Information Technologies and Applications

Course Information
TitleΤεχνολογίες και εφαρμογές πληροφορικής / Information Technologies and Applications
FacultyEconomic and Political Sciences
SchoolJournalism and Mass Communications
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodSpring
CoordinatorAndreas Veglis
Course ID140000012

Programme of Study: UPS School of Journalism and Mass Communications (2010-today)

Registered students: 202
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
GenericCompulsory Course214

Class Information
Academic Year2017 – 2018
Class PeriodSpring
Faculty Instructors
Instructors from Other Categories
Weekly Hours4
Total Hours52
Class ID
Type of the Course
  • General Knowledge
  • Skills Development
Course Category
General Foundation
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
  • Distance learning
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
General Prerequisites
Basic computer knowledge - Windows operating system
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Adapt to new situations
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in teams
Course Content (Syllabus)
It is an introductory course to information and communication technologies, customized for the needs of journalism and mass communication students. It examines the following issues: Data and information - the information cycle - The importance of information - data processing. Historical data - Computer Generations– PC categories Computer Architecture - Microprocessor - motherboard memory - RAM - ROM - Regional memory - Hard drive – Flash disks – SSD DVD/CD - Monitor - Printer - Modem - Scanner - Cards connecting peripheral devices - Keyboard - Mouse - Touch Screens Software - Hardware Partitioning Software - Operating system - Definition and structure - Generations of operating systems - Types of operating systems - Popular operating systems – Basics of Operating Systems - Files - Folders or directories - Applications - Office Automation - Programming Languages - Viruses - Data Compression - General – The Windows operating system –– Basic work with Windows –Customization of Windows – Local Area Networks, technology and use - The Internet - Introduction - History - protocols - services - WWW - Email - Finding information - Mobile phones and their services – Multimedia - Computers and Society.
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Slide presentations
  • Multimedia
  • Book
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Laboratory Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
  • Use of ICT in Student Assessment
Course Organization
Laboratory Work241.0
Reading Assigment502
Student Assessment
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Summative)
  • Labortatory Assignment (Formative, Summative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
«Σύγχρονες Εφαρμογές Πληροφορικής & Επικοινωνιών», Α.Βέγλης, Ε.Αβραάμ, Α.Πομπόρτσης, Εκδόσεις Τζιόλα, 2005.
Additional bibliography for study
«Ασκήσεις και Τεχνικές Αυτοματισμού Γραφείου», Α.Βέγλης, Κ.Μπαρμπαργύρης, Εκδόσεις Τζιόλα, 2000.
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