DTI101

Level 1 Digital Information Technology

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: T. Chisholm

This course covers Digital Information and Media. We use a range of software applications (i.e. Microsoft Office, Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign) to create original content. Specifically in this course you will make a brochure, website, and infographic. We will focus on ensuring that our outcomes are easy to use and contain original graphics. Good design habits play an important part in what we do and you will learn how to create print and online media that could be used in the real world.
METHODS OF ASSESSMENT
Assessment will include managing data (infographic), creating a digital media outcome (brochure), prototyping (website) and usability (Human Computer Interaction External). Achievement Standard 9188 is externally assessed.

RELATIONSHIP TO NATIONAL CERTIFICATE/TERTIARY QUALIFICATIONS
DTI101 is one of two, digital technology, level one courses. This course leads to four digital technology level 2 courses (DTI201, COM203, COM303 and COM201) and then onto two level 3 courses within this field (DTI301[a] and COM301[a]).
[a] = approved subject.

Recommended Prior Learning

Open Entry


Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

Headphones which plug into a standard headphone jack (not Apple) for accessing sound in tutorial videos.

Pathway

This course can lead on to COM201 or DTI201 and from there to COM301 / DTI301.
Digital technologies is a fantastic stepping stone to a huge range of careers beyond school in information technology, graphic and web design, animation, software development, artificial intelligence, virtual reality and augmented reality. Many of the jobs in highest demand are concentrated in these design and technology-related sectors.

Credit Information

This course is eligible for subject endorsement.

Total Credits Available: 16 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 3 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 13 credits.

Assessment
Description
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits
UE Literacy Credits
Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91047 v4
NZQA Info
Generic Technology 1.4 - Undertake development to make a prototype to address a brief
6
6
6
6
Level: 1
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 6
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91878 v1
NZQA Info
Digital Technologies 1.2 - Develop a design for a digital outcome
3
3
3
3
3
3
Level: 1
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91880 v1
NZQA Info
Digital Technologies 1.4 - Develop a digital media outcome
4
4
4
4
Level: 1
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91886 v1
NZQA Info
Digital Technologies 1.10 - Demonstrate understanding of human computer interaction
Level: 1
Internal or External: External
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
Credit Summary
Total Credits: 16
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 10
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Total Numeracy Credits: 0

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