Information Technology (IT) is an area well known for frequent and rapid change. IT focuses on the way people use technologies to manipulate and share information in its various forms such as text, graphics, sound and video, on a range of devices. This course aims to help prepare students to meet these rapid changes and to respond to emerging technologies and trends, enabling students to contribute and participate in a global community.
Information Technology will provide students a range of skills enabling them to become independent and creative users of technology. Students will study systems ranging from those that support the development of information, such as documents and websites, to those that support technology, such as computer hardware and networks.
Students will work towards becoming intermediate users of:
- Hardware and software – function of the major components of a PC, designing for the modern user
- Visual design theories and applications
- Program solutions – Project and task management, Scratch programming language
Out of class requirements
Theoretical homework, completion of set tasks
What’s important for this subject
Interest in and basic knowledge of computer hardware and software.
Course Outline & Assessment
Unit 1: Hardware, and Software Concepts|
Unit 2: Human Machine Interface & Design
- Operating systems
- File types and data compression
- Security Controls
- Hardware components
Unit 3: Game Development
- Design cycle & designing for purpose
- Concept sketching and technical drawing
- Interface devices and control methods
- Game development software
- Project and task management
|This subject can lead into senior Information and Communication Technology (Applied)|