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1 Introduction to Computer Applications MIS105 Introductory Session Instructor: Irfan Ilyas

2 © 2005 The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All Rights Reserved. 1-2 Agenda Introducing the Instructor Course Introduction [ Part of Course Syllabus ] Objectives Course Composition (Theory + Practice) Text Books Course Relevant Web Sites Exam Dates Course Policies Grading Policy

3 © 2005 The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All Rights Reserved. 1-3 …Agenda Use of Multimedia Content Make use of Instructor provided Web content (Tim’s Toolbox at http://www.mhhe.com/oleary/CE05)http://www.mhhe.com/oleary/CE05 Use of online practice Quizzes Use of cross-word puzzles

4 © 2005 The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All Rights Reserved. 1-4 Introducing the Instructor Irfan Ahmed Ilyas Lecturer (last 6 years) Master’s Degree from KFUPM (in ICS) - 2000 Bachelor Degree from NED, Pakistan (in COE) -1995 Office Location: Building 24/ Room 223 Office Hours: SUMT 10AM – 11AM

5 © 2005 The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All Rights Reserved. 1-5 Course Related Stuff Grading Policy: Exams First Major Exam10% Second Major Exam15% Final Exam20% Lab Exams: Use of Microsoft Excel15% Use of Microsoft Access15% Use of VBA in Microsoft Access8% Quizzes10% Class Performances7%

6 © 2005 The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All Rights Reserved. 1-6 ….Course Related Stuff Lecture Textbook: Computing Essentials 2006AuthorO’ Leary, T. J., et al.,PublisherMcGraw Hill Lab Textbook: Microsoft Exploring Office XPAuthorRobert T. Grauer, Maryan Baber PublisherPrintice Hall

7 © 2005 The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All Rights Reserved. 1-7 ….Course Related Stuff Course Exam Dates MIS105 Major01 - Wednesday, 21st March– OAB Building 6:30 – 8:00PM MIS105 Major02 - Wednesday, 25th April– OAB Building 6:30 – 8:00PM FINAL EXAM- 7:00 PM June 10, 2007 Sunday

8 © 2005 The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All Rights Reserved. 1-8 Teaching Methodology Effective Lecturing

9 © 2005 The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All Rights Reserved. 1-9 … Class Collaboration Mechanisms Lab Sessions Whole Class will be divided into groups of 4 students each Each group will be sitting together, working on the lab problem In the first part, Instructor will be delivering: An exposure to the relevant concepts A brief problem explanation The problem is supposed to be solved collaboratively

10 © 2005 The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All Rights Reserved. 1-10 … Class Collaboration Mechanisms … Lab collaborations Minimal Instructor’s help can be sought by the needy group during the session At the end, the work done will be graded by the instructor on both: Individual basis: Evaluating each student’s understanding about the solution Group basis: By affecting each student’s score with the group average

11 © 2005 The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All Rights Reserved. 1-11 Pictorial View of the Lab Setup Instructor

12 © 2005 The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All Rights Reserved. 1-12 Teaching Methodology Group Formation Scheme Instructor will be forming the groups in the first lab Student’s computer familiarity / academic performance will be used as a criterion for consistent group distribution

13 © 2005 The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All Rights Reserved. 1-13 Example: Online Discussions

14 © 2005 The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All Rights Reserved. 1-14 Use of WebCT Administered by KFUPM Available at http://webcourses.kfupm.edu.sahttp://webcourses.kfupm.edu.sa Requires a login name/ password on the first page [s234875/ your email password] For every student (Sec01, 06, 07, 08) Course link for MIS105 will appear Discussion groups will be arranged by instructor for topic discussions

15 © 2005 The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All Rights Reserved. 1-15 Multimedia Components Use of Tim’s Toolbox Features included Conceptual Animations

16 © 2005 The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All Rights Reserved. 1-16 … Multimedia Components Use of Tim’s Toolbox Features included Defining IT positions …and many more.

17 © 2005 The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All Rights Reserved. 1-17 … Multimedia Components Use of online practice Quizzes Helpful in class quiz/ exam preparation Test the understandings after finish each chapter

18 © 2005 The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All Rights Reserved. 1-18 … Multimedia Components Use of cross-word puzzles Helpful in class quiz/ exam preparation Test the understandings after finish each chapter


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