Syllabus

Title
1229 ICT Basics
Instructors
Mag. Ema Kusen
Contact details
  • Type
    PI
  • Weekly hours
    2
  • Language of instruction
    Englisch
Registration
09/20/18 to 09/28/18
Registration via LPIS
Notes to the course
Subject(s) Bachelor Programs
Dates
Day Date Time Room
Monday 10/01/18 03:00 PM - 07:00 PM TC.4.12
Monday 10/08/18 03:00 PM - 07:00 PM TC.4.12
Monday 10/22/18 03:00 PM - 07:00 PM TC.4.12
Monday 10/29/18 03:00 PM - 07:00 PM TC.4.04
Monday 11/05/18 03:00 PM - 07:00 PM TC.4.12
Monday 11/12/18 03:00 PM - 07:00 PM TC.4.12
Monday 11/19/18 03:00 PM - 04:30 PM TC.2.03

Contents

The tremendous technological advances in information and communication technologies especially in wireless communication and portable devices have enabled the development of the era of mobile computing in the 1990’s and ubiquitous computing nowadays. Information is expected to be available everywhere and at all times. The course will be organized alongside different subject matters.

Lecture slides and notes serve as learning material.

Learning outcomes

The tremendous technological advances in information and communication technologies especially in wireless communication and portable devices have enabled the development of the era of mobile computing in the 1990’s and ubiquitous computing nowadays. Information is expected to be available everywhere and at all times.

After attending this course, students will be able to understand, describe and judge key information and communication technologies that support electronic business transactions and smart commerce environments.

Subject-related skills:

• Ability to assess new technologies (fixed/mobile systems, embedded systems (i.e. RFID, NFC), networks, localization technologies) and what the fundamental challenges in the emerging area of mobile and ubiquitous computing are.

• Understand interface evolution (from direct manipulation to implicit interaction) and the role of wireless communication.

• Judge on the impact ambient technologies will have and how their technical traits and capabilities foster and limit their business use and deployment potential.

Transferable skills:

• Ability to discuss, analyze and judge upon technical products and services.

Research Oriented

Attendance requirements

Following attendance is mandatory:

  • attendance in the introductory unit (else you will lose the place in the course)
  • attendance of 80%

Teaching/learning method(s)

Theoretical lectures on ICT-related topics with relevant insights and practical examples.
Discussions on relevant / trending topics such as Big Data, Web 2.0, Ubiquitous Computing, Smart Technologies, Data Security and Privacy.
Group assignments, both in class and as homework assignments.
A debate.
Final written exam.

Assessment

Regular attendance is a prerequisite for passing the course.

There are three types of deliverables:

  • 20% Classroom activities

Students can collect points in class discussions, written essays, and debates.

  • 20% Homework assignments

There will be one homework assignment that should be solved in a group.

  • 60% Final exam

A minimum of 50% has to be reached in order to pass the exam. Please make sure that you can attend the final exam.

Grading system:

87.5% - 100% = "Sehr Gut" (Excellent)
75% - 87.49% = "Gut"  (Good)
62.5% - 74.99% = "Befriedigend" (Satisfactory)
50% - 62.49% = "Genügend"  (Sufficient)
Below 50% = "Nicht Genügend"  (Fail)

Prerequisites for participation and waiting lists

Students who are absent on the first session without bringing an absent note lose their place in the course. This place will be allocated to students in the waiting list who come to the first session according to the waiting list order.

Availability of lecturer(s)

per e-mail at ekusen@wu.ac.at.
Last edited: 2018-04-19



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