COMP1350 is taught via lectures and workshops. The feedback that you receive also plays an important role in your learning. Make sure you read the feedback you are given, attend lectures that provide assignment feedback and compare your solution with sample solutions provided.
Lectures are used to introduce new material, provide motivation and context for your study, guide you in what is important to learn and explain more difficult concepts.
Workshops are small group classes that 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 technology skills.
You have many opportunities to seek and receive feedback. During live lectures/consultation, you are encouraged to ask the lecturer questions to clarify anything you might not be sure of. You may also arrange to meet with your tutor or the lecturer or attend the consultation hours of any tutor. Each week, you will be given activities and problems to solve in workshops. Both assignments are individual submissions. The comments and the solutions provided will help you to understand the material in the unit, prepare you for the work in assignments as well as for the final exam. It is important that you keep up with these problems every week. Assignments have been 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 (ideally before the lecture), 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 of the textbook or other additional material.
Each week you should attend two hours of lectures (or watch the recorded lecture(s)) and a 2-hour workshop. For details of days, times and rooms consult the timetables webpage.
Note that workshops commence in week 1.
Resources to assist your learning
Digital recordings of lectures will be available through the web page of the unit on iLearn.
Various reading materials will be provided throughout the semester
MS Word, LucidChart/draw.io, MySQL Workbench
The web page for this unit can be found at http://ilearn.mq.edu.au/
The unit makes use of discussion boards hosted within iLearn. Please post questions of general interest there (for example, about assessment tasks), they are monitored by the unit staff but students may also provide answers.