The unit is taught using a combination of streaming video lectures and synchronous tutorials. Each week, recorded online lectures will be provided on iLearn. In each week except Week 1, there will be a 1-hour tutorial class in which students will work on problems based on the work recently covered in the lectures.
Required and Recommended Texts and/or Materials
There is no single set text. Each lecturer will recommend reading materials available from the library or online as the unit progresses.
Technologies used and required
A range of software is likely to be used in the unit, including R and RStudio. Precise requirements will be advised by the lecturers as the unit progresses. All students must have access to an internet-connected computer with a webcam, microphone and speakers sufficient to stream video, participate in Zoom meetings, and run modern software. A writing tablet would be useful, but is not essential. Students are encouraged to test their equipment before use and to consider factors such as lighting and ambient noise when participating in Zoom meetings.
Learning and Teaching Activities
Students will be provided with video lectures that cover the main content of the unit and tutorial work. Tutorials will be held in all weeks except Week 1. References to reading material will be provided each week. Students should work on the unit material every week of semester and any problems encountered should be raised promptly either during the tutorial class or online by posting on the discussion forum.