Computers 10 at NISS will be a hybrid of two Ministry courses: Computer Studies 10 and Web Development 10:
The Big Ideas of the two courses are similar:
User needs and interests drive the design process.
Social, ethical, and sustainability considerations influence design.
Complex tasks require different technologies and tools at different stages.
Multi-stage design projects benefit from collaborative work environments.
The course will mostly focus on the Computer Studies content, which consists of a long list of topics in the curriculum web page. Most of these topics are very small, and can be dealt with quickly.
Assessment will be based on projects, a portfolio, and in class quizzes.