Sarah Horrigan - TU100 Tutorial 1


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  • Activity: On a piece of paper, quickly draw yourself an avatar Give it some tags – name, location, gender, favourite quote, distinguishing characteristics OU courses studied… whatever you like… Put it on the table in the middle of the room Pick up someone else’s avatar and see if you can identify them from what they’ve said Go round room, and ask everyone to have a guess at who owns the avatar
  • Handout – time management template
  • Technology timeline handout. Further resource:
  • Sarah Horrigan - TU100 Tutorial 1

    1. 1. TU100 Tutorial 1 Sarah Horrigan, Associate Lecturer, Region 05
    2. 2. Today’s agenda <ul><li>Introductions </li></ul><ul><li>Module overview </li></ul><ul><li>Time management </li></ul><ul><li>Looking towards TMA01 </li></ul><ul><li>Any questions? </li></ul>
    3. 3. Aim to leave today knowing… <ul><li>A few other members of the tutor group </li></ul><ul><li>How the course fits together – Blocks, assignments etc </li></ul><ul><li>Some time management tips </li></ul><ul><li>How to start tackling TMA01 </li></ul><ul><li>Where to find the main sources of help and advice </li></ul><ul><li>Answers to any early course-related queries </li></ul>
    4. 4. Icebreaker - Avatars
    5. 5. Looking at the module ahead… <ul><li>6 Blocks – Material online and in print </li></ul><ul><li>Block 4 is collaborative – so need to work together </li></ul><ul><li>No substitution, but a week to prepare for each TMA </li></ul><ul><li>Course forums available for support and for online activities </li></ul><ul><li>Tip: Make notes throughout the course and take note of feedback from TMAs! </li></ul>
    6. 6. 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)
    7. 7. 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
    8. 8. Structure of TMAs <ul><li>Each TMA refers back to past TMAs and forward to future TMAs </li></ul><ul><li>Bookwork is tested mostly in iCMAs </li></ul><ul><li>Clear thread of progression and achievement </li></ul><ul><li>20% of marks and associated feedback assigned to key and practical & professional skills </li></ul>
    9. 9. 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
    10. 10. Block 1 <ul><li>Introduces the concepts of data and information e.g. Data storage </li></ul><ul><li>Internet, HTML and RSS </li></ul><ul><li>Wireless networks </li></ul><ul><li>Basic programming using sense </li></ul>
    11. 11. Block 2 <ul><li>Computer history and uses </li></ul><ul><li>Hardware design </li></ul><ul><li>Logic and binary </li></ul><ul><li>Human Computer Interface </li></ul><ul><li>Information Literacy </li></ul><ul><li>Data Compression </li></ul><ul><li>Spreadsheets </li></ul>
    12. 12. Block 3 <ul><li>Mobile computing </li></ul><ul><li>RFID, Bluetooth, GPS </li></ul><ul><li>Cloud computing </li></ul><ul><li>Energy implications </li></ul><ul><li>Need for standards </li></ul><ul><li>Open source computing HW/SW </li></ul>
    13. 13. Block 4 <ul><li>Social computing technologies and issues </li></ul><ul><li>Pro9cessing, socialising </li></ul><ul><li>Audacitity </li></ul><ul><li>Asychronous social networking </li></ul><ul><li>Synchronous social networking </li></ul><ul><li>Messaging and Google aplications </li></ul><ul><li>Virtual worlds </li></ul><ul><li>Elluminate </li></ul><ul><li>Computer games </li></ul>
    14. 14. Block 5 <ul><li>Electronic society </li></ul><ul><li>Digital Rights Management </li></ul><ul><li>Cyptography </li></ul><ul><li>Privacy- managing what we reveal </li></ul><ul><li>Personal freedom </li></ul>
    15. 15. Block 6 <ul><li>The Digital Divide- Korea, Nepal, Bangladesh </li></ul>
    16. 16. Planning and planning ahead <ul><li>Activity </li></ul><ul><li>Fill in the time management planner provided </li></ul><ul><li>In small groups, compare plans and discuss any issues arising </li></ul><ul><li>Collect some ideas to share with the group which answer the question “if I get behind in the course, what should I do?” </li></ul>
    17. 17. Top time management tips… <ul><li>Seek help before a small problem has chance to grow </li></ul><ul><li>Use the course calendar </li></ul><ul><li>Make sure you use your time wisely </li></ul><ul><li>Be flexible! </li></ul><ul><li>Look ahead and plan now for busy periods later on </li></ul><ul><li>Remember – you don’t have to be perfect! Anything over 40% will get you a pass </li></ul>
    18. 18. ICT timeline… <ul><li>Have a look at the technologies on the handout… </li></ul><ul><li>1. Identify each of them </li></ul><ul><li>2. Think about when they were first introduced </li></ul><ul><li>3. Create a timeline with them from oldest to newest </li></ul>
    19. 19. So… <ul><li>What was surprising about the timeline? </li></ul><ul><li>What sorts of turning points can you identify? </li></ul><ul><li>Which have impacted you personally? What about society? </li></ul><ul><li>What else could have been included? </li></ul>
    20. 20. TMA01 Advice <ul><li>Read the questions carefully and take note of all guidance </li></ul><ul><li>Use appropriate language – look at how things are written in the course and ‘speak’ the same language </li></ul><ul><li>Try to stick to the word limits suggested </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t plagiarise ! </li></ul><ul><li>Cut-off date – 20 th October 2011 </li></ul><ul><li>Extension requests before the cut-off date only! </li></ul>
    21. 21. TMA01 <ul><li>Note taking… </li></ul><ul><li>… how do you take yours?! </li></ul>
    22. 22. Spray diagramming the timeline <ul><li>Activity </li></ul><ul><li>Think about the timeline we produced in the earlier activity… </li></ul><ul><li>How could you group the main issues that came up? </li></ul><ul><li>Work in pairs / small groups to come up with a spray diagram on the theme of ‘Developing ICT’ </li></ul>
    23. 23. Any Questions? <ul><li>Email me at: [email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Or… drop in to our Tutor Group forum </li></ul>