Teaching and Learning Strategy
Mode of delivery is face-to-face. ISYS100 is taught via lectures and workshop sessions in the laboratory. Lectures are used to introduce new material and discuss the use of information technology within society. While lectures are largely one-to-many presentations, you are encouraged to ask questions of the lecturer to clarify anything you might not be sure of. 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.
When you have workshop sessions you have an opportunity to practice your technical skills under the supervision of a workshop tutor. Each week you will be working on the current assignment material; it is important that you keep up with this work in order to successfully complete the assignments. In some weeks you will be having your quizzes.
Each week you should:
- Attend lectures, take notes, ask questions.
- Be available for your group via Twitter.
- Attend your workshop, seek feedback from your tutor on your work. See them in consultation times!
- Read appropriate sections of the text, add to your notes and prepare questions for your lecturer or tutor.
- Prepare answers to possible workshop questions.
Lecture notes will be 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 and discussions in the lecture itself.
Each week you should attend two hours of lectures, a one hour workshop. (For details of days, times and rooms consult the timetables webpage.)
Note that both lecture and workshops commence in week 1.
Please note that you are required to submit a certain number of assessments. Failure to do so may result in you failing the unit (see the precise Standard and Grading section) or being excluded from the exam/research paper.
What has changed from previous semesters?
Being a unit that has been very successful in the past few years the key change has been moving to a 1 hour workshop model which streamlines the unit.
The recommended textbook (ie. this text is NOT COMPULSORY for this unit) for ISYS100 used this semester is:
ISYS100 Information Technology and Society 4e ISBN: 9781486022106
- Author: Turban, Beekman et al.
- Approx RRP - $126.95 (before bookshop discount)
- E-Book available on pearson.com.au
Technology used and required
Digital recordings of lectures are available.
ISYS100 makes use of the following software/technologies:
- Microsoft Windows 10
- Microsoft Office 2013 and above
- Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox
- Notepad ++
- Windows Movie Maker
- Blogger (For Assignment 2)
- NB. Twitter has never been a replacement for traditional connections to students. That being ilearn forum, email, consultation etc. We merely want you the students to have a way of being connected to convenor and the teaching team. Most interactions will happen to be private messaging (known as Direct Messages). This means you will actually be following your workshop teacher(s) and the teachers will be following you so they can send direct messages to you. The “tweeting” part is completely optional. For example, you could tweet about something that was relevant to the lecture topic for a particular week. Say for example; an article on cyber bullying that is in the press this week.
The web page for this unit can be found at: http://ilearn.mq.edu.au.
The discussion board for this unit can be accessed through http://ilearn.mq.edu.au.
Macquarie University provides a range of Academic Student Support Services. Details of these services can accessed at http://www.student.mq.edu.au.
Basic computer use skills.