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Introduction to computing and the Internet. Dr. Lahcen Ouarbya 29 St-James, Room 6 Email: l.ouarbya@doc.gold.ac.uk Tel: 020 7717 2263 Surgery hour: Friday ?. Course Organisation. Based on the University of London study guide:

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introduction to computing and the internet
Introduction to computing and the Internet

Dr. Lahcen Ouarbya

29 St-James, Room 6

Email: l.ouarbya@doc.gold.ac.uk

Tel: 020 7717 2263

Surgery hour: Friday ?

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course organisation
Course Organisation
  • Based on the University of London study guide:

Introduction to Computing and the Internet,

published by Francis Lin (2004).

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course organisation cont
Course Organisation (Cont)
  • The aim:
    • How computers work?
      • How is information stored in a computer?
      • How is information processed in a computer?
      • How is information represented in a computer?
      • How are computing operations co-ordinated and managed?

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course organisation cont4
Course Organisation (Cont)
  • History of Computers
  • Binary systems
  • Data representation
  • Computer Architecture
    • Data storage
    • Data processing
  • Operating systems
  • Web languages:
    • HTML , XHTML AND XML
  • Introduction to relational database
  • Introduction to shell scripts (if time allows)

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course delivery
Course delivery
  • Lecture (2 hours )
  • Lab or workshop (1 hour per group )

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assessment
Assessment
  • Two assignments:
    • Assignment 1, given week before reading week. (10%)
    • Assignment 2 given week before Xmas holiday (10%)
  • Exam on May, (80%)

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organising your studies 2
Organising your studies(2)
  • Study guide on its own is not enough
    • Additional reading
      • 3-5 Hours per week
      • Recommended reference books
      • Doing exercises

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useful textbooks
Useful Textbooks
  • William Stallings, (2003). Computer Organization and Architecture: Designing for Performance. Upper Saddle River, N.J.: Prentice-Hall.

http://williamstallings.com/COA5e.html

  • J. Glenn Brookshear, Computer Science (an overview), Sixth edition. Addison-Wesley, 2000.
  • Barry Wilkinson, Computer architecture (design and performance). Second Edition. Prentice Hall, 1996.
  • Andrew S. Tanenbaum, Structure Computer Organization. Third Edition. Prentice Hall, 1990
  • White, R. (2002). How Computers Work. 6th Edition. (Indianapolis, Indiana:: QUE, 2002) edition [ISBN 0789725495]

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other useful books
Other useful books
  • Martin Bryan, “ SGML and HTML explained ’’.Addison-Wesley
  • William Davis, “ Operating Systems ’’. Addison-Wesley
  • Gary Nutt, “ Operating Systems a modern perspective’’. Addison-Wesley.

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Labs
  • Introduction to HTML
  • Lab exercises:
    • http://www.doc.gold.ac.uk/~mas01lo/teaching/cis110/labs/labs.html

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lecture slides
Lecture Slides
  • http://www.doc.gold.ac.uk/~mas01lo/teaching_07/cis110/2007-08/lectures/lectures.html

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