Tutor-Marked Assignment – Fall 2016-2017
Cut-off date: TBA
Total marks: 40
Submitting your work
This TMA should be submitted to your tutor electronically through the LMS system before the
cut-off date indicated above. Please note that it is your responsibility to ensure that your work is
submitted in the correct format. Anything submitted after the midnight deadline will not count
for assessment purposes.
The TMA is marked out of 20, for the continuous assessment grade.
It consists of 4 questions. The total marks for each question are shown at the beginning of each
question. The marks allocated to each part of a question are indicated in the margin.
As per AOU rules and regulations, all students are required to submit their own TMA work and
avoid plagiarism. The AOU has implemented sophisticated techniques for plagiarism detection.
You must provide all references in case you use and quote another person's work in your TMA.
You will be penalized for any act of plagiarism as per the AOU's rules and regulations.
Important note: Before you start working with this assignment, you need to refer to the
plagiarism tutorial posted in LMS.
By submitting the TMA through the LMS system, you are declaring that this submitted TMA work
is a result of your own efforts and you have not plagiarized any other person's work.
Arab Open University
Faculty of Computer Studies
TU170 Computing Essentials
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Part 1 [10 marks]
Use the common forum in LMS, in TU170 page, to initiate a discussion and to share your ideas with your classmates about one of the following topics:
Definition of e-commerce and its types
Some of the measures to protect computer security
Hackers and crackers
You should provide screenshots (NOT copy and paste) of all the thread messages in your solution for this part. The thread must contain at least ten messages; five of them should be yours.
Part 2 [8 marks]
1. What is the difference between Image editor programs and Illustration programs in terms of displaying images? [4 marks]
2. What is the difference between blogs and microblogs? [4 marks]
For each question you must use your own words, within the range of 80-120 word count.
Part 3 [6 marks]
In your LMS use the e-library (if you cannot login into the e-library, you can use any search engine) to search about employee-monitoring software.
For this part you are required to:
Copy at least two paragraph from any source selected. [1 mark]
Provide the reference of your source. It must be a link directing the user to the source. [1 mark]
Provide two screenshots of:
List of hits (the result that contains the keyword). [2 mark]
The source you have selected. [2 mark]
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Part 4 [8 marks]
1. Use MS Excel and the values in figure 1 to create two charts:
- A column chart representing the total percentage of each year in UK.
- A pie chart representing the percentage of each age group in 2016.
For this part, you need to provide ONLY screenshots of the two charts. You may refer to Lab2 tutorials to provide informative charts. [4 marks]
Figure 1: UK Twitter user penetration, by age, 2012-2017.
2. Open your email (if you don’t have an email account, you can create a new one using one of the webmail providers such as Hotmail, Yahoo or Gmail). Send an email to your tutor’s email address describing the computer essentials, knowledge, skills that you gained from studying the course TU170. You should use your own words.
For this question, you should provide one screenshot of the email sent to your tutor. [4 marks]
Sending an email to your tutor without providing a screenshot will not be counted when marking this question.
You should use your email account to send the email.
Minimum word count required for this part is 100.
TMA presentation [8 marks]
The TMA word document must satisfy the following:
Header contains student’s name and id
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No grammar and spelling mistakes
How to submit the TMA
Submit ONLY one word file contains your full solution for this TMA
Name your TMA file as studentId_firstName_ surname
حلول جميع الواجبات
موبايل – واتس أب
حلول مضمونة لجميع الواجبات ومشاريع التخرج
حلول الواجبات غير مكررة ونسبة التشابه أقل من 10%