Course curriculum

  • 1

    Introduction to the Information Systems & Databases HSC Unit

    • Information Systems & Databases Unit Overview

  • 2

    Glossary of Key Terms

    • Glossary of Key Terms: Information Systems & Databases

  • 3

    Section 1: Information Systems

    • What is an Information System?

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    • Characteristics of an Information System

    • Different Types & Purposes for Information Systems

    • Information System Example: Netflix

    • Information Systems Quiz

    • Test Your Knowledge: Information Systems

    • Test Your Knowledge: Information Systems Answers

  • 4

    Section 2: Database Information Systems

    • School Databases

    • The Roads & Maritime Services (RMS)

    • Online Movie Stores

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    • Database Information Systems Quiz

    • Test Your Knowledge: Database Information Systems

    • Test Your Knowledge: Database Information Systems Answers

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    Section 3: Organisation

    • Information Process: Organising

    • Non-Computer Methods of Organising

    • Computer Based Methods of Organising

    • The Advantages & Disadvantages of Computer Based vs Non-Computer Based Organisation Methods

    • The Logical Organisation of Flat-File Databases

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    • The Logical Organisation of Relational Databases

    • Flat File vs. Relational Databases

    • Introduction to Data Dictionaries - Student Details

    • Data Dictionary Example: Driver's License Details

    • Data Dictionary Example: Vehicle Details

    • Schematic Diagrams (Schema's) & Database Relationships

    • Normalisation

    • Hypermedia: Nodes, Links & URL's

    • Hypermedia: HTML Meta Tags

    • Hypermedia: Tools for Organising Hypermedia

    • Organisation Quiz

    • Test Your Knowledge: Organisation

    • Test Your Knowledge: Organisation Answers

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    Section 4: Storage & Retrieval

  • 7

    Section 5: Other Information Processes for Database Information Systems

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    Section 6: Issues Related to Information Systems & Databases

    • Acknowledgement of Data Sources

    • The Freedom of Information Act

    • Privacy Principles

    • Security

    • Quality of Data

    • Accuracy of Data and the Reliability of Data Sources

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    • Access to Data, Ownership and Control of Data

    • Data Matching

    • Current & Emerging Trends - Data Warehousing & Data Mining

    • Issues Related to Information Systems & Databases Quiz

    • Test Your Knowledge: Issues Related to Information Systems & Databases

    • Test Your Knowledge: Issues Related to Information Systems & Databases Answers

  • 9

    Test Your Knowledge: Information Systems & Databases

    • Information Systems & Databases: Ultimate Multiple Choice Quiz

    • Terminology Test

    • Terminology Test Answers

    • Sample HSC Short Answer Question

    • Sample HSC Short Answer Question Answers

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    References

    • References