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Lecture 2: OverviewIntro to IT COSC1078 Introduction to Information Technology Lecture 2 Overview James Harland
Lecture 2: OverviewIntro to IT Overview Questions? Overview of Course Material What is IT? Questions?
Lecture 2: OverviewIntro to IT Introduction James Harland URL: Phone: Office: (Building 14, level 10, room 11) Consultation: Mon , Thu What colour is my office door? Carpet? Chair?
Lecture 2: OverviewIntro to IT What is IT?
Lecture 2: OverviewIntro 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 2: OverviewIntro 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 2: OverviewIntro 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 2: OverviewIntro to IT Book INTRODUCTION TO INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY (3rd Edition) CUSTOM PRINT, Pearson, 2011 ISBN Custom made just for this course! Custom printed combination of two other books I will assume that you have access to this 1 st edition is from 2010 2 nd edition is from 2011 (!!)
Lecture 2: OverviewIntro 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 2: OverviewComputing 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 2: OverviewIntro 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 2: OverviewIntro to IT Assessment Assignment Part 1 (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 assessment10% Exam 40% Need to pass both exam and assignment component
Lecture 2: OverviewIntro 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 2: OverviewIntro 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 2: OverviewIntro 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 2: OverviewIntro to IT Exam Sometime in June Designed to supplement other assessments Sample exam and solutions will available Will have at least one question
Lecture 2: OverviewIntro to IT Where is this building?
Lecture 2: OverviewIntro to IT Study Tours? RMIT very keen on study tours Typically two weeks somewhere overseas Vietnam, China, Italy, UK, US, Germany, … Ideally students Around 1 week of pre-tour work Around 1 week of post-tour work Credit for a 12-point elective Full cost around $ (maybe less with sponsorship?)
Lecture 2: OverviewIntro to IT Study Tours? Only precedent in IT-related courses is Evolutionary Digital Art to Saigon South in 2007 Where is a good place for an IT study tour? RMIT Vietnam? US West Coast? UK (following steps of Alan Turing)? ???
Lecture 2: OverviewIntro to IT What is IT?
Lecture 2: OverviewIntro to IT Overview How does Google work? query data
Lecture 2: OverviewIntro to IT Overview “Thomas the Tank Engine”
Lecture 2: OverviewIntro to IT Overview Video Audio Text Thumbnails
Lecture 2: OverviewIntro to IT Representation, Storage, Processing Images Video Audio Text … Follow `journey of electrons’ on this path…
Lecture 2: OverviewIntro 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!