The Internet 5N1611

Component Details
Title: The Internet
Teideal as Gaeilge: An IdirlĂ­on
Award Type: Minor
Code: 5N1611
Level: 5
Credit Value: 15

Purpose The purpose of the award is to equip the learner with the
knowledge, skill and competence to use the internet for
communication, research, collaboration, e-Commerce and web
authoring in a secure and confidential manner in a range of
personal and work contexts

Learning Outcomes
Learners will be able to:
1. Summarise the development of the internet, its growth and current trends in its development
2. Investigate the use of the internet for a range of purposes to include voice and written communication, information search, file downloading, file sharing and e-Commerce
3. Explore security and confidentiality measures to internet usage to include user authentication, anti-virus protection, encryption and firewalls
4. Discuss the currently available methods of internet connection to include wired, wireless, cable and mobile connections and their relative suitability for home and business users
5. Explore the use of web authoring applications to create web pages and manage content to include word processors, desktop publishing programs, website management systems, webpage builders and HTML editors
6. Comment on the range of services offered by internet service providers (ISPs) to include their cost, functionality, capacity and suitability for home and business users
7. Explore the uses of collaborative applications to include wikis and shared documents such as Google Docs
8. Use the internet to compose, send, receive and store electronic mail to include attaching a file to an email and managing email folders
9. Use the internet to search for, retrieve, store, send and receive information
10. Design a basic webpage for the World Wide Web using Hypertext Markup Language or an appropriate software package
11. Identify appropriate enterprise software to meet a range of business requirements to include Customer Relationship Management (CRM) Systems, Payments Systems and Supply Chain Management (SCM) Systems
12. Apply the principles of web design to include site layout and the technical, linguistic and graphical merits and deficiencies of a website using accepted heuristic guidelines
13. Recommend appropriate methods of connecting to the internet based on user requirements to include connectivity, usage levels, speed and cost.