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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
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
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…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
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
Course Related Stuff
  • Grading Policy:
  • Exams
  • First Major Exam 10%
  • Second Major Exam 15%
  • Final Exam 20%
  • Lab Exams:
  • Use of Microsoft Excel 15%
  • Use of Microsoft Access 15%
  • Use of VBA in Microsoft Access 8%
  • Quizzes 10%
  • Class Performances 7%
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….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

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….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
Teaching Methodology
  • Effective Lecturing
class collaboration mechanisms
…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
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…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
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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
use of webct
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
Multimedia Components
  • Use of Tim’s Toolbox
  • Features included
    • Conceptual Animations
multimedia components1
… Multimedia Components
  • Use of Tim’s Toolbox
  • Features included
    • Defining IT positions
    • …and many more.
multimedia components2
… Multimedia Components
  • Use of online practice Quizzes
    • Helpful in class quiz/ exam preparation
    • Test the understandings after finish each chapter
multimedia components3
… Multimedia Components
  • Use of cross-word puzzles
    • Helpful in class quiz/ exam preparation
    • Test the understandings after finish each chapter
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