NCEA Level 1 Design Information Technologies 101

DIT101
Course Description

Teacher in Charge: D. Foulds

Design Information Technologies 101

To enable students to extend Digital Media and Information Management skills through practical design tasks mainly using the Adobe Design suite. Students should be competent in using basic Photoshop, InDesign and Illustrator skills. Coding in HTML5 and CSS3 will also be taught using applications such as Notepad++. Good writing and project management skills are recommended due to the formal documentation requirements and extended length of some projects like the 1.8 Prototype.

This course does compliment the Computer Science Information 101 as students learn key Software Skills and how to design good user interfaces. For the external assessment students will learn about HCI (Human Computer Iteration) and the 10 heuristics of user interface design.

To extend their learning students will also have the opportunity to complete online courses such as Javascript to use within their own websites.

Students can also take the option CSI101 as this course does compliment CSI.

Assessments  

Gain up to 16 Achievement standard credits at Level 1. This will help students towards the 80 credits needed to their NCEA Level 1.


Course Overview

Term 1
Software Skills HTML / CSS Web Skills, Photoshop, Illustrator.
1.2 (3 credits) Develop a design for a digital outcome (School Signage for different Building Blocks/Learning areas).

Term 2
1.4 (4 credits) Develop a digital media outcome (Music Genre Website).

Term 3
1.8 (6 credits) Use basic iterative processes to plan and develop a digital outcome. (Build an outcome of your choice, Game, Database, Website or Animation.
1.10 External Human Computer Interaction. Theory on good user interfaces and how humans interact with them.

Term 4
1.10 External Human Computer Interaction.

Pathway

NCEA Level 2 Design Information Technologies 201

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.

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

1E4 - 7mm Quad Book 28 pages, pen, pencil, eraser, ruler and a set of headphones (ear plugs). It is optional
for students to make a contribution $5-10 for their CodeAvengers HTML course, this can be paid at the school
office early in Term 1. Also have credit on their Papercut account for printing of some assessments.


Recommended Prior Learning

Prerequisite courses or standards                                                                                           

Working at a Level 5 or above for the Progress Outcomes; Designing and Developing Digital Outcomes, Computational Thinking and Technology Process. 

Achieved grade on the WOW Project due to the Digital Media focus and Adobe Software Skills needed in DIT101. To ensure students have the web coding skills necessary for DIT101 they must have passed the Designer Profile Website coding Assessment in Year 10.

This course is open entry although it is recommended that you have completed Year 9 and/or 10 Digital Information Technology (DIT). Students who have not should contact the HOD Mr Foulds who will advise of some online courses to complete.


Credit Information

This course is eligible for subject endorsement.

Assessment
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits UE Literacy Credits Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91878 v1 Digital Technologies 1.2 - Develop a design for a digital outcome
1
I
3
Y
A.S. 91880 v1 Digital Technologies 1.4 - Develop a digital media outcome
1
I
4
Y
A.S. 91884 v1 Digital Technologies 1.8 - Use basic iterative processes to develop a digital outcome
1
I
6
Y
A.S. 91886 v1 Digital Technologies 1.10 - Demonstrate understanding of human computer interaction
1
E
3
Y
Total Credits

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

Pathway Tags

Success on this course would allow entry to the DIT201 course. 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.