ICOM897 Website & iLearn | Content (such as links, references, readings, assessment tasks) will be available from either http://media.mq.edu.au/icom897 or http://ilearn.mq.edu.au
Required Equipment | No equipment is needed for ICOM897. While use of your own equipment is not discouraged, the Computer Lab has direct access to a web server where your work should be saved. All software is available on the Lab machines, and free software alternatives are available (if students wish to work off-campus). Mac-compatible USB memory sticks (4GB or more) are handy for additionally backing up projects from the server.
Media Lab | You may make use of the Y3A Media Labs at any time when there are no classes taking place. The opening hours for the Labs will be 9–5 on weekdays, with possible extensions; this will be discussed in lectures/tutorials.
Software Compatibility/Assignment Submission | While there should be reason for document incompatibility (as documents work cross platform). It is your own responsibility however to ensure that any work undertaken outside of the Media Computer Labs is fully functional within the Lab (ie. ensure that all assets are copied to the server).
Attendance | Students are required to attend all lectures and tutorials for this unit. Lecture and tutorial attendance is compulsory, and missing more than two tutorials without medical certification or evidence of disruption will result in failure of the 10% ‘Participation’ component. To avoid being penalised for missing a tutorial, medical certiﬁcation or other evidence of disruption must be provided. A roll will be taken in the first 10 minutes of every tutorial; students entering late are responsible for making themselves known to the tutor so they can be marked as in attendance.
Written Assignment Submission | Written assignments can be handed directly to your tutor in class time. This will be further explained in tutorials.
Return of marked work | Marked work will be returned to students in tutorials. For assessments submitted in Week 13, e-mail your tutor for feedback.
Extensions and special consideration | Assessments submitted after the due date and time will automatically be deducted 10% per day (weekends included) unless medical certiﬁcation or evidence of serious and unavoidable disruption is provided. For extensions, contact the course convenor well in advance if you may be unable to submit an assessment on time. Extensions will only be granted on grounds of illness or misadventure, where appropriate supporting documentation is submitted, and are awarded at the discretion of the course convenor.
Referencing style | Preferred referencing styles include Harvard http://libweb.anglia.ac.uk/referencing/harvard.htm?harvard_id=24#24 and APA http://www.usq.edu.au/library/help/referencing/apa.htm. Either or any style may be used as long as all necessary information is provided and a consistent approach is taken.
Changes made to previous offerings of this unit | Minor revisions to learning outcomes and assessment weighting.