Delivery of unit
This unit will begin in WEEK 2 of the semester (i.e. on Wednesday 3 March 2021). Ten sessions or classes will be held on Wednesdays, from 12-2 pm Australian time. These will be delivered on campus and online as a two-hour interactive seminar, featuring lecture-style material with guided inquiry, production tasks, writing workshops, small group activities and discussions. Classes are held in 10 Hadenfeld Ave, The Futures Lab, unless notified of a change. For all classroom information, please consult the MQU Timetable Online link for online attendance will be provided. Lecture portions of the class will be recorded for review purposes. Workshops, discussions, or activities will not be recorded. Slides and or notes to lectures given will be posted to iLearn after each class. See Echo block on iLearn for more information about recordings and schedule for seminar classes.
Students are advised that although we will not take attendance in seminar, your assessments require you to be familiar with a range of scholarly techniques you probably have not encountered before. These techniques will be taught to you during seminar, which means class attendance is mandatory for those wishing to pass the unit.In addition to attendance you will be expected to be making headway on your assessment projects. To ensure this is happening, we will periodically ask you to upload written materials (class notes, brainstorming, screenshots from research) to demonstrate your engagement in this unit. This material will not be marked, but will be referenced in the case of students requesting last minute assistance, or disputing marks.
All required readings are available online via the Leganto system, as are most of the recommended readings, or there will be a Link to the Library provided. Each week on iLearn, you'll also receive links to case studies or examples discussed during lecture, or in tutorials (some of these will be on external sites, and may also include podcasts, articles, audiovisual works, but none will have a cost).
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 or notebook 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.
Students are advised that we will NOT physically meet in class the following weeks this semester:
- Week of 5 April—school break
- Week of 12 April—school break