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COMP111 Information and Communications Technology

Explores fundamental components of ICT and related issues. Examines the influences and impacts ICT has and may have in the future. Students will apply widely-used software applications to perform real-world business activities.

COMP 111 aims to enhance the capacity of students to benefit from information and communication technologies now and in the future. It prepares them for more technical papers in computing, such as COMP 101.

Paper title Information and Communications Technology
Paper code COMP111
Subject Computer and Information Science
EFTS 0.1500
Points 18 points 18 points 18 points
Teaching period(s) First Semester, Second Semester, Summer School
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $1,059.15
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $4,627.65

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Schedule C
Arts and Music, Commerce, Science
Eligibility
No particular requirements
Contact

Dr Sander Zwanenburg (co-ordinator): sander.zwanenburg@otago.ac.nz
 

Teaching staff
First semester: Dr Sander Zwanenburg (co-ordinator)
Gary Burrows

Second semester: Dr Maryam Purvis (co-ordinator)
Gary Burrows

Summer School: Dr Sander Zwanenburg (co-ordinator)
Mark George
Paper Structure

Three Blackboard tests, one practical test and a final exam

Teaching Arrangements
First and second semester: one lecture and one lab per week
Summer School: two lectures and two labs per week
Textbooks
Beekman and Beekman, Digital Planet: Tomorrow's Technology and You 10e, Prentice-Hall, 2012
Course outline
View the most recent Course Outline
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Global perspective, Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Scholarship, Information literacy, Self-motivation.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this paper you should be able to:

  • Identify and describe the fundamental aspects of modern information and communication technologies (ICT);
  • Identify and discuss the broader societal issues and emerging trends relating to ICT;
  • Apply a number of software applications to solve real-world problems; and
  • Apply techniques to represent real-world objects in data structures.

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Timetable

First Semester

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
Blackboard

Computer Lab

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend one stream from
A1 Monday 11:00-12:50 9-16, 18-22
A2 Monday 13:00-14:50 9-16, 18-22
A3 Wednesday 11:00-12:50 9-16, 18-22

Lecture

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
L1 Monday 10:00-10:50 9-16, 18-22

Second Semester

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
Blackboard

Computer Lab

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend one stream from
A1 Monday 11:00-12:50 28-34, 36-41
A2 Monday 15:00-16:50 28-34, 36-41
A3 Wednesday 15:00-16:50 28-34, 36-41

Lecture

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
L1 Wednesday 13:00-13:50 28-34, 36-41

Summer School

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
Blackboard

Computer Lab

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
A1 Tuesday 13:00-14:50 2-7
Thursday 13:00-14:50 2-7

Lecture

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
L1 Tuesday 11:00-11:50 2-7
Thursday 11:00-11:50 2-7