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School of Psychology
Course unit
COMPUTER USE (Ult. numero di matricola pari)
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
PS2295, Degree course structure A.Y. 2016/17, 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 Developmental Psychology and Socialisation
E-Learning website
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 DEVELOPMENTAL, PERSONALITY AND INTERPERSONAL RELATIONSHIPS PSYCHOLOGY

Teacher in charge GIANLUCA GINI M-PSI/04

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

Course unit organization
Period Second 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 02/03/2020
End of activities 12/06/2020
Show course schedule 2019/20 Reg.2016 course timetable

Examination board
Board From To Members of the board
7 2019 01/10/2019 30/09/2020 GINI GIANLUCA (Presidente)
POZZOLI TIZIANA (Membro Effettivo)
SCRIMIN SARA (Membro Effettivo)

Prerequisites: None
Target skills and knowledge: Having adequate computer skills is an essential condition to tackle not only many of the teaching units of the Bachelor Degree course, but also professional and research activities.
The course aims at teaching about basic computer use, use of the main features of Word, including elements of document formatting and the use of styles, use of the main features of Excel and Powerpoint, and of online databases.
Examination methods: The final test is a computer-driven written exam on Moodle platform. it includes multiple-choices questions and lasts 30 minutes.
Assessment criteria: The final test evaluates students' understanding of the course's content and of the appropriate language.
Course unit contents: - Hardware and software
- Word: character and paragraph formatting, use of styles, editing functions (e.g.: find and replace), insertion of tables and illustrations, header and footer, creation of tables of contents, correction tools.
- Excel: formatting, search, logic, mathematics and statistics functions, simple and advanced filters, graph insertion, graph formatting and advanced functions.
- Powerpoint
- Internet use and email
- Online databases for literature search
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: For the theoretical part (knowledge to be acquired) the lessons consist mainly of frontal classroom teaching with the help of videos and interactive moments.

For the practical part (skills to learn), the lessons consist of practical exercises at the computer, in particular for using the features of Word and Excel.
Additional notes about suggested reading: Students can use any manual that provides the necessary information for the achievement of the European Computer Driving License (ECDL), in particular the first four modules.
here, an example of such manuals is provided.
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)
  • Storchi, Mario R., <<La >>nuova ECDL piĆ¹ full standardcertificazione informatica accreditata da Accrediaper gli insegnamenti di informatica e per il conseguimento della nuova "Patente europea del computer"per Windows 7 e Vista, Gmail e Windows mail, Office 2010,2007, 2013 . Casoria: Edizioni Manna, 2017. Cerca nel catalogo

Innovative teaching methods: Teaching and learning strategies
  • Lecturing
  • Problem based learning
  • Interactive lecturing
  • Working in group
  • Problem solving
  • Use of online videos
  • Loading of files and pages (web pages, Moodle, ...)

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

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