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This course introduces students to fundamental facts and concepts of information technology. The course aims to cover computer hardware, operating systems, and computer networking. In addition, the course will be provide an introduction to information technologies that are completely hardware independent, such as XML and Unicode.
After taking this course students
There are no other formal prerequisites for this course.
Palmer School of Library and Information Science
C.W. Post Campus of Long Island University
720 Northern Boulevard
Brookville, NY 11548–1300
work phone: +1–(516)299–2843
Private contact details may be obtained from the online CV.
Classes will be held in the computer lab in the Palmer School between 18:40 and 20:30. A hands-on session will be held after that and will go on until 21:00.
|0||2002–09–09||introduction to the course|
|2||2002–09–30||characters to textual documents|
|3||2002–10–06||looking at a desktop computer|
|4||2002–10–13||input devices to a desktop computer|
|6||2002–10–28||graphics and the monitor|
|7||2002–11–04||a look at MS Windows|
|8||2002–11–11||a look at Linux|
|10||2002–11–25||Ethernet, IP and TCP|
|11||2002–12–02||TPC/IP and DNS|
|12||2002–12–09||email, email lists and http|
|13||2002–12–16||computer and network security|
The lecture's powerpoint slides should be the first port of call for the student. Each slide set will contain reference to the literature used by the instructor to prepare the lecture.
Every lecture—except the first two—will contain a quiz of about ten minutes duration. The average of the grades of the quizzes makes for 50% of the course.
The remainder is composed from a essay. It should be brief, i.e. less than five pages, and must be handed in on the day of the last class, in printed form, because the instructor will read it on the airplane home.