2018 Introduction to Information and Communication Technologies for Development

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Academic unit or major
Graduate major in Global Engineering for Development, Environment and Society
Instructor(s)
Yamashita Yukihiko  Takada Jun-Ichi  Aoyagi Takahiro 
Course component(s)
Lecture
Day/Period(Room No.)
Fri3-4(S611)  
Group
-
Course number
GEG.T501
Credits
1
Academic year
2018
Offered quarter
4Q
Syllabus updated
2018/4/16
Lecture notes updated
2019/2/1
Language used
English
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Course description and aims

The roles and history of information and communication technologies in environment and social development are explained. Basic protocols for Internet (Ethernet and TCP/IP) and its related protocols (SMPT, FTP, and HTTP) are then explained. Internet services and their basic technologies, and the technologies which support web-based approaches are outlined. Finally, as an example of these technologies applied to development, we focus on e-learning.

Student learning outcomes

By the end of this course, students will be able to explain the basics of information and communication technologies and learn more advanced information and communication technology.

Keywords

Internet, TCP/IP, HTML, e-Learning

Competencies that will be developed

Intercultural skills Communication skills Specialist skills Critical thinking skills Practical and/or problem-solving skills
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Class flow

Lecture and Practice

Course schedule/Required learning

  Course schedule Required learning
Class 1 Purpose and abstract of this lecture and roles of information communication To be able to explain the role of information communication.
Class 2 Outline of Internet To be able to give an outline of the Internet.
Class 3 Internet services and basic technologies (Html) To be able to write a simple html document.
Class 4 Internet services and basic technologies (CSS) To be able to write a html document with CSS.
Class 5 Information technology in Internet services (Javascript) To be able to write a html document with Javascript.
Class 6 Information technology in Internet services (PHP, RDB) To be able to write a PHP program.
Class 7 Application technology of Internet (Theory and technology of e-Learning) To be able to explain theory and technology of e-Learning.
Class 8 Application technology of Internet (Practices and Assesment of e-Learning) To be able to explain assessment of e-Learning.

Textbook(s)

Teaching materials prepared by lectures, report published by international organizations, etc.

Reference books, course materials, etc.

Kevin R. Stevens and W. Richard Fall, "TCP/IP Illustrated, Volume 1: The Protocols (Addison-Wesley Professional Computing Series)," Addison-Wesley Professional, 2011.

Assessment criteria and methods

Basic knowledge and degree of understanding with respect to Internet and e-Learning are evaluated. Weights of evaluation are 40% by homework and 60% by final reports.

Related courses

  • ZUQ.T211 : Basic Theory of Information Processing

Prerequisites (i.e., required knowledge, skills, courses, etc.)

None

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