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1 Lecture 1: IntroductionIntro to IT COSC1078 Introduction to Information Technology Lecture 1 Introduction James Harland

2 Lecture 1: IntroductionIntro to IT Overview  Introduction (and the role of frogs )  Course Material and Scope  Assessment  Questions?

3 Lecture 1: IntroductionIntro to IT Introduction James Harland URL: Phone: Office: (Building 14, level 10, room 1) Consultation: TBA What do chocolate frogs have to do with anything?

4 Lecture 1: IntroductionIntro to IT What is IT?

5 Lecture 1: IntroductionIntro to IT Introduction to IT Course objectives  Exposure to concepts and language of IT  Some specific technical knowledge (images, audio, video)  Experience in talking and writing about IT  Some practice in research on IT topics

6 Lecture 1: IntroductionIntro to IT Introduction to IT 1 Introduction 2 Images 3 Audio 4 Video WebLearn Test 1 5 Binary Representation Assignment 1 6 Data Storage 7 Machine Processing 8 Operating Systems WebLearn Test 2 9 Processes Assignment 2 10 Internet 11 Internet Security WebLearn Test 3 12 Future of ITAssignment 3, Peer and Self Assessment

7 Lecture 1: IntroductionIntro to IT Lectures  24 hours during semester  Should be “inspirational”  Will not cover every technical detail in the course  Aimed to give an overview and motivation  “Big picture”  Time for questions !!  Will follow the book

8 Lecture 1: IntroductionIntro to IT Book  INTRODUCTION TO INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY (3rd Edition) CUSTOM PRINT, Pearson, 2011 ISBN  Custom printed combination of two other books  Designed especially for this course

9 Lecture 1: IntroductionIntro to IT Tutorials  Start this week  Classes of up to 24  Tutor will answer questions related to materials  Good place for individual feedback  Peer and self assessment  Peer learning groups (5 or 6)  Assessed on process, not product  Assessed in last tutorial  Trial assessments in weeks 4 and 8

10 Lecture 1: ComplexityComputing Theory Tutorials  Tutor as “guide on the side”  Will answer questions and provide guidance  NOT “sit down and listen”  “re-arrange desks, sit down and get to work in groups”

11 Lecture 1: IntroductionIntro to IT Lab Classes  Start in week 2 (next week)  Work on practical exercises and sometimes assignment materials  Lab assists present to help and an answer questions  Details will be in the Learning Hub

12 Lecture 1: IntroductionIntro to IT Assessment  Assignment Part1 (Images & Audio) 10%  Assignment Part 2 (Hardware) 10%  Assignment Part 3 (Research and Reflect) 20%  Online tests (3 x 5%, 2 best) 10%  Peer and self assessment 10%  Exam 40% Need to pass both exam and assignment component

13 Lecture 1: IntroductionIntro to IT Assessment Process  Submit all assignments via Blackboard in the Learning Hub  Assignment 1due 11.59pm Sunday 2 nd April  Assignment 2due 11.59pm Sunday 6 th May  Assignment 3 due 11.59pm Sunday 27 th May  Late assignments attract a penalty of 10% per day late, up to a maximum of 50%

14 Lecture 1: IntroductionIntro to IT Assignment  Assignment will be in three parts  Overall task is to produce a video  Groups of up to 6  Assessed by final video and group blog  Part 1: images and audio (end of week 5)  Part2: hardware (end of week 9)  Part 3: reflection, research (end of week 12)

15 Lecture 1: IntroductionIntro to IT Web Tests Three online tests via Blackboard system  Week 4  Week 8  Week 11  Multiple choice  Designed to assess and give feedback on understanding  5% of mark for each test  Best 2 used to make up your overall mark

16 Lecture 1: IntroductionIntro to IT Exam  Sometime in June  Designed to supplement other assessments  Sample exam and solutions will available  Will have at least one question

17 Lecture 1: IntroductionIntro to IT Where is this building?

18 Lecture 1: IntroductionSE Fundamentals RMIT Study Tours  Two (or three) week visit overseas  Visit interesting sites, work on joint project  Credit for a 12-point elective  Various ones exist now, but not in CS&IT (look under Global Passport on the RMIT site)  Where is a good place for IT study tours? Silicon Valley (Google, Yahoo, Apple, HP, …) RMIT Vietnam UK (Bletchley Park, Science Museum, Manchester, Cambridge, …) ???

19 Lecture 1: IntroductionIntro to IT To Ponder … How does Google work? query data

20 Lecture 1: IntroductionIntro to IT Conclusion  Go to tutorials this week!  No labs this week  Check details in Course Guide  Start reading (notes, problems, report topic) GET THE BOOK!


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