NCEA Level 2 Design Information Technologies 201

DIT201
Course Description

Teacher in Charge: 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 with prototyping and website design standards and conventions being the main focus. Students will complete three major practical projects. The first one involves designing a Website. The second project students will be using their design as a guideline to code their own advanced website using use Notepad++ and HTML5 / CSS3. The third project involves students exploring design ideas, trialing and testing components for a Website to develop a functional working prototype using moqups or webflow. 

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

Students can also take the option CSI201 as this course does compliment CSI.

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
2.2 (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.

Term 3
2.8 (6 credits) Advances Processes - EOTC School 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.

Pathway

NCEA Level 3 Design Information Technology 301

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

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. Also students must have completed the Level 1 HTML/CSS CodeAvengers course as advanced coding will be the focus of this DIT201 course.


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. 91891 v1 Digital Technologies and Hangarau Matihiko 2.2 - Apply conventions to develop a design for a digital technologies outcome
2
I
3
Y
A.S. 91893 v1 Digital Technologies and Hangarau Matihiko 2.4 - Use advanced techniques to develop a digital media outcome
2
I
4
A.S. 91897 v1 Digital Technologies and Hangarau Matihiko 2.8 - Use advanced processes to develop a digital technologies outcome
2
I
6
A.S. 91899 v1 Digital Technologies and Hangarau Matihiko 2.10 - Present a summary of developing a digital outcome
2
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 DIT301 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.