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 Computer Fundamentals Assignment 1 6 Computer Fundamentals 7 Computer Fundamentals 8 Operating Systems WebLearn Test 1 9 Operating Systems 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 2 hours per week (unlike previous years) 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 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” Use paper versions of tutorial questions (old fashioned, but functional )
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 1(Images) 5% Assignment 2(Audio)10% Report 20% Online tests (3 x 5%)15% Peer and self assessment10% Exam 40% Need to pass both exam and assignment component
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
Lecture 1: IntroductionIntro to IT Exam Sometime in June Designed to supplement other assessments Sample exam and solution is available Will have at least one question EXPECTED TO TAKE BOOK INTO EXAM
Lecture 1: IntroductionIntro to IT Where is this building?
Lecture 1: IntroductionIntro to IT Overview How does Google work? query data
Lecture 1: IntroductionIntro to IT Overview “Thomas the Tank Engine”
Lecture 1: IntroductionIntro to IT Overview Video Audio Text Thumbnails
Lecture 1: IntroductionIntro to IT Representation, Storage, Processing Images Video Audio Text … Follow `journey of electrons’ on this path…
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!