1644 Practicum – Mastering Texts

1644 Practicum – Mastering Texts

  • Study programme and level: Professional degree programme Administration 1nd Cycle
  • 2nd or 3th year
  • 6 ECTS
  • Course type: Elective
  • Lectures: 30
  • Other forms of study: 90
  • Individual work: 60
  • Lecturer: Damijana Keržič, MSc


1. Objectives and competences


  • acquire advanced knowledge and skills of creating longer texts
  • acquaint with correct quoting sources in APA style and learn how to use tools for this purpose
  • accustom for the efficient production of serial letters
  • acquire knowledge for making of forms
  • introducewith open source software for word processing
  • introduce with text formatting in LMS enviroment
  • acquaint with shared and collaborative environment


  • ability to use language functionalities of text editor
  • ability to design forms
  • capacity to understand the importance of citations and correct use of it
  • ability to use open source software for text formatting
  • ability to edit and design text in LMS
  • ability to work in shared and collaborative environments

2. Content

  • Advance functionalities usage of MS Word
    • Personalization of text editor
    • Serial letter, mail merge
    • Creating fillable forms using fields
    • Protecting document (encrypt with password), restrict editing
  • Open source text editor
  • Shared and collaborative environment
  • Text formatting in LMS environment
    • Content, questions

3. Readings

  • Keržič, D. & Dečman, M. (2015) Informatika. Del 1, Urejevalniki besedil in svetovni splet. 1. objava. Ljubljana: Fakulteta za upravo.
  • Lambert, J., & Cox, J. (2013). Step by Step. Microsoft Word 2013. Dosegljivo na: https://dbgyan.files.wordpress.com/2013/02/0735669120_wor.pdf
  • Gradiva v spletni učilnici

4. Intended learning outcomes

  • know how to use advanced Word functionalities
  • know how to organize and create serial letters
  • know how to create form
  • know how to apply rules of citation
  • know the meaning of open source software for word processing
  • know how to use tools for editing text in LMS
  • know how to use collaborative environment

5. Learning and teaching methods

  • student preparations for lectures
  • lecture
  • active participation of student
  • individual work with computer
  • seminar paper
  • e-learning

6. Assessment

  • written and/or oral exam (40%)
  • seminar work with oral presentation (60%)