Organising

 Students learn about:
 Students learn to:
 organising
 
  • organising the process by which data is structured into a form appropriate for use by other information processes
  • how different methods of organising affect processing, for example:
    • letters of the alphabet represented as images rather than text
    • numbers represented as text rather than numeric
  • the way in which the hardware used for collection organises data by digitising images, audio, video, numeric and text
  • software for organisation (See Course Specifications Document)
  • non-computer tools for organising
    • hard copy systems such as phone books, card catalogues and
    • pen and paper forms pen and paper methods for organising data
  • social and ethical issues associated with organising, including:
    • current trends in organising data, such as:
      • the increase in hypermedia as a result of the World Wide Web
      • the ability of software to access different types of data
      • a greater variety of ways to organise resulting from advances in display technology
    • the cost of poorly organised data, such as redundant data in a database used for mail-outs
    • a)
 
 
 
  • choose the most appropriate format for a given set of data and identify and describe the most appropriate software and method to organise it
  • describe how different types of data are digitised by the hardware that collects it
  • compare and contrast different methods of organising the same set of data using existing software applications
  • use software to combine data organised in different formats
  • use data dictionaries to describe the organisation of data within a given system
  • assess future implications when making decisions about the way data is organised
 
Annotations:
 
 a) Minor changes have been made to original dot points to tighten and clarify definitions of terms and concepts and to remove ambiguities.
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