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01/04/2014 cis110 1 Introduction to computing and the Internet Dr. Lahcen Ouarbya 29 St-James, Room 6 Tel: Surgery hour: Friday ?
01/04/2014 cis110 2 Course Organisation Based on the University of London study guide: Introduction to Computing and the Internet, published by Francis Lin (2004).
01/04/2014 cis110 3 Course Organisation (Cont) The aim: How computers work? How is information stored in a computer? How is information processed in a computer? How is information represented in a computer? How are computing operations co-ordinated and managed?
01/04/2014 cis110 4 Course Organisation (Cont) History of Computers Binary systems Data representation Computer Architecture Data storage Data processing Operating systems Web languages: HTML, XHTML AND XML Introduction to relational database Introduction to shell scripts (if time allows)
01/04/2014 cis110 5 Course delivery Lecture (2 hours ) Lab or workshop (1 hour per group )
01/04/2014 cis110 6 Assessment Two assignments: Assignment 1, given week before reading week. (10%) Assignment 2 given week before Xmas holiday (10%) Exam on May, (80%)
01/04/2014 cis110 7 Organising your studies(2) Study guide on its own is not enough Additional reading 3-5 Hours per week Recommended reference books Doing exercises
01/04/2014 cis110 8 Useful Textbooks William Stallings, (2003). Computer Organization and Architecture: Designing for Performance. Upper Saddle River, N.J.: Prentice-Hall. J. Glenn Brookshear, Computer Science (an overview), Sixth edition. Addison-Wesley, Barry Wilkinson, Computer architecture (design and performance). Second Edition. Prentice Hall, Andrew S. Tanenbaum, Structure Computer Organization. Third Edition. Prentice Hall, 1990 White, R. (2002). How Computers Work. 6 th Edition. (Indianapolis, Indiana:: QUE, 2002) edition [ISBN ]
01/04/2014 cis110 9 Other useful books Martin Bryan, SGML and HTML explained.Addison-Wesley William Davis, Operating Systems. Addison-Wesley Gary Nutt, Operating Systems a modern perspective. Addison-Wesley.
01/04/2014 cis Labs Introduction to HTML Lab exercises: