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					Lecturer (+support staff)                   Qualification: BTEC Firsts for ITP Unit 2 Introduction to Computer        Topic: Configuration of software
                                            Systems

Session ___ of _____                        Duration: 120 minutes (2 x 60)      Room: Theory/Practical                Number of Learners

Overall Aim of the session – Understand user requirements and perform requested configuration of software

Learning Outcome 4: Be able to safely connect and use hardware devices and configure software for a specified user: Configuration of software
At the end of the session the learners will be able to:
        Appreciate the need for customisation
        Value the user requirement’s
        Perform basic configuration of an Operating System’s GUI (Graphical User Interface)
Individual learner targets and support needs may be set and documented here



                                   Time     Tutor Activity                      Learner Activity                 Resources (including Health                 Evidence of
                                                                                                                 and Safety comment if needed)      Learning/Assessment (inc Key
                                  (Mins)
                                                                                                                                                        Skills if appropriate)

Introduction                                Introduce today’s lesson            Listen

Recap                                       Recap on previous sessions with     Listen, respond to questions
                                            some Q&A

Consolidation and                           PowerPoint presentation             Listen, respond to questions     Whiteboard                         Discuss and answer questions

Development activities                      1st part: need for configuration,   Listen, respond to questions     PowerPoint slides
                                            user needs etc (slides 1-4)
                                                                                Contribute to discussion         Props for discussion (real world   Contribution to discussion,
                                            Lead discussion                     regarding user requirements      objects or different/rival         articulation of learner
                                                                                for function and form            packages for comparison)           opinion, findings and
                                                                                (aesthetics).                                                       conclusions.

                                            Worksheet                           Listen, respond to questions     Whiteboard                         Discuss and answer questions

                                            Activity #1: GUI investigation      Pair or group based research     PowerPoint slides                  GUI research findings

                                            Activity #2: User requirements      Pair-based role play,            Worksheet (Activity #1, #2)        Role play outcomes
                                            role play                           practical implementation
                                                                                                                 Configurable computer systems



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                                           PowerPoint presentation             Listen, respond to questions   Whiteboard                         Discuss and answer questions

                                           2nd part: GUI customisation         Listen, respond to questions   PowerPoint slides
                                           (slides 6 - 8), fold in findings
                                           from practical research and role-
                                           play.

                                           PowerPoint presentation             Listen, respond to questions   Whiteboard                         Discuss and answer questions

                                           3rd part: GUI customisations        Listen, respond to questions   PowerPoint slides
                                           (slides 9 - 22), this could be
                                           accompanied by practical            Practical implementation of    Configurable computer systems
                                           walkthroughs                        customisations

                                           Slide 23 introduction to:           Completes gap-fill exercise    VLE                                Learner responses to
                                                                               on-line.                                                          worksheet
                                           On-line worksheet

                                           PowerPoint presentation             Listen, respond to questions   Whiteboard                         Discuss and answer questions

                                           4th part: Folders (slides 24-26),   Listen, respond to questions   PowerPoint slides
                                           this could be accompanied by
                                           practical walkthroughs

                                           Slide 27 introduction to:           Completes practical activity   Activity #3: Folder                Learner responses to
                                                                                                              implementation worksheet           worksheet, success of
                                           Worksheet                                                                                             practical tasks attempted.

                                           Activity #3: Folder
                                           implementation

Conclusion, Summary,                       Summary of lesson (as per slide     Listen, respond to questions   PowerPoint summary slide           Learner responses to exercise
final check on learning                    28)
                                                                                                                                                 Individuals verbal feedback


      Differentiation comment (could be related to individual learners)              Evaluation (should relate to targets set and inform the targets for the next session)




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