BUSINESS EDUCATION & INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGY
WEB DEVELOPMENT 9-10
The technology sector is a rapidly growing industry everywhere. This course offers students an introduction into the world of computers and web development. Students are not required to have any previous experiences or knowledge. Students will explore the basics of computer hardware and software, troubleshooting skills, basic coding concepts (HTML/CSS), web design, design thinking process, and issues surrounding digital literacy, cyber security risks, and ethics.
MEDIA DESIGN 9-10 MEDIA DESIGN 11 MEDIA DESIGN 12
Refining your message is crucial in communication. In this course, students will be using the design cycle to explore different digital mediums of design. This course will explore media production and look at designing works for targeted audiences. Students will have the opportunity to develop digital skills using industry standard design software. Students will explore graphic design, video production, video effects, audio production, digital photography, and mixed media. Students will further develop these essential design skills with greater sophistication while engaging in new design projects as they progress through the years. This course will focus on the following industry applications: Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Premiere, Adobe After Effects, Adobe Audition, Adobe Indesign.
DIGITAL COMMUNICATIONS 11
The importance of technology and the internet as mediums to communicate has become general practice in all forms of business. Through examples of press releases, public relations, digital journalism, social media, and other technology platforms, we will explore topics of digital communication such as social impact, risks, ethics and legalities, and career opportunities. Students will have the opportunity to create their own digital portfolio featuring promotional material, press releases, event support, vlogs, infographics and graphic design. This course will focus on the following industry applications: Adobe: Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe InDesign, and Squarespace.
DIGITAL MEDIA DEVELOPMENT 12
This course focuses on developing digital content with an exploration of 2D and 3D design software. Students will be presented with various career opportunities and design challenges in video effects, kinetic typography, 2D animation and 3D graphic design. This course will focus on the following industry applications: Adobe Illustrator, Adobe After Effects, Adobe Photoshop, and Adobe Animate.
CATEGORY 3 BUSINESS AND I.C.T. COURSES IN THE I.B. DIPLOMA PROGRAMME:
IB DIGITAL SOCIETY (SL) 11 (first exam May 2024)
IB DIGITAL SOCIETY (SL) 12 (Starts 2024)
IB DIGITAL SOCIETY (HL) 11 (first exam May 2024)
IB DIGITAL SOCIETY (HL) 12 (Starts 2024)
Digital Society replaces the Information Technology in a Global Society (ITGS) course. The course is broader, with topics that have interdisciplinary relevance for contemporary students.
Digital society incorporates many perspectives, methods and ways of thinking that come from the real world. The course welcomes students with interests ranging from history, IT, media, economics, philosophy, film and beyond. With considerable links to perspectives of the social sciences and humanities, Digital Society is a course that challenges students to consider where we are now. Very aligned and vital to the newly revised course offering will be authentic experiences of contemporary young people, including how they live, create, and collaborate across a range of digital platforms and media. Just as important however, will be practical explorations of diverse ethical and policy perspectives tied to real-world digital dilemmas from privacy and security to gaming culture and algorithmic bias. The Inquiry Project is new as well. Students will conduct an inquiry into impacts and implications of digital systems for people and communities with a submission requirement which requires a recorded multimedia presentation. This Project supports students in building research skills and incorporates digital media development skills.
IB INFORMATION TECHNOLGY IN A GLOBAL SOCIETY (SL) 12 (LAST exam May 2023)
IB INFORMATION TECHNOLGY IN A GLOBAL SOCIETY (HL) 12 (LAST exam May 2023)
In this course, students will explore Information Technologies in a Global Society. The ITGS framework is modelled on a ‘triangle’. It uses an integrated approach, encouraging students to make informed judgements and decisions about the role of information and communication technologies in contemporary society. With an understanding of the information technologies, students must be able to evaluate social and ethical issues in specified scenarios and research and think about how IT impacts individuals and societies and how it is transforming social structures, both positively and negatively, around the world. Students will explore and refine their IT overall skills. Information Technology in a Global Society is a two-year program of studies that provides students with: The framework to make informed judgements + decisions about using IT. Further, there will be opportunities to explore technologies of the student's choice with a Project that will showcase skills and understanding and allow analysis of the practical implications related to technological change.
IB BUSINESS & MANAGEMENT (SL) 11
IB BUSINESS & MANAGEMENT (SL) 12
IB BUSINESS & MANAGEMENT (HL) 11
IB BUSINESS & MANAGEMENT (HL) 12A
Students learn to analyse, discuss and evaluate business activities at local, national and international levels. The course covers a range of organizations from all sectors, as well as the socio-cultural and economic contexts in which those organizations operate. The course covers the key characteristics of business organizations and environments, including the business functions of human resource management, finance and accounts, marketing and operations management. Links between the topics are central to the course. Through the exploration of six underpinning concepts (change, culture, ethics, globalization, innovation and strategy), the course allows students to develop a holistic understanding of today’s complex and dynamic business environment. The conceptual learning is firmly anchored in business management theories, tools and techniques and placed in the context of real world examples and case studies. Students will learn:
- Organized interaction decision making
- The business decision making process, and how these decisions affect/are affected by internal/external environments
- How individuals and groups interact in an organization
- An understanding of business theory and the ability to apply these to actual business practices
- The understandings and implications of business activities in a global market
*Both IB courses mentioned above are two year courses, available in both SL & HL (for more information, see Mr. Szeto or visit the IBO website).