.1.6
Teaching Strategies.................................................................................................... 31
2.1.7
Previous Knowledge................................................................................................... 32
2.1.8
Resources .................................................................................................................... 32
2.1.9
Assessment Criteria ................................................................................................... 32
2.1.10
Summary ...................................................................................................................... 32
2.1.11
Glossary ....................................................................................................................... 32
2.2
Higher Input Devices .......................................................................................................... 33
2.2.1
Aims .............................................................................................................................. 33
2.2.2
Lead Partner ................................................................................................................ 33
2.2.3
Learning Objectives .................................................................................................... 33
2.2.4
Skills Enhanced........................................................................................................... 33
2.2.4.1
Directly................................................................................................................................... 33
2.2.4.2
Indirectly ................................................................................................................................ 33
2.2.5
Content of the Themes .............................................................................................. 33
2.2.5.1
The mouse/touchpad............................................................................................................. 33
2.2.5.2
The Keyboard ......................................................................................................................... 33
2.2.5.3
The TouchScreen .................................................................................................................... 34
2.2.6
Teaching Strategies.................................................................................................... 34
2.2.7
Previous Knowledge................................................................................................... 34
2.2.8
Resources .................................................................................................................... 34
2.2.9
Assessment Criteria ................................................................................................... 35
2.2.10
Summary ...................................................................................................................... 35
2.2.11
Glossary ....................................................................................................................... 35
2.3
Output Devices .................................................................................................................... 36
2.3.1
Aims .............................................................................................................................. 36
2.3.2
Lead Partner ................................................................................................................ 36
2.3.3
Learning Objectives .................................................................................................... 36
2.3.4
Skills Enhanced........................................................................................................... 36
2.3.4.1
Directly................................................................................................................................... 36
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Indirectly ................................................................................................................................ 36
2.3.5
Content of the Themes .............................................................................................. 36
2.3.5.1
Display settings...................................................................................................................... 36
2.3.5.2
Monitor settings .................................................................................................................... 37
2.3.5.3
Application settings ............................................................................................................... 37
2.3.5.4
Sound settings ....................................................................................................................... 37
2.3.5.5
Introduction to assistive technologies ................................................................................... 37
2.3.6
Teaching Strategies.................................................................................................... 37
2.3.7
Previous Knowledge................................................................................................... 37
2.3.8
Resources .................................................................................................................... 37
2.3.9
Assessment Criteria ................................................................................................... 38
2.3.10
Summary ...................................................................................................................... 38
2.3.11
Glossary ....................................................................................................................... 38
2.4
Higher Using the Computer............................................................................................... 39
2.4.1
Aims .............................................................................................................................. 39
2.4.2
Lead Partner ................................................................................................................ 39
2.4.3
Learning Objectives .................................................................................................... 39
2.4.4
Skills Enhanced........................................................................................................... 39
2.4.4.1
Directly................................................................................................................................... 39
2.4.4.2
Indirectly ................................................................................................................................ 39
2.4.5
Content of the Themes .............................................................................................. 39
2.4.5.1
Desktop Icons......................................................................................................................... 39
2.4.5.2
The Task Bar .......................................................................................................................... 39
2.4.5.3
Windows ................................................................................................................................ 40
2.4.5.4
Help........................................................................................................................................ 40
2.4.5.5
Files and Folders .................................................................................................................... 40
2.4.6
Teaching Strategies.................................................................................................... 40
2.4.7
Previous Knowledge................................................................................................... 40
2.4.8
Resources .................................................................................................................... 40
2.4.9
Assessment Criteria ................................................................................................... 40
2.4.10
Summary ...................................................................................................................... 41
2.4.11
Glossary ....................................................................................................................... 41
2.5
Making and Saving a Document and spreadsheet........................................................ 42
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2.5.1
Aims .............................................................................................................................. 42
2.5.2
Lead Partner ................................................................................................................ 42
2.5.3
Learning Objectives .................................................................................................... 42
2.5.4
Skills Enhanced........................................................................................................... 42
2.5.4.1
Directly................................................................................................................................... 42
2.5.4.2
Indirectly ................................................................................................................................ 42
2.5.5
Content of the Themes .............................................................................................. 42
2.5.5.1
Making and saving a simple document and a simple spreadsheet ....................................... 42
2.5.5.2
Making and saving a simple spreadsheet ............................................................................. 43
2.5.6
Teaching Strategies.................................................................................................... 43
2.5.7
Previous Knowledge................................................................................................... 43
2.5.8
Resources .................................................................................................................... 43
2.5.9
Assessment Criteria ................................................................................................... 43
2.5.10
Summary ...................................................................................................................... 43
2.5.11
Glossary ....................................................................................................................... 43
2.6
Web Browsing and Security .............................................................................................. 44
2.6.1
Aims .............................................................................................................................. 44
2.6.2
Lead Partner ................................................................................................................ 44
2.6.3
Learning Objectives .................................................................................................... 44
2.6.4
Skills Enhanced........................................................................................................... 44
2.6.4.1
Directly................................................................................................................................... 44
2.6.4.2
Indirectly ................................................................................................................................ 44
2.6.5
Content of the Themes .............................................................................................. 44
2.6.5.1
Web browsing applications ................................................................................................... 44
2.6.5.2
Using a web browser (browser specific) ................................................................................ 44
2.6.5.3
Web security .......................................................................................................................... 45
2.6.5.4
Using ViPi ............................................................................................................................... 45
2.6.6
Teaching Strategies.................................................................................................... 45
2.6.7
Previous Knowledge................................................................................................... 45
2.6.8
Resources .................................................................................................................... 45
2.6.9
Assessment Criteria ................................................................................................... 46
2.6.9.1
Assessment Questions ........................................................................................................... 46
2.6.10
Summary ...................................................................................................................... 46
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2.7
Glossary ....................................................................................................................... 46
E-mail and Security ............................................................................................................ 47
2.7.1
Aims .............................................................................................................................. 47
2.7.2
Lead Partner ................................................................................................................ 47
2.7.3
Learning Objectives .................................................................................................... 47
2.7.4
Skills Enhanced........................................................................................................... 47
2.7.4.1
Directly................................................................................................................................... 47
2.7.4.2
Indirectly ................................................................................................................................ 47
2.7.5
Content of the Themes .............................................................................................. 47
2.7.5.1
Using E-mail........................................................................................................................... 47
2.7.5.2
Security Issues........................................................................................................................ 48
2.7.6
Teaching Strategies.................................................................................................... 48
2.7.7
Previous Knowledge................................................................................................... 48
2.7.8
Resources .................................................................................................................... 48
2.7.9
Assessment Criteria ................................................................................................... 48
2.7.9.1
Assessment Questions ........................................................................................................... 48
2.7.10
Summary ...................................................................................................................... 49
2.7.11
Glossary ....................................................................................................................... 49
2.8
Communication Tools ........................................................................................................ 50
2.8.1
Aims .............................................................................................................................. 50
2.8.2
Lead Partner ................................................................................................................ 50
2.8.3
Learning Objectives .................................................................................................... 50
2.8.4
Skills Enhanced........................................................................................................... 50
2.8.4.1
Directly................................................................................................................................... 50
2.8.4.2
Indirectly ................................................................................................................................ 50
2.8.5
Content of the Themes .............................................................................................. 50
2.8.5.1
Communication software ...................................................................................................... 50
2.8.5.2
Using Communication Software ............................................................................................ 50
2.8.5.3
Safety and communication software..................................................................................... 51
2.8.6
Teaching Strategies.................................................................................................... 51
2.8.7
Previous Knowledge................................................................................................... 51
2.8.8
Resources .................................................................................................................... 51
2.8.9
Assessment Criteria ................................................................................................... 51
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Summary ...................................................................................................................... 51
2.8.11
Glossary ....................................................................................................................... 51
2.9
Mobiles, Smartphones and Tablets ................................................................................. 52
2.9.1
Aims .............................................................................................................................. 52
2.9.2
Lead Partner ................................................................................................................ 52
2.9.3
Learning Objectives .................................................................................................... 52
2.9.4
Skills Enhanced........................................................................................................... 52
2.9.4.1
Directly................................................................................................................................... 52
2.9.4.2
Indirectly ................................................................................................................................ 52
Content of the Themes .............................................................................................. 52
2.9.5
2.9.5.1
Mobile devices ....................................................................................................................... 52
2.9.5.2
Using mobile devices ............................................................................................................. 53
2.9.5.3
Mobile security ...................................................................................................................... 53
2.9.6
Teaching Strategies.................................................................................................... 53
2.9.7
Previous Knowledge................................................................................................... 53
2.9.8
Resources .................................................................................................................... 53
2.9.9
Assessment Criteria ................................................................................................... 53
2.9.10
Summary ...................................................................................................................... 54
2.9.11
Glossary ....................................................................................................................... 54
2.10
Assistive Technologies ...................................................................................................... 55
2.10.1
Aims .............................................................................................................................. 55
2.10.2
Lead Partner ................................................................................................................ 55
2.10.3
Learning Objectives .................................................................................................... 55
2.10.4
Skills Enhanced........................................................................................................... 55
2.10.4.1
Directly............................................................................................................................... 55
2.10.4.2
Indirectly ............................................................................................................................ 55
Content of the Themes .............................................................................................. 55
2.10.5
2.10.5.1
Using assistive technologies .............................................................................................. 55
2.10.6
Teaching Strategies.................................................................................................... 55
2.10.7
Previous Knowledge................................................................................................... 56
2.10.8
Resources .................................................................................................................... 56
2.10.9
Assessment Criteria ................................................................................................... 56
2.10.10
Summary .................................................................................................................. 56
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2.11
Glossary ................................................................................................................... 56
What is there for me??....................................................................................................... 57
2.11.1
Aims .............................................................................................................................. 57
2.11.2
Lead Partner ................................................................................................................ 57
2.11.3
Learning Objectives .................................................................................................... 57
2.11.4
Skills Enhanced........................................................................................................... 57
2.11.4.1
Directly............................................................................................................................... 57
2.11.4.2
Indirectly ............................................................................................................................ 57
Content of the Themes .............................................................................................. 57
2.11.5
2.11.5.1
Europe................................................................................................................................ 57
2.11.5.2
Belgium .............................................................................................................................. 57
2.11.5.3
Cyprus ................................................................................................................................ 57
2.11.5.4
Greece ................................................................................................................................ 57
2.11.5.5
Lithuania ............................................................................................................................ 57
2.11.5.6
UK (English language resources) ....................................................................................... 57
2.11.6
Teaching Strategies.................................................................................................... 57
2.11.7
Previous Knowledge................................................................................................... 57
2.11.8
Resources .................................................................................................................... 58
2.11.9
Assessment Criteria ................................................................................................... 58
2.11.10
Summary .................................................................................................................. 58
2.11.11
Glossary ................................................................................................................... 58
2.12
Safety and Security ............................................................................................................ 59
2.12.1
Aims .............................................................................................................................. 59
2.12.2
Lead Partner ................................................................................................................ 59
2.12.3
Learning Objectives .................................................................................................... 59
2.12.4
Skills Enhanced........................................................................................................... 59
2.12.4.1
Directly............................................................................................................................... 59
2.12.4.2
Indirectly ............................................................................................................................ 59
2.12.5
Content of the Themes .............................................................................................. 59
2.12.5.1
OS updates and virus checkers .......................................................................................... 59
2.12.5.2
Internet .............................................................................................................................. 59
2.12.5.3
E-mail ................................................................................................................................. 60
2.12.6
Teaching Strategies.................................................................................................... 60
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Previous Knowledge................................................................................................... 61
2.12.8
Resources .................................................................................................................... 61
2.12.9
Assessment Criteria ................................................................................................... 61
2.12.9.1
3
Assessment Questions ........................................................... Error! Bookmark not defined.
2.12.10
Summary .................................................................................................................. 61
2.12.11
Glossary ................................................................................................................... 61
Unit 3 Higher Basic ICT Skills ................................................................................................... 62
3.1
Office Applications – Word Processing ........................................................................... 62
3.1.1
Aims .............................................................................................................................. 62
3.1.2
Lead Partner ................................................................................................................ 62
3.1.3
Learning Objectives .................................................................................................... 62
3.1.3.1
Understanding Word ............................................................................................................. 62
3.1.3.2
Word Basic Functionality ....................................................................................................... 62
3.1.4
Skills Enhanced........................................................................................................... 63
3.1.4.1
Directly................................................................................................................................... 63
3.1.4.2
Indirectly ................................................................................................................................ 63
3.1.5
3.1.5.1
Content of the Themes .............................................................................................. 63
Using a word processing package ......................................................................................... 64
3.1.6
Teaching Strategies.................................................................................................... 64
3.1.7
Previous Knowledge................................................................................................... 65
3.1.8
Resources .................................................................................................................... 65
3.1.9
Assessment Criteria ................................................................................................... 65
3.1.8.1 Evaluation of students’ skills ......................................................... Error! Bookmark not defined.
“Ancient Greek Everyday Life” ..............................................................Error! Bookmark not defined.
3.1.10
Summary ...................................................................................................................... 65
3.1.11
Glossary ....................................................................................................................... 65
3.2
Office Applications – Spreadsheets ................................................................................. 66
3.2.1
Aims .............................................................................................................................. 66
3.2.2
Lead Partner ................................................................................................................ 66
3.2.3
Learning Objectives .................................................................................................... 66
3.2.4
Skills Enhanced........................................................................................................... 67
3.2.4.1
Directly................................................................................................................................... 67
3.2.4.2
Indirectly ................................................................................................................................ 67
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3.2.5.1
Content of the Themes .............................................................................................. 67
Using a spreadsheet package ................................................................................................ 67
3.2.6
Teaching Strategies.................................................................................................... 67
3.2.7
Previous Knowledge................................................................................................... 68
3.2.8
Resources .................................................................................................................... 68
3.2.9
Assessment Criteria ................................................................................................... 68
3.2.10
Summary ...................................................................................................................... 68
3.2.11
Glossary ....................................................................................................................... 68
3.3
Office Applications – Slideshow presentation software ................................................ 69
3.3.1
Aims .............................................................................................................................. 69
3.3.2
Lead Partner ................................................................................................................ 69
3.3.3
Learning Objectives .................................................................................................... 69
3.3.4
Skills Enhanced........................................................................................................... 69
3.3.4.1
Directly................................................................................................................................... 69
3.3.4.2
Indirectly ................................................................................................................................ 69
3.3.5
3.3.5.1
Content of the Themes .............................................................................................. 70
Using a slideshow package.................................................................................................... 70
3.3.6
Teaching Strategies.................................................................................................... 70
3.3.7
Previous Knowledge................................................................................................... 70
3.3.8
Resources .................................................................................................................... 71
3.3.9
Assessment Criteria ................................................................................................... 71
3.3.10
Summary ...................................................................................................................... 71
3.3.11
Glossary ....................................................................................................................... 71
3.4
Online applications ............................................................................................................. 72
3.4.1
Aims .............................................................................................................................. 72
3.4.2
Lead Partner ................................................................................................................ 72
3.4.3
Learning Objectives .................................................................................................... 72
3.4.4
Skills Enhanced........................................................................................................... 72
3.4.4.1
Directly................................................................................................................................... 72
3.4.4.2
Indirectly ................................................................................................................................ 72
3.4.5
Content of the Themes .............................................................................................. 72
3.4.5.1
Online and collaborative document editors .......................................................................... 72
3.4.5.2
E-Learning .............................................................................................................................. 72
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Teaching Strategies.................................................................................................... 73
3.4.7
Previous Knowledge................................................................................................... 73
3.4.8
Resources .................................................................................................................... 73
3.4.9
Assessment Criteria ................................................................................................... 73
3.4.10
Summary ...................................................................................................................... 73
3.4.11
Glossary ....................................................................................................................... 73
3.5
Practical Exercises ............................................................................................................. 74
3.5.1
Aims .............................................................................................................................. 74
3.5.2
Lead Partner ................................................................................................................ 74
3.5.3
Learning Objectives .................................................................................................... 74
3.5.4
Skills Enhanced........................................................................................................... 74
3.5.4.1
Directly................................................................................................................................... 74
3.5.4.2
Indirectly ................................................................................................................................ 74
3.5.5
Content of the Themes .............................................................................................. 74
3.5.5.1
Purchasing online .................................................................................................................. 74
3.5.5.2
Data finding ........................................................................................................................... 74
3.5.5.3
Using ViPi ............................................................................................................................... 75
3.5.6
Teaching Strategies.................................................................................................... 75
3.5.7
Previous Knowledge................................................................................................... 75
3.5.8
Resources .................................................................................................................... 75
3.5.9
Assessment Criteria ................................................................................................... 75
3.5.10
Summary ...................................................................................................................... 75
3.5.11
Glossary ....................................................................................................................... 75
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Glossary
Android App: A software application that facilitates access to specific resources, installable on
Android devices
Click: the press of a mouse button (and the sound it makes)
Cloud: Web based storage allowing remote backup and roaming file access
Desktop: a computer designed to be set up as a work station
Email: electronic mail. Message sent through electronic devices, i.e. computers.
Hyperlink: A link from a hypertext file or document to another location or file, typically activated by
clicking on a highlighted word or image on the screen
E-learning: this includes all forms of electronically supported learning – but more specifically, the
computer and network enabled transfer of knowledge and skills.
Gestures: (Touch or Touchless) Kinect-like gestures being used on mobile devices to facilitate starting
applications or browsing the internet
ICT: Information and Communication Technology – the use of computers and mobile devices to
present and find information and to communicate with others
Input: feeding control data into a computer telling it what you want it to do.
Kiosk presentation – a slideshow that uses timings to move from one interaction to the next,
requiring no manual input, and producing a rolling show.
Laptop: a portable computer usually with a built-in monitor
LibreOffice Writer: The textual document processors created by the Open Source Community
Mixed Case: capital and small letters
Mobile Access: Connect to a web resource through a mobile device
Mobile browsing: Interact with a web resource
Mouse: a device to control and interact with the on screen pointer via movement on the desk
MS Word: The textual document processor created by Microsoft corporation
Navigating: Moving between web pages
OS: or Operating System – this is the software that your computer uses to allow you to interact with
it and its programs. Common OS include Windows versions, Linux, Ubuntu and Mac OSX
Predictive text: software that takes the first letters of a word entered and their context and uses this
to predict the word being typed.
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Scroll bar: A sliding bar appearing on the barriers of a window, which allows the user to move it
up/down or left/right, causing the move of the window itself.
Touchpad: a device to control and interact with the on screen pointer via movement of a finger on a
touch sensitive pad.
Track-ball: a device similar to a mouse with a roller ball mounted in a surface so that it can be rolled
to control the mouse pointer.
URL: Abbreviation of Uniform Resource Locator, a web address often starting with http://www.
USB: Universal Serial Bus – a standard cable drive or memory stick connection socket.
Webcam – a video camera connected to or built into a laptop, PC or phone in order to allow images
or video of the user to be captured and sent.
ViPi platform: The main resource portal of the project.
UK Key Skills Summary
Skills which may be enhanced by each section are summarised here. These are the UK Key Skills
Qualifications which are offered in six areas.
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Communication
o speaking,
o listening,
o reading and
o writing skills
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Application of Number
o interpreting information involving numbers
o carrying out calculations,
o interpreting results and
o presenting findings
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Information Communication Technology
o finding, exploring, developing and presenting information including text, images and
numbers
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Working with others
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o includes process and interpersonal skills to support working cooperatively with
others to achieve shared objectives, work cooperatively and have regard for others

Improving own learning and performance
o developing independent learners who are clearly focused on what they want to
achieve and able to work towards targets that will improve the quality of their
learning and performance. The standards include

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process skills, e.g., target-setting, planning, learning, reviewing and

interpersonal skills, e.g., communicating own needs, accepting constructive
feedback, negotiating learning opportunities and support
Problem solving
o encouraging learners to develop and demonstrate their ability to tackle problems
systematically, for the purpose of working towards their solution and learning from
this process. Three types or combinations of problems are dealt with:
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diagnostic problems that depend primarily on analysis to arrive at
conclusions,
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design problems that depend mainly on synthesis to create a product or
process, and
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contingency problems that typically involve resource planning and gaining
the cooperation of others, e.g. when organising an event
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1 Unit 1 Computer Basics for Beginners
1.1 About Computers
1.1.1
Aims
This unit will help you recognise the parts of a desktop/laptop computer, and teach you how to turn
it on and off safely.
1.1.2
Lead Partner
NTU
1.1.3
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Learning Objectives
Be aware of and be able to name parts of a computer (desktop and laptop)
Be able to turn on and boot the computer (desktop and laptop)
Be able to shut down the computer safely without risk to data/hardware (desktop and
laptop)
1.1.4
Skills Enhanced
1.1.4.1 Directly

ICT
1.1.4.2 Indirectly


Communication
Improving own learning and performance
1.1.5
Content of the Themes
1.1.5.1 Parts of a computer
Recognising the parts of a desktop computer including:
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Monitor
PC base unit (CPU)
Mouse
Keyboard
Modem/Router (optional)
Printer (optional)
Scanner (optional)
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Assistive technologies (optional and user specific)
Recognising the parts of a laptop computer including:
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Monitor
Keyboard
Touchpad
Power supply
Mouse
1.1.5.2 Turning the computer on and off and logging in
and out safely
Startup and shutdown:

Booting a laptop and desktop computer
o Turning on the monitor (desktop)
o “ON” button
o Entering username/password
 Shutting down a laptop and desktop computer
o Exiting programs
o Using safe software shutdown
 Turning off monitor
 Hibernate and sleep modes
(Different versions for XP, Vista, Win 7, Win 8 (when available), Ubuntu, Mac)
1.1.6
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Teaching Strategies
Point and show parts of a computer using diagrams and actual kit
Demonstration of booting and shutting down of desktop and laptop computers
Demonstration of logging on and off safely
Practical boot and shutdown of desktop and laptop computers by students
Practical exercise on logging on and off the computer and laptop
1.1.7
Previous Knowledge
None
1.1.8
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Resources
PC with projector
Laptop with projector
Pens
Hand-outs – pictorial guide to parts of desktop and laptop machines and of the
boot/shutdown process specific to the hardware and OS used.
Any necessary assistive devices (disability-specific)
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Assessment Criteria
Multiple choice questions
Label a diagram of a PC and/or Laptop
Demonstrate ability to boot, shut down, log on and log off for desktop and laptop
1.1.10
Summary
Students should recognise the parts of both a laptop and desktop computer and be able to turn them
on and off, as well as logging on and off the operating system, safely without compromising data.
1.1.11
Glossary
Desktop: a computer designed to be set up as a work station
Laptop: a portable computer usually with a built-in monitor
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1.2 Input Devices
1.2.1
Aims
This unit will help you use a mouse/touchpad and keyboard (or equivalent assistive technologies) to
interact with a computer.
1.2.2
Lead Partner
NTU
1.2.3
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Learning Objectives
Be aware of how to use a mouse/touchpad, its buttons and its scroll wheel.
Recognise the most important keys on a keyboard.
Be aware of what the most important keys are used for.
1.2.4
Skills Enhanced
1.2.4.1 Directly

ICT
1.2.4.2 Indirectly
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

Communication
Improving own learning and performance
Application of number
1.2.5
Content of the Themes
1.2.5.1 The mouse/touchpad
The Mouse (and its accessible alternatives such as trackball, etc.):
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Left Click
Right Click
Scroll Wheel
Double Click
Drag
1.2.5.2 The Keyboard
The Keyboard (and accessible alternatives such as onscreen keyboard, simplified keyboard, etc.):
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
Letters, Numbers and Space
The Shift/Caps Lock Keys
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The Enter Key
The Backspace Key
1.2.5.3 The TouchScreen

Interacting with a touchscreen
1.2.6
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Teaching Strategies
Point and show parts of a mouse/touchpad and keyboard using diagrams, photos and actual
kit.
Demonstration of the use of a mouse/touchpad for each type of interaction.
Demonstration of the use of the most important keys on a keyboard.
Hands-on use of the mouse/keyboard to perform a structured task within a pre-opened
document file.
1.2.7
Previous Knowledge
None
1.2.8
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PC with projector
Laptop with projector
Pens
Hand-outs – pictorial guide to parts of keyboard and mouse/touchpad.
PCs for use by each student
1.2.9
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Resources
Assessment Criteria
Multiple choice questions
Show on a diagram of a keyboard where the letter keys, number keys, space, enter and shift
keys are.
Label a diagram of a mouse
Label a diagram of a touchpad
Demonstrate ability to type some words and numbers using mixed case, spacing, and line
breaks.
1.2.10
Summary
Students should recognise the parts of a keyboard and mouse/touchpad and be able to use them to
operate the computer.
1.2.11
Glossary
Mixed Case: capital and small letters
Mouse: a device to control and interact with the on screen pointer via movement on the desk
Touchpad: a device to control and interact with the on screen pointer via movement of a finger on a
touch sensitive pad.
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1.3 Output Devices
1.3.1
Aims
This unit will make you aware of the settings and options that can be changed in the Windows
display settings to improve accessibility of monitor output.It will explain how to adjust sound
settings. It will also make you aware of other alternative output technologies including text-tospeech, screen readers and refreshable Braille displays.
1.3.2
Lead Partner
NTU
1.3.3
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
Learning Objectives
Be able to improve accessibility by using display and application settings including:
o Display resolution
o Contrast
o Brightness
o Font size
o Window zoom
Make the user aware of how to mute and adjust sound volume.
Be aware of other assistive technologies which can provide useful outputs including (but not
limited to):
o Magnifiers
o Windows Narrator
o Text-to-speech
o Screen readers
o Refreshable Braille displays
1.3.4
Skills Enhanced
1.3.4.1 Directly

ICT
1.3.4.2 Indirectly


Communication
Improving own learning and performance
1.3.5
Content of the Themes
1.3.5.1 Application settings
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Font Size
Window Zoom
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1.3.5.2 Sound settings
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Adjustment of volume/mute from software
Adjustment of volume from hardware
1.3.5.3 Introduction to assistive technologies (ATLEC
input)
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Magnifiers
Narrator
Text-to-speech
Screen readers
Refreshable Braille displays.
1.3.6
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Teaching Strategies
Demonstration of adjustment of sound settings in both software and hardware.
Demonstration of the adjustment of some application settings which may increase
accessibility. Zooming a window in an office application, switching font size and zooming in a
browser window.
Hands-on use of a PC or laptop to adjust and optimise the settings.
Description of assistive technologies using demonstration where possible.
Handouts summarising the assistive technologies (ATs) available and highlighting the optional
modules available on ATs.
1.3.7
Previous Knowledge
None
1.3.8
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PC/Laptop with projector and speakers, along with assistive technologies where available
(magnifier, TTS, screen reader, narrator software and Braille display hardware)
Pens
Hand-outs – guide to assistive output technologies and a summary of display adjustments.
PCs for use by each student
Online resources on assistive technology that exists per disability group (EASTIN, OatSoft,
OAEG, UoA online repository, etc.).
1.3.9


Resources
Assessment Criteria
Multiple choice questions
Exercise in adjusting windows display and sound settings.
1.3.10
Summary
Students should be able to optimise display settings in Windows to their needs and optimise
applications to allow ease of viewing. Students should be able to adjust the sound volume. Students
should be aware of other output technologies that may assist them.
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1.3.11
Glossary
AT: assistive technology – any technology that improves accessibility to ICT usage (or more
specifically PC usage), be it hardware or software.
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1.4 Using the Computer
1.4.1
Aims
This unit will teach you about how to interact with the desktop, its icons, task bar, start menu, and
windows.
1.4.2
Lead Partner
NTU
1.4.3
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Learning Objectives
Be aware of how to start a program with a desktop icon and start the ‘start’ menu.
Be aware of how to view the task bar and bring open widows to the fore.
Be aware of the start menu and how to select items from it.
Be aware of Windows and how to maximise, minimise, hide, restore, move and resize them.
Be aware of how to switch between multiple windows.
1.4.4
Skills Enhanced
1.4.4.1 Directly

ICT
1.4.4.2 Indirectly


Communication
Improving own learning and performance
1.4.5
Content of the Themes
1.4.5.1 Desktop Icons
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
Clicking to select icons
Double-clicking to open applications with icons
1.4.5.2 The Task Bar
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How to see the task bar
Contents of the task bar
Bringing a window to the foreground with the task bar
1.4.5.3 Windows
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Closing open windows
Minimising windows
Restoring windows down
Moving windows
Resizing restored down windows
Scrolling using scroll bars within windows
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1.4.5.4 Using an application
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Open paint
Interact briefly with some simple tools to create a picture.
Save work
Print work
1.4.6
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Teaching Strategies
Demonstrate the use of the desktop features with a projected machine.
Give handouts showing the features of a desktop
Hands-on session - Allow students to perform structured tasks on a machine.
Creation and printing of a simple document/picture to make to worth of the process clear
1.4.7
Previous Knowledge
None
1.4.8
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

PC/laptop with projector
Pens
Hand-outs – pictorial guide to parts of the desktop
PC access for each student (supportive devices to be used as required by disability type and
level)
1.4.9



Resources
Assessment Criteria
Multiple choice questions
Show on a diagram of a desktop where they would find the start menu, task bar, desktop
icons and windows.
Demonstrate ability to open an application, hide and unhide windows, resize a window,
move window and scroll with a scroll bar.
1.4.10
Summary
Students should recognise the parts of the desktop and be able to use them to open applications and
switch between them.
1.4.11
Glossary
Scroll bar: A sliding bar appearing on the barriers of a window, which allows the user to move it
up/down or left/right, causing the move of the window itself.
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1.5 Browsing the Web
1.5.1
Aims
This unit will teach the basics of using a web browser to view web pages.
1.5.2
Lead Partner
NTU
1.5.3
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Learning Objectives
Be aware of what types of web browser software are available and how to use them. Core
functionalities Mozilla, chrome, etc.
Be able to type or copy a URL into the address bar
Be able to use hyperlinks
Be able to navigate backwards and forwards
Be able to perform a web search
Add site to favourites, and find them
1.5.4
Skills Enhanced
1.5.4.1 Directly

ICT
1.5.4.2 Indirectly


Communication
Improving own learning and performance
1.5.5
Content of the Themes
1.5.5.1 Web browsing applications

Recognise the most widely used web browsing applications. Currently Internet Explorer,
Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and Lynx text browser (useful for visually impaired people)
1.5.5.2 Using a web browser (browser specific)
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URLs
o Understanding their syntax/structure
Hyperlinks
o Recognising where hyperlinks are
o Activating a link
Navigating backwards and forwards
Use the search bar or a search engine page
1.5.6
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Teaching Strategies
Show a selection of browser applications highlighting that they perform the same job.
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Demonstrate the use of the browser features with a projected machine.
Give handouts labelling the features of a specific browser window
Hands-on session: Allow students to perform structured tasks on a machine.
1.5.7
Previous Knowledge
Knowledge of what the internet is
1.5.8
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PC/laptop with projector and Internet access
Pens
Hand-outs – Diagram of a (specific) browser window showing locations of important
features.
PC/Laptop with web (Internet) access for each student
1.5.9
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

Resources
Assessment Criteria
Multiple choice questions
Recognise and start the browser application from the desktop and Start menu.
Demonstrate ability to open a web page, navigate forward using hyperlinks and back and
forward using the browser’s buttons.
Perform a search for a specific subject. Very simple level
1.5.10
Summary
Students should recognise the parts of an internet browser, be able to navigate around a web site
and perform a search on a subject.
1.5.11
Glossary
Hyperlink: A link from a hypertext file or document to another location or file, typically activated by
clicking on a highlighted word or image on the screen
Navigating: Moving between web pages
URL: Abbreviation of Uniform Resource Locator, a web address often starting with http://www.
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2 Unit 2 Basic ICT Skills
2.1 More About Computers
2.1.1
Aims
This unit will help you recognise the parts of a desktop/laptop computer, and teach you how to turn
it on and off safely.
2.1.2
Lead Partner
NTU
2.1.3
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Learning Objectives
Be aware of and be able to name parts of a computer (desktop and laptop)
Be able to turn on and boot the computer (desktop and laptop)
Be able to shut down the computer safely without risk to data/hardware (desktop and
laptop)
2.1.4
Skills Enhanced
2.1.4.1 Directly

ICT
2.1.4.2 Indirectly


Communication
Improving own learning and performance
2.1.5
Content of the Themes
2.1.5.1 Parts of a computer
Recognising the parts of a desktop computer including:
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Monitor
PC base unit (CPU)
Mouse
Keyboard
Speakers
Modem/Router (optional)
Printer (optional)
Scanner (optional)
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Cables (power, VGA, DVI, Network ,USB, Printer) and connections (USB (printer, mini, micro)
speakers/microphone, PS2)
Assistive technologies (optional and user specific)
Recognising the parts of a laptop computer including:
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Monitor
Keyboard
Touchpad
Power supply
Mouse
2.1.5.2 Turning the computer on and off and logging in
and out safely
Startup and shutdown:

Booting a laptop and desktop computer
o Turning on the monitor (desktop)
o “ON” button
o Entering username/password
 Shutting down a laptop and desktop computer
o Exiting programs
o Using safe software shutdown
 Turning off monitor
 Hibernate and sleep modes
(Different versions for XP, Vista, Win 7, Win 8 (when available), Ubuntu, Mac)
2.1.5.3 Assembly of a computer
Connecting a Desktop PC together to make it functional using: power cables, VGA/DVI cables, mouse,
keyboard, network, speakers, microphone, and USB devices.
Assembly of a Laptop computer to make it functional including: attaching a power supply, USB
mouse, headphones, network cable
2.1.6
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Teaching Strategies
Point and show parts of a computer using diagrams and actual kit
Demonstration of booting and shutting down of desktop and laptop computers
Demonstration of logging on and off safely
Practical boot and shutdown of desktop and laptop computers by students
Practical exercise on logging on and off the computer and laptop
Practical assembly of a computer exercise
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2.1.7
Previous Knowledge
None
2.1.8
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PC with projector
Laptop with projector
Pens
Hand-outs – pictorial guide to parts of desktop and laptop machines and of the
boot/shutdown process specific to the hardware and OS used.
Any necessary assistive devices (disability-specific)
Computers for student exercises with peripherals requiring assembly (speakers monitor,
microphone, mouse keyboard (and optionally printer, scanner etc. and other necessary
assistive devices)
2.1.9
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
Resources
Assessment Criteria
Label a diagram of a PC and/or Laptop
Demonstrate ability to boot, shut down, log on and log off for desktop and laptop
Demonstrate ability to assemble a computer from the parts and cables
2.1.10
Summary
Students should recognise the parts of both a laptop and desktop computer, be able to put them
together to make a working PC, and be able to turn it on and off, as well as logging on and off the
operating system, safely without compromising data.
2.1.11
Glossary
Desktop: a computer designed to be set up as a work station
Laptop: a portable computer usually with a built-in monitor
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2.2 Higher Input Devices
2.2.1
Aims
This unit will help you to use a mouse/touchpad (or equivalent assistive technologies) to interact
with a computer. It will give you a broad knowledge of keyboard functions including ways to make
the keyboard work better for you. You will also learn about alternative methods of text entry.
2.2.2
Lead Partner
NTU
2.2.3
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

Learning Objectives
Be aware of how to use a mouse/touchpad, its buttons and its scroll wheel.
Recognise the most important keys on a keyboard.
Be aware of what the most important keys are used for, and ways to make the keyboard
work better for you.
Be aware of alternative text entry methods.
2.2.4
Skills Enhanced
2.2.4.1 Directly

ICT
2.2.4.2 Indirectly



Communication
Application of number
Improving own learning and performance
2.2.5
Content of the Themes
2.2.5.1 The mouse/touchpad
The Mouse (and its accessible alternatives such as trackball, etc.):
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Left Click
Right Click
Scroll Wheel
Double Click
Drag
2.2.5.2 The Keyboard
The Keyboard (and its accessible alternatives such as onscreen keyboard, simplified keyboard, etc.)
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The Keys
o Letters, numbers and space
o The shift/caps lock keys
o The enter key
o The backspace key
o Other important keys
Keyboard shortcuts
Assistive Keyboard approaches (optional)
o Keyboard control tweaks:
 Mouse keys
 Toggle keys
 Sticky keys
 Filter keys
o On-screen keyboard emulation
o Scanning keyboards
o Word prediction (predictive text)
o Speech recognition
o Speech to text
2.2.5.3 The TouchScreen
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
Interacting with a touchscreen
Changing sensitivity of a touchscreen
Use with on-screen keyboards
2.2.6
Teaching Strategies

Point and show parts of a mouse/touchpad and keyboard using diagrams, photos and actual
kit.
 Demonstration of the use of a mouse/touchpad for each type of interaction.
 Demonstration of the use of the keys on a keyboard whilst highlighting which keys are being
pressed, including keyboard shortcuts (such as cut, copy, paste, undo, redo, tab) and
keyboard control tweaks (ease of use centre).
 Hands on use of the mouse/keyboard to perform a structured task within a pre-opened
document file.
And optionally when appropriate…
 Demonstration of use of a trackball as an alternative to mouse/touchpad.
 Demonstration of on-screen keyboards and their potential assistive use (i.e . keyboard via
mouse, and scanning keyboard with switch etc)
 Demonstration of word prediction software to aid literacy
 Demonstration of speech recognition control and speech to text
 Hands on use of these assistive keyboard approaches where suitable.
2.2.7
Previous Knowledge
Some degree of literacy for keyboard inputs.
2.2.8
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Resources
PC with projector
Laptop with projector
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Pens
Hand-outs – pictorial guide to parts of keyboard and mouse/touchpad and list of useful
keyboard shortcuts.
 PCs for use by each student
And, when appropriate:
 Optional extra software/hardware including:
o For speech-to-text, a microphone and speech-to-text software
o Word-prediction (predictive text) software
o On-screen keyboard/scanning keyboard software
o Track ball
2.2.9
Assessment Criteria
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Show on a diagram of a keyboard where the letter keys, number keys, space, enter,
backspace, control and shift keys are.
 Demonstrate ability to type some words and numbers using mixed case, spacing, and line
breaks.
 Demonstrate knowledge of the shortcuts available and how to use them.
And where appropriate:
 Demonstrate ability to use assistive hardware/software combinations to get the most out of
keyboard usage dependent on type and level of disability.
2.2.10
Summary
Students should recognise the parts of a keyboard and mouse/touchpad and be able to use them to
operate the computer. They should be familiar with keyboard shortcuts to enhance and speed up
interaction with the computer. Where appropriate they should be aware of what assistive input
devices are available to help them interact with the PC and how to use them.
2.2.11
Glossary
Click: the press of a mouse button (and the sound it makes)
Input: feeding control data into a computer telling it what you want it to do.
Mixed Case: capital and small letters
Mouse: a device to control and interact with the on screen pointer via movement on the desk
Predictive text: software that takes the first letters of a word entered and their context and uses this
to predict the word being typed.
Touchpad: a device to control and interact with the on screen pointer via movement of a finger on a
touch sensitive pad.
Track-ball: a device similar to a mouse with a roller ball mounted in a surface so that it can be rolled
to control the mouse pointer.
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2.3 Output Devices
2.3.1
Aims
This unit will make you aware of the settings and options that can be changed on a monitor and in
the OS display settings to improve accessibility of monitor output. It will also make you aware of
other alternative output technologies including text-to-speech, screen readers and refreshable Braille
displays.
2.3.2
Lead Partner
NTU
2.3.3
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Learning Objectives
Be able to improve accessibility by using display, monitor and application settings including:
o Display resolution
o Contrast
o Brightness
o Font size
o Window zoom
Be aware of other assistive technologies which can provide useful outputs including (but not
limited to):
o Magnifiers
o Windows Narrator
o Text-to-speech
o Screen readers
o Refreshable Braille displays
2.3.4
Skills Enhanced
2.3.4.1 Directly
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ICT
2.3.4.2 Indirectly
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Communication
Improving own learning and performance
2.3.5
Content of the Themes
2.3.5.1 Display settings
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Resolution (OS specific) – Be aware of what “screen resolution” is and how to adjust the
resolution settings
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Display Optimisation Wizard/Brightness/Colour (dependent on graphics hardware)
2.3.5.2 Monitor settings
Adjusting monitor settings (specific to monitor)
 Brightness
 Contrast
 Colour
2.3.5.3 Application settings
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Font Size
Window Zoom
2.3.5.4 Sound settings
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Adjustment of volume/mute from software
Adjustment of volume from hardware
2.3.5.5 Introduction to assistive technologies
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Magnifiers
Narrator
Text-to-speech
Screen readers
Refreshable Braille displays.
2.3.6
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Teaching Strategies
Demonstration of how to adjust to and accept new screen resolutions. Show examples of
different resolutions to demonstrate how this affects the desktop. Show other display
options from the graphics settings.
Demonstration of the adjustment of monitor settings detailing where and how these can
usually be accessed.
Demonstration of adjustment of sound settings in both software and hardware.
Demonstration of the adjustment of some application settings which may increase
accessibility. Zooming a window in an office application, switching font size and zooming in a
browser window.
Hands-on use of a PC or laptop to adjust and optimise the settings.
Description of assistive technologies using demonstration where possible.
Handouts summarising the assistive technologies (ATs) available and highlighting the optional
modules available on ATs.
2.3.7
Previous Knowledge
None
2.3.8
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Resources
PC/Laptop with projector and speakers, along with assistive technologies where available
(magnifier, TTS, screen reader, narrator software and Braille display hardware)
Pens
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Hand-outs – guide to assistive output technologies and a summary of display adjustments.
PCs for use by each student
Online resources on assistive technology that exists per disability group (EASTIN, OatSoft,
OAEG, UoA online repository, etc.).
2.3.9
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Assessment Criteria
Multiple choice questions
Exercise in adjusting windows display and sound settings.
2.3.10
Summary
Students should be able to optimise a display to their needs and optimise applications to allow ease
of viewing. Students should be able to adjust sound volume. Students should be aware of other
output technologies that may assist them.
2.3.11
Glossary
AT: assistive technology – any technology that improves accessibility to ICT usage (or more
specifically PC usage), be it hardware or software.
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2.4 Higher Using the Computer
2.4.1
Aims
This unit will teach you about how to interact with the desktop, its icons, task bar, start menu, and
windows.
2.4.2
Lead Partner
NTU
2.4.3
Learning Objectives
(Versions to be available for Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7 and 8 if available)
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Be aware of how to start a program with a desktop icon or through the Start menu.
Be aware of how to view the task bar and bring open widows to the fore.
Be aware of the Start menu and how to select items from it.
Be aware of Windows and how to maximise, minimise, hide, restore and resize them
Be aware of how to switch between multiple windows
Be aware of the help functionality and able to use it to answer questions
Know the difference between files and folders
Be aware of file types and able to arrange them into logical folders
Understand the importance of backing-up data
2.4.4
Skills Enhanced
2.4.4.1 Directly
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ICT
2.4.4.2 Indirectly
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Communication
Improving own learning and performance
2.4.5
Content of the Themes
2.4.5.1 Desktop Icons
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Clicking to select icons
Double-clicking to open applications with icons
2.4.5.2 The Task Bar
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How to see the task bar
Contents of the task bar
Bringing a window to the foreground with the task bar
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2.4.5.3 Windows
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Closing open windows
Minimising windows
Restoring windows down
Moving windows
Resizing restored down windows
Scrolling using scroll bars within windows
2.4.5.4 Help
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Opening the help search
Learning with ‘Help and Support’, using example of ‘windows basics’
2.4.5.5 Files and Folders
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Files and folders and their tree-like structure
Grouping files in a folder
Types of files (extensions)
Moving and copying files with the mouse
Moving and copying files using cut, copy and paste
Deleting (permanently) files
Cleaning cache
Backing up data
2.4.6
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Teaching Strategies
Demonstrate the use of the desktop features with a projected machine.
Give handouts covering the course material.
Hands-on session - Allow students to perform structured tasks on a machine.
2.4.7
Previous Knowledge
None
2.4.8
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PC/laptop with projector
Pens
Hand-outs – pictorial guide to parts of the desktop
PC access for each student (supportive devices to be used as required by disability type and
level)
2.4.9
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Resources
Assessment Criteria
Show on a diagram of a desktop where they would find the start menu, task bar, desktop
icons and windows.
Demonstrate ability to open an application, hide and unhide windows, resize a window,
move window and scroll with a scroll bar.
Demonstrate ability to group files into folders.
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2.4.10
Summary
Students should recognise the parts of the desktop and be able to use them to open applications and
switch between them. Students should be able to group files into fodders and back them up to a
cloud or USB drive.
2.4.11
Glossary
Cloud: Web based storage allowing remote backup and roaming file access
USB: Universal Serial Bus – a standard cable drive or memory stick connection socket.
OS: or Operating System – this is the software that your computer uses to allow you to interact with
it and its programs. Common OS include Windows versions, Linux, Ubuntu and Mac OSX.
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2.5 Making and Saving a Document and spreadsheet
2.5.1
Aims
This unit will teach you about how to create, edit, save and print a text document.
2.5.2
Lead Partner
PhoenixKM
2.5.3
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Learning Objectives
Be able to create, edit, save and print a text document.
Be able to create a simple spreadsheet and chart
2.5.4
Skills Enhanced
2.5.4.1 Directly
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ICT
2.5.4.2 Indirectly
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Communication
Application of number
Improving own learning and performance
2.5.5
Content of the Themes
2.5.5.1 Making and saving a simple document and a
simple spreadsheet
(software specific suggested to use MS Word or LibreOffice Writer as this will lead on to future word
processing module)
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Starting the application
Adding text
Use ‘Undo’ and ‘Redo’ commands
Moving the cursor within text
Adding bullets and images
Adding a table
Adding a hyperlink
Saving the document
Closing the document
Re-opening the saved document
Printing the document
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2.5.5.2 Making and saving a simple spreadsheet
(software specific suggested to use MS Excel or LibreOffice Calc as this will lead on to future
spreadsheet module)
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Starting the application
Adding a data table
Displaying as a simple chart (Pie or bar)
Saving the document
Closing the document
Re-opening the saved document
Printing the document
2.5.6
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Teaching Strategies
Demonstrate the process with a projected machine.
Give handouts describing the process.
Hands-on session - Allow students to perform structured task on a machine.
2.5.7
Previous Knowledge
None
2.5.8
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PC/laptop with projector
Hand-outs – pictorial guide to features of a word processor and summary of shortcuts and
locations from which to access important features.
PC access for each student with word editor software and printer access.
2.5.9
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Resources
Assessment Criteria
Demonstrate ability to create, edit, save and print a document.
2.5.10
Summary
Students should be aware of the software available for creating text documents, and be able to use
the simple features to create, edit, save and print a document.
2.5.11
Glossary
MS Word: The textual document processor created by Microsoft corporation
LibreOffice Writer: The textual document processors created by the Open Source Community
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2.6 Web Browsing and Security
2.6.1
Aims
This unit will teach the basics of using a web browser to view web pages.
2.6.2
Lead Partner
EuroCy
2.6.3
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Learning Objectives
Be aware of what types of web browser software is available and how to start it.
Be able to type or copy a URL into the address bar
Be able to use hyperlinks
Be able to navigate backwards and forwards
Be able to perform a web search
Be able to print a web page
Be able to fill in a web form
Be aware of available social networking sites and their global concept
o Overview of different existing platforms, explaining their core functionalities
Be aware of how to download and save a file
Be aware of the risks (technical and social) associated with all the above.
2.6.4
Skills Enhanced
2.6.4.1 Directly
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ICT
2.6.4.2 Indirectly
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Communication
Improving own learning and performance
2.6.5
Content of the Themes
2.6.5.1 Web browsing applications
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What is the World Wide Web?
Recognise the most widely used web browsing applications. Currently Internet Explorer,
Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and Lynx text browser (useful for visually impaired people)
2.6.5.2 Using a web browser (browser specific)
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URLs
o Understanding their syntax/structure
Browser Basics
o The Address Bar
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o The Forward and Back Buttons
o Hyperlinks
o History/Caching
o Favourites
Using a Search Engine (Types of available search engines) include Bing and Google
Printing a Web Page
Filling-in Web Forms
Social Networking Reference the “browser guardian to make children aware of social
networking dangers” project
Downloading Files links to supporting material
2.6.5.3 Web security
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Security and Certification of Web Sites
Safe Internet Searching
Viruses, Malware and Spyware
Sharing Personal Information/Images – Access control and access prevention
False Identity of Others
Cyber Bullying
Copyright issues
2.6.5.4 Using ViPi (completed upon completion
platform)
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Computer based
Mobile based
Online repository
Online Learning
Mobile Applications
2.6.6
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Teaching Strategies
Show a selection of browser applications highlighting that they perform the same job.
Demonstrate the use of the browser features with a projected machine.
Give handouts labelling the features of a specific browser window
Hands-on session - Allow students to perform structured tasks on a machine.
Brainstorm/discussion of security issues – reinforce with handouts.
2.6.7
Previous Knowledge
Knowledge of what the internet is
2.6.8
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Resources
PC/laptop with web access and projector
Pens
Hand-outs – Diagram of a (specific) browser window showing locations of important
features. Detailed information on safe internet use.
PC with web access for each student
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2.6.9
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Assessment Criteria
Recognise and start the browser application from the desktop and Start menu.
Demonstrate ability to open a web page, navigate forward using hyperlinks and back and
forward using the browser’s buttons.
Perform a search for a specific subject.
2.6.9.1 Assessment Questions
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Please, refer to the most widely used Web browsers.
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Please, mention and explain the different options that a user has at his disposal to launch a
Web browsing software. Perform two of them in practice and describe.
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Please, start your Web browser and navigate to the page http://www.vipi-project.eu . First,
explain the meaning of the different parts of the domain name in which you just navigated.
Then use a hyperlink to move to another page on the Web site and explain how you did it.
Finally, add the initial page in your favourite pages.
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Please, visit the www.google.com page and perform a search for “Browsing the Web”. Then
try to find images related to the same search phrase. Refer to any alternative search engines.
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Please, visit the www.vipi-project.eu page and then go to the Contact us page. Fill-in the form
and print it before submitting. Then submit the form and go to the Download page and get
the project presentation. Open it on your device.
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Please, repeat all questions with one more browsing software
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Please, refer to the widely used social software and give short description of their objectives.
2.6.10
Summary
Students should recognise the parts of an internet browser, be able to navigate around a web site
and perform a search on a subject. They should be familiar with web forms and be able to download
a file to a specific location. They should be familiar with social networking sites. They should know
the risks and dangers associated with web usage.
2.6.11
Glossary
Hyperlink: A link from a hypertext file or document to another location or file, typically activated by
clicking on a highlighted word or image on the screen
Navigating: Moving between web pages
URL: Abbreviation of Uniform Resource Locator, a web address often starting with http://www.
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2.7 E-mail and Security
2.7.1
Aims
This unit will teach the use of email including software, accounts, folders, attachments and all
relevant security matters.
2.7.2
Lead Partner
EuroCy
2.7.3
Learning Objectives
(This concentrates on core functionalities, but individual tutors might want to make the content
more specific to a certain web or client based service)
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Be aware of what email is and which software can be used to access it.
Know how to send and receive emails
Know how to send and access attachments within emails
Be aware of the risks involved with using email communication
2.7.4
Skills Enhanced
2.7.4.1 Directly
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ICT
2.7.4.2 Indirectly
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Communication
Improving own learning and performance
2.7.5
Content of the Themes
2.7.5.1 Using E-mail
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Email Accounts and Addresses
Clients and web based apps
Logging In
Inbox
Composing an Email
Sent Items Folder
Other Folders
Attaching Files
TO/CC/BCC
Forwarding an Email
Reply
Replying to all
Organizing emails in inbox folders
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2.7.5.2 Security Issues
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Logging into an e-mail account and saving passwords on Public Machines and Networks
Phishing/Spoofing
File Attachments and dangerous extension types
Sharing Personal Information
Copyright issues
Spam / Unwanted emails being received/sent
2.7.6
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Teaching Strategies
Demonstrate use of an e-mail software package using PC with projector.
Give handouts labelling the features of a specific email package window
Hands-on session – Pair students and get them to send messages to each other and then
send replies with an attached file.
Discuss/brainstorm security issues and reinforce with a handout
2.7.7
Previous Knowledge
none
2.7.8
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PC/laptop with web access and projector
Pens
Hand-outs – Diagram of a (specific) email window showing locations of important features.
Detailed information on safe email use.
PC with web access and email client (or Webmail software available) for each student
2.7.9
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Resources
Assessment Criteria
Recognise and start a desktop email application
Recognise and start a web-based email application
Demonstrate ability to open receive mails, send mails, use a contact manager, access and
send attachments.
Knowledge of safe email usage – understanding about passwords, phishing, potentially
unsafe file attachments, security of personal information and copyright.
2.7.9.1 Assessment Questions
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Please, write down your email address and explain the different parts of the address and
their use
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Please, refer to the most widely known email providers.
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Please, refer to the most widely used email client software, both Web- and Desktop-based.
Give short explanation of the main similarities and differences.
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In case you do not have an email account, please, choose one of the alternative email
providers and create an account. Then, configure Thunderbird desktop client to access your
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account but without deleting your messages from the provider’s server. The account must be
configured for maximum safety and security.
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Please, repeat the previous question with Windows Mail
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(After asking them and collecting the email addresses of all students in a list)
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Please, choose one of your classmates and send her/him an email, keeping my address in
carbon copy. Before sending the email, please, add both addresses in your Contacts. Then,
please, follow up with the email discussion that we will have, download and read any
attachments and send back any documents you are requested to. Note that your replies
should be sent to all recipients of previous messages, using dedicated reply options.
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Please, create a folder called “Email and Security” and store there all messages from our
conversation.
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Please, refer to the security threats when using email and give short explanation of the
reasons why they are dangerous and how one can fight against the dangers
2.7.10
Summary
Students should be familiar with using email to send and receive messages and attachments safely.
2.7.11
Glossary
Email: electronic mail. Message sent through electronic devices, i.e. computers.
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2.8 Communication Tools
2.8.1
Aims
This unit will help you to understand and use both text based and audio/visual communication tools
on a computer and/or mobile device / tablet.
2.8.2
Lead Partner
PhoenixKM (+Steficon and Hypertech)
2.8.3
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Learning Objectives
Be able to recognise and start a communication software package
Be able to make and receive calls
Be able to have a text based conversation
2.8.4
Skills Enhanced
2.8.4.1 Directly
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ICT
2.8.4.2 Indirectly
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Communication
Improving own learning and performance
2.8.5
Content of the Themes
2.8.5.1 Communication software
Recognising and describing the most common communication software used, including
 Skype
 Google Talk and Google+
 Facebook chat
 MSN Live Messenger
2.8.5.2
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Using Communication Software
(Optionally) Setting up the webcam and microphone
Making a call
Answering an incoming call
Ending a call
Text based messaging
Inviting others to participate to a call or text-based messaging
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2.8.5.3
Safety and communication software
Risks of using online communication software
 Talking to strangers
 Logging into communication software account and saving passwords on public machines
 Phishing/Spoofing
 File downloads and dangerous extension types
 Sharing Personal Information
 Copyright issues
2.8.6
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Teaching Strategies
Point and show parts of the computer or mobile device / tablet used by communication tools
Demonstration of running communication software, and making and receiving calls using it
Hands on use of communication software to make video/voice calls to each other
(collaborative learning)
Hands on use of communications software to have text based conversations
Examples of unsafe practices
2.8.7
Previous Knowledge
none
2.8.8
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PC / mobile device with projector and network connection and communication software
Webcams and microphones
Pens
Hand-outs – pictorial guide to parts of desktop and laptop machines and of the
boot/shutdown process specific to the hardware and OS used.
Any necessary assistive devices (disability-specific)
Networked PCs for each student for hands-on use
2.8.9
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Resources
Assessment Criteria
Demonstrate ability to make and receive video/voice calls
Demonstrate ability to have text based conversations
Answer questions on staying safe when using a communication tool
2.8.10
Summary
Students should recognise the different communications tools available and the parts of a computer
required when using them including webcam and microphone. Students should be able to make and
receive voice/video calls and also have text based conversations.
2.8.11
Glossary
Webcam – a video camera connected to or built into a laptop, PC or phone in order to allow images
or video of the user to be captured and sent.
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2.9 Mobiles, Smartphones and Tablets
2.9.1
Aims
This unit will inform the user about the different mobile devices available. It will teach the use of
specific mobile devices, and demonstrate ways to improve accessibility on those devices.
2.9.2
Lead Partner
Steficon and Hiteco
2.9.3
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Learning Objectives
Be aware of what types of mobile devices are available including devise shape (smart, touch,
tablet) and OS (Java, Symbian, Android, Windows Mobile, BlackBerry and iOS)
Know how to use a mobile device to make calls and send and receive text messages
Know how to access the Internet using a mobile device
Be aware of accessibility aids available to assist in the use of the mobile device (eg. Text to
speech, speech to text, gestures)
2.9.4
Skills Enhanced
2.9.4.1 Directly
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2.9.4.2 Indirectly
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Communication
Improving own learning and performance
2.9.5
Content of the Themes
2.9.5.1 Mobile devices
Mobile Devices
 Phones
 Smartphones
 Tablets (Android and iOS based)
Types of mobile OS
 Symbian/Java
 Windows Mobile
 BlackBerry
 iOS
 Android
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Using mobile devices
Basic operation (calling and texting)
Accessing internet services
Applications
Alternative text input and browsing methods
Screen readers
Installing ViPi mobile application
Accessing and using ViPi Mobile Services
2.9.5.3 Mobile security
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Phishing
Security and Certification of Web Sites
Safe Internet Searching
Viruses, Malware and Spyware
Sharing Personal Information/Images
False Identity of Others
Cyber Bullying
Copyright issues
2.9.6
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Teaching Strategies
Show and describe a selection of devices. Demonstrate their use if available.
Give handouts labelling the features of a specific browser window
Hands-on session - Allow students to perform structured tasks on a machine.
2.9.7
Previous Knowledge
none
2.9.8
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PC/laptop/mobile/tablet with projector
Pens
Hand-outs – Diagram of a (specific) email window showing locations of important features.
Detailed information on safe email use.
Hand-outs – Diagram of ViPi mobile app showing the available functionality. Detailed
information on the social features (communication, posting, commenting on articles)
A selection of mobile devices for demonstration purposes.
A set of similar mobile devices for hands on experience.
2.9.9
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Assessment Criteria
Ability to send/receive text messages and make a call to a contact.
Ability to use standard applications through the mobile devices
Ability to use the accessibility features of mobile devices
Ability to activate and use Gestures for facilitating basic operations (next-previous, show
properties- make a selection)
Access the ViPi application using the device (using assistive technology if required)
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Display a knowledge of safe usage – understanding about passwords, phishing, potentially
unsafe websites and networks, and security of personal information.
2.9.10
Summary
Students should be aware of the mobile devices available and their potential uses. Students should
have a hands-on knowledge of a particular mobile device and be able to use it to communicate and
use the web.
2.9.11
Glossary
ViPi platform: The main resource portal of the project.
Mobile Access: Connect to a web resource through a mobile device
Mobile browsing: Interact with a web resource
Android App: A software application that facilitates access to specific resources, installable on
Android devices
Gestures: (Touch or Touchless) Kinect-like gestures being used on mobile devices to facilitate starting
applications or browsing the internet
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2.10Assistive Technologies
2.10.1
Aims
This unit will provide detailed guidance on the use of relevant assistive technologies. (Input to this
section will come from the ATLEC project which runs in parallel and compliments ViPi work. ATLEC
results will be available at the end of 2012)
2.10.2
Lead Partner
PhoenixKM
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Learning Objectives
Be aware of what assistive technologies are available to improve your ICT experience
Know how to set-up and use specific assistive hardware to improve your ICT experience.
Know how to set-up and use specific assistive software to improve your ICT experience.
2.10.4
Skills Enhanced
2.10.4.1 Directly
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2.10.4.2 Indirectly
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Communication
Improving own learning and performance
2.10.5
Content of the Themes
2.10.5.1 Using assistive technologies
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Screen Readers (PC)
Screen readers (Mobile)
Text-To-Speech
Speech-To-Text
Scanning on-screen keyboards
Refreshable Braille displays
More…
2.10.6
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Teaching Strategies
Detailed demonstration using PC and projector of setting up and using assistive hardware
and software.
Give handouts detailing the assistive technologies taught.
Hands on use of the assistive technologies to work through suitable structured tasks.
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2.10.7
Previous Knowledge
none
2.10.8
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PC/laptop with projector
Pens
Hand-outs – Diagram of a (specific) email window showing locations of important features.
Detailed information on safe email use.
A selection of mobile devices for demonstration purposes.
A set of similar mobile devices for hands on experience.
2.10.9
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Assessment Criteria
Ability to perform standard tasks on a device using the relevant assistive technology.
2.10.10 Summary
Students should be aware of and able to use the assistive technologies which help them perform
tasks on a PC or mobile device.
2.10.11 Glossary
Hyperlink: a selectable object that includes the path information to another object
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2.11What is there for me??
2.11.1
Aims
This unit will make students aware of relevant resources available to them both locally and in
Europe.
2.11.2
Lead Partner
PhoenixKM (and all other partners)
2.11.3
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Learning Objectives
Be aware of available relevant online resources.
2.11.4
Skills Enhanced
2.11.4.1 Directly
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Communication
Improving own learning and performance
2.11.5
Content of the Themes
2.11.5.1 Europe
2.11.5.2 Belgium
2.11.5.3 Cyprus
2.11.5.4 Greece
2.11.5.5 Lithuania
2.11.5.6 UK
2.11.6
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Teaching Strategies
Presentation on currently available resources targeted to location and disability
2.11.7
Previous Knowledge
none
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2.11.8
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PC/laptop with internet access and projector
Hand-outs – Detailing resources and where to find them
2.11.9
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Resources
Assessment Criteria
Knowledge of available resources in Europe, your own country and locally.
2.11.10 Summary
Students should be aware of online software and some examples of what is available to them.
Students should be familiar with using both online document editors and e-learning platforms.
2.11.11 Glossary
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2.12Safety and Security
2.12.1
Aims
This unit will teach the user to be secure in their use of their machine, the internet and email.
2.12.2
Lead Partner
EuroCy
2.12.3
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Learning Objectives
Be aware of necessity for system updates
Be aware of virus checkers and how to use them
Be able to use the internet safely in terms of protecting:
o Yourself
o Your data
o Your computer
2.12.4
Skills Enhanced
2.12.4.1 Directly
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2.12.4.2 Indirectly
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Communication
Improving own learning and performance
2.12.5
Content of the Themes
2.12.5.1 OS updates and virus checkers
Security Skills
 Installing Operating System and Software Updates
 Using a Virus Checker
o Potential virus sources
 Firewalls
2.12.5.2 Internet
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Practical Safe Internet Interaction
 Browser Privacy
 Security and Certification of Web Sites
 Safe Internet Searching
 Viruses, Malware and Spyware
 Sharing Personal Information/Images
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 Cyber Bullying
 Copyright issues
 Preventing Pop-Ups
 Safe web-searching
Secure Internet Use Rule List - A list of simple rules to follow to keep you safe on-line. This
can be printable and displayed near to the computer as a reminder to the user.
Legal Issues
Social Media – (Facebook, NetLog, LinkedIn, Twitter, Google+)
 Privacy Settings - General common settings and links to site training material.
 safe online behaviour (check for BE UK GR Cy pdf document)
http://www2.lse.ac.uk/media@lse/research/EUKidsOnline/EU%20Kids%20I/Conference
%20Papers%20and%20abstracts/Informal%20Processes%20of%20Risk%20Management/
Atkinson.pdf
o BE: http://www.clicksafe.be/ouders/nl/downloads/;
http://www.clicksafe.be/ouders/nl/downloads/mini-cursus-facebook/;
http://www.clicksafe.be/ouders/nl/downloads/affiche-veilig-chatten;
http://www.clicksafe.be/ouders/nl/downloads/brochure-ehbi/;
http://www.saferinternet.be/safer_internet_accueil_nl.html,
o UK: http://www.saferinternet.org.uk/; http://www.getsafeonline.org/;
http://www.kidsmart.org.uk/; http://www.safesurfingkids.com/brochure.htm,
o GR: http://www.saferinternet.gr
o CY: http://www.cyberethics.info/cyethics1/
o LT: http://www.draugiskasinternetas.lt/lt
http://www.interneto.lt
http://www.glogster.com/vilmosius/saugus-ir-teisetas-interneto-naudojimas/g6ljs0hku6vcspm0r7n4hoa0
 Account Security
2.12.5.3 E-mail
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Saving Passwords on Public Machines
Spam
Phishing
Spoofing
File Attachments
Sharing Personal Information
Copyright issues
2.12.6
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Teaching Strategies
List some common virus checkers and demonstrate their functionality using a projected
machine
Demonstrate the use of the browser security features with a projected machine.
Describe an example internet use rule list
Discuss legal issues
o Copyright
o Data security
o Illegal content
Demonstrate security and privacy settings in a social media site (eg Facebook).
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Show examples of phishing emails and ways to spot them.
2.12.7
Previous Knowledge
none
2.12.8
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PC/laptop with web access and projector
Pens
Hand-outs – of an example internet use rule list
PC with web access for each student
2.12.9
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Assessment Criteria
Demonstrate ability to recognise when a virus threat is present
Demonstrate ability to access security settings in a browser.
Demonstrate ability to edit security settings on a social media site.
Demonstrate ability to spot a potentially malicious email (phishing or attachment)
2.12.10 Summary
Students should be able to use their computer in a way that protects them, their data and their
computer.
2.12.11 Glossary
OS: or Operating System – this is the software that your computer uses to allow you to interact with
it and its programs. Common OS include Windows versions, Linux, Ubuntu and Mac OSX.
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3 Unit 3 Higher Basic ICT Skills
3.1 Office Applications – Word Processing
3.1.1
Aims
This unit will demonstrate features used commonly in producing word processed document. For
word processing proper function there is a list of functionalities as well as basic and advanced search
features. The subsections below will describe Word most common functionalities as well as Word
processing Basic and Advanced Search Features. More specifically, the subsection
3.1.3.1“Understanding Word” is dedicated to Microsoft Word window and it can be considered as an
introductory training course while the 3.1.3.2, “Word Search Functionalities” aims to familiarize
students with basic knowledge of the Word most common functionalities related to basic and more
advanced features.
3.1.2
Lead Partner
Hypertech
3.1.3
Learning Objectives
3.1.3.1 Understanding Word
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The Microsoft Office Button
The Quick Access Toolbar
The Title Bar
The Ribbon
The Ruler
The Text Area
The Vertical and Horizontal Scroll Bars
The Status Bar
Understanding Documents Views
Understanding Nonprinting Characters
Create Sample Data and Select Text
Place the Cursor
Execute Commands with keyboard Shortcuts
Start a new paragraph
Exit Word
3.1.3.2 Word Basic Functionality
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Be able to create a document
o Type, Backspace, and Delete
o Insert and Overtype
o Bold, Italicize, and Underline
o Save a File and Close Word
Be able to create documents in a more efficient way
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o Open a file
o Cut and Paste
o Use the Clipboard
o Create Autotext
o Use Spell Check
o Find and Replace
o Save your File
Be able to present a more attractive document
o Change the Font Size
o Change the Font
o Add bulleted lists
o Add images
o Add headers/footers and page numbers o Create tables
o Check and fix accessibility issues
o Print the document
Be able to format paragraphs
o Open a Blank Document
o Add Sample Text
o Add Space Before and After Paragraphs
o Change Line Spacing
o Create a First Line Indent
o Indent Paragraphs
o Create a Hanging Indent
o Apply a Style
o Change Style Sets
Be able to Set Page Layouts and Print Documents
o Add bullets and Numbers
o Undo and Redo
o Set the Orientation
o Set the Page Size
o Set the Margins
o Add Page Numbers
o Insert Page Breaks
o Preview and Print Documents
3.1.4
Skills Enhanced
3.1.4.1 Directly
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3.1.4.2 Indirectly
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Communication
Improving own learning and performance
3.1.5
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Content of the Themes
Acquire the ability to interact with Word
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Learn how to create documents in an efficient way and present them in an attractive way
Learn how to apply styles and various formats
Learn how to Layout and Print your documents
3.1.5.1 Using a word processing package
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Create, Open, Close, Save, Exit documents
Paste a block of example text
Edit the text
Justify the text
Format the styles, font, colour, effects and sizes
Format the paragraphs
Add a border/shading to a paragraph
Change the line spacing
Insert a image
Format the image
Resize the image
Insert a page/formatting break
Insert symbols not on the keyboard
Add hyperlinks
Create a bulleted/numbered list
Increase/decrease indents
Use find and replace
Add a header and footer
Number pages
Check and correct spelling
Insert and populate a table
Add or delete table rows/columns
Format table borders
Use columns
Check and correct accessibility (ref OACD modules already available. Also reference
accessibility checkers.)
Show and hide paragraph marks
Preview the document for printing
Change the page setup
Print all or part of the document
Password protect a document
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Teaching Strategies
Demonstration of guided tasks with simultaneous task-based learning.
Defining pre-task phases ( to offer the proper orientations) and post-task phases (repeat
performance of the task)
Offer additional support to tasks completion by providing similar models
Set rules for specific tasks (for instance “Within a paragraph just keep typing”)
Demonstrate knowledge through more demanding tasks
Give handouts detailing key points.
Encourage use of system help.
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3.1.7
Previous Knowledge
Unit 2.4 (Using the Computer)
3.1.8
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PC/laptop with word package and projector
Hand-outs – Diagram of a (specific) word processor window showing useful shortcuts.
PCs/laptops for student use with office package installed.
3.1.9
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Resources
Assessment Criteria
Ability to produce a well formatted document including images as defined in a structured
task outline.
Demonstrate the ability to change documents that are not well formatted
Demonstrate the ability to distinguish various Word documents with difference in formatting
quality
3.1.10
Summary
Students should be aware of the many formatting options available and how to achieve them. They
should be capable of creating tables and inserting images and objects within their document and
producing a well-formed outcome.
3.1.11
Glossary
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3.2 Office Applications – Spreadsheets
3.2.1
Aims
This unit will demonstrate features used commonly in producing a spreadsheet. More specifically,
some courses of how to create and use formulas, functions, charts and graphs in Spreadsheets are
available below. An introductory subsection, 3.2.3.1 “Basics of a Spreadsheet” aims to familiarize the
learner with general knowledge and main concepts about spreadsheets (cells, rows, variables etc.).
”The subsection 3.2.3.2 “Formatting spreadsheet data” is dedicated to basic tutorial of Excel while
the 3.2.3.3 “Going one Step Further” adds some more advanced functionality.
3.2.2
Lead Partner
Hypertech
3.2.3
Learning Objectives
3.2.3.1 “Basics of a Spreadsheet”
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Learn how a spreadsheet works. More specifically, learn about:
o Columns
o Rows
o Their intersections that are called cells
Learn about cells and data
o Text (labels)
o Number data (constants)
o Formulas (mathematical equations)
3.2.3.2 Formatting Spreadsheet Data
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Be able to create a well formatted spreadsheet of data:
o Add data
o Add borders
o Use formulae
o Autofill data and formulae
o Create and edit charts
o Print the sheet
o Create new sheets and use formulas for cross-sheet operations
3.2.3.3 “Going One Step Further”
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Be able to manage basic equations
o Set up a Checkbook
o Acquire the ability to make an authorization schedule
o Come up with difficult formulas and calculations
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Skills Enhanced
3.2.4.1 Directly
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ICT
3.2.4.2 Indirectly
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Communication
Improving own learning and performance
3.2.5
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Content of the Themes
To obtain basic understanding of how spreadsheet works
To Learn how to perform basic calculations in Excel Spreadsheets
Acquire knowledge of how to work with data, Formulas and Functions
Learn how to formate data in a worksheet
3.2.5.1 Using a spreadsheet package
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Open a spreadsheet
Save spreadsheet in a desired location
Add titles to columns and rows
Resize column widths
Add data to cells
Add borders for clarity
Use the autofill drag tool to copy and increment data
Add a simple formula using = +,-,/,* and ^ and cell referencing
Use the autofill drag tool to copy a function
Investigate available functions
Use drag to select, copy and paste and range of data
Paste data in a new sheet tab
Double click to deselect data range
Use drag and CTRL to select separated data ranges
Create a bar chart from selected data
Resize the chart
Edit chart properties
Edit the chart's data source/switch rows columns
Create a scatter chart
Add a trendline
Investigate other available chart types
Print the sheet
Filter data / Sort a table with/without heading
Record a macro
3.2.6
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Demonstration of guided tasks with simultaneous task-based learning.
Supporting the different phases of a spreadsheet creation through the provision of additional
information
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Give handouts detailing key points.
Providing links between spreadsheet notation and standard notations
Providing different solution strategies
Encourage use of system help.
3.2.7
Previous Knowledge
Unit 2.4 (Using the Computer)
3.2.8
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PC/laptop with office package and projector
Hand-outs – Diagram of a (specific) spreadsheet package window showing useful shortcuts.
PCs/laptops for student use with office package installed.
3.2.9
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Resources
Assessment Criteria
Prove the ability to produce a well formatted spreadsheet including an image as defined in a
structured task outline.
Demonstrate skills to fill down a formula through a range of cells and generate a ’variable
column’.
Prove the ability to create spreadsheets in order to accomplish simple or more complex tasks
(for instance calculating a price, determining the price, estimating a price)
3.2.10
Summary
Students should be aware of the best methods for speeding up spreadsheet production, formatting
them and creating charts from the data. In order to achieve this they have to be taught how to use in
the most efficient way spreadsheet functionalities.
3.2.11
Glossary
Macro: a series of key strokes or mouse actions that are recorded and saved as a program.
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3.3 Office Applications – Slideshow presentation
software
3.3.1
Aims
This unit will demonstrate features used commonly in producing a slideshow presentation.
Specifically, the subsection 3.3.3.1 “How to use Slideshow” is a beginner’s guide, while the 3.3.2.2
“Advanced Techniques” teach more advanced features of PowerPoint.
3.3.2
Lead Partner
Hypertech
3.3.3
Learning Objectives
3.3.3.1 “How to use Slideshow”
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Be able to open Power Point
Be able to start a new presentation
Learn how to select a slide layout
3.3.3.2 “Advanced Techniques”
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Be able to create a well formatted slideshow presentation.
Be able to:
o Create a slideshow outline
o Add images
o Add video
o Change between themes
o Add transitions and animations
o Add automatic timings for a kiosk show
o Create the outline of the slideshow and print it in rtf format (to assist accessibility)
Be able to Convert PowerPoint Presentations to Word
Custom Design Templates and Master Slides
Hiding PowerPoint Background Images for Printing
3.3.4
Skills Enhanced
3.3.4.1 Directly
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ICT
3.3.4.2 Indirectly
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Communication
Improving own learning and performance
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Understanding how to use slideshow through the most common slideshow terms
Learn how to design attractive and effective slideshow presentations
Understanding the strong relation between text and slide
Learn how to connect and exploit the power of other formats such as the Word to better
Slideshow (PowerPoint) presentation (for instance transfer the presentation into a wordprocessing offers the advantage of modifying easily the handout’s layout)
3.3.5.1 Using a slideshow package
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Open the presentation software
Add a title
Add a subtitle
Add a new slide for section header and add text
Add a content slide with text
Add a content slide and add an image
Investigate image format options
Add video media to a slide
Investigate video format options
Add a chart/ smartart graphics
Add and switch slide designs (using themes)
Try changing colours within the designs
Switch to outline view and back to slide view
Select and delete a slide
Select and delete a range of slides
Use the undo feature
Switch between slide views
Add transitions
Accessibility checkers
Preview the slideshow (using keyboard shortcut)
Tweak the transitions (type/duration/sound)
Add animation effects
Edit effect options
Use the slide preview (if available)
Change to kiosk show
Make and adjust timings of events
3.3.6
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Teaching Strategies
Demonstration of guided tasks with simultaneous task-based learning.
Give handouts detailing key points.
Indicate the utility of different formats in better slideshow knowledge acquisition
Encourage use of system help.
3.3.7
Previous Knowledge
Unit 2.4 (Using the Computer)
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3.3.8
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PC/laptop with office package and projector
Hand-outs – Diagram of a (specific) spreadsheet package window showing useful shortcuts.
PCs/laptops for student use with office package installed.
3.3.9
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Resources
Assessment Criteria
Demonstrate the ability to manage effectively the toolbar
Ability to produce a well formatted slideshow including text, images and video components,
defined by a structured task outline.
Demonstrate the ability to count in parameters as time importance and the reference of
main points for an effective presentation
3.3.10
Summary
Students should be aware of the how to create and play slideshows for both manual and kiosk
presentations.
3.3.11
Glossary
Kiosk presentation: a slideshow that uses timings to move from one interaction to the next, requiring
no manual input, and producing a rolling show.
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3.4 Online applications
3.4.1
Aims
This unit will make students aware of and briefly demonstrate examples of online document
applications and e-learning systems.
3.4.2
Lead Partner
Hypertech
3.4.3
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Learning Objectives
Be aware of available online resources for creating and collaborating on documents.
Be aware of e-learning systems and what they have to offer.
Be informed for the extent to which e-learning applications can be used to achieve specific
goals with effectiveness, efficiency and satisfaction in a specified context of use
3.4.4
Skills Enhanced
3.4.4.1 Directly
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ICT
3.4.4.2 Indirectly
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Communication
Improving own learning and performance
3.4.5
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Content of the Themes
To understand that e-learning systems acquire a set of features for simple and efficient
navigation, advanced personalization of contents, and clear exit
To realise that e-learning systems and applications offers them the potentiality to look for
and select the most appropriate basic skills for their needs
3.4.5.1 Online and collaborative document editors
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Google Gmail documents
Collaborative editors
o Wiki
o WordPress
o CMS
3.4.5.2 E-Learning
(NB Functionalities details and links – not training courses)
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ATutor
Blackboard
Moodle
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3.4.6
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Teaching Strategies
Presentation on currently available online software resources.
Demonstration of collaborative document editing.
Demonstration of navigation around an e-learning environment (using ViPi ATutor
environment)
Hands on collaboration practical (using for example Gmail documents.)
3.4.7
Previous Knowledge
Unit 2.4 (Using the Computer)
Unit 3.1 (Office Applications – Word Processing)
3.4.8
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PC/laptop with internet access and projector
Hand-outs – Detailing locations and descriptions of available packages.
PCs/laptops for student use with web access.
3.4.9
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Resources
Assessment Criteria
Ability to create and share a collaborative document, therefore to develop skills for
interaction with different forms of e-learning.
Ability to sign into and navigate around an e-learning environment.
3.4.10
Summary
Students should be aware of online software and some examples of what is available to them.
Moreover, they should be familiar with using both online document editors and e-learning platforms.
3.4.11
Glossary
E-learning: this includes all forms of electronically supported learning – but more specifically, the
computer and network enabled transfer of knowledge and skills.
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3.5 Practical Exercises
3.5.1
Aims
This unit will allow the user to practice some common operations under the watch of and with
available guidance from their tutor.
3.5.2
Lead Partner
Partner relevant to content
3.5.3
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Learning Objectives
To reinforce the student’s ability to use their ICT skills
To teach students new practical skills
To ensure the student is confident in using ViPi
3.5.4
Skills Enhanced
3.5.4.1 Directly
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ICT
3.5.4.2 Indirectly
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Communication
Improving own learning and performance
3.5.5
Content of the Themes
3.5.5.1 Purchasing online
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Finding an Item at the Best Price
Adding to the Shopping Basket
Checking for Security
Checking Out
3.5.5.2 Data finding
Exercises in obtaining information on:
 The Weather
 Relevant Interest Groups
 Health
 Travel
 Government
 Consumer Goods
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3.5.5.3 Using ViPi
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Computer based
Mobile based
Online repository
Online Learning
Mobile Applications
3.5.6
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Teaching Strategies
Demonstration of a typical web purchase using a projected PC.
Guided hands-on purchasing.
Direct instructional research tasks without initial specific guidance, but with support from
teaching staff present (e.g. find out what the weather will be like tomorrow)
Demonstration of the features of ViPi using a projected PC
Hands on exploration of ViPi
Demonstration of mobile ViPi resources
Hands on exploration of mobile ViPi resources
3.5.7
Previous Knowledge
Relevant modules to the exercises.
3.5.8
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PC/laptop with web access and projector
Pens
Hand-outs – with step by step guidance or hints on the tasks.
PC with web access for each student
Mobile device with web access for ViPi mobile work.
3.5.9
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Resources
Assessment Criteria
Demonstrate ability to perform the practical tasks.
3.5.10
Summary
Students should be able to use their computer to confidently make purchases and find information.
Students should be able to access features of the ViPi portal using their PC or a mobile device.
3.5.11
Glossary
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