Course syllabus AVTZ1 - Application of Computer Technology in Agriculture 1 (FA - WS 2020/2021)

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Course code:
Course title in Czech: Application of Computer Technology in Agriculture 1
Course title in English:
Application of Computer Technology in Agriculture 1
WS 2020/2021
Mode of completion and number of credits:
Fulfillment of requirements (3 credits)
Mode of delivery and timetabled classes:
full-time, 1/2 (hours of lectures per week / hours of seminars per week)
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Course supervisor:
Course supervising department:
Ing. Jiří Antošovský (instructor)
doc. Ing. Radim Cerkal, Ph.D. (examiner, instructor, lecturer, supervisor)
doc. Ing. Martin Fajman, Ph.D. (instructor, lecturer)
Ing. Svatava Hueberová (instructor)
Ing. Václav Kašpar (instructor, tutor)
Ing. Martin Kucín (instructor, tutor)
Ing. Nela Pejřilová (instructor)
Ing. Ondřej Polák, Ph.D. (instructor)
Ing. Lukáš Renčín (instructor)
Ing. Jakub Rozlivka (instructor)
doc. Ing. Pavel Ryant, Ph.D. (instructor, lecturer)
prof. Ing. Jiří Skládanka, Ph.D. (instructor, lecturer)
Ing. Michal Šustr, Ph.D. (instructor)
Ing. Lukáš Tunka, Ph.D. (instructor)
Ing. Jaroslav Začal, Ph.D. (instructor)
Prerequisites: none
Timetable in this semester:
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Aim of the course and learning outcomes:
The aim of the course is to acquire basic skills of working with computer technologies and gaining practical experience in working with software specialized on information, database and operation systems used in agricultural and food-processing practice. The basic theoretical knowledge of hardware, peripherals and operation systems will be expanded by information on the issue of collection, sorting, processing, analysis and presentation of data from the areas of agriculture and food-processing industry by the means of commonly available software including data protection and backup. A considerable part of the course will be dedicated to the issues of publishing, searching, communication, control and transport of data in the network environment (internet, intranet) and their safety (e-commerce, internet banking) and services available in these networks (FTP, WWW, e-mail and other).
Course content:
Introduction to computer technology, history of computer technology. Importance of computer technology in agricultural practice (allowance 2/2)
Computer components, peripherals
Principles of operation and control systems

2.Application, presentation and information software (allowance 6/14)
Text editors
Table processors
Computer presentations
Information systems

Data processing, protection and backup; E-business (allowance 1/2)
Network protection, E-commerce

4.Environment and services of data networks. Basics of WWW design - presentation on the internet (allowance 1/6)
Basics of WWW pages design - languages HTML, XHTML, XML, DHTML

Software for agriculture (allowance 4/4)
Software for plant production.
Software for animal husbandry and breeding.

Learning activities and teaching methods:
Type of teaching methodDaily attendance
14 h
practice28 h
2 h
preparation for regular assessment30 h
preparation for regular testing10 h
Total84 h
Assessment methods:
The requirements for passing the course are at least 75% attendance in the seminars and a successful completion of the final written test. The test will be composed of questions on the topics covered in the lectures and seminars and the students will have 30 minutes to complete the test. The minimal requirement for passing is achieving 80% of the total points attainable.
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Recomended reading and other learning resources:
NAVRÁTIL, P. Informatika a výpočetní technika - kompendium. Kralice na Hané: Computer Media, 2006. 136 p. ISBN 80-86686-57-4.

BILLO, J. Excel for Scientists and Engineers. New Jersey: Wiley, 2007. 454 p. ISBN 978-0-471-38734-3.

Course listed in study plans for this semester:
Programme B-AEN Agricultural Engineering, full-time form, initial period WS 2020/2021
Course listed in previous semesters:
WS 2019/2020, WS 2018/2019, WS 2017/2018, WS 2016/2017, WS 2015/2016, WS 2014/2015 (and older)
Teaching place: Brno

Last modification made by Ing. Michal Karhánek on 10/16/2020.

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