Course Title: Use advanced features of computer applications

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2007

Course Code: OFFC5172C

Course Title: Use advanced features of computer applications

School: 345T Creative Media

Campus: City Campus

Program: C5168 - Diploma of Music Industry (Technical Production)

Course Contact : Joe Bird

Course Contact Phone: 9925 4708

Course Contact Email:joe.bird@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Nominal Hours: 32

Regardless of the mode of delivery, represent a guide to the relative teaching time and student effort required to successfully achieve a particular competency/module. This may include not only scheduled classes or workplace visits but also the amount of effort required to undertake, evaluate and complete all assessment requirements, including any non-classroom activities.

Pre-requisites and Co-requisites

Completed basic computer operations in Cert IV Music Industry (Technical Production).
(Edit sound using computer systems part A)
 
 

Course Description

What is this course about?
This involves the following key elements:

*    Manipulate data
    Use of advanced features, data transferral/translation, use of templates & macros, shortcuts, preparation & presentation of data as working linked sets of individual files.
 
*    Access support resources
    Online help, Product manuals & training resources, knowledge bases / user groups / forums, noting & logging of issues, problem analysis & resolution, how to seek help - technical support.
 
*    Configure the computing environment
    Enhancing machine performance, installation & configuration of systems according to need, physical environment, OHS criteria, specific vendor product requirements
 
 


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

ICAITU126A Use advanced features of computer applications

Element:

Access and use support resources

Performance Criteria:

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<font size="3" face="Symbol">&middot;  </font><font face="Times" roman="" new="">On line help is accessed and used to overcome difficulties with applications.</font>

<font size="3" face="Symbol">&middot;  </font><font face="Times" roman="" new="">Manuals and training booklets are used to solve advanced problems.</font>

<font size="3" face="Symbol">&middot;  </font><font face="Times" roman="" new="">Problems are analysed and eliminated according to results.</font>

<font size="3" face="Symbol">&middot;  </font><font face="Times" roman="" new="">Technical support is accessed and trouble shooting results and alert messages are supplied to technical support.</font>

 

Element:

Configure the computing environment

Performance Criteria:

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<font size="3" face="Symbol">&middot;  </font><font face="Times" roman="" new="">Environment is configured according to user/ organisational requirements.</font>

<font size="3" face="Symbol">&middot;  </font><font face="Times" roman="" new="">PC environment is customised and optimised.</font>

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Element:

Manipulate data

Performance Criteria:

<font size="3" face="Symbol">&middot;  </font><font face="Times" roman="" new="">Advanced features of application are employed in the preparation and presentation of data.</font>

<font size="3" face="Symbol">&middot;  </font><font face="Times" roman="" new="">Data is efficiently transferred between applications.</font>

<font size="3" face="Symbol">&middot;  </font><font face="Times" roman="" new="">Objects, macros and templates are created and employed for routine activities.</font>

<font size="3" face="Symbol">&middot;  </font><font face="Times" roman="" new="">Shortcuts and features are regularly employed for increased productivity.</font>

<font size="3" face="Symbol">&middot;  </font><font face="Times" roman="" new="">Related data files are linked as required.</font>

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Learning Outcomes


Not applicable


Details of Learning Activities

Learning for this course is achieved through:

1    Practical classroom exercises.
2    Structured practical demonstrations
3    Project  work completed by students throughout the semester.
4    Work undertaken outside school

Some classes for this course will involve practical demonstration by the teacher using relevant technologies followed by individual exercises by students to explore the technical and creative issues raised.
 
 


Teaching Schedule

WEEKLECTURE
  
2Shortcuts and features are regularly employed for increased productivity.
3Objects, macros and templates are created and employed for routine activities
4Trouble-shooting & technical support
5Manuals and training guides.
6Problems are analyzed.
7Support resources, solving routine problems.
8On line help is accessed.
9Environment is configured according to user/ organisational requirements.
10 Performance of PC is enhanced.
11Related data files are linked as required.
12Data is efficiently transferred between applications.
13Advanced features of applications.
14 Final project
15Revision
16Revision
  

Schedule is subject to change without notice. You will be advised of alterations by your lecturer.


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


References


Other Resources

A set of web based resource links are provided below for this course.
Resource Links

http://www.nsa.gov/snac/os/applemac/osx_client_final_v.1.pdf
American National Security Agency report on securing Mac OSX.

http://www.osxaudio.com
‘The ultimate Mac OSX audio resource’

http://www.versiontracker.com
Source of up to date software & related updates / patches. OSX, OS9, Windows.

http://www.macmusic.org/home/?lang=EN
MIDI & audio on Macintosh

http://www.apple.com
Hardware, Operating System & audio / video editing software vendor & extensive support, developer documentation etc.

http://www.macdigitalaudio.com/

http://www.xlr7yourmac.com
Articles, Forums & reviews on the topic of optimising Mac computers for various tasks.

http://www.everymac.com
extensive database of all Mac models listing hardware / software limitations & expansion options.

http://www.iso.org
International Standards Organisation. Information on official standards.
 


Overview of Assessment

Assessment  for this course is primarily undertaken through the following:

1    Class based practical and theoretical exercises/assessments
2    Project work undertaken in the computer lab.
3    Evaluation of practical portfolio & written submissions
 
 


Assessment Tasks

Assessments and weightings.
Your teacher will provide specific project & assessment details as they fall due or as scheduled.  You should expect to receive this information at the beginning of this course ( start of semester1).

Workflow, file destination excercise20%
Script / Macro / shortcut excersize20%
Troubleshooting / diagnostics exercise20%
Written assessment
40%


Assessment Matrix

not applicable

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