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COURSE INFORMATION

1. Name of Course COMPUTER APPLICATION


2. Course Code DCT 1231
3. Name(s) of Academic Staff NORJANNAH MANSOR
4. Semester and Year offered Semester 1, Year 2
5. Prerequisite (if any) None
6. Rationale for the inclusion of the course in the To introduce students to the basic computer applications with
programme word processor, spreadsheet and presentation applications.

7. Course Description The course begins by introducing the basic of computer system
and all the selected applications.
The students start using the word processor application which

covers creating and editing document, formatting and applying


additional features to the word document. Spreadsheet
application covers creating spreadsheet document, formatting,
editing worksheet, creating charts and formatting the chart.
Presentation application covers creating new presentation,
formatting slide content and applying slide animations and
transitions.
The students will be assessed by several tests, labtests and

written examination. At the end of the semester they have to


present their presentation document as part of the assessment
in order to improve their communication skills.

8. Credit Value 3
9. Course Outcomes At the end of this course, student will be able to:
1. Explain the functions of word processor, spreadsheet and

presentation application.(C2)
2. Prepare documents using word processor application. (C3)
3. Prepare documents using spreadsheet application.
(C3,A3,P4)
4. Prepare documents using presentation application. (C3)

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10. Assessment Methods and Types Methods Percentage

Individual 15%
Assignments
Group Presentation 5%
Formative (60%) Quizzes 10%

Group Assignment 15%


Lab Tests 15%
Summative (40%) Final Examination 40%

Total 100%
11. Content outline of the course
Topic

LESSON 1: INTRODUCTION
1.1 Word processor application
1.2 Spreadsheet application
1.3 Presentation application

LESSON 2: WORD PROCESSOR APPLICATION


2.1 Overview
2.2 Creating and Editing Document
2.3 Formatting document
2.4 Other Writer Features

LESSON 3: SPREADSHEET APPLICATION


3.1 Overview
3.2 Creating and Editing a worksheet
3.3 Formatting the Worksheet
3.4 Charting worksheet data

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LESSON 4: PRESENTATION APPLICATION
4.1 Overview
4.2 Creating new presentation
4.3 Working with slides
4.4 Slide content
4.5 Formatting slide

12. Main references supporting the course 1. Katherine Murray, 2010: Microsoft Office Plain & Simple,
Microsoft Press, USA.
Additional references supporting the course 1. Timothy & Linda J.OLeary, 2000, Microsoft Office ,Mc. Graw
Hill, USA.
13. Other additional information Nil

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