COM 1200 COMPUTER AND   INFORMATION LITERACY

 

MAASAI MARA UNIVERSITY
REGULAR UNIVERSITY EXAMINATIONS
2016/2017 ACADEMIC YEAR
FIRST YEAR SECOND SEMESTER

SCHOOL OF BUSINESS AND ECONOMICS
BACHELOR OF COMMERCE

COURSE CODE: COM 1200
COURSE TITLE: COMPUTER AND
INFORMATION LITERACY
DATE: 26TH APRIL 2017 TIME: 8.30AM-10.30AM

INSTRUCTIONS TO CANDIDATES
• Answer question ONE (compulsory) and any other THREE
• Question one carries 25 marks
• All other questions carry 15 marks
This paper consists of 3 printed pages. Please turn over

QUESTION ONE
a) Explain the following terms as used in computer and information literacy:
i) Computer (2 Marks)
ii) Information Literacy (2 Marks)
iii) Digital Information Literacy (2 Marks)
b) Explain three main sources of information to an organisation
(6 Marks)
c) Discuss the importance of adding citations to a document (5 Marks)
d) Explain the attributes of an information literate person. (4 Marks)
e) Describe how the internet can be effectively used as a source of information (4 Marks)
QUESTION TWO
a) The heart of a computer is the central processing unit or the CPU. This device contains all the circuit that the computer needs to manipulate data and execute instruction. The C.P.U is composed of five basic components. Discuss the Components giving examples. (8marks)
b) Computers work at a very high speed processing information compared to manual methods. Provide this statement. (7marks)
QUESTION THREE
a) With the aid of a diagram, Discuss the Digital Information Fluency (DIF)process model (8 Marks)
b) Discuss the most appropriate techniques one must apply when searching for information (7 Marks)

QUESTION FOUR
a) Discuss FIVE security threats of information to an organisation
(5 Marks)
b) Explain how one can effectively access information in:-
i) Catalogues (5 Marks)
ii) Bibliographies (5 Marks)
QUESTION FIVE
a) Discuss FOUR ethical factors in the use of information sources
(8 Marks)
b) Discuss the various ways of evaluating different sources of information
(7 Marks)

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