Sarah Horrigan - TU100 Tutorial 1Presentation Transcript
TU100 Tutorial 1 Sarah Horrigan, Associate Lecturer, Region 05
Looking towards TMA01
Aim to leave today knowing…
A few other members of the tutor group
How the course fits together – Blocks, assignments etc
Some time management tips
How to start tackling TMA01
Where to find the main sources of help and advice
Answers to any early course-related queries
Icebreaker - Avatars
Looking at the module ahead…
6 Blocks – Material online and in print
Block 4 is collaborative – so need to work together
No substitution, but a week to prepare for each TMA
Course forums available for support and for online activities
Tip: Make notes throughout the course and take note of feedback from TMAs!
The Course Block 1 Myself 6 parts Block 2 My Stuff 5 parts Block 3 My Place 5 parts Block 4 My Friends 5 parts Block 5 My Society 5 parts Block 6 My World 2 parts Final assessment preparation 3 weeks Total 33 weeks (Xmas week not counted)
Assessments Continuous assessment (75% of course) Examinable component (25% of course) Interactive computer marked assignments TMA01 20 th October 10% TMA02 10 th November 10% TMA03 15 th December 20% TMA04 26 th January 20% TMA05 1 st March 20% TMA06 12 th April 20% TMA07 24 th May 100% TO PASS At least 40% At least 40% 3 iCMA’s + iCMA57
Structure of TMAs
Each TMA refers back to past TMAs and forward to future TMAs
Bookwork is tested mostly in iCMAs
Clear thread of progression and achievement
20% of marks and associated feedback assigned to key and practical & professional skills
TU100 Meetings Meeting Date Tutorial - Nottingham 1 st October Day School – Derby / Nottingham / Leicester 15 th October Day School – Derby / Nottingham / Leicester 5 th November Tutorial – Elluminate 26 th November Tutorial – Elluminate 10 th December Tutorial – Elluminate 7 th January Tutorial – Elluminate 21 st January Tutorial – Nottingham 4 th February Tutorial – Elluminate 18 th February Tutorial – Nottingham 3 rd March Tutorial – Elluminate 17 th March Tutorial – Elluminate 14 th April Day School – Derby / Nottingham / Leicester 28 th April
Introduces the concepts of data and information e.g. Data storage
Internet, HTML and RSS
Basic programming using sense
Computer history and uses
Logic and binary
Human Computer Interface
RFID, Bluetooth, GPS
Need for standards
Open source computing HW/SW
Social computing technologies and issues
Asychronous social networking
Synchronous social networking
Messaging and Google aplications
Digital Rights Management
Privacy- managing what we reveal
The Digital Divide- Korea, Nepal, Bangladesh
Planning and planning ahead
Fill in the time management planner provided
In small groups, compare plans and discuss any issues arising
Collect some ideas to share with the group which answer the question “if I get behind in the course, what should I do?”
Top time management tips…
Seek help before a small problem has chance to grow
Use the course calendar
Make sure you use your time wisely
Look ahead and plan now for busy periods later on
Remember – you don’t have to be perfect! Anything over 40% will get you a pass
Have a look at the technologies on the handout…
1. Identify each of them
2. Think about when they were first introduced
3. Create a timeline with them from oldest to newest
What was surprising about the timeline?
What sorts of turning points can you identify?
Which have impacted you personally? What about society?
What else could have been included?
Read the questions carefully and take note of all guidance
Use appropriate language – look at how things are written in the course and ‘speak’ the same language
Try to stick to the word limits suggested
Don’t plagiarise !
Cut-off date – 20 th October 2011
Extension requests before the cut-off date only!
… how do you take yours?!
Spray diagramming the timeline
Think about the timeline we produced in the earlier activity…
How could you group the main issues that came up?
Work in pairs / small groups to come up with a spray diagram on the theme of ‘Developing ICT’