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School of Psychology
Course unit
PSM0014223, A.A. 2019/20

Information concerning the students who enrolled in A.Y. 2019/20

Information on the course unit
Degree course First cycle degree in
PS1085, Degree course structure A.Y. 2017/18, A.Y. 2019/20
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Number of ECTS credits allocated 2.0
Type of assessment Evaluation
Course unit English denomination COMPUTER USE
Department of reference Department of Philosophy, Sociology, Education and Applied Psychology
Mandatory attendance No
Language of instruction Italian
Single Course unit The Course unit CANNOT be attended under the option Single Course unit attendance
Optional Course unit The Course unit is available ONLY for students enrolled in SOCIAL AND WORK PSYCHOLOGY

Teacher in charge ANDREA BOBBIO M-PSI/05

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Other -- -- 2.0

Course unit organization
Period First semester
Year 1st Year
Teaching method frontal

Type of hours Credits Teaching
Hours of
Individual study
Lecture 2.0 14 36.0 No turn

Start of activities 01/10/2019
End of activities 18/01/2020
Show course schedule 2019/20 Reg.2017 course timetable

Examination board
Board From To Members of the board
7 2019/20 01/10/2019 30/11/2020 BOBBIO ANDREA (Presidente)
BEGLIOMINI CHIARA (Membro Effettivo)
CANOVA LUIGINA (Membro Effettivo)
DADDA MARCO (Membro Effettivo)
GRASSI MASSIMO (Membro Effettivo)
6 2018/19 01/10/2018 30/11/2019 BOBBIO ANDREA (Presidente)
BEGLIOMINI CHIARA (Membro Effettivo)
CANOVA LUIGINA (Membro Effettivo)
DADDA MARCO (Membro Effettivo)
GRASSI MASSIMO (Membro Effettivo)

Prerequisites: None.
Target skills and knowledge: The course aims to provide basic computer skills. As an example, at the end of the course the student should be able to: 1) appropriately start up and shut down the computer; 2) use the operating system and start applications; 3) perform basic functions of file management; perform basic functions related to: 4) word processing, 5) spreadsheet use and, 6), multimedia slideshow presentations; 7) manage print settings and print documents; 8) use the Internet and the e-mail; manage 9) basic security, 10) privacy, 11) ergonomics and, 12), energy saving issues.
Examination methods: Written examination only, constituted by, at maximum, 40 multiple-choice questions dealing with skills from 1) to 12). The exam will require no more than 40 minutes.
The MOODLE platform will also be a viable option in order to collect all the assessment information.
Assessment criteria: Student's assessment will be based on the mastery of key topics, concepts and basic technical language.
Course unit contents: - Hardware and Software.
- Windows.
- Working with programs.
- File management (with reference to MS Windows).
- Word processing (with reference to MS Word).
- Spreadsheets (with reference to MS Excel).
- Slideshow presentations (with reference to MS PowerPoint).
- Printing.
- Using e-mail.
- Accessing the Internet.
- Best practices in terms of energy saving, computer security, privacy and ergonomics.
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: The course is structured along a set of lectures, exercises (both individually and team-based) on selected functions, concepts and cases, and group discussions.
Active participation is mandatory for all students attending the course.
Additional notes about suggested reading: - Giuliani, D., & Dickson, M. M. (2015). Analisi statistica con Excel. Santarcangelo di Romagna (RN): Maggioli.
- Lazzari, M. (2014). Informatica umanistica. Milano: McGraw-Hill.
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)
  • Clerici, A., La nuova ECDL Base, Standard e Full Standard. Per Windows 7, Office 2010, 2013 e 2016. Milano: Alpha Test, 2017. Cerca nel catalogo

Innovative teaching methods: Teaching and learning strategies
  • Lecturing
  • Problem based learning
  • Case study
  • Working in group
  • Questioning
  • Action learning
  • Problem solving

Innovative teaching methods: Software or applications used
  • Moodle (files, quizzes, workshops, ...)

Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
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