Business, Enterprise and Technology – Stage 1 Information Processing and Publishing

Staff Contact

David Hickey dhickey@navigator.sa.edu.au

 

Assumed Knowledge

Nil

 

Course Outline

Students apply practical skills and design principles to provide creative solutions to text-based communication tasks. They create both hard copy and electronic text-based publications, and evaluate the development process. Students use technology to design and implement information processing solutions, and identify, choose, and use the appropriate computer hardware and software to process, manage and communicate information in a range of contexts.

 

Course Content

Stage 1 Information Processing and Publishing consists of the following topics:

  • Business Publishing
  • Personal Publishing

The topics have a practical basis and emphasise the development of skills and understanding in designing, making, and critiquing publications and presentations.

Business Publishing involves the use of information-processing and publishing tools in a business context. Students have the opportunity to develop paper-based publications, which will provide them with broad, entry-level industry skills. They consider issues related to information processing and publishing in business environments.

Personal Publishing involves the use of software appropriate to paper-based publications. It also provides a sound basis for the investigation and use of new personal publishing tools in the future. The type of publishing software used depends on the learning context and the needs of the students. They consider issues related to information processing and publishing for personal use.

 

Assessment

Practical Skills 40%

Product and Documentation 30%

Issues Analysis 30%