16692 - Computer Science Lab-based Course (G.H)

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This teaching activity contributes to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals of the UN 2030 Agenda.

Quality education

Academic Year 2022/2023

Learning outcomes

At the end of the laboratory the student: - has the knowledge to understand the fundamental structure of the Internet as a packet-switched network and the main services offered by the World Wide Web such as e-mail, instant messaging, remote connections, the evolution of social network services o Web2, the processes of searching for information on the Web; - will also have basic knowledge on the use of spreadsheets (operations, functions, graphics), and database management (construction of tables, relations, forms, and queries).

Course contents

The laboratory is aimed at providing students with knowledge and practical skills on the fundamentals of Computer Science, on safe Web browsing, Internet research and publishing, on Data Management and Visualization, on the principles of Multimedia Communication and on Digital Learning tools.

The course consists of six didactic units:

  1. Fundamentals of IT: hardware, software, Web browsing and security principles;
  2. Presentation Design: planning, development and publishing of multimedia presentations;
  3. Elements of photo editing: fundamental techniques of editing and composition of digital images;
  4. Digital data management: online form creation, data processing and visualization;
  5. Audio / Video Editing: design and development of short multitrack multimedia clips for social media;
  6. Digital Learning: design and generation of digital content for online teaching.


G.B. Ronsivalle, S. Carta, M. Orlando, Guida all'Education Technology. Informatica e multimedialità per educatori e professionisti della formazione (Seconda edizione), Maggioli, 2021. ISBN: 9788891652447

M. Orlando, S. Carta, G.B. Ronsivalle, SLIDEsign. Come progettare e realizzare presentazioni efficaci (Prima edizione). Edizioni Wemole, 2022.

Teaching methods

  • Lectures with the support of multimedia slides and audio / video contributions.
  • Individual and group practical exercises through the use of free software and apps.
  • Online insights and active sharing of digital content online.
As concerns the teaching methods of this course unit, all students must attend Module 1, 2 [https://www.unibo.it/en/services-and-opportunities/health-and-assistance/health-and-safety/online-course-on-health-and-safety-in-study-and-internship-areas] on Health and Safety online

Assessment methods

The lab is made of 3 ECTS: there are 24 hours in presence (8 hours for each ECTS) and 51 hours of individual study (each ECTS is 25 hours).

To achieve idoneity, students must actively participate in all scheduled lessons, complete the exercises proposed in the classroom and deliver the outputs according to the methods and deadlines agreed with the teacher.

Teaching tools

In order to be able to fully comply with the rules on physical spacing, the teaching will be held in classrooms that do not host fixed computer stations.
This condition requires us to resort to the collaboration of the members, asking you to participate in the laboratory equipped with your device (in order to overcome any power problems; we also ask you to verify the full power of the batteries and/or to equip yourself with a powerbank).
For participants without adequate equipment, the Department will make available some laptops for the time necessary to carry out the lesson.
The request must be communicated at least one week before the start of the workshop by e-mail to be sent to the teacher of the workshop.

Office hours

See the website of Gaetano Bruno Ronsivalle