introduction to the unit communications and digital technology

communications and digital
week 1
introduction to the
the class
 no prerequisites
 varying levels of
 computing experience
 design experience
 interest and enthusiasm
 average commitment required per week
1 hour lecture preparation
1 hour lecture
2 hour workshop
2 hour weekly problem completion
major assignment
exam preparation
 Lars A. Gundersen
 Epost:
 Kurs-websider:
unit objectives
on completion of this unit, students should be able to:
 use contemporary technologies for communication and information
 apply advanced searching techniques to access information from
the WWW
 understand and apply appropriate strategies for accessing
information from a variety of sources and attributing sources
 design effective communication products using contemporary
 apply sound design principles to the development of
communication products
 use images and graphics as effective communications elements
 communicate effectively with MS Word and MS Powerpoint
 develop simple Web pages for communication purposes.
course content
 practical
 Internet and WWW, Web browsing
 MS Word, Powerpoint
 Dreamweaver
 theoretical
visual communications
visual design
graphics, colour, shape
the timetable
 5 weeks
 mid-semester break
 7 weeks
the course
introduction to the unit
the WWW
page layout
screen design
information organisation
the Internet
 weekly problems (40%)
 5-10 problem solutions submitted online
 marked by tutor, aggregate mark of best 5
 visual design project (30%)
 Web site development
 due last week
 examination (30%)
 Exam week
weekly problem
introduced in the lecture
theoretical support provided in weekly notes
context discussed in lecture
topic explored and researched in workshop
solution planned and developed
solution uploaded to uploads folders (by Sunday
 tutors mark the solution
 solutions reviewed in following lecture
 process repeats
assessment processes
 all assessments have due dates
 penalties apply for late submission
 application to tutor can be made for extension if
submitted prior to due date
 if you disagree with the marking
 chat with the tutor
 if still unhappy, complete assessment review sheet
 if still unhappy, keep all records and at the end of the
semester, complete a unit review sheet
marking policies
 all submitted work is assessed
 students usually given a grade (and a mark) for each
piece of work
 grades are
pass 50-59 (work is of a satisfactory standard)
credit 60-69 (work is more than satisfactory, creditable)
distinction 70-79(work is more than creditable, distinctive)
high distinction 80-100(work is outstanding, highly
 undergraduate grades
pass, ~35%
credit ~30%
distinction ~20%
high distinction, ~15%
backing up
student’s responsibility
Files on lab comupters are backed up
thumb drive
CD burners in all machines
QuickTime™ and a
TIFF (U ncompressed) decompressor
are needed to see this picture.
QuickTime™ and a
TIFF (Uncompressed) decompressor
are needed to see this pi cture.
 keep copies of all work
 keep copies of all assessments (even after assessment
has been submitted)
 only when all marks are in and you are happy with
outcomes should you clear old work
 keep good work for your electronic portfolio
visual design
QuickTime™ and a
TIFF (Uncompressed) decompressor
are needed to see this picture.
QuickTime™ and a
TIFF (Uncompressed) decompressor
are needed to see this picture.