You were born digital. Are you ready for effectively utilizing information resources in your academic life? This course mainly focuses on the ability to access information, and covers (1) general knowledge to live in the e-society, (2) practical digital skills to smoothly live in the age of information, and (3) skills of accessing academic information resources that our university offers you. The course also promotes a norm of action for you to participate in the e-society as a responsible member.
By the end of this course, students will be able to:
1) Grasp various information resources that our university offers,
2) Understand the organization of the computer network infrastructure and effectively use it in their academic life,
3) Smoothly exchange ideas and data in e-society utilizing information technology
|Specialist skills||Intercultural skills||✔ Communication skills||Critical thinking skills||✔ Practical and/or problem-solving skills|
Each class starts with a lecture and is followed by exercise problems related to the lecture.
|Course schedule||Required learning|
|Class 1||Invitation to the "cyber university"||The age of information and netizens, information ethics policy, information resources provided by TITECH, Access to Tokyo Tech portal, the Tokyo Tech Mail system|
|Class 2||Information infrastructure||Tokyo Tech portal, the organization of the file system, setting e-mail softwares on personal computers and mobiles.|
|Class 3||Exchanging ideas in the cyber-space||E-mail, Chat systems, Bulletin Board Systems, Netiquet, Digital security, Protection of privacy, Flaming|
|Class 4||Searching library resources||Access to academic research offered from the Tokyo Tech library.|
|Class 5||Accessing academic resources||Searching for academic publications|
|Class 6||Internet and Web||Internet services, integrating with mobile devices, information utilization and participation to information society|
|Class 7||Information security and Information ethics||Law and Ethics, Media literacy|
To enhance effective learning, students are encouraged to spend approximately 100 minutes preparing for class and another 100 minutes reviewing class content afterwards (including assignments) for each class.
They should do so by referring to textbooks and other course material.
Pointers to all materials used in class will be made accessible online.
The grade will be based on your ability to utilize the computer infrastructure and academic information resources provided by our university. The course scores are based on quiz and exercise problems. There is not a term-end examination.