Course Outline

TDSB: William Lyon Mackenzie C.I. Course Outline

IDC4U: ICT and Innovative Learning

Prerequisite Course: Any university or university/college preparation course                   Credit Value: 1.0

General Course Description

In this course you will develop and consolidate the skills required for and knowledge of different subjects and disciplines to solve problems, make decisions, create personal meaning, and present findings beyond the scope of a single subject or discipline. You will apply the principles and processes of inquiry and research to effectively use a range of print, electronic, and mass media resources; to analyze historical innovations and exemplary research; and to investigate real-life situations and career opportunities in interdisciplinary endeavours. You will also assess your own cognitive and affective strategies, apply general skills in both familiar and new contexts, create innovative products, and communicate new knowledge.

This course combines all expectations of the Interdisciplinary Studies, Grade 12, University Preparation course with a relevant selection of expectations from other disciplines, including The Arts: Media Studies (ASM4O); Business Studies: Information and Communications Technology: Multimedia Solutions (BTX4C/4U); Canadian and World Studies: World Geography: Human Patterns and Interactions (CGU4U); English: English (ENG4U); Guidance and Career Education: Advanced Learning Strategies: Skills for Success after Secondary School (GLS4O); Social Sciences and the Humanities: Challenge and Change in Society (HSB4M); Technological Education: Communications Technology (TGJ4M); and Technological Educations: Computer and Information Science (ICS4M).


Students who are absent must bring a note signed by their parent or guardian on the first day back to class. It is the responsibility of a student who foresees missing a class to contact the teacher prior to the class to discuss options. Failure to do so may result in a mark of zero.

Late Assignments

If an assignment is submitted after it has been marked and returned to the class or taken up in class, the student may receive a mark of zero.


There is no textbook for this course, however resources will be provided throughout the course.

Extra Help

Speak to your teacher (Ms. Cuttle) to schedule an appointment for extra help.

Office:  Room 117   Phone # 416-395-3330 Ext. 20105 E-mail address: msccuttle at gmail dot com


A course website has been set-up for extra support, resources and assignments.  There is also a class blog and an Academic Workspace.

Learning Skills

Based upon technical performance, class work, homework completion, punctuality, and organization. Learning skills play a role in the achievement of student success and overall expectations of the course.

Assessment and Evaluation

Each time you submit work to be marked, your teacher will record your marks into one of the following categories in order to calculate your overall mark. The text in brackets tells you what kinds of assessments could be in this category. The weighting for each category is listed on the reverse page.

Knowledge & Understanding

  • Understanding concepts, laws, and theories
  • Understanding of relationships between concepts



Thinking & Inquiry

  • Problem solving, planning and performing research, analyzing data
  • Using technology appropriately, safely and with expertise


  • Using different types of communication (e.g. graphs essays) for different audiences
  • Explaining information and ideas using different modes of communication


  • Understanding social and economic issues involving learning and technology
  • Understanding the relationships between learning, technology, and society
  • Assessment of impacts of technology and learning on society


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Responsibilities of the Student:

Students in this course are expected to:

  • Arrive on time and come prepared to work in class.
  • Be respectful of the teachers and all students in the classroom
  • Stay on task and not disrupt the learning of others.
  • Use and interact with the course website on a daily basis
  • Ask questions when unsure of the material & seek extra help when needed.
  • Follow all instructions regarding equipment handling and security
  • Be active participants in the learning that occurs in the classroom.
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