|Lecturer:||Ao.Univ.-Prof. Dr. Keith Andrews|
|Course Web Site:||http://courses.iicm.tugraz.at/inm/|
|My Web Site:||http://www.iicm.tugraz.at/keith|
Only send me personal email if you really have to. Please always state your name, tutorial group number, and Matrikelnummer. That makes you much easier to find.
Mon. 11:00-12:00 during normal term
Room D.2.16, ID01054, IICM, Inffeldg. 16c, 1st floor.
Fri 14:15 to 16:45 (04, 11, 18, and 25 Oct, and 08 Nov 2013)
Attendance at lectures is not compulsory, but if you miss a lecture, it is your responsibility to catch up.
Attendance at tutorials is not compulsory. If you know what you are doing, you do not have to attend. The tutorials are an opportunity for those of you who are not so acquainted with the course content to get some extra help.
At the tutorial your tutor (and usually a second tutor) will be available to answer any questions you may have. Before attending a tutorial, you should have at least attempted the current exercise (announced in the preceding lecture). You get little benefit from attending a tutorial with no idea of what is going on.
Go to the tutorial for your tutorial group. When you register for the course, the tutorial group you choose also determines the date and time of your tutorials. Select a tutorial group which does not conflict with your other lectures or tutorials.
Wherever possible, bring your own laptop with you to the tutorials. There are numerous PCs available in the lab where the tutorials are held, but it is always easier if you can demonstrate a problem in the original environment that you experienced it.
This course is an introduction to the internet and the world wide web for first semester students.
We know that many of you have experience with the internet already, but there are many others who may not have your level of experience or understanding. This course is designed to bring everyone up to the same level, so that later courses can assume knowledge of the material. If you already know the material well and can complete the exercises properly with minimal effort, great.
[Note: The lecture notes are never in their final form, but will be updated as the course progresses.]
If you do not know too much about the internet, I recommend that you buy "The Rough Guide to the Internet", 14th Edition. Although it is now starting to become a little dated (last updated in 2009), it explains all the basics in clear terms, has sold literally millions of copies, and costs only around € 14,- at Amazon.de.
Note: Amazon credit me a small referal amount, should you purchase a book after following these links.
This is the right place to ask questions about the course. It is also the right place to look to see if your questions have already been answered.
Always post questions about the course or the exercises to the main INM newsgroup and not to one of the tutorial newsgroups used for Ex 1 and Ex 2.
You will learn how to use newsgroups properly in the first lecture of the course.
Please register for the course in one of the tutorial groups using TUGrazOnline. If possible, choose a tutorial group where the corresponding tutorials are held at a time you can attend.
If all the tutorial groups become full, I will add places as necessary. There is no upper limit to the number of places for this course.
After the unregistration deadline, if you wish to unregister from the course, please contact me by email. Depending on how far the course has already progressed, I will either unregister you without penalty or (more likely) grade your work up to that point.
|Recognition of External Courses:||
I am asked every year if I will recognise various external courses as being equivalent to INM.
It is my policy not to recognise any other courses as equivalent to INM. If you really have completed a course which considers the same things to be important that I do, then you will have few problems completing the exercises properly in minimal time.