Applications of Informatics in Theology A’. Image and audio processing.

Course Information
TitleΕφαρμογές της Πληροφορικής στη Θεολογία Α΄- Επεξεργασία εικόνας και ήχου / Applications of Informatics in Theology A’. Image and audio processing.
SchoolSocial Theology and Christian Culture
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter
CoordinatorEfstratios Mouratidis
Course ID600018267

Class Information
Academic Year2019 – 2020
Class PeriodWinter
Instructors from Other Categories
Weekly Hours3
Class ID
Course Type 2016-2020
  • Skills Development
Course Type 2011-2015
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
  • English (Instruction, Examination)
Learning Outcomes
After the successful completion of this course students will acquire the theoretical background of electronic image-photography and audio-video files (coding, sampling, digitization), they will learn about their intellectual property rights and will be trained in image and sound processing with the use of open source software, mainly the GIMP image editor. The course will include practice in digital photography and will be done primarily, but not exclusively on theological subjects.
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
  • Work in an international context
  • Design and manage projects
Course Content (Syllabus)
The course aims that students acquire the theoretical background on image and sound files and to specialize on image processing. 1. Introduction to computer science, historical evolution, computer categories, computer hardware and software, computer peripherals. 2. Number systems, coding alphanumeric characters, encoding of images. 3. Coding systems (vector-raster), image compression (lossy and lossless). 4. Image formats, image processing (examples, practice). 5. Images-photos and intellectual property rights, defamation by using images-photos, pictures authenticity. 6. Audio-digitizing process and situational analysis, video (technical possibilities-problems). 7. Digitization process (scanning, digital photography-technical concepts, operating principles, characteristics), color systems, practice. 8. Image processing-open source software GIMP(I). Introduction and configuration 9. Image processing-open source software GIMP(II). Concept and tools, Practical examples 10. Image processing-open source software GIMP(III). Layers, Practical examples 11. Image processing-open source software GIMP(IV). Editing (bluring, mosaic, filters),Practical examples 12. Image processing-open source software GIMP(V). Masks, Color Editing, Practical examples 13. Exams
Computer science, digitization, processing, image, sound, digital, photography, GIMP
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Slide presentations
  • Multimedia
  • Interactive excersises
  • Digital camera
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 the computers in the computer lab to access, during the lessons, online educational tools, information and material.
Course Organization
Reading Assigment301.2
Interactive Teaching in Information Center281.1
Student Assessment
Final exams (100% of the course's grade)
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Multiple Choice Questions (Summative)
  • Written Exam with Problem Solving (Summative)
Additional bibliography for study
Εργαστήριο Πληροφοριακών Συστημάτων Υψηλών Επιδόσεων, «Οδηγός Καλών Πρακτικών για την Ψηφιοποίηση και τη Μακροπρόθεσµη ∆ιατήρηση Πολιτιστικού Περιεχοµένου», Πανεπιστήμιο Πατρών Ανοιχτή εγκυκλοπαίδεια wikipedia.
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