Teaching and Learning Strategy
ISYS104 is taught via lectures and workshops (tutorials and practicals) in the laboratory. The feedback that you receive plays also a crucial role in your learning.
Lectures are used to introduce new material, give examples of the advances in business information systems and technologies and put them in a wider context.
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. This also gives you a chance to practice your technical skills.
You have many opportunities to seek for and to receive feedback. During lectures, you are encouraged to ask the lecturer questions to clarify anything you might not be sure of. Assignments have been specially designed to deliver continuous feedback on your work.
Each week you should:
- Attend lectures, take notes, ask questions
- Attend your workshops and seek feedback from your tutor on your work
- Read assigned reading material, add to your notes and prepare questions for your lecturer or tutor
- Start working on any assignments immediately after they have been released.
Lecture notes are 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 or reading additional material.
Each week you should attend two hours of lectures and a one hour workshop class.
Note that workshops run for 12 weeks and commence in week 1, except for the summer period in S3, where each day class represents a traditional week in other sessions.
Please note that you are required to submit a certain number of assignments and participate in a certain number of workshop class. Failure to do so may result in you failing the unit.
The textbook for ISYS104 used this semester is:
Experiencing MIS, Global Edition (7th edition) by Kroenke and Boyle (without MyLab)
(ISBN: 9781292163574 for hardcopy and ISBN: 9781292163581 for eBook)
Technology used and required
Digital recordings of lectures are available.
ISYS104 uses Microsoft Office Excel and Access in the lab and for the assignments.
The web page for this unit can be found at https://ilearn.mq.edu.au.
Staff-Student Liaison Committee
Liaison meetings will be organized in week 7. If you have any issues to be addressed you can bring them in the meetings. You can also 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 be accessed at https://students.mq.edu.au/.
Basic computer use skills.