DIT201

NCEA Level 2 Design Information Technologies 201

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mr D. Foulds

Design Information Technologies 201

This academic course builds on the DIT101 course and focuses on improving students literacy and knowledge of Advanced Digital Media Skills by iteration (trialing and testing) of Technology Components and Techniques, with Website Design standards and conventions being the main focus. Students will complete three major practical projects. The first project involves students exploring design ideas, trialing and testing components for a Website to develop a functional working prototype using moqups or webflow. The second one involves designing a Website, with the focus on user interface design and applying standards and conventions The third project students will be using their design as a guideline to code their own advanced website using use Notepad++, HTML5, CSS3 and JavaScript. Students will also experience Hosting and Managing their Website on projectspace.nz

Students will be taught advanced coding and techniques in HTML5, CSS3 and learn how to integrate a full range of “JavaScript” animation, end user interactivity and event handling into their own website.

Students can also take the option CSI201 as this course compliments DIT201.

Assessment                                                                                                                                  

Gain up to 16 Achievement standard credits at Level 2. This will help students towards the 60 credits needed to pass their NCEA Level 2.






Course Overview

Term 1
Software Skills and Theory.
HTML / CSS Web Skills. CSS Grid System Layout, JavaScript Event Handling, Advanced CSS.
Theory for applying conventions to develop a design for a digital technologies outcome.

Term 2
2.8 (6 credits) Advances Processes - EOTC School Website.
2.2 (3 credits) Apply conventions to develop a design for a digital technologies outcome.


Term 3
2.2 (3 credits) Apply conventions to develop a design for a digital technologies outcome.
2.4 (4 credits) Web Build. Using 2.2 Design to build and code a functioning Website.
2.10 External (3 credits) Present a summary of developing a Digital Outcome.

Term 4
2.10 External (3 credits) Present a summary of developing a Digital Outcome.

Recommended Prior Learning

This course is open entry to students however it is an academic course and students should preferably have studied in 11DIT and passed the following criteria. Students who have not should contact Mr Foulds HOD who will advise of some online courses to complete.

An Achieved in the following three Level 1 Assessments; Website practical 1.4, Prototype 1.8 and the Human Computer Interaction External Report 1.10. 

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

A set of headphones (ear plugs).
Also have credit on their Papercut account for printing of some assessments.

Pathway

If you didn’t already know, there are so many job vacancies out there in the big wide world for people with Digital Technologies qualifications. There just aren’t enough of you! The top 5 skills employers are looking for are; Problem Solving, Team-working, Communication, Critical Thinking and
Creativity. So if you enjoy the subject and take it all the way to Uni, you could find yourself fighting off job offers when you graduate. Jobs areas; Web Development, Graphic Design, Marketing/Branding, User Interface Designer and Product Development.

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. 91891 v1
NZQA Info
Digital Technologies and Hangarau Matihiko 2.2 - Apply conventions to develop a design for a digital technologies outcome
3
3
3
3
3
3
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91893 v1
NZQA Info
Digital Technologies and Hangarau Matihiko 2.4 - Use advanced techniques to develop a digital media outcome
4
4
4
4
4
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91897 v1
NZQA Info
Digital Technologies and Hangarau Matihiko 2.8 - Use advanced processes to develop a digital technologies outcome
6
6
6
6
6
6
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 6
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91899 v1
NZQA Info
Digital Technologies and Hangarau Matihiko 2.10 - Present a summary of developing a digital outcome
3
3
3
3
3
3
Level: 2
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: 6
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Total Numeracy Credits: 0