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The curriculum outline

of computer

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The curriculum outline of computer

Total period 144 Theory 36 Practice 36 Answer Questions 72

Chapter Contents Total period Theory Practice Answer


Questions
Chapter One Information 8 2 2 4
Technology
Chapter Two Windows 2000 24 6 6 12
Chapter Three Word 2000 24 6 6 12
Chapter Four PowerPoint 2000 16 4 4 8
Chapter Five Excel 2000 32 8 8 16
Chapter Six Access 2000 24 6 6 12
Chapter Seven Computer Network 8 2 2 4
Chapter Eight Internet 8 2 2 4
144 36 36 72

Introduction to Elements of Computer Culture


As we begin the 21st century, computer literacy will undoubtedly become
prerequisite in whatever career a student chooses. The goal of Elements of Computer
Culture as an introduction to Microsoft Office 2000 is to provide students with the
basis for understanding the concepts necessary for success in the information age, and
the basis for building the necessary skill setting to succeed in the future. It is sufficient
for people who had few experiences with computers.

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The teaching of Theory
Chapter 1 Information Technology 2
(1) Know well information, information technology and its influence.
(2) Master the concepts of computer; Know well digital computer generations.
(3) Master the characteristics of modern digital computers.
(4) Master binary, octal, decimal, hexadecimal, true code, ones-complement code, and
complement code.
(5) Master the components and working principles of computer.
(6) Know well classifications of internal storages and the secondary storages.
(7) Master typing with correct fingering positions.
Emphasis:
The concepts of computer, The characteristics of modern digital computers, Binary,
octal, decimal, hexadecimal, True code, ones-complement code, complement code,
The components of computer and working principles, Typing
Difficulty:
Binary, octal, decimal, hexadecimal and transformation each other, True code, ones-
complement code, complement code and transformation among them
Contents:
(1) Information and information times;
(2) Information technology and its development;
(3) The influence of information technology;
(4) The concepts of computer;
(5) The benefits of using computer;
(6) The invention of computer;
(7) Digital computer generations;
(8) The characteristics of modern digital computers;
(9) The classifications of computers;
(10) The applications of modern computer;
(11) The development direction of computer;
(12) Binary, octal, decimal, hexadecimal and transformation among them;
(13) True code, ones-complement code, complement code and transformation among
them;
(14) The components and working principles of computer;
(15) Central processing unit and John Von Neumann architecture;
(16) Classifications of internal storages;
(17) The secondary storages, especially floppy disk;
(18) Input and output devices and their usage, especially keyboard, mouse, monitor,
printer;
(19) Typing with correct fingering positions.

Chapter 2 Windows2000 6
(1) Master the concepts of software, operating systems, application program and

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document.
(2) Understand some kinds of common used application programs.
(3) Know well what is DOS, how DOS works.
(4) Know well the components of windows.
(5) Master the operations of file and folder.
(6) Master how to personalize your workspace.
(7) Know well users and passwords.
Emphasis:
Concepts of operating system, The operations of file and folder, The system setup
Difficulty:
The concept of software, Operating systems, Application program and document,
System setup, Users and passwords
Contents:
(1) The concept of software and operating systems;
(2) The types of operating systems;
(3) The generations of operating systems;
(4) The concepts of application program and document;
(5) How application programs work;
(6) Some kinds of common used application programs;
(7) What is DOS, how DOS works;
(8) Some DOS commands and how to deal with bad DOS commands;
(9) DOS disadvantages and windows advantages;
(10) How to start, exit, and restart computer;
(11) How windows work;
(12) The components of windows: icons, menus, tool bar, buttons, status bar, title bar
minimizing, maximizing, resizing and moving a window;
(13) Starting applications, using multiple applications, closing applications and
switching among opened programs and documents;
(14) The concepts of file, folder, path, filename; file function, file types, drive;
(15) The operations of file and folder: to open a file or folder, to save a file, file and
folder selection, to create a new file or folder, to copy or move files or folders, to
change the name of a file or folder, to delete a file or folder, to search for a file or
folder, to create a shortcut in a folder or on the desktop, to add a shortcut to the start
menu or a submenu, to change file or folder properties, to delete or restore files in the
recycle bin and so on;
(16) How to personalize your workspace: to change the view settings, to change your
screen resolution, to set or change the background of your desktop, to set or change a
screen saver, to change your computer’s time and time zone, to set mouse to single-
click or double-click, to change the way your keyboard responds, to add or remove
programs, to manage hardware and software and so on;
(17) Users and passwords.

Chapter 3 Word 2000 6


(1) Master the using method of Office 2000 assistant

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(2) Know well the components of Word 2000’s window and master functions and
methods of the title bar, the menu bar, the toolbars, the ruler, the edit area, the
scroll bar, the view buttons and the status bar.
(3) Know well creating, typing, opening, saving and closing of documents.
(4) Know well editing of documents such as selecting, deleting, moving and copying
text.
(5) Master finding and replacing text, undoing and redoing text as well as spelling and
grammar.
(6) Know well formatting documents such as formatting character and formatting
paragraph.
(7) Know well creating, editing and formatting table and master simple computing of
table.
(8) Master how to insert objects in a document such as picture, word art, equation,
text box, and graph. Master the ways to formatting objects.
(9) Master page setup, columns, inserting page numbers, printing preview and
printing.
Emphasis:
Editing documents, Formatting text, Formatting paragraph, Inserting and editing
objects, Drawing table, Creating graph, Page setup, Printing document
Difficulty:
Views of document; Creating and modifying graph
Contents:
(1) Functions, characteristics, installation and environment of Word 2000; Office
assistant;
(2) Starting and exiting Word 2000;
(3) Components of window such as the title bar, the menu bar, the toolbars, the ruler,
the edit area, the scroll bar, the view buttons and the status bar;
(4) Creating, saving, opening and closing documents;
(5) Editing documents including typing, modifying and deleting common texts; typing
special symbol; splitting and merging paragraph; selecting, copying, moving and
deleting text area; finding and replacing;
(6) Formatting documents including formatting character and paragraph, bullets and
numbering, borders and shading;
(7) Inserting objects includes picture, equation, word art, text box and autograph;
(8) Inserting table and creating graph include creating, editing, adjusting, splitting and
merging cells, formatting, converting between text and table;
(9) Page setup and printing include inserting page head, page foot, page number,
break, columns, printing preview.

Chapter 4 PowerPoint 2000 4


(1) Master inserting, deleting, hiding, showing, editing and sorting a slide.
(2) Master using design templates and editing design templates.
(3) Master operations of table.
(4) Master running presentations.

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(5) Master hyperlinks and action buttons.
(6) Know well printing a presentation.
Emphasis:
Formatting slides; Running presentations
Difficulty:
Hyperlinks and action buttons, Transitions between slides, Rehearse timings
Contents:
(1) Starting and exiting PowerPoint;
(2) Adding, finding, replacing, editing, formatting and moving text;
(3) AutoCorrect and Checking Spelling and Styles;
(4) Inserting a new slide and deleting a slide;
(5) Hiding a slide and showing a hidden slide;
(6) Changing the orientation of all slides in a presentation;
(7) Changing or sorting slides order;
(8) Saving a presentation and saving a presentation as HTML;
(9) Slide layout and how to apply a slide layout;
(10) Design templates and how to edit design templates;
(11) Creating a design template and creating your own template;
(12) Applying a design template and deleting a design template;
(13) Color schemes and changing the background;
(14) Modifying a color scheme and deleting a color scheme;
(15) Adding, removing, changing bullets or numbering to text;
(16) Creating table, adding rows or columns to a table, selecting items in a table,
changing the column width or row height in a table, deleting a table and its contents,
deleting rows or columns;
(17) Merging or splitting cells in a table, adding, changing or removing a fill from a
table cell, position or align text in a table;
(18) Adding headers and footers, removing headers and footers;
(19) Formatting, positioning and resizing headers and footers;
(20) Inserting page numbers, slide numbers, or date and time, and changing the
starting slide number;
(21) Hyperlinks and action buttons;
(22) Creating a hyperlink, changing a hyperlink and removing a hyperlink;
(23) Inserting mouse-click or mouse-over action buttons;
(24) Adding sound and video to a presentation;
(25) PowerPoint views and how to selecting a view;
(26) Animating text and objects;
(27) Creating notes while working on a presentation;
(28) Creating a presentation using blank slides, creating a presentation from an
existing one;
(29) Printing a presentation in black and white;
(30) Preview a page before printing;
(31) Publishing a presentation on the web.

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Chapter 5 Excel 2000 8
(1) Understand main functions of Excel 2000 and master the ways to start and exit
excel 2000.
(2) Understand components of window and their respective functions.
(3) Master the concepts about the workbook, the spreadsheet, the cell and the cell area
as well as the relationship along them.
(4) Master how to create, open, save and close workbook.
(5) Master inputting methods and skills to all sorts of data in a worksheet.
(6) Master how to edit data in a worksheet and edit worksheet itself; Understand how
to hide and lock rows and columns as well as how to split and restore window.
(7) Master how to manage worksheet.
(8) Master the methods to formatting worksheet.
(9) Master creating, sorting, filtering and collecting of data table. Understand how to
insert graph.
(10) Understand page setup, printing preview, inserting break and printing.
Emphasis:
Creating, saving, opening, editing and closing worksheet; Formatting worksheet;
Applying equation and function; Sorting and collecting.
Difficulty:
Arithmetic expression; Character expression; Relation expression; Quoting cell; Data
table.
Contents:
(1) Functions, characteristics, installation, environment of Excel 2000;
(2) Starting and exiting Excel 2000;
(3) Components of window and the ways to using toolbar;
(4) Creating and managing workbook involve creating, saving, opening and closing
workbook; selecting, inserting, moving, copying, deleting, renaming and splitting
worksheet; hiding workbook, worksheet, column and row; locking worksheet, column
and row;
(5) Editing worksheet such as entering all sorts of data, selecting operating area,
undoing and redoing, moving and copying data, deleting, finding and replacing data,
inserting and deleting cell, inserting and deleting columns and rows;
(6) Formatting worksheet includes formatting numerical value, formatting text,
adjusting height and width, setting border and shading of cell;
(7) Equation computing such as inputting equation, relative citation, absolute citation,
copying equation, equation computing, filling and using functions;
(8) Managing data listing includes creating data listing, sorting, filtering and
collecting;
(9) Creating graph involves setting graph type and format;
(10) Printing workbook such as page setup, setting page margin, setting page head
and foot, previewing, selecting printing area, adjusting pages and printing title.

Chapter 6 Access 2000 6


(1) Know well the objects of tables, queries, forms, reports, pages, macros, and

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modules.
(2) Master creating table with three ways.
(3) Master adding, deleting, editing, searching, replacing, sorting and locating records.
(4) Master creating, opening and viewing queries.
(5) Master creating, opening and viewing forms.
(6) Know well creating, opening and viewing reports.
(7) Know well printing a record, datasheet, or database object.
Emphasis:
The objects of tables, queries, forms, reports, pages, macros, and modules; Designing
database, creating table with three ways; Creating, opening and viewing queries
Creating, opening and viewing forms; Creating, opening and viewing reports
Difficulty:
The concepts of field, record, file, database, and database management; Relationships
among field, record, file, database, and database management in an Access database
Contents:
(1) Know well the concepts of field, record, file, and database;
(2) Understand the advantages of a database;
(3) Understand the database management;
(4) Know well how to start and exit Access;
(5) Know well the objects of tables, queries, forms, reports, pages, macros, and
modules;
(6) Master designing database, creating database, opening and closing database;
(7) Master creating table with three ways;
(8) Master opening and viewing tables;
(9) Master adding, deleting, editing, searching, replacing, sorting and locating records
(10) Master default values in fields, restricting or validating data;
(11) Master renaming a field, setting the display format for data in a field and setting
the default control type for a field;
(12) Master primary key, setting, changing or removing the primary key and
preventing entry of duplicate values;
(13) Know well viewing or editing indexes, creating and deleting an index;
(14) Master creating a relationship, viewing, editing, and removing an existing
relationship;
(15) Master opening, viewing and running queries;
(16) Master select queries, parameter queries, crosstab queries and action queries
(17) Master using multiple tables in queries;
(18) Master creating, opening and viewing forms;
(19) Know well working in design view and form sections of customizing forms;
(20) Know well creating, opening and viewing reports;
(21) Know well working in design view and form sections of customizing reports
(22) Know well calculating totals and using expressions in reports;
(23) Know well sorting records and grouping records in access reports;
(24) Master printing a record, datasheet, or database object;
(25) Understand printing and preview a database report.

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Chapter 7 Computer Network 2
(1) Master the concept, components, classes, functions and architecture about
computer network.
(2) Understand the basic knowledge about computer network such as transmission
medium, rate and equipment and master how to simply connect two computers by net
ware.
(3) Understand how to set up and use all kinds of share resources under the network
environment.
Emphasis:
Computer network architecture; All kinds of transmission medium.
Difficulty:
Computer network architecture; Network protocol configuration.
Contents:
(1) The concept of computer network;
(2) The functions and features of computer network;
(3) The architecture of computer network;
(4) Transmission medium and network equipment;
(5) Managing network by network places
(6) Setting shared resource;
(7) Connecting computer with lan and configuring TCP/IP protocol.

Chapter 8 Internet 2
(1) Understand origin and development about Internet.
(2) Master the ways to connect to Internet.
(3) Mater the concept of WWW. Know well the using browser.
(4) Know well how to use Email.
(5) Master the common Internet services such as FTP, Telnet, and Download.
Emphasis:
IP address; browser; email; FTP; download.
Difficulty:
IP address; browser; email; FTP; download.
Contents:
(1) Origin and development about Internet;
(2) How to connect to Internet;
(3) The concept of WWW;
(4) How to use Internet explorer;
(5) How to user Email;
(6) Common Internet services such as FTP, Telnet, and Download.

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The teaching of Practice
Chapter 1 Information Technology 2
1.Emphasis
(1) Know well the components of computer.
(2) Know well the classifications of internal storages, the secondary storages.
(3) Master typing with correct fingering positions.
2.Contents of practice
(1) Practice:
Open the computer box and realize the components of computer;
Realize some common used internal storage and secondary storage;
Typing.
(2) Homework
Information technology and its influence to your life?
What to consider before buying a computer?
How to improve your typing skill?

Chapter 2 Windows2000 6
1.Emphasis
(1) Know well some DOS commands.
(2) Master how to start windows, exit windows, and restart computer.
(3) Master starting applications, using multiple applications, closing applications and
switching among opened programs and documents.
(4) Master the operations of file and folder.
(5) Master how to personalize your workspace.
(6) Know well users and passwords.
2.Contents of practice
(1) Practice:
Some kinds of common used application programs;
Some DOS commands and how to deal with bad DOS commands;
How to start windows, exit windows, and restart computer;
Starting applications, using multiple applications, closing applications and
switching among opened programs and documents;
To open a file or folder, to save a file, file and folder selection, to create a new
file or folder, to copy or move files or folders, to change the name of a file or
folder, to delete a file or folder, to search for a file or folder, to create a
shortcut in a folder or on the desktop, to add a shortcut to the start menu or a
submenu, to change file or folder properties, to delete or restore files in the
recycle bin;
To change the view settings, to change your screen resolution, to set or change
the background of your desktop, to set or change a screen saver, to change
your computer’s time and time zone, to set mouse to single-click or double-
click, to change the way your keyboard responds, to add or remove programs,

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to manage hardware and software;
Exercise on users and passwords.
(2) Homework
The characteristics of windows operating system?
Do you know any other operating system?
How to close a application program when it is locked?
How to setup a printer in windows2000?
Please use mspaint to save the icon “My Computer” into a image file with
32*32 pixels?

Chapter 3 Word 2000 6


1.Emphasis
(1) Master the using method of Office 2000 assistant
(2) Know well the components of Word 2000’s window and master functions and
methods of the title bar, the menu bar, the toolbars, the ruler, the edit area, the scroll
bar, the view buttons and the status bar.
(3) Know well creating, typing, opening, saving and closing of documents.
(4) Know well editing of documents such as selecting, deleting moving and copying
text.
(5) Master finding and replacing text, undoing and redoing text as well as spelling and
grammar.
(6) Know well formatting documents such as formatting character and formatting
paragraph.
(7) Know well creating, editing and formatting table and master simple computing of
table.
(8) Master how to insert objects in a document such as picture, word art, equation,
text box and graph. Master the ways to formatting objects.
(9) Master page setup, columns, inserting page numbers, printing preview and
printing.
2.Contents of practice
(1) Practice:
Starting and exiting Word 2000;
Creating, opening and saving documents;
Editing documents such as entering text, selecting text, moving text, copying
text, deleting text, finding and replacing text;
Formatting character and paragraph;
The ways to creating table; adjusting table; editing contents in a table; table
computing;
Inserting and modifying graphs;
Inserting and modifying equations;
Inserting and editing pictures;
Inserting and editing word art;
Page setup such as inserting page numbers; inserting page header and page
footer; columns; printing preview; printing.

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(2) Homework:
Tell the main functions of Word 2000?
Tell two ways to moving text?
Why do we format document?
What is the view layout of document? What kinds of view layout have Word
2000?
Simply descript the ways to create and edit table?

Chapter 4 PowerPoint 2000 4


1.Emphasis
(1) Master slide layout and how to apply a slide layout.
(2) Master creating a design template and creating your own template.
(3) Master color schemes and changing the background.
(4) Master modifying a color scheme and deleting a color scheme.
(5) Master operations of table.
(6) Master operations of headers and footers.
(7) Master hyperlinks and action buttons.
(8) Master adding sound and video to a presentation.
2.Contents of practice
(1) Practice:
Start and exit PowerPoint;
Insert a new slide and delete a slide;
Hide a slide and how to show a hidden slide;
Chang or sort slides order;
Save a presentation and saving a presentation as HTML;
Apply a slide layout;
Design templates and how to edit a design template;
Apply a design template and deleting a design template;
Modify and delete color schemes and changing the background;
Add, remove and change bullets or number to text;
Create table, add rows or columns, select items, change the column width or
row height, delete a table and its contents and delete rows or columns;
Merge or split cells in a table, add, change or remove a fill from a table cell,
position or align text in a table;
Add header and footer, remove header and footer, format, posit and resize
header and footer;
Insert page numbers, slide numbers, or date and time, and change the starting
slide number;
Create a hyperlink, change a hyperlink and remove a hyperlink;
Insert mouse-click or mouse-over action buttons;
Add sound and video to a presentation;
Use PowerPoint views and how to select a view;
Transitions between slides, time slides with a timer;
Create notes while working on a presentation;

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Preview a page before printing and print a presentation in black and white;
Publish a presentation on the web.
(2) Homework
What is the function of hyperlink, how to delete the hyperlink?
How many kinds of views in the PowerPoint, what are their characteristics?
What is the default extension of PowerPoint?
Can you introduce yourself with PowerPoint?

Chapter 5 Excel 2000 8


1.Emphasis
(1) Understand main functions of Excel 2000 and master the ways to start and exit
excel 2000.
(2) Understand components of window and their respective functions.
(3) Master the concepts about the workbook, the spreadsheet, the cell and the cell area
as well as the relationship along them.
(4) Master how to create, open, save and close workbook.
(5) Master inputting methods and skills to all sorts of data in a worksheet.
(6) Master how to edit data in a worksheet and edit worksheet itself. Understand how
to hide and lock rows and columns as well as how to split and restore window.
(7) Master how to manage worksheet.
(8) Master the methods to formatting worksheet.
(9) Master creating, sorting, filtering and collecting of data table. Understand how to
insert graphs.
(10) Understand page setup, printing preview, inserting break and printing.
2. Contents of practice
(1) Practice:
Starting and exiting Excel 2000;
Creating, opening and saving Excel document;
The ways to operate menu bar, toolbar and editing bar;
Selecting cell and cell area;
Creating worksheet;
Managing worksheet;
Editing worksheet;
Formatting worksheet;
Sorting data;
Filtering data;
Collecting data;
Inserting object;
Page setup and printing setup.
(2) Homework:
Tell the difference among the workbook, worksheet and cell?
What kinds of ways to quote cell does Excel 2000 supply? Can you tell the
difference among them?
How to adjust height and width of cell?

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What is the data listing?
What kinds of ways to sorting data listing?
What is the data filtering? What kinds of ways to filter data in Excel 2000?

Chapter 6 Access 2000 6


1.Emphasis
(1) Master designing database, creating table with three ways.
(2) Master creating, opening and viewing queries.
(3) Master creating, opening and viewing forms.
(4) Know well creating, opening and viewing reports.
2.Contents of practice
(1) Practice:
Start Access, and exit Access;
Design database, create database, open and close database;
Create table with three ways;
Open and view tables;
Add, delete, edit, search, replace, sort, and locate records;
Rename a field, set the display format for data in a field, set the default control
type for a field;
Set, change or remove the primary key;
Create a relationship, view, edit, and remove an existing relationship;
Open, view and run queries;
Use multiple tables in queries;
Create, open and view forms;
Work in design view and form sections of customizing forms;
Create, open and view reports;
Work in design view and form sections of customizing reports;
Calculate totals and use expressions in reports;
Sort records and group records in access reports;
Print a record, datasheet, or database object;
Print and preview a database report.
(2) Homework
What is DBMS? What is main function?
What is table? How many ways do you have to open the table?
What is the purpose of creating index in table? How to create index with
multiple fields?
What does queries group into?
Tell the composing of report?

Chapter 7 Computer Network 2


1. Emphasis
(1) Master the concept, components, classes, functions and architecture about
computer network.
(2) Understand the basic knowledge about computer network such as transmission

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medium, rate and equipment. Master how to simply connect two computers by net
ware.
(3) Understand how to set up and use all kinds of share resources under the network
environment.
2. Contents of practice
(1) Practice:
Observing equipments of local area network;
Visiting lab and know well top structure adopted by lab;
Making twisted-pair;
Testing network;
Building LAN;
Configuring TCP/IP.
(2) Homework:
Please look at TCP/IP configuration information and netcard physical address
in your computer by two ways?

Chapter 8 Internet 2
1.Emphasis
(1) Understand origin and development about Internet.
(2) Master the ways to connect to Internet.
(3) Mater the concept of WWW and know well the using Internet explorer.
(4) Know well how to use Email.
(5) Master the common Internet services such as FTP, Telnet, and Download.
2. Contents of practice
(1) Practice:
Installing network driver program;
Connecting to network;
Getting a free email;
Downloading by net ants.
(2) Homework:
How to connect your computer with Internet?
Search for your need information by Google?

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Answer Questions

Chapter 1 Information Technology 4


Chapter 2 Windows2000 12
Chapter 3 Word 2000 12
Chapter 4 PowerPoint 2000 8
Chapter 5 Excel 2000 16
Chapter 6 Access 2000 12
Chapter 7 Computer Network 4
Chapter 8 Internet 4

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