Course: Methods of Information Processing 1

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Course title Methods of Information Processing 1
Course code KMI/MZI1
Organizational form of instruction Lecture + Lesson
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter and summer
Number of ECTS credits 3
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory
Form of instruction unspecified
Work placements unspecified
Recommended optional programme components None
  • Fiala Jan, RNDr. et PhDr. Ph.D.
  • Vocetková Klára, Mgr.
  • Remeš Radim, Mgr.
Course content
1 - The concept of information, information sources 2 - Primary and secondary information sources 3 - On-line library catalogues 4 - Bibliography databases 5 - Citing information resources 6 - The validity of information, plagiarism, the Internet 7 - Completing graphical materials 8 - Simple sound management 9 - Simple video management 10 - Visualisation business process, UML documents 11 - Presentation in an apropriate software environment

Learning activities and teaching methods
Monologic (reading, lecture, briefing), Dialogic (discussion, interview, brainstorming)
  • Preparation for credit - 20 hours per semester
  • Preparation for classes - 20 hours per semester
  • Class attendance - 19.5 hours per semester
Learning outcomes
The course is targeted at the practical utilisation of information technologies with an emphasis on scientific work. It consists of three parts, characterized as searching, management and presentation of information. The student will complete partial homework assignments. An e-learning environment is exploited throughout the course.
The student is oriented in an e-learning environment. He/she will perform practical skills in the area of searching, management and presentation of information: citation norms, bibliography databases, simple management of graphical, audio and video materials, preparation of scientific texts, basic principles of oral presentation.
The course has no prerequisities.

Assessment methods and criteria
Analysis of student's work activities (technical works)

Completing cca 10 partial projects in an e-learning environment. Final presentation.
Recommended literature
  • ČMEJRKOVÁ, S. a kol.:. Jak napsat odborný text.. Praha : Leda, 1999.
  • GRAHAM, F. Primary Language Skills: Written and Oral Communication. 1976.
  • Greenlaw, R. Technical Writing, Presentational Skills, and Online Communication: Professional Tools and. PA (USA): IGI Global, 2012, 2012. ISBN 978-1-4666-0237-3.
  • Hall, G.M. Jak připravit úspěšnou přednášku. Praha: Galén, 2006. ISBN 80-7262-422-9.
  • Helcl, Z. Jak zvládnout 77 obtížných situací při prezentacích a přednáškách: Osvědčené rady a příklady z praxe.. Praha: Grada Publishing, 2013.
  • Kahn, N.B. Jak efektivně studovat a pracovat s informacemi. Praha: Portál, 2001.
  • MILOTA, J. et all. Práce s VTI 1 a 2. České Budějovice: ZF JU, 2000.
  • MOHIDEEN, H.:. Essential Communication Skills: The Complete Guide to Written and Oral Skills. Pelanduk Publications, 1997.
  • Peck, A. Beginning GIMP: From Novice to Professional. Berkeley, CA (USA): Apress, 2009.
  • Satrapa, P.:. WWW pro čtenáře a autory. Neokortex, 1996.
  • SEYLER, D.W.:. Doing Research (The Complete Research Paper Guide). New York : McGraw Hill, 1993.

Study plans that include the course
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