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Lecture 1: IntroductionIntro to IT COSC1078 Introduction to Information Technology Lecture 1 Introduction James Harland
Lecture 1: IntroductionIntro to IT Overview Introduction (and the role of frogs ) Course Material and Scope Assessment Questions?
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?
Lecture 1: IntroductionIntro to IT What is IT?
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
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
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
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
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
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”
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
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
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%
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)
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
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
Lecture 1: IntroductionIntro to IT Where is this building?
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, …) ???
Lecture 1: IntroductionIntro to IT To Ponder … How does Google work? query data
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!