General Introduction and Course Description
The Basics of Computer Science and Information Systems course introduces you to the big picture (or Helicopter view) of 2 main interrelated topics – Computer Science and Information Systems.
The aspect of Computer Science will focus on the fundamentals of Computer science and brief look into all of its areas of applications such as hardware, software, programming languages, computer networks, information systems and databases, data science and machine learning, web design, graphic designs, and multimedia etc.
The Basics of Information Systems course introduces you to the big picture of Information Systems, and the types of Information Systems such as Computer based Information system, Business information system etc., and their applications.
The course is intended to broaden scope of students and enable them to make an informed decision on which area of computer science and information systems will be most interesting for them to follow in detail.
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In this course, you will learn:
– Definition of Computer, Science, and Computer Science
– Knowledge Areas/Branches and Application of Computer Science including Job opportunities
– Definition of Information, Information Systems, and their differences
– Different types of Information and data management systems and their applications
– Informed Decision Making in your next career and path in choosing additional courses and programs at Osiri University and with the Computer Science and Information Mulukongo (School).
Course Pre-Requirements and Target Audience
The course is designed for both beginners who do not have any prior background and for intermediate level people who also wish to extend their knowledge in how all areas of Computer Science and Information Systems are connected or defined. To achieve or fully take advantage of this course, it is important you have a laptop and can invest some time to search for and study more materials for those who wish to get engaged more after grabbing the basics.
Case Studies: Preparing Your Mind for the Course
CASE STUDY 1: Buying a Car (John)
– Good and Affordable (within a budget of N2,200,000). NOTE: N=Naira
– 4 main brands of good cars e.g., Toyota, Opel, Renault, Peugeot etc.
– Cost per brand: Toyota (N2,500,000), Opel (N2,300,000), Renault (N2,150,000), Peugeot (N2,200,000).
– John buys the Renault (N2,150,000)
CASE STUDY 2: Buying a Laptop (Mary)
– Portable and Affordable laptop (within a budget of N50,000)
– 4 brands of good laptops e.g., HP, DELL, ACER, LENOVO
– Cost per brand: HP (N48,000), DELL (N52,000), ACER (N53,000), LENOVO (N50,000)
– Mary buys the HP (N48,000)
CASE STUDIES ANALYSIS:
– What is common in the approach of John and Mary in the above case studies?
– What do see as possible common problems in the approach from both case studies?
– What do you think could have been done in both situations to prevent the identified problems in both cases?
Job Opportunities – The course also enables you to find jobs in the following areas
– Each topic or area of computer Science studies in this course exposes a huge number of job opportunities.
– Depending on your eventual decision on your next career path, each course you will take will detail out the specific list of job opportunities for that course.
Course Modules / Structure
The Course is divided into 5 Modules:
Week 1 – Module 1: Introduction to Computer and Computer Science
Week 2 – Module 2: Introduction to Information and Information Systems
Week 3 – Module 3: Types of Information Systems (IS) and Application
Week 3 – Module 4: (Information) System Development
Week 4 – Module 5: FINAL COMPONENT AND ASSESSMENT LEADING TO THE AWARD OF A CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETION (This final module includes Organizations and Information System (IS) + Quizzes)
Finding the Course (Modules) Contents
For each module, a number of videos are made available. These guide you step-by-step through the course. If you have issues with the course materials, please contact the instructor using the Instructor contact information below.
Each module also presents a quiz that you can take to test your own knowledge. This quiz tests you to practice what you have learnt. The quiz should be submitted (as Word document) to the instructor’s email (see below) and this will be assessed by the instructor to provide you with feedback and grading.
Final Assessment and Certification (Module 5 + Final Quiz)
To be able to complete the full course and obtain a certificate of completion, you will be required to take Module 5 and do a FINAL ASSESSMENT which you are required to pass. You are required to score 70% and above for the FINAL ASSESSMENT to be eligible for the certification.
Instructor Name: Dr. Fredrick Ezeh
Email Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org