Computer Applications                                       

Course Code: EDUC-5103    

Credit Hours :  4 (2+2)


Course Description

The purpose of this introductory course provides prospective teachers with the opportunity to gain an insight into the theory of the computer, practice using computer operating systems and its application in the field of teacher education. Prospective teachers will actively explore the fundamental concepts, knowledge, skills, and attitudes for applying technology in educational settings. They use graphic design applications, spreadsheets and the Internet. Students practice using command keys and formatting material for ease of reading and learn to use Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint to create presentations, spreadsheets and text documents. They will also learn to develop skills like collaboration, higher-order thinking, problem solving, and self-direction through effective use of technology tools and resources, thus enabling them to be lifelong learners in the twenty-first century. They can communicate through computer with friends, and teachers in and outside the country and will be able to use computer for research, data analysis and presentations.


Course Objectives

After studying this course, the students will be able to:

1. Define computer

2. Discuss the function of various kinds of computers

3. Describe the system working of computer

4. Apply computer assisted instruction (CAI) to teaching learning process

5. Select appropriate package for use in CAI

6. Develop a rational of computer managed learning

7. Appreciate the role of computers in education

8. Plan to implement computer in education

Course Outline

  1. Introduction to Computer
    1. The term of computer literacy
    2. The term computer
    3. Components of computer
    4. Hardware configuration
    5. Different Computer software
    6. Uses of computer in education



  1. Computer networks
    1. Types of networks
    2. Typologies
    3. The purpose of a network
    4. Use of world wide web and internet
    5. Communication media: Wire media and Wireless media
    6. Communication devices: Hub. Switch, router, bridge and gateway
  2. The Internet and world wide web
    1. How the Internet works
    2. Ways to access Internet
    3. Identify a URL
    4. Search for Information on web
    5. The types of web pages and Netiquette
    6. Webcasting and E-Commerce
  3. Windows operating system
    1. Features of windows
    2. Desktop: Icons for my computer, explorer, recycle bin
    3. Task bar
    4. Start button, application icons in task bar e.g., date, time, etc.
    5. Start menu ,Program settings , documents settings , help run and shutdown
    6. Working in windows, operating an icon, maximizing and minimizing a window etc.
    7. Using my computer, File management: Copy, move, delete, rename, displaying hidden files, creating a folder, finding a file with various options
  4. Word Processor Spread sheet
    1. Facilities of word processor.
    2. Typing and formatting of any document e.g. notes, applications, and letters.
    3. formatting of articles, term papers and theses( according to APA style)
    4. Mail, merge E-mail, and Address book management.
    5. Uses of MS-Excel, Entering and maintaining data in worksheets.
    6. Formula entry and data analysis and Graphical presentation of data
    7. Advance features and Preparing and presenting students reports
  5.  Designing Presentations
    1. Introduction to MS-Power point
    2. Preparing presentations
    3. Audio and video effects
    4. Advance features
  6.  Scheduling and Maintaining Personal Information
    1. MS-Outlook Express
    2. Address book
    3. E-Mail
    4. Diary
    5. Scheduling class room activities
    6. Advance features




  1.  Application Software
    1. Introduction to application software
    2. How system software interacts with application software
    3. The role of user interface
    4. How to start a software application
    5. Various products available as web applications
    6. The learning aids available with the many software applications
  2. Computer Assisted Instruction (CAI)
    1. Introduction to Computer Assisted Instruction (CAI)
    2. Origination of classroom for use of computer
    3. Computer as teacher
    4. CAI and learning
    5. Uses of CAI
    6. limitations of CAI


Recommended Texts:


1.    Vermaat, M. E., Sebok, S. L., Frydenberg, M., & Campbell, J. T. (2016). Enhanced   Discovering  Computers© 2017, Essentials. Nelson Education.

2.    Bucki, LA. (2014). Teach Yourself Visually Microsoft Power Point 2007, Canada:                 Willey Publishing, Inc.


Suggested Readings:

1. Shelly, G.B & Vermaat, M.E. (2014). Discovering Computers 2010: Living in Digital World    Fundamental (6th Ed.). US: Cangage Learning,inc

2. Sinha, P. K., & Sinha, P. (2010). Computer fundamentals. Delhi: BPB publications.

3. Lowe, D. (2015). Networking all in one for Dummies (4th ed.).Canada: Willy Publishing.



  • Mid term Exam: 30
  • Sessional : 20
  • Final Term : 50

Teaching Methods 

  • Demostration
  • Computer Lab Work
  • Colaborative Learning
  • Project Work 
  • Presentations

Course Material