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May 24, 2020  Information about the upcoming exam

The exam will take place on May 29 during the originally-scheduled time; 14:00 - 18:00. I have created a page with information about the exam.

Mar. 27, 2020  Welcome to the course!

The course will start on Monday (30/3) and, given the current circumstances, we will do it as a distance-learning course. Nonetheless, unless specifically announced for particular sessions, we will stick to the original schedule. Hence, the first session is the introduction lecture on Monday at 15:15.

Having said that, I actually want you to do something else before that lecture. My overall plan for the lecture part of the course is to use a flipped-classroom-like model in which you watch a video lecture before each of our lecture sessions and, then, we use the lecture session to do some quizzes related to the topic of the video lecture, go through some additional examples, and discuss questions and things that were unclear to you in these video lectures. Of course, as an alternative to this approach, we may use the lecture sessions for me to simply give you lectures based on my lecture slides from previous years (and for some topics I may probably have to do so, let's see). However, the approach with the video lectures gives you more flexibility in terms of when you watch the videos; you can pause, repeat, fast-forward, etc, and the role of our lecture sessions will be to give you an opportunity to ask questions and to reinforce your learning of the major concepts. So, I believe that this is a more effective approach to use both your and my time (in particular, given that this is a distance-learning course now). Therefore, before the first lecture session on Monday, I want you to watch a 1-hour video lecture about the fundamental concepts of database systems and while you do so, take notes on things that are unclear to you.

The main tool that we are going to use for all the sessions is Zoom. Therefore, another small task for you before the lecture session on Monday is is to make sure that you can attend meetings in Zoom with your computer. For a description of how to get started with Zoom (including links to short Youtube videos), please refer to the following Web page: https://www.student.liu.se/itsupport/zoom-student?l=en

The Zoom meeting rooms that we will use for the lectures are announced in the lectures section of this Website. You can connect to the meeting room already now if you want to play around a bit with Zoom.

In addition to the lecture sessions, the course schedule contains lab sessions and teaching sessions. We are still working out the final details of these sessions.

Finally, please note that it is the first time we are giving the course in this way. Please bear with us! There may be glitches and we cannot guarantee that everything runs smoothly. Nonetheless, we try our best, and we are very excited and curious to see how it goes!

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to email me.

Mar. 26, 2020  Details to be finalized

We are still working out the details of how we are going to run the course as a distance-learning course. An email will be sent shortly.

Mar. 9, 2020  New course despite COVID-19

The course will start in week 14 on Monday (March 30) and will be conducted completely as a distance-learning course. We are currently busy working out the details.

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Last updated: 2017-03-14