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Aries Computer Literacy:
A Complete Guide to IC3 TM
Aries Institute of Technology, Inc. is a division of Aries Technology, Inc.
Aries Computer Literacy:
A Complete Guide to IC3 TM
Aries Course Development Philosophy
At Aries it is our vision to introduce students to
the wide-ranging and exciting world of
computer technology through multi-media
curriculum that is user-friendly, visually
engaging and adherent to the most rigorous
academic and industry recognized standards.
Aries Institute of Technology, Inc. is a division of Aries Technology, Inc.
Aries Computer Literacy:
A Complete Guide to IC3 TM
Program Overview
This is a one-semester course that provides the
knowledge and skills required for students to become
functional users of computers.
Aries Institute of Technology, Inc. is a division of Aries Technology, Inc.
Aries Computer Literacy:
A Complete Guide to IC3 TM
Program Overview
The course is aligned to Certiport’s IC3, a
certification program that serves as a
universal measure of basic computer
knowledge and internet skills.
Aries Institute of Technology, Inc. is a division of Aries Technology, Inc.
Aries Computer Literacy:
A Complete Guide to IC3 TM
Audience
• Entry Level, Middle School,
High School, Post
Secondary, Vocational
School, TAFE, ICT Colleges
and Universities
• Staff Development
• Teacher Training
Aries Institute of Technology, Inc. is a division of Aries Technology, Inc.
Aries Computer Literacy:
A Complete Guide to IC3 TM
Multiple Learning Styles
Audio - Narrated text highlights
important information
Animation - Helpful and instructive
animation aids in demonstrating
processes
Graphics - Colorful and instructive
graphics assist in students’ overall
understanding
Aries Institute of Technology, Inc. is a division of Aries Technology, Inc.
Aries Computer Literacy:
A Complete Guide to IC3 TM
Academic and Industry Standards
• Aligned with International Society for Technology Education
(ISTE) standards
• Meets State Standards in NY, CA, AZ, VA,TX, HI, MN
• Aligned with International IC3 Objectives
• Aligned with Europe’s ECDL (European Computer Driving
License
• Aligned with ICDL (International Computer Driving License)
Aries Institute of Technology, Inc. is a division of Aries Technology, Inc.
Aries Computer Literacy:
A Complete Guide to IC3 TM
Course Features…
• Available in English, Spanish, French and Dutch
• Written at the 5th grade reading level - USA
• Content presented in bite-sized chunks for easy
assimilation
• Voiced-over content
• Interactive quizzes and workbook activities
• Fun, engaging interface with detailed animations
Aries Institute of Technology, Inc. is a division of Aries Technology, Inc.
Aries Computer Literacy:
A Complete Guide to IC3 TM
Course Covers…
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Hardware
Operating Systems
Networking
The Internet
Desktop Publishing
Spreadsheets
Presentations
Web Design
Database
Aries Institute of Technology, Inc. is a division of Aries Technology, Inc.
Aries Computer Literacy:
A Complete Guide to IC3 TM
Course Delivery
Objectives - Based on current academic and
industry certification standards.
Content - Enhanced through the use of:
Easily accessible glossary
Real-life, user-enabled simulations
Practice Quizzes and Exams - Can be used
for formal and informal student evaluations
Pre-test, midterm and final exams
Workbook Activities - One activity for each
lesson
Aries Institute of Technology, Inc. is a division of Aries Technology, Inc.
Aries Computer Literacy:
A Complete Guide to IC3 TM
Internet and Computing
Core Certification
The first global certification for computer literacy
Aries Institute of Technology, Inc. is a division of Aries Technology, Inc.
Aries Computer Literacy:
A Complete Guide to IC3 TM
Aries Institute of Technology, Inc. is a division of Aries Technology, Inc.
Aries Computer Literacy:
A Complete Guide to IC3 TM
Why do students need
Aries Computer Literacy?
• Computer skills are integral to all areas of study, work and living.
• Ability to use a computer is on par with reading and writing skills.
• 3 Rs to 3 Cs!
–Communicating, Calculating, and Computing
• Educators pushing for greater computer literacy.
• Exposure does not translate to understanding.
Aries Institute of Technology, Inc. is a division of Aries Technology, Inc.
Aries Computer Literacy:
A Complete Guide to IC3 TM
Need for Universal Standards
• Schools must be accountable
• Many states, districts, schools, and organizations
create own standards and measurement processes
• Constituents demand verifiable results
• No universally accepted measurement exists
• Standards must be easily adopted and
implemented
• Standards must be Current and Relevant
Aries Institute of Technology, Inc. is a division of Aries Technology, Inc.
Aries Computer Literacy:
A Complete Guide to IC3 TM
Developing the IC3 Standard
1. Research and define criteria
–Establish clear objectives through needs assessments
2. Utilize experts worldwide
–Global Digital Literacy Council
–Establish participating subject matter experts (SME’s)
–Communicate objectives and potential content
–Receive and review SME feedback
–Core group: over 400 SME’s in 20 countries
3.Develop set of exams
–Accepted standards of test development
–Utilize leading exam methodology
–Psychometric oversight and evaluation
–Global Digital Literacy Council
–Establish participating subject matter
4.Validate through beta
–Refine questions and question sets through beta process
–60 participating testing centers
–Over 2,000 exams delivered
5. Global data management
–Continuous worldwide analysis on question responses
6. Continuous standard analysis
–Bi-annual reviews to maintain the standard
Aries Institute of Technology, Inc. is a division of Aries Technology, Inc.
Aries Computer Literacy:
A Complete Guide to IC3 TM
Overview of IC3 Certification
Internet and Computing Core Certification
Global standard measurement for computing literacy
Set of three exams:
1 - Computing Fundamentals
2 - Key Applications
3 - Living Online
Aries Institute of Technology, Inc. is a division of Aries Technology, Inc.
Aries Computer Literacy:
A Complete Guide to IC3 TM
IC3’s Value to Students
1. Resume: Certifications significantly enhance resumes.
2. College Credit: Recommended at over 1800 ACE accredited
universities.
3. Digital Transcript: Access can be granted for educators,
employers, and staffing agencies to verify candidate
certifications.
4. Proves that you have the basic digital literacy to enter the
workforce.
5. Gateway to advance to additional certifications such as A+ and
Microsoft Office Applications.
6. Gives you confidence and security that you can enter and be
a part of today’s “digital world.”
Aries Institute of Technology, Inc. is a division of Aries Technology, Inc.
Aries Computer Literacy:
A Complete Guide to IC3 TM
IC3’s Value to Academic Institutions
• Reduces administrative costs through standardized testing,
automatic scoring and established statistical analysis.
• Provides objective, quantifiable evaluation of student performance.
• Ensures consistency and standardization of results from school to
school.
• Enhances academic objectives by providing certifications and
diplomas.
• Demonstrates commitment to preparing students for employment.
• Provides teacher development and growth opportunities.
• Provides accountability measurement.
• Improves appropriate student course placement.
• Provides accountability measurement.
• First step to technology integration in the classroom.
Aries Institute of Technology, Inc. is a division of Aries Technology, Inc.

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