Start of classes and tutorials
Delivery of unit
This unit will be delivered as two-hour interactive seminar. It will combine lecture-style material with guided inquiry, production tasks, writing workshops, small group activities and discussions.
For current updates, classrooms and times please consult the MQU Timetables website: http://www.timetables.mq.edu.au
Lecture portions and interactive portions of the class will be recorded for review purposes only. See Echo block on iLearn for filmed weekly lectures. Discussions and activities will be available via archived Zoom recording link.
Students are expected to attend all seminars this semester. They may opt for either in-person attendance where feasible, or remote delivery via Zoom. No part of this class is optional: all lectures, workshops, and peer-review sessions deliver content and are a central component of meeting the learning outcomes in this unit. Although attendance is not formally graded, students who elect to not attend class will miss out on unit content and learning activities, and do so at their own risk.
Readings and Other Media
Please consult the iLearn site for weekly readings and media
Please DO bring your own devices for use in class (laptops or tablets + mobile phones). The library has laptops and iPads available for lending if you don't have your own. http://www.mq.edu.au/about/campus-services-and-facilities/library/facilities/computer- facilities and there are other computer labs on campus. Please also bring a pen or pencil and paper to class.
Other Technology Matters
Students are expected to make use of everyday information technologies to complete their assignments (i.e. Personal Computers, mobile Phones, freely available editing software and online publishing platforms). As this is not a production unit, students should not contact the department's technical staff for equipment or support. Feel free to challenge yourself but work within your technical abilities.
Feedback in this unit is available in multiple forms:
- For points of relevance to the whole class, informal feedback will be given through the ‘announcement’ function in iLearn.
- For individual student questions related to unit activities, electronic communication will be used.
- For in-person consultations, students will be able to book electronic appointments with Terri.
- For assessment feedback, students will receive numerical scores corresponding to a detailed rubric, attached to assignments marked in Turnitin.