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Course | Principles of Information Technology Updated


Principles of Information Technology is a foundational course and provides an overview of information technology (IT) today. The course provides learners with an introduction to hardware, looking at both internal and external components. Then, they explore the most common operating systems, software applications, and programming languages with hands-on activities. Learners discover the different types of networks and network topology, and they set up an email client/server connection. During the course, they consider contemporary IT issues such as security and privacy, the effects of IT on society and the individual, and technological inequality. Finally, learners research the types of careers that exist in IT today.

Planning Tools
For Learners

PLANNING TOOLS provides a guide to course implementation, including scope and sequence, lesson plans, and the culminating project overview.

FOR LEARNERS: This resource encourages and supports students on their learning journey by providing opportunities to deepen their knowledge, feed their passion, build their Future Ready skills, and deepen their career identity through NAF's "Take Charge of Your Learning" framework of REFLECT, STRETCH, INNOVATE, and SHOWCASE.

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Instructional Units

Unit 1 Getting Started and Computer History
Unit 2 Hardware Basics
Unit 3 Software Applications
Unit 4 Networks and the Internet
Unit 5 Software Programming and Development
Unit 6 Careers and Information Technology

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