Welcome to BTT10 -- Introduction to Information and Communication Technology in Business. This course introduces you to information and communication technology in a business environment and builds a foundation of digital literacy skills necessary for success in a technologically driven society. You will use a case study model to help develop word processing, spreadsheet, database, desktop publishing, presentation software and website design skills.
In this unit, you will compare different internet service providers (ISPs) and compare the costs and quality of services received from each. You will also explore how the internet has evolved over time and how to assess whether internet sources are reliable or not. Is it important for you to stay private and safe in your home, with your friends and at school? Well, these things are just as important online. In this unit, you will explore privacy and security as it relates to your computer workstations and an online environment. The pros and cons of computers and online activity on mental health is also important and will be explored, with an emphasis on digital apps and social media.
What sorts of programs, or applications are out there to help make you efficient and productive in the world of business? Even outside of the business world you will be able to use and apply the programs that you learn in this unit. Unit 3 has you exploring and practising your word processing, spreadsheet and database skills by creating documents for specific business purposes, and for intended audiences. Effective communication and design continue throughout this unit. You will continue to showcase your best work in your Portfolio!
Are you a nervous presenter? Do you feel awkward when speaking in front of people? Well, you're definitely not alone! Unit 4 will help you strengthen your presentation skills in physical presentations with the use of presentation software. The environment that you're in, and who you're presenting to is also considered. More awesome work? Continue showcasing it in your Portfolio!
This final culminating activity asks you to do two things: reflect on your learning in the course; and apply what you have learned to the question about which has the greater influence on us: our nature (how we were born) or nurture (our environment and our experiences).