Teaching and Learning Strategy
Mode of delivery is face-to-face. ISYS200 is taught via lectures and workshop sessions in the laboratory. Lectures are used to introduce new material and discuss the use of information technology within society. While lectures are largely one-to-many presentations, you are encouraged to ask questions of the lecturer to clarify anything you might not be sure of. Workshops are small group classes, which give you the opportunity to interact with your peers and with a tutor who has a sound knowledge of the subject.
Each week you should:
- Attend lectures, take notes, ask questions.
- Attend your workshop, seek feedback from your tutor on your work. See them in consultation times!
- Read appropriate sections of the text, add to your notes and prepare questions for your lecturer or tutor.
- Prepare answers to the following week's workshop.
Lecture notes will be made available each week but these notes are intended as an outline of the lecture only and are not a substitute for your own notes.
Each week you should attend two hours of lectures and a one-hour workshop class.
(For details of days, times and rooms consult the timetables webpage.)
Note that workshops start in week 1.
What has changed from previous semesters?
We have modified the assessments in alignment with feedback from the previous offering.
Technology used and required
Digital recordings of lectures are available.
ISYS200 makes use of the following software/technologies:
- Microsoft Windows 10
- Microsoft Office 2010 / 2013 / 2016
- Internet Explorer / Mozilla Firefox / Chrome
The web page for this unit can be found at: http://ilearn.mq.edu.au.
The discussion board for this unit can be accessed through http://ilearn.mq.edu.au.
Staff-Student Liaison Committee
The Department has established a Staff-Student Liaison Committee at each level (100, 200, 300) to provide all students studying a Computing unit the opportunity to discuss related issues or problems with both students and staff. The committee meets three times during the semester. For each meeting, an agenda is issued and minutes are taken. The minutes reflect the issues raised and the proposed outcomes. Copies of the minutes are posted on the web at http://comp.mq.edu.au/undergrad/liaison.
If your issue is unable to be addressed through the Staff-Student Liaison Committee, then you should consult the Director of Teaching (Dr. Steve Cassidy) or the Head of Department (Dr. Michael Sheng). You are entitled to have your concerns raised, discussed and resolved.
Student Support Services
Macquarie University provides a range of Academic Student Support Services. Details of these services can accessed at http://www.student.mq.edu.au.
Basic computer use skills.