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Introduction to Computer Applications

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Introduction to Computer Applications

MIS105

Introductory Session

Instructor: Irfan Ilyas

- Introducing the Instructor
- Course Introduction [Part of Course Syllabus]
- Objectives
- Course Composition (Theory + Practice)
- Text Books
- Course Relevant Web Sites
- Exam Dates
- Course Policies
- Grading Policy

- Use of Multimedia Content
- Make use of Instructor provided Web content (Tim’s Toolbox at http://www.mhhe.com/oleary/CE05)
- Use of online practice Quizzes
- Use of cross-word puzzles

Irfan Ahmed Ilyas

Lecturer (last 6 years)

Master’s Degree from KFUPM (in ICS) - 2000

Bachelor Degree from NED, Pakistan (in COE) -1995

- Office Location: Building 24/ Room 223
- Office Hours:
SUMT 10AM – 11AM

- Grading Policy:
- Exams
- First Major Exam10%
- Second Major Exam15%
- Final Exam20%
- Lab Exams:
- Use of Microsoft Excel15%
- Use of Microsoft Access15%
- Use of VBA in Microsoft Access8%
- Quizzes10%
- Class Performances7%

Lecture Textbook:

Computing Essentials 2006AuthorO’ Leary, T. J., et al.,PublisherMcGraw Hill

Lab Textbook:

Microsoft Exploring Office XPAuthorRobert T. Grauer, Maryan Baber

PublisherPrintice Hall

- Course Exam Dates
- •MIS105 Major01 - Wednesday, 21st March– OAB Building 6:30 – 8:00PM
- •MIS105 Major02 - Wednesday, 25th April– OAB Building 6:30 – 8:00PM
- FINAL EXAM- 7:00 PM June 10, 2007 Sunday

- Effective Lecturing

- Lab Sessions
- Whole Class will be divided into groups of 4 students each
- Each group will be sitting together, working on the lab problem
- In the first part, Instructor will be delivering:
- An exposure to the relevant concepts
- A brief problem explanation

- The problem is supposed to be solved collaboratively

- … Lab collaborations
- Minimal Instructor’s help can be sought by the needy group during the session
- At the end, the work done will be graded by the instructor on both:
- Individual basis: Evaluating each student’s understanding about the solution
- Group basis: By affecting each student’s score with the group average

Instructor

- Group Formation Scheme
- Instructor will be forming the groups in the first lab
- Student’s computer familiarity / academic performance will be used as a criterion for consistent group distribution

- Administered by KFUPM
- Available at http://webcourses.kfupm.edu.sa
- Requires a login name/ password on the first page [s234875/ your email password]
- For every student (Sec01, 06, 07, 08)
- Course link for MIS105 will appear
- Discussion groups will be arranged by instructor for topic discussions

- Use of Tim’s Toolbox
- Features included
- Conceptual Animations

- Use of Tim’s Toolbox
- Features included
- Defining IT positions
- …and many more.

- Use of online practice Quizzes
- Helpful in class quiz/ exam preparation
- Test the understandings after finish each chapter

- Use of cross-word puzzles
- Helpful in class quiz/ exam preparation
- Test the understandings after finish each chapter