Students learn about:
Students learn to: 
  • processing-a method by which data can be manipulated in different ways to produce a new value or result (eg calculating a total, filtering an email, changing the contrast of an image, changing the volume of a wave file)
  • hardware in processing
    • hardware with fast processors, a lot of RAM and large storage capacity for image, video and audio processing increased processing speed, by:
      • increased clock speeds
      • increased bus capacity
    • historical and current trends in CPU development
  • software for processing text, numeric, image, video and audio data
  • non-computer tools and processing
    • documenting procedures to be followed when processing
  • social and ethical issues associated with processing
    • ownership of processed data
    • bias in the way participants in the system process data

  • select appropriate hardware configurations for a specified type of processing
  • edit text data using word processors, desktop publishing, hypertext and database management systems
  • edit numeric data using spreadsheets and database management systems
  • edit image data using paint, draw and animation packages edit video data using animation packages
  • edit audio data using mixing software
  • diagrammatically represent data processing