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Introduction to Computer Applications. MIS105. Introductory Session. Instructor: Irfan Ilyas. Agenda. Introducing the Instructor Course Introduction [ Part of Course Syllabus ] Objectives Course Composition (Theory + Practice) Text Books Course Relevant Web Sites Exam Dates

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Introduction to Computer Applications

MIS105

Introductory Session

Instructor: Irfan Ilyas


Agenda

  • 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


…Agenda

  • 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


Introducing the Instructor

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


Course Related Stuff

  • 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%


….Course Related Stuff

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 Related Stuff

  • 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


Teaching Methodology

  • Effective Lecturing


…Class Collaboration Mechanisms

  • 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


…Class Collaboration Mechanisms

  • … 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


Pictorial View of the Lab Setup

Instructor


Teaching Methodology

  • 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


Example: Online Discussions


Use of WebCT

  • 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


Multimedia Components

  • Use of Tim’s Toolbox

  • Features included

    • Conceptual Animations


… Multimedia Components

  • Use of Tim’s Toolbox

  • Features included

    • Defining IT positions

    • …and many more.


… Multimedia Components

  • Use of online practice Quizzes

    • Helpful in class quiz/ exam preparation

    • Test the understandings after finish each chapter


… Multimedia Components

  • Use of cross-word puzzles

    • Helpful in class quiz/ exam preparation

    • Test the understandings after finish each chapter


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