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Information Processing and Technology: The Preliminary Course



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Information Processing and Technology: The Preliminary Course by Carole Wilson
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Information Processing and Technology covers all aspects of the NSW Preliminary Information Processing and Technology course with comprehensive coverage of the three major sections of the syllabus: Introduction; Tools; and Planning. Each section will have a brief introduction to focus students on the important concepts and will conclude with a challenging set of focus questions. The chapters will include a range of reinforcement and revision material and skills will be addressed at the end of each section using a wide range of applications. Numerous screen dumps are included to assist students to understand and apply a wide variety of computer software programs. A glossary of terms will allow easy reference to concepts used in the course.

Table of Contents

Part I. Introduction to Information Skills and Systems: 1. Information systems: information systems in context; 2. Information processes; 3. Data and information: The nature of data and information; 4. Social and ethical issues: privacy of the individual; Part II. Tools for Information Processes: 5. Collecting: The collecting process; 6. Organising: the organising process; 7. Analysing: the analysing process; 8. Storing and retrieving: the storing process and the retrieving process; 9. Processing: the processing process; 10. Transmitting and receiving: The transmitting and receiving process; 11. Displaying: the displaying process; Part III. Planning Design and Implementation: 12. Understanding the problem and making decisions; 13. Designing and implementing solutions; 14. Testing, evaluating and maintaining; Topic review; Glossary; Index.

Author Biography

Carole Wilson is a Learning Support Technology Coordinator with more than 15 years experience teaching computing to middle and upper secondary students. She has run in-service to teachers on the application of technology in the classroom and has industry experience in the development of Intranets and Internet sites.
Release date NZ
February 7th, 2002
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
80 b/w illus. 30 tables 85 exercises
Cambridge University Press
Interest Age
From 14
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