Educational Level: Lower undergraduate, Associate
Credit Hours: 3 Credits
Instructor: Prof. Benita Hubbard
This course introduces students to the foundations and principles of information technology and the impact they have in todays society. The course topics include: digital literacy, information technology theories and concepts, information technology skills in professional fields, computing devices, research in technology, multimedia, and networking.
How This Course Benefits Students:
In a study by Mid Pacific ICT Center the following statement was determined, In the 21st century, an ability to work with information and communication technologies is becoming as essential to education, life and workplace success as "reading, writing and arithmetic". ICT Digital Literacy should be considered a basic skill by educational systems, something taught to and assessed for all students. http://www.mpict.org/ict_education_defined_importance.html Students will become ready to enter into the ministry career/volunteer paths with more marketable information technology literate. They will have the knowledge to lead, teach, and thrive in various fields.
Why This Course Is Important:
Information technology literacy will continue to be a necessity in everyday life, such as education, churches, businesses, organizations, etc. Keeping abreast of information technology in todays society is an important part of this field for the success and future challenges some communities may face in underprivileged or urban areas. Following Gods path for students seeking a career in information technology can provide better opportunities for many others.