The expectation is that students will acquire the following: 1.Introduction to the area of computers and acquisition of corresponding knowledge, experience, skills & capacities 2. training & performance capacity regarding digital processing & data and information management 3. acquisition of know-how regarding Information and its metrics 4 . familiarity & acquisition of capacity regarding the production, processing and disposal of data and information (e.g. over the Internet) 5. knowledge and awareness in the area of special programs for the processing of theological data
Course Content (Syllabus)
Introductory presentation of computer science with emphasis on the composition of technical Structures and on the analysis of digital logic principles that structure the operational framework of computer science. Synopsis of the hardware architecture of computing systems. Basic principles of computer networks. The cyberspace of the Internet. Introduction to the methodologies of programming (software), to the operating systems and to the applications in data processing. Presentation of word processing programs, of databases organization and image processing; as well as the fundamental principles governing these programs. Digital files and digital libraries. Creation of digital presentations, courses and lectures. Applications of informatics in theological procedures: Thesaurus Linguae Graecae (ΤLG), computers and Holy Bible (dictionaries, concordantiae, etc. ). The contribution of computers to the preservation of cultural heritage. Meta-applications of digital technology in theological data content. Definition and quantification of information. Technological milestones: video conferencing, telematics, distance rearning. Ethical issues in the society of computers.
Evaluation of the following aspects:
Collaboration, effort, diligence, perception: during the continuous laboratory interaction with the student.
Skills, intelligence, accuracy, correctness: during the process of the laboratory exercise. Willingness, hard work, work diligently, policy: during the execution of wider optional projects