Description of Individual Course Units
Course Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleType of Course UnitYear of StudySemesterNumber of ECTS Credits
Level of Course Unit
First Cycle
Objectives of the Course
The aim of this course; information and communication technologies, components of computer systems (processor, input-output units, auxiliary memory units, microcomputers, operating systems and peripherals), communication and computer networks, Internet, computer literacy, word processing applications (Word), presentation applications (Powerpoint), spreadsheet applications (Excel), cloud computing, personal web page preparation, digital citizenship and safe internet use, to provide participants with knowledge and skills on computer ethics and security.
Name of Lecturer(s)
Dr. Turgay DEMİREL
Learning Outcomes
1To recognize the basic concepts of information technologies,
2Comprehends the role of computer in society and education
3Recognize the basic hardware of the computer
4Uses the computer ergonomically
5Performs basic operations in Windows operating system
6Explain and apply basic concepts about computer and network security
7Uses the Internet and Internet tools effectively
8Explain the basic concepts about informatics ethics
9Uses an email management system and performs basic email operations
10Performs basic and advanced operations in a word processing program
11Performs basic and advanced operations in a presentation preparation program
12Performs basic and advanced operations in a spreadsheet program
Mode of Delivery
Daytime Class
Prerequisites and co-requisities
Recommended Optional Programme Components
Course Contents
 What is a computer? How does it work?  Computer Basics  Using Windows  Computer and Ergonomics  Internet Usage  Use of e-mail  Security and Ethics in Digital Life,  Working with cloud technologies  MS WORD  MS POWERPOINT  MS Excel
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
1 Introduction and Course Introduction o Getting acquainted, working on the curriculum o Recording students' e-mails
2 BASIC CONCEPTS  What is a computer? How does it work?  Computer Basics o Processor, input-output-storage units o Program and File Shortcut icons, folder icons, desktop, my computer, network neighbors, start, taskbar, desktop toolbars, shortcut menusWatching videos of the week
3 Using Windows o Desktop components, file-folder operations (selecting, copying, moving, renaming), Formatting disks o Taskbar and start menu o Windows explorer, Windows shortcuts o Control Panel, Keyboard Usage, Windows accessories (calculator, Notepad, Paint)  Computer and Ergonomics o Healthy and ergonomic computer useWatching videos of the week
4 Internet Usage o Browsers, search engines, internet addresses o Browsing the Web, Searching the Internetwatching videos of the week
5 Use of e-mail o Create, send, receive e-mail o CC-BCC concepts, email ethicsAnswering Questions
6 Security and Ethics in Digital Life, o Viruses, worms, spyware o Identity and password management o Rules about computer and Internet ethicswatching videos of the week Answering the given questions
7 Working with cloud technologies o What is cloud processing? o Cloud Applications o Create, share, edit, take notes, work offline, track changes in Google DriveCreating and editing a personal web page
8Midterm exam
9 MS WORD-1 o Basic window elements  Ribbon, status bar, title bar o Backstage view  Save as, print, protect document, review document etc. o Working with the Ribbon  Tabbed work, menu expansion, contextual menus, hide ribbon, Quick access toolbar, status bar o Document processing  Create new document (CTRL+N), save, close, change views, navigate document (go, find, replace, home, end, pagedown, pageup) o Text operations  Select, delete, navigate with arrow keys, double click, 3 clicks, mini toolbar, select different words with CTRL  Cut-copy-paste, redo-redo-undo, auto-correction o Format texts  Font-paragraph-styles menus, indents, Working with Tabs, Working with Styles, Format painter, bullet and numberingWord Applications Making a How-To Video
10 MS WORD-2 o Page Layout and Design Tab  Create margins, section and page break, add columns, add borders and shading  Print preview, print, save as (pdf etc.) o Add Menu  Add header-footer, add page number, add symbol, add field (date-time), add author, add picture-shape-Word art-text box, text wrapping (for figure and table)  Adding Graphics, Smart art, Hyperlinks and bookmarks  Create and edit tables (merge cells, add row-column, calculate) o Review menu  Spelling and grammar, language settings, track changes, compare, annotateWord Applications Making a How-To Video
11 MS EXCEL-1 o Basic window elements  Backstage view, working with the ribbon, quick access toolbar, keyboard shortcuts, status bar o Document processing  Open workbook, save, close, navigate, select cells etc. o Formatting a worksheet  Add row-column-cell, delete, resize, hide, add worksheet, delete, move, copy, customize page tabs, add background o Data entry and editing  Enter, edit, auto-complete, auto-fill, move-copy-delete data, undo and redo text-number-date data o Working with formulas and functions  Create formula, create function, use add function tool, autosum, copy formulaExcel Applications
12 MS EXCEL-2 o Working with formulas and functions  Financial functions, logical functions, text functions, date-time functions, search and reference functions, etc.  Copying the value in the function result o Formatting data  Number formats, font formats, cell alignment, cell styles, copy-change-clear cell formats o Adding Graphs, Drawings and Equations  Adding charts, changing data, changing chart type, adding data labels, adding shapes, etc. o Viewing and Printing the Workbook  Change display settings, split worksheet, sort-filter data, add header-footer, print preview and print, specify print area o Managing the Workbook  Add hyperlink, annotate, save workbook, send by emailExcel Applications
13 MS POWERPOINT-1 o Basic window elements  Backstage view, working with the ribbon, quick access toolbar, keyboard shortcuts, status bar o Document processing  Opening, saving, closing a presentation, changing the view, etc. o Adding and Formatting Text  Creating new presentation, adding text to slide, font, format painter, bullets, alignment etc. o Customize presentations  Using themes, customizing themes, adding-deleting slides, adding slide master, adding header-footer, adding speaker notesPowerpoint Applications
14 MS POWERPOINT-2 o Working with Shapes and Pictures  Drawing tools, adding shapes, adding text to shapes, formatting shapes, aligning shapes, adding action buttons o Adding Objects and Effects  Add table, graphic, smart art, hyperlink, slide transition, animation, custom animation, sound o Publish the Presentation  Custom slide show, rehearse slide show, send presentation, publish presentation, start slide show, print presentation, save asPowerpoint Applications
Recommended or Required Reading
1. Materials shared on the course web page (presentation, PDF files, videos) 2. YÜZER, V., OKUR, M. R. (Editörler). (2015). TEMEL BİLGİ TEKNOLOJİLERİ-I. Eskişehir: Anadolu Üniversitesi Yayınları [Görüntüle] 3. Güneş, A. (Editor) (2008). Bilgisayar I-II Temel Bilgisayar Becerileri. Ankara: Pegem Akademi Yayıncılık 4. ŞAHİN S. Ed. (2016). EĞİTİMDE BİLİŞİM TEKNOLOJİLERİ I-II. Ankara: Pegem Akademi.
Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods
Assessment Methods and Criteria
Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
Midterm Examination140
Attending Lectures110
End Of Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
Final Examination150
Project Preparation150
Term (or Year) Learning Activities40
End Of Term (or Year) Learning Activities60
Language of Instruction
Work Placement(s)
Workload Calculation
ActivitiesNumberTime (hours)Total Work Load (hours)
Midterm Examination122
Final Examination122
Attending Lectures11414
Individual Study for Mid term Examination188
Individual Study for Final Examination188
Contribution of Learning Outcomes to Programme Outcomes
* Contribution Level : 1 Very low 2 Low 3 Medium 4 High 5 Very High
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