In the Box
The Internet

Unit Overview

In this unit students are introduced to some basic computing concepts and start to develop higher order thinking with some tough concepts of ethics.

Lesson 1 - What is a Computer?

In this lesson students are introduced to the course and learn how to define a computer.

Lesson 2 - The Importance of Computer Systems

In this lesson students explore the importance of computer systems by visualising what could happen if fundamental systems fail.

Lesson 3 - Reliability

In this lesson students explore the different measures for reliability in computer systems.

Lesson 4 - Professional Standards

A research activity where students explore professional standards in computing and report back to the class.

Lesson 5 - Legal, Ethical and Environmental Factors

A lesson looking at the effects on society of some computer systems.

End of Unit Examination