Information and Digital Technologies


This aim of this module is to:

  1. Equip students with the skills and technological ability to use personal computing devices; bring the students to a practical level of competency in Information Communication Technology tools, including GMIT Student Online Resources, local and cloud file management, accessing and sharing, and effectively engaging with the LMS.
  2. Outline mutual responsibilities and provide a framework for managing communication and behaviour in a digital world.
  3. Establish a practical proficiency and a theoretical understanding of the fundamentals of word processing, presentation software, spreadsheet and database computer applications and how they are structured, organised, and used to manage business information.
  4. Collaborate and integrate with additional apps, services and tools to help students work, learn, organise, connect, and create.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Demonstrate competence in running and managing personal computing devices.

  2. Manipulate file systems to efficiently organise files and folders in a networked and cloudbased storage solution/environment.

  3. Demonstrate the ability to use a word processing application to create, edit and format professional documents and improve writing with built-in intelligent features.

  4. Display competence in using presentation software to create, edit, format and animate professional, polished and visually impactful presentations.

  5. Use appropriate spreadsheet software to plan, create, develop, chart, and navigate multiple worksheets and workbooks.

  6. Define, build, query, and maintain databases, database objects, and relationships using appropriate database software.

  7. Refine and maximise efficiency using the Internet and relevant web-based resources.

  8. Complete and Earn Digital Education Badges via The Microsoft Education Centre.

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