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INFORMATIC SKILLS

CODE 84031
ACADEMIC YEAR 2021/2022
CREDITS 3 credits during the 2nd year of 9916 ENVIRONMENTAL AND NATURAL SCIENCES (L-32) GENOVA
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR INF/01
LANGUAGE Italian
TEACHING LOCATION GENOVA (ENVIRONMENTAL AND NATURAL SCIENCES)
SEMESTER 1° Semester
TEACHING MATERIALS AULAWEB

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

To learn how to use computers and some application programs through theoretical lessons and practical exercises.In particular, basic notions are provided for the use of computers in scientific applications (hardware, software, information, representation, text editors, spreadsheets and presentations).

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

The course aims to introduce the student to the use of the LibreOffice suite (in particular the Calc spreadsheet), with the aim of making him able to

  • use Calc to process and display data, such as those acquired from databases available on internet.
  • use Write to produce simple scientific documents.

PREREQUISITES

In order to use spreadsheets properly, the student must have basic mathematical skills and reasoning and analytical skills, typically covered by mathematics courses in the first year.

TEACHING METHODS

Teaching takes place over 10-12 weeks, each of which normally includes either 2 hours of classroom lessons or 3 hours of guided laboratory (which could take place, at least in part, remotely using the teams platform).

During the semester there will be an assessment done during class time (with booking and submission on AulaWeb) and home exercises (working in a group).

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

The course includes introductory lessons followed by guided workshops on how to

  • find information online
  • process and visualize data using Calc
  • prepare documents using Writer

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

The teaching material (including any video recordings) will be made available on aulaweb.

It is also possible to consult and download the documentation in English on LibreOffice from https://documentation.libreoffice.org/en/english-documentation

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Exam Board

EUGENIO MOGGI (President)

FRANCESCO MASULLI

GIANNA REGGIO (President Substitute)

STEFANO ROVETTA (Substitute)

LESSONS

Class schedule

INFORMATIC SKILLS

EXAMS

EXAM DESCRIPTION

The exam consists of a laboratory exercise in analyzing data using Calc, which may also include producing a short document using Writer.

The exam is considered passed by those who have satisfactorily completed the assessment and the home exercises during the course.

ASSESSMENT METHODS

The laboratory exercise verifies the ability to properly use the LibreOffice suite.

Exam schedule

Date Time Location Type Notes
18/01/2022 09:00 GENOVA Laboratorio
09/02/2022 09:00 GENOVA Laboratorio
14/04/2022 09:00 GENOVA Laboratorio
06/06/2022 09:00 GENOVA Laboratorio
08/07/2022 09:00 GENOVA Laboratorio
05/09/2022 09:00 GENOVA Laboratorio