Welcome to the home page of PDM9L7, Advanced Information Technology Skills.
This module runs in Autumn and Spring semesters and is
delivered through ten practical sessions (workshops).
Each student attends one two-hour workshop per week. You can find out more about what
the module covers by looking at the
Organisation section. Teaching material will be
added to this site during the course of the semester. To follow links
marked from off campus, you will need
to enter your username and password.
Final grades for the module will be confirmed at our Examiners' meeting
on June 7th. You should see your grades in the portal late that day, or
on Monday 10th June.
Databases tests results
are available. Some excellent performances, but also some people lost
marks in silly ways because they didn't do what was asked for precisely.
Always read the question carefully!
If you have any queries, please address them to me.
Remember, the assignment and test are each worth 30% of your grade,
checkpoints 40%. To figure out your overall grade, use the
Common Numerical Scheme to turn your grades to numbers,
multiply each by the
proportions 0.3, 0.3 and 0.4 respectively, and then turn the answer
back to a grade!
For example, the average assignment grade was 2E, and the average test
grade was 2C. If you got the minimum for checkpoints (4C)
then the sum is: 11*0.3 + 13*0.3 + 4*0.4 = 3.3 + 3.9 + 1.6 = 8.8 = 3A
overall (because we round up).
Resits: If your overall grade comes out as a 4A, 4B, or 4C then you will be
offered a resit (the databases test). If your grade comes out as a
5A, 5B, 5C then you will not be offered a resit.
Remember that a 5A, 5B, 5C in the checkpoints will result in at most a
See the final
recommended grades for the checkpoints. Contact Dr
Shankland if there are any errors. If you have 5A, 5B, or 5C for
checkpoint grades then your overall module grade will be capped at 3C.
Please complete the MEQ (module evaluation questionnaire) via Succeed.
We like to know what you liked about the module, and what you didn't
like, so we can improve for next time.
Feedback for the WWW Assignment
, together with grades, is available. There were some excellent submissions, but also some inattention to detail (not doing what was asked).
If you have any queries about your grade please contact me.
checkpoint list 26th March 2013 shows your checkpoint total so
far and the corresponding grade.
If you have less than a 4C grade currently then you must get more
checkpoints marked to get a grade above 3C for the module:
grades are capped at 3C if you have 5C-5A for checkpoints.
You can see which checkpoints you have been marked for via the Register
program. If there is a checkpoint missing, simply show your work to a
demonstrator at the next class. If you have done work since the date
above, then obviously it will not be on the list yet!
Checkpoints can be done right up till the end of the last workshop on
Tuesday 30th April. Please do not leave all your missing checkpoints
till then: demonstrators will only do at most three checkpoints for each
student in a session.