12355 - Basic Computer Science (A-G)

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Academic Year 2018/2019

Learning outcomes

At the end of the course the students will know the theoretical concepts of computer science, the principles of the illustred software applications and the technical lexicon of the discipline.

Course contents

The goal is to make the student able to use computer tools, reasoning on theoretical and methodological aspects of information science. The course focuses on new frontiers of technology: the treatment of electronic documents, Internet and the Web, HTML5.

Will be studied in detail:

  • Internet, the WWW and their services: the structure of the Internet, protocols, finding information on the WWW and legal profiles.
  • The processing of electronic documents: constituent elements, non-textual documents, fonts and web design.
  • Fundamentals of multimedia processing: basic concepts (audio, images and video) streaming media, and distribution of multimedia files on the Internet; editing.
  • Web 2.0 and recent transformations of the World Wide Web: social phenomenon, technological concepts, applications and new frontiers of digital textuality.
  • HTML5: Tag dopo Tag, ecco l'HTML5. Guida base
  • HTML5: Exercises
The topics of the course will be introduced through lectures in the classroom. The study of the individual modules will then conducted individually with the help of the e-learning platform Moodle (https://iol.unibo.it/ ).

Moodle is a website in which are published all teaching materialsrequired for the course. There is, therefore, no need to get a textbook.

First you have to register on the platform using the "Key"available from Friday 1 February 2019 on AMS Campus.

Registration is mandatory only the FIRST time you enter on Moodle.

To go on with the consultation of the materials must be used, for all subsequent access to the registration procedure, the institutional credentials (firstname.lastname@studio.unibo.it and the associated password).


The training materials are fully available on the Moodle (https://iol.unibo.it/ ) platform in the form of teaching modules, include quiz and exercises on HTML5.

Teaching methods

The method used is based on the ability of learning possible through access to the platform on the Web, Moodle, specifically designed for the acquisition of computer skills.

The lessons in presence (room) will introduce weekly each module, which should then be conducted through individual work on the Moodle platform.

Please see the information on the italian version.

Assessment methods

Please see the information on the italian version.

Teaching tools

The course will be take place in a blended-learning way: lessons (and practical workshop on HTML5) in presence and the rest managed individually under the Moodle platform (https://iol.unibo.it/ ).

The teacher, who will use this platform for teaching, will work closely with a tutor. Forum and Message, on the platform, could be used for discussing collectively on difficulties.
You can also communicate directly with the teacher or tutor via e-mail.

Organization of the classes:

  • Semester II - III Period and IV Period, students with the first letter of the last name between A and G, CdL:
    • 0956 - Dams - discipline delle arti, della musica e dello spettacolo
    • 0962 - Storia

Classes begin Friday, February 1, 2019, Aula VI in via Zamboni n. 38, from 13:00 to 15:00 (the other classes will be held on Friday later).

Workshop: HTML5, beginning Thursday, January 31, 2019, the Computer Lab 2 and Computer Lab 3, via Zamboni. 34, from 11:00 to 13:00 (the other classes will be held on Thursday later).

End of lessons Friday, March 15, 2019.

Office hours

See the website of Damiana Luzzi