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Slide 1: Welcome to your tutorial M150 2010 R06 MH8283 IF YOU ARE LOOKING AT THIS AFTER THE TUTORIAL PLEASE DO RUN (F5) THE POWERPOINT Mandy Honeyman
Slide 2: What will we be doing today?  Introduction  Netiquette  OU information quiz handouts  The course tour  Evaluation handouts  Plus 2 coffee breaks Mandy Honeyman
Slide 3: Connections?  Mandy  Mgf  School  Tom  Rugby • Jason • Build model aircraft ww2 • Married • 4 children • Graham – 3 daughters praying for a son Text based role-playing  WoW  Mandy Honeyman
Slide 4: Netiquette mirror mirror “7%-38%-55% Rule” 7% verbal 38% tone 55% visual Albert Mehrabian, (Professor Emeritus of Psychology, UCLA) this research is about “our liking for the person” Mandy Honeyman
Slide 5: Love them? :) =) (^^) (^-^) :D :-) *<:o) 8)
Slide 6: or loathe them? :-/ ::-) :-? :-@ :-[ :^) :-{) :-{} :-~) :=) :-7 :-9 %-) User is sceptical. User wears normal glasses. User smokes a pipe. User is screaming. User is a vampire. User has a broken nose. User has a moustache. User wears lipstick. User has a cold. User has two noses. User just made a wry statement. User is licking his/her lips. User has been staring at a green screen for 15 hours straight. |-D }:-( }:^#}) (-: <:-I 3:[ 3:] 8-) 8:-) B-) B:-) C=}>;*{)) d8= ho ho Toupee in an updraft. Updrafted bushy-moustached pointy nosed smiley with a double chin. User is left handed. User is a dunce. Mean Pet smiley. Pet smiley. User is wearing sunglasses. User is a little girl. User wears horn-rimmed glasses. Sunglasses on head. A drunk, devilish chef with a toupee in an updraft, a moustache, and a double chin. Your pet beaver is wearing goggles and a hard hat.
Slide 7: Practical Communication Principals 1. • Thank, acknowledge, support I liked your comment in… 2. • Acknowledge before differing If I understand correctly you are saying… my own view differs …. 3. • Speak from your own perspective I think that… / I feel that NOT It is a fact that…
Slide 8: OU Guidelines 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Avoid flaming Use emoticons Don’t SHOUT Quote in moderation ? Where to write what Keep it short 2. Use subject lines 3. Be copyright aware 4. Use quote marks 5. Careful about causing offence 1. Read more about these in the Course Preparation Guide
Slide 9: e-learning forum study results  Emoticons  Most common phrases: “don’t think” “don’t know” “don’t have” 5-10% 9 - 15%  “thanks” 7 - 18%  General agreement 5 -12%  General disagreement <1%
Slide 10: Further reading  Bob Zimmer and Gary Alexander, The Rogerian Interface: For open, warm empathy in computer mediated collaborative learning, Innovations in Education and Training International , 33, 1 (1996), pp. 1321, Kogan Page.  Netiquette by Virginia Shea ISBN: 0-9637025-1-3 May 1994  C Haythornthwaite and A Gruzd, Presentation, Communities and Technologies 2007: Proceedings of the Third Communities and Technologies Conference, Michigan State University, 2007, London: Springer, 67-86.
Slide 11: Information Quiz 15 minutes Mandy Honeyman
Slide 12: The Course Tour
Slide 13: Itinerary  Aims  Course components  Course structure  Assessment  eTMA submission  Study support
Slide 14: Aims of the Course  Explain why people use computers.  Show that using computers begins with human ideas and the need for control.  Show how computers store and display data.  Help make more effective use of computers.  Teach you how to program. Continued …
Slide 15: … Aims of the Course  Investigate importance of how information is represented.  Show how computers keep track of people and the implications.  Examine limitations of computers, data and information.  Provide you with study skills.
Slide 16: Course Components  Blocks and Units 1 2 3  Assessment  CD’s
Slide 17: More Course Components  e-Conferencing  Website  Tutor
Slide 18: Course Structure - Blocks  Block 1  Learning about data  Block 2  The computer: processing data  Block 3  From data to information
Slide 19: Block 1  Data and information: an introduction  Representation  Crossing the boundary: analogue universe, digital worlds  Integrating data  Storing, getting and sending your data
Slide 20: Block 2  The structure of hardware and software  An introduction to programming with JavaScript.  Programs and data  Managing complexity through modularity  Software development Not a typo!
Slide 21: <!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.01 Transitional//EN"> <html> <head> <title>Sample JS</title> <meta http-equiv="content-type" content="text/html; charset=ISO-8859-1"> </head> <body> <script type="text/javascript"> for (i = 0; i <= 5; i++) { document.write("The number is " + i) document.write("<br>") } </script> <p>Explanation:</p> <p>The for loop sets <b>i</b> equal to 0.</p> <p>As long as <b>i</b> is less than , or equal to, 5, the loop will continue to run.</p> <p><b>i</b> will increase by 1 each time the loop runs.</p> </body> </html>
Slide 22: Block 3  Computing in the wild  Interacting with information  Sensational computing  Hiding data: an introduction to security  Too many secrets?  Realistic expectations!
Slide 23: ASSESSMENT  Computer-marked exercises (CMEs)  (self assessment)  Tutor-marked assignments (TMAs)  End-of-course assessment (ECA)  NO EXAM! 
Slide 24: Computer Marked Exercises - (CMEs)  For self assessment  Multiple choice questions  Do not count towards your final score  BUT you are strongly recommend to attempt them BECAUSE  They provide feedback about how well you understand the course concepts
Slide 25: Tutor Marked Assignments- (TMAs)  Must be completed as part of your course assessment  Submitted via the eTMA system  Tutor will mark them and return them to you with feedback to guide your study  Five TMAs (last is requirement for pass)  Test the system by sending a dummy TMA (TMA00) in advance
Slide 26: Electronic TMA (eTMA)- Submission  Read Using the Electronic TMAs System – A Student Guide to e-TMAs  Read Guide to Electronic Tuition  Your TMA document should be readable in Microsoft Word 2003 or later or use .rtf format  Submitted in a Zip file  Test the system first by submitting a dummy eTMA (TMA00)  Don’t leave it till the last minute – the system may be swamped!  Get a confirmation of receipt
Slide 27: Computer Marked Assignment - (CMAs)  Multiple choice questions  Does count towards your final score  Strict cut off date  It’s the last thing you do.
Slide 28: Study Support  Your tutor  Feedback on assignments (TMAs)  Tutorials  On-line conferences  Telephone and email  Self help groups  Skills for study OU site  Learner Support Services  01223 361851
Slide 29: TMA tips  Some of the tips:  Read the question carefully  If a question asks you to show your working out, that’s where the marks are.  Read the question carefully for understanding  When asked to use your two best contributions to the forum, make sure you have made more than     two or you won’t have enough to choose from Read the question carefully to understand where the marks are Start early Make notes in your text books about possible answers to your TMA questions. The TMAs are looking for correct terminology - use the keywords at the back of each unit to help
Slide 30: Finally  Study skills:  Units 1, 2 and 3 are a fairly gentle introduction to the course.  You need to set up a routine for studying  Try to keep to the study calendar.  This will really help you when we get to Block 2 and programming.  Finally:    Try and make the tutorials if you can  The next tutorial at TMA01 and an intro to Units 4, 5 and 6 The tutorial after that one will look at TMA02 Mandy Honeyman

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