Basics of Ict

Topics: Operating system, Computer, Computer software Pages: 6 (1239 words) Published: August 26, 2013
ALLAMA IQBAL OPEN UNIVERSITY, ISLAMABAD
(Department of Computer Science)

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Course: Basics of ICT (1431)Semester: Spring, 2013
Level: B.ATotal Marks: 100
ASSIGNMENT No. 1

Note: All questions carry equal marks.

Q. 1Describe the basic concept of ICT. Also explain and exemplify different applications of ICT.

Q. 2Define the term “computer” in detail and describe different generations of computer.

Q. 3What are input devices? Explain it with the help of different examples.

Q. 4The major and positive influences of ICT can be seen in many different fields/ areas such as education, business, training and health etc. Select any one area and explain with the help of examples?

Q. 5Write a note on the following:
i)Microprocessor, Main Memory and Secondary Storage Devices ii)Electronic Mail (e-mail)

ASSIGNMENT No. 2
Total Marks: 100

Note: All questions carry equal marks.

Q. 1What is meant by software? Explain different types of software, development of software and software distribution.

Q. 2What is meant by operating system? Also describe different functions of an operating system.

Q. 3Describe the basic elements of a Communication System. Also explain any two network topologies with the help of suitable example.

Q. 4What is meant by the term multimedia? Also explain:
a)Different components of multimedia.
b)Different applications of multimedia.

Q. 5Explain any two high level computer languages along with important features. ALLAMA IQBAL OPEN UNIVERSITY, ISLAMABAD
(Department of Computer Science)

Course Code:1431 (Bachelor Level)
Course Title:Basics of ICT
Credit Hours:3 (3+0)
Session Offered:As per offering schedule
Recommended Book: Computer Fundamentals by PK Sinha, BPB Publications 4th Edition 2007 Audio/Video/
Multimedia CD: Will be developed
Reference Book:Computer Literacy BASICS: A Comprehensive Guide to IC3 by Connie Morrison and Dolores Wells (August 2009) 3rd Edition. Pre-Requisite:None
Course Coordinator:Department of Computer Science, AIOU
Teaching Methodology:Distance Learning/Online

Course Introduction:
The course is aimed to provide an outline of compute, its uses, development, Components, Input, Output devices, Hardware, and Software. The course also covers fundamentals and use of ICT.

Course Objectives:
After completing the course the students should be able to:
1. Understand the role and importance of ICT in today’s society. 2. Identify various components of a computer system
3. Understand basics of data communication and networking of computer systems. 4. Understands basics of windows operating system and its functionality. 5. Understand basic concepts of multimedia and identify and use various multimedia components. 6. Understand basic concepts of computer languages.

Evaluation Criteria:
i) Assignments (02)30%
ii) Final Examination70%

Course Outlines:

Unit No. 1 Introduction to ICT
Introduction to ICT and definitions, ICT Application Examples, ICT as an Aid to Computer Teaching and Learning

Unit No. 2 Overview and Organization of Computers
History and Development of Computer, Generations of Computer, Types of Computer, Classification of Computer, Applications of Computer, Buses, Ports, Microprocessor, Main Memory, Motherboard of Computer System, Secondary Storage Devices.

Unit No. 3 Input Devices
Keyboard Devices, Point and Draw Devices, Digitizer, Speech Recognition Devices, Data Scanning Devices (Image Scanner, OCR, OMR, BCR, MICR), Electronic Card Reader, and Vision-Input System.

Unit No. 4 Output Devices
Monitor (Graphic Adopter, Size, Resolution, and Types...
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