Academic Year 2023/2024 - Teacher: DIEGO CARMINE SINITO'

Expected Learning Outcomes

The course aims to provide students with the necessary skills and knowledge to understand, use and apply IT concepts and tools in various contexts. The course will examine tools and techniques for using both basic and advanced IT tools to improve and optimise the provision of tourism services, facilitate the management of tourism-related activities and meet the needs of modern tourists.

Course Structure

Lectures supported by slides provided by the lecturer.

Required Prerequisites

The course is intended as a basic course. No prerequisites are required.

Attendance of Lessons

Attendance optional, but recommended.

Detailed Course Content

  • Understanding of computer principles: Students must acquire a basic understanding of computer theory, key concepts, networks and computer technology.
  • Mastery of technical skills: Students must learn to use computer tools and software, including operating systems, office software and specialised applications.
  • Data management: Students must learn to manage and analyse data, including databases, spreadsheets and data visualisation tools.
  • Computer security: Students must understand the importance of computer security in the tourism industry and learn how to protect sensitive customer and company data.
  • Knowledge of specialised IT tools: Students must learn how to use a range of IT tools used in tourism service management, photo and video editing tools, hotel management software, online booking systems, tourism service management applications, etc.
  • Knowledge of trends and emerging technologies: Students should be aware of the latest trends and emerging technologies in information technology and how these can be applied in the relevant industry.

Textbook Information

Handouts provided by the lecturer.

Learning Assessment

Learning Assessment Procedures

Written test based on a questionnaire with multiple-choice and open-ended questions before an oral test to verify the skills acquired and/or discussion of any projects assigned by the lecturer.

Examples of frequently asked questions and / or exercises

What does an operating system do in a computer?

a) Performs mathematical calculations

b) Manages computer hardware and resources

c) Processes text and documents

d) Connects the computer to the Internet

What are the main components of an email address?

a) First and last name

b) Telephone number and address

c) Username and domain name

d) Username and Internet provider name

Which file format is widely used for high-quality video compression?


b) PNG

c) AVI

d) MP3

What are some of the typical functionalities of a web server?

a) Process users data

b) Running mobile applications

c) Store text files

d) Handling HTTP requests

What is the main goal of virtual reality?

a) To completely replace physical reality with a digital world

b) Enhancing the experience of the real world with digital elements

c) Create an offline gaming experience

d) Provide an accurate visual representation of the physical world

Which of the following network devices operates at the data link layer of the OSI model and forwards packets based on MAC addresses?

a) Routers

b) Switch

c) Bridge

d) Access Point

What is a firewall in computer networks?

a) A device that increases the speed of the Internet connection

b) A system that protects a network by limiting unauthorised access

c) A software for sharing files on a network

d) A physical or virtual device that manages incoming or outgoing network traffic

What does the acronym 'VPN' stand for in computer science?

a) Fast Browsing Protocol

b) Virtual Private Network

c) Voice and Data Network

d) Virtual Personal Net

What does the acronym 'DNS' represent in relation to the operation of a web server?

a) Domain Name System

b) Dynamic Network Server

c) Data Network Storage

d) Directory Name Service