Course Title: Information and Communication Technology in Business, Grade 9 or 10
Course Code: BTT1O/BTT2O
Grade: 9 or 10
Course Type: Open
Credit Value: 1.0
Prerequisite: None required
Department: Business Studies
Tuition Fee (CAD): $529
This course introduces students to information and communication technology in a business environment and builds a foundation of digital literacy skills necessary for success in a technologically driven society. Students will develop word processing, spreadsheet, database, desktop publishing, presentation software, and website design skills. Throughout the course, there is an emphasis on digital literacy, effective electronic research and communication skills, and current issues related to the impact of information and communication technology.
Overall Curriculum Expectations
By the end of the course, students will gain proficiency in the following areas:
- demonstrate an understanding of the terminology associated with information and communication technology;
- demonstrate an understanding of the computer workstation environment;
- manage electronic files and folders;
- analyse options for accessing the Internet;
- apply effective techniques when conducting electronic research
- use word processing software to create common business documents;
- use spreadsheet software to perform a variety of tasks;
- manage information, using database software
- use presentation software to create and deliver effective presentations;
- use desktop publishing software to create publications;
- demonstrate an understanding of the uses and design of effective websites, and develop their own web pages
- demonstrate an understanding of the characteristics of effective business documents and communications;
- use appropriate technology to facilitate effective communication;
- maintain a portfolio of exemplary work that illustrates their skills in information and
- communication technology, including the ability to create effective business
Ethics and Issues in Information and Communication Technology
- demonstrate an understanding of legal, social, and ethical issues relating to information and communication technology;
- analyse privacy and security issues relating to information and communication technology;
- assess the impact of information and communication technology on personal health and the environment
|Unit 1: Getting Started|
Just as a worker needs to know his tools, it is critical for citizens of the 21st century to be comfortable with a computer workstation and the digital environment. In this activity, you will learn to recognize and understand the components of a computer, the elements of the user interface, and the function of the operating system.
|Unit 2: Publishing|
This unit focuses on managing and organizing your files on your computer. You will learn techniques for creating and using folders within your “My Documents” area, or your home area. Saving and renaming of files, moving, copying, selecting and deleting files there will be covered.
You will learn about designing desktop publishing documents with Microsoft Publisher, from built-in templates to designing your own, original, publications. You will learn about font and styles, design, inserting graphics, and creating documents such as home business cards and flyers.
|Unit 3: Publishing|
This unit focuses on an introduction to spreadsheets and databases. In learning about spreadsheets, you will explore terminology, cell addresses, data entry, formatting cells, functions and graphing. Database work includes organization, searching, sorting and using filters (querying the database).
|Unit 4: Presentations|
This unit focuses on computer presentations. You will learn how to create a slide show presentation from a built-in template and how to insert graphics and text and set the slide transitions. You will learn the principles and guidelines for making effective presentations. You will see how to add sounds and narration to your slide show.
You will learn techniques for effectively searching the Internet. You will evaluate web sites for their usefulness, correctness, bias and currency. You will learn to write proper citations for online resources.
|Unit 5: The Internet|
This unit focuses on the Internet as a tool extending the functionality of your home computer. You will discover the differences between good websites and bad ones, and then learn how to effectively create your own. The Internet is a tool with many flaws: in the second half of this unit, you will learn about some of the many potential dangers of web, including privacy and safety issues, spyware and viruses. You will explore several ways of protecting yourself and your computer from online threats.
|Unit 6: Culminating Activity |
This unit is the culminating challenge for applying knowledge and skills in ways that display the student’s creativity and reflection on the course material. You will create a brief survey on an ethical issue related to information and communication technology. The remaining activities will allow you to tabulate the results, process the data, and then present the information in a meaningful way through web design and presentation software. This unit will give you a chance to express your creativity while demonstrating the mastery of course expectations.
|Total Hours||110 hours|