Information Technologies and Applications

Course Information
TitleΤεχνολογίες και εφαρμογές πληροφορικής / Information Technologies and Applications
FacultySocial and Economic 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: 218
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
GenericCompulsory Course214

Programme of Study: Erasmus Plus Programme

Registered students: 1
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS

Class Information
Academic Year2018 – 2019
Class PeriodSpring
Faculty Instructors
Instructors from Other Categories
Weekly Hours4
Total Hours52
Class ID
Course Type 2016-2020
  • General Knowledge
  • Skills Development
Course Type 2011-2015
General Foundation
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
  • Distance learning
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
General Prerequisites
Basic computer knowledge - Windows operating system
Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the course students will: - know the basics of the structure and operation of personal computers - are capable of operating a computer running Windows or Linux Mint - able to use basic Internet services - possess basic data processing skills in spreadsheets - are familiar with the key technological tools used in Journalism and Media
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Adapt to new situations
  • Make decisions
  • Work autonomously
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
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.
basic concepts of informatics, architectures of computers /personal computers, software, office automation applications, web services
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
Use of powerpoint when teaching the lesson. Providing additional material through the platform (moodle). Contact students via email as well as the communication tools provided by the platform. Evaluation through multiple choice questions on the platform
Course Organization
Laboratory Work130.5
Reading Assigment331.3
Mid-term exam100.4
Student Assessment
Final /conclusive evaluation is used. In the theoretical part of the course, the examination is conducted with writing exams at the end of the semester. There is also an optional mid-term exam in the middle of the semester (40% on the theory grade). In the laboratory part of the course, students deliver exercises to each lesson, which are graded. They are also examined in the laboratory at the end of the semester. The final grade of the laboratory part of the course for each student is calculated, as long as no previous absence in the laboratory courses exists, based on the following individual grades: * Exercises during the laboratory courses (40%) * Final laboratory test (60%) The final course-grade consists of the theory-grade (at a rate of 75%) and the laboratory-grade (at a rate of 25%). Attention: both individual grades (theory and laboratory) must be greater than or equal to the grade point average (set at half the maximum grade, or 50%), in order for the student to be considered to have successfully completed the course.
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Multiple Choice Questions (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Summative)
  • Labortatory Assignment (Formative, Summative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
Peter Norton's, "Εισαγωγή στους Υπολογιστές", Εκδόσεις Τζιόλα, 6η έκδοση, 2012
Additional bibliography for study
1) "Ασκήσεις και Τεχνικές Αυτοματισμού Γραφείου", Α. Βέγλης, Κ. Μπαρμπαργύρης, ISBN 960-8050-42-1, Εκδόσεις Τζιόλα, Θεσσαλονίκη, 2000. 2) "Computing Fundamentals - Introduction to Computers", Faithe Wempen, Rosie Hattersley, Richard Millett, and Kate Shoup, ISBN 978-1-119-03971-6, John Wiley & Sons Ltd., 2015. 3) "Microsoft Office 365 Excel 2016: Comprehensive", Shelly Cashman Series, Steven M. Freund, Joy L. Starks, and Eric Schmieder, ISBN 978-1-305-87072-7, Cengage Learning, 2017. 4) "Windows 10 - The Beginners' Guide", 2nd edition, BDM's Ultimate Series, ISSN 2050-1137, BDM, 2019. 5) "The Complete Linux Mint Manual", 2nd edition, BDM's Ultimate Series, ISSN 2046-2743, BDM, 2019.
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