ITM1000EN - Information Technology Literacy

Course description

This course introduces students to the foundations and principles of information technology and the impact they have in today’s society. The course topics include: digital literacy, information technology theories and concepts, information technology skills in professional fields, computing devices, research in technology, multimedia, and networking.

How this course benefits students

In a study by Mid Pacific ICT Center the following statement was determined, “In the 21st century, an ability to work with information and communication technologies is becoming as essential to education, life and workplace success as "reading, writing and arithmetic".” ICT Digital Literacy should be considered a basic skill by educational systems, something taught to and assessed for all students. http://www.mpict.org/ict_education_defined_importance.html Students will become ready to enter into the ministry career/volunteer paths with more marketable information technology literate. They will have the knowledge to lead, teach, and thrive in various fields.

Why this course is important

Information technology literacy will continue to be a necessity in everyday life, such as education, churches, businesses, organizations, etc. Keeping abreast of information technology in today’s society is an important part of this field for the success and future challenges some communities may face in underprivileged or urban areas. Following God’s path for students seeking a career in information technology can provide better opportunities for many others.

Credit hours
3 hours
Subject area
Information Technology Management
Educational level
Associate
Learning type
Instructional
Prerequisites
None
Upcoming terms
Pending
* Schedule subject to change. Please contact the Registrar's office with schedule questions.
Professor
Prof. Benita Hubbard, Professor of Web Development

How this course relates to missional core values

Biblically based

This course will highlight concepts from a biblical worldview and explore the benefits of technology of how it enables discipleship, community, and communication. The course will focus on scripture from Ephesians 6, the armor of God and Psalms 3:3.

Missionally driven

The ultimate goal for this course is to train missional leaders in the technology fields to spread and share the technological skills they have learned all around the world and various fields. Technology is worldwide in any career or industry where students can teach, serve, and lead in various missionary explorations.

Contextually informed

Information technology literacy is vital in today’s society especially in education and the workforce. With the rapid advances in technology today, keeping up with the latest trends is an important part of one’s lifestyle to be successful. Churches today use more advanced technology with sermons, music department, youth, children’s church, mission groups, and more.

Interculturally focused

Technology allows us to reach and serve beyond the local community today. Communicating with other cultures is the first step to serving in other parts of the world and emerging in diverse cultures and diversity. This course provides the opportunity to learn various ways to communicate and use technology to spread God’s love.

Practically minded

Information technology literacy provides students with the skills they need for technical support in various fields and advance.

Experientially transformed

This course will provide students with the hands on tools to apply their skills with serving as volunteers or working in this field and experience real world situations and settings.