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ELSD RECOMMENDED RESOURCES FOR CSEC INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

ELSD RECOMMENDED RESOURCES FOR CSEC INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

These recommended free e-resources are specifically aligned with the Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) curriculum framework as suggested in the CSEC Information Technology Syllabus. Resources are provided under each of the eight sections of study with sub-topics as recommended by CXC:

 

Computer Fundamentals and Information Technology

  • Computer Fundamentals
  • Information Processing Fundamentals

Computer Networks and Web Technologies

Social and Economic Impact of Information and Communication Technology

  • Implications of Misuse and Cybersecurity
  • Impact on Jobs and Education

Word Processing and Web Page Design

  • Word processing
  • Web-based Design

Spreadsheets

Database Management

Problem-Solving and Program Design

Program Implementation

 

NOTE: The syllabus generally aims to:

  • Ensure that students can function effectively in a dynamic technological era
  • Promote the development of computer related skills for application to real life situations
  • Prepare students to use information technology responsibly
  • Facilitate the development and application of problem-solving and other 21st century skills
  • Provide a foundation for post-secondary skills; and
  • Prepare students for suitable employment

 

SECTION 1. COMPUTER FUNDAMENTALS AND INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

 

NOTE: The student has an understanding of fundamental hardware and software components and the interrelationships between them; develops expertise in evaluating computer systems and understands basic information processing principles

 

SUB TOPIC 1. COMPUTER FUNDAMENTALS

 

DEFINITIONS

VIDEO

What is information technology/benefits of Information Technology?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=buA9XWecaVA

What is information technology?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eju9g6FvS4A

Information Technology (IT): what is?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KJkknlnA1rU

WEBSITE

IT definition

https://techterms.com/definition/it

Definition of Information Technology

https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/information%20technology

Information Technology (IT)

https://www.techopedia.com/definition/626/information-technology-it

 

TYPES OF COMPUTER SYSTEMS

WEBSITES

What are the Different Types of Computer Systems?

https://www.chtips.com/computer-fundamentals/different-types-of-computer-system

Types of Computers

https://www.cs.cmu.edu/~fgandon/lecture/uk1999/computers_types/

10 Types of Computers

https://computer.howstuffworks.com/10-types-of-computers10.htm

Computer – types

https://www.tutorialspoint.com/computer_fundamentals/computer_types.htm

VIDEOS

Types of Computers

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uD0acIhi8xE

Classification of Computers

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RQ98_ksHwgY

Types of Computers

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7qOF5ffTDI8

See how a CPU work

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cNN_tTXABUA

 

FUNCTION OF MAJOR COMPUTER COMPONENTS

VIDEOS

Types and Components of Computer Systems

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aISEiICcp8Y

How Computers work: CPU, Memory, Input and Output

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DKGZlaPlVLY

Storage Devices

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Do-O1bou_tA

Secondary storage

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_0KIfGxp37E

INTERACTIVE

Computer – components 4.

https://www.tutorialspoint.com/computer_fundamentals/computer_components.htm

 

INTERRELATION OF HARDWARE COMPONENTS

VIDEOS

IPO cycle

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j0XOLp_PbgA

IPO Cycle : How computers work

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B9Sr6yy-z24

Input-Process-Output (IPO) model

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DBRNE3A5Wvw

IPOs cycle

https://prezi.com/r_7shjtf0xk0/ipos-cycle/

POWER POINT PRESENTATION

Computer systems [SLIDES]

https://www.slideshare.net/corb201/computer-systems-input-process-output?next_slideshow=1

 

THE MERITS OF CLOUD  STORAGE AND LOCAL STORAGE

VIDEOS

What is a cloud service?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3WANMc8EqPM

Online Backup vs External Hard Drive

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0WB2ULHsSZQ

E-MAGAZINE

Cloud storage vs Local storage: What is the right for your business?

https://www.mydatascope.com/blog/en/2020/03/24/cloud-storage-vs-local-storage-what-is-the-right-for-your-business/

Hard drives: Easy tips for choosing the right devices to back up files

https://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/columnist/2019/10/07/hard-drives-cloud-storage-whats-best-your-digital-memories/3852585002/

The battle of Storage: Local storage vs Cloud storage

https://www.goodcloudstorage.net/local-storage-vs-cloud-storage/

WEBSITE

Should I move my hard disk to the Cloud?

https://computer.howstuffworks.com/cloud-hard-disk.htm

Cloud Storage vs Local Storage: what’s the right choice for you?

https://gomindsight.com/insights/blog/cloud-storage-vs-local-storage-whats-right-for-you/

Cloud vs Local Servers: weighing up the pros and cons

https://evolvit.co.uk/it-support/server-support/cloud-vs-local-servers-weighing-up-the-pros-and-cons/

 

INPUT AND OUTPUT DEVICES

VIDEOS

Input /Output Devices

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oUSFS2ROMnU

Input and Output Devices

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KzxVZgO-iOA

Computer Input and Output Devices – fun learning computer for kids

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qnQyFIHqiKY

INTERACTIVE

Input and Output Devices

https://www.khanacademy.org/computing/ap-computer-science-principles/computers-101/computer--components/a/input-output-devices

Basics of Computers: Input and Output Devices

https://www.toppr.com/guides/computer-aptitude-and-knowledge/basics-of-computers/input-and-output-devices/

WEBSITES

Computer – Input Devices

https://www.tutorialspoint.com/computer_fundamentals/computer_input_devices.htm

Computer – Output Devices

https://www.tutorialspoint.com/computer_fundamentals/computer_output_devices.htm

What are Input and Output Devices?

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zf2f9j6/articles/zx8hpv4

 

ROLE OF DIFFERENT TYPES OF SOFTWARE

VIDEOS

Types of Software/System Software and Application Software

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HkQKTkw6-Rw

Types of Computer Software

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gJf6AnD9RJY

Types of Software – Class 5

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X-QjMhIVqLc

WEBSITE

Computer Software

https://www.tutorialspoint.com/computer_fundamentals/computer_software.htm

 

COMPUTER INTERFACE TYPES AND THEIR MERITS

POWER POINT PRESENTATION

User Interface [SLIDES]

https://www.slideshare.net/AbdulGrails/user-interface-43112351

VIDEO

Powtoon – User Interface by Hanin Fisal

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qLl0vIchsIs

E-MAGAZINE

Advantages and Disadvantages of Graphical User Interface

http://www.itrelease.com/2017/11/advantages-disadvantages-graphical-user-interface/

WEBSITE

User Interfaces

https://www.teach-ict.com/gcse_new/computer%20systems/user_interface/home_user_interface.htm

 

SUB TOPIC 2. INFORMATION PROCESSING FUNDAMENTALS

 

EVALUATING SUITABILITY OF COMPUTER SYSTEMS

VIDEO

Understanding Computer Specs: What Computer Specs you need in a Computer

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eqrJmstbzu4

Troubleshooting common PC issues for users

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SWPWEVG6TQw

INTERACTIVE

How to choose the right Computer for your needs

https://www.dailybulletin.com.au/news/technology/47158-how-to-choose-the-right-computer-for-your-needs

WEBSITE

How to choose a Computer

https://www.wikihow.com/Choose-a-Computer

Professor Messer’s CompTia A+

https://www.professormesser.com/free-a-plus-training/220-1001/220-1001-training-course/

 

DISTINGUISHING BETWEEN DATA AND INFORMATION

VIDEOS

Data-Information-Knowledge in 3 minutes or less

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sIjSY05JE9Q

Data vs Information

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bitUrAmXTnI

ICT: Data Information Knowledge

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dJkB_ITY1pE

 

EVALUATING THE RELIABILITY OF INFORMATION FROM ONLINE SOURCES

VIDEOS

Evaluating Sources

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EyMT08mD7Ds

Evaluating Websites

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aem3JahbXfk

Writing Videos for Kids: How to Evaluate Sources for Reliability

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q1k8rcYUmbQ

WEBSITE

Evaluating Sources: the CRAAP test

https://researchguides.ben.edu/source-evaluation

POWERPOINT

The Craap test for Evaluating Resources [SLIDES]

https://pt.slideshare.net/CapULibrary/the-craap-test-for-evaluating-resources/14?smtNoRedir=1

 

DIFFERENTIATING BETWEEN VALIDATION AND VERIFICATION OF DATA

VIDEO

Data Validation and Verification

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wNMAtc_PzuI

IGCSE ICT database explained – question and answer

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hqMd73ptEXE

WEBSITE

Difference between Verification and Validation

https://artoftesting.com/difference-between-verification-and-validation

 

SECTION 2. COMPUTER NETWORKS AND WEB TECHNOLOGIES

 

NOTE: The student develops an awareness of basic networking concepts, including mobile networks and technology, internet and web technology concepts

 

TYPES OF NETWORKS

VIDEO

Network types: LAN, WAN, PAN, CAN, MAN, SAN, WLAN

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4_zSIXb7tLQ

How does your mobile Phone Work?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1JZG9x_VOwA

Types of computer networks (PAN, LAN, WAN & MAN)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LQEcZD939jI

WEBSITE

Local Area Network (LAN)

https://www.teach-ict.com/gcse_new/networks/computer_networks/miniweb/pg5.htm

INTERACTIVE

Computer Network Tutorial

https://www.javatpoint.com/computer-network-tutorial

 

BASIC FUNCTIONS & COMPONENTS OF A NETWORK

VIDEOS

Hub, Switch and Router explained: What’s the difference

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1z0ULvg_pW8

Network topologies (star, Bus, Ring, Mesh, Ad hoc, Infrastructure and Wireless Mesh Topology)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zbqrNg4C98U

Ethernet Cables, UTP vs STP, Straight vs Crossover, CAT 5, 5e, 6,7,8 Network Cables

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_NX99ad2FUA

Cable vs DSL vs Fiber Internet explained

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qQYiwmamq38

Wireless Access Point vs Wi-Fi Router

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OxiY4yf6GGg

The Internet: Wires, Cable & Wifi

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZhEf7e4kopM

INTERACTIVE

Computer Networking (Tutorial)

https://www.tutorialspoint.com/computer_fundamentals/computer_networking.htm

Computer Network Tutorial

https://www.javatpoint.com/computer-network-tutorial

 

IMPORTANCE OF MOBILE COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGIES

E-MAGAZINE

Mobile Technology: It’s importance, present and future trends

https://www.finextra.com/blogposting/14000/mobile-technology-its-importance-present-and-future-trends

Impact of Mobile Technology in Business Communication

https://www.business2community.com/tech-gadgets/impact-mobile-technology-business-communication-01704702

Advantages and dis-advantages of Mobile Technology

https://www.nibusinessinfo.co.uk/content/advantages-and-disadvantages-mobile-technology

INTERACTIVE

Mobile Technology: the amazing Impact on Our Lives

https://www.zdnet.com/article/mobile-technology-the-amazing-impact-on-our-lives/

WEBSITE

Introduction to Mobile Communication

https://www.javatpoint.com/mobile-communication-introduction

 

KEY WEB TECHNOLOGY CONCEPTS

VIDEO

What is the World Wide Web?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J8hzJxb0rpc

SSL, TLS, HTTP, HTTPS Explained

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hExRDVZHhig

The Internet: HTTP & HTML

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kBXQZMmiA4s

What is Domain Name, URL, Web Page, Website, WWWW, Web Hosting/ Tech Terms

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sh7fe05mUfA

INTERACTIVE

Software Terms

https://techterms.com/category/software

Top 20 Internet Terms for Beginners

https://www.lifewire.com/top-internet-terms-for-beginners-2483381

 

IMPACT OF INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY ON SELECT FIELDS: INCLUDING COMPUTER SYSTEMS MISUSE

PDF

Laws of Trinidad and Tobago. Computer Misuse Act

https://rgd.legalaffairs.gov.tt/laws2/alphabetical_list/lawspdfs/11.17.pdf

Cyber Prevent

https://owasp.org/www-chapter-cambridge/presentations/prev/Cyber_Prevent_for_OWASP_May_2019.pdf

VIDEO

Computer Misuse Act

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yaHTvlpnQsk

Data Protection and Privacy

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6vNxslcf9AE

YHRCCU Cyber Awareness- Computer Misuse- the Suspects Perspective

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QYcKC1OUreg

INTERACTIVE

Computer Network Security

https://www.javatpoint.com/computer-network-security

What is the difference between Cyber Security and Information Security?

https://www.computersciencedegreehub.com/faq/what-is-the-difference-between-cyber-security-and-information-security/

GCSE: Computer Misuse Act

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/guides/zt8qtfr/revision/1

GCSE: Ethical, Legal and Environmental Impact

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/guides/z8m36yc/revision/5

Computer Crime

https://www.computerhope.com/jargon/c/compcrim.htm

WEBSITE

How Cyber Security is different from Computer Security

https://www.mbccs.com/how-cyber-security-is-different-from-computer-security/

 

 

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