IS10010 Information & Social Media

Academic Year 2020/2021

Information science and social media influence our everyday lives, yet we rarely take notice or attempt to understand their influence. This module will introduce students to the topics associated with information science and social media, from a social science perspective. Students will gain an understanding of the terms and concepts, as well as demonstrate how they can be applied in everyday life and careers. Several short essay assignments, as well as the tutorials, are designed to help students hone persuasive writing skills. While many who enroll in this module may not go on to major in information studies, the useful skills gained in this module can be applied to a number of other areas of interest. This module is designed for first-year undergraduate students in their first term of university.

During 2020-2021 academic year:
-Lectures will be delivered remotely.
-Tutorials will be deliver F2F, as government restrictions allow.

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Curricular information is subject to change

Learning Outcomes:

On completion of this module students should be able to:
1. Gain a basic understanding of the history and concepts associated with information science and social media.
2. Summarize the main areas of study in information studies and social media.
3. Demonstrate how the techniques associated with information science can be applied in different areas of everyday life.
4. Critically analyse the role of social media in society.
5. Effectively construct a 5 paragraph persuasive essay.

Indicative Module Content:

N/A

Student Effort Hours: 
Student Effort Type Hours
Lectures

12

Tutorial

4

Specified Learning Activities

50

Autonomous Student Learning

48

Online Learning

12

Total

126

Approaches to Teaching and Learning:
For the 2020-2021 academic year this module will be taught in the following format:
Remote class meetings via Brightspace Blackboard Collaborate Ultra. Students will need a laptop with a microphone and camera to access class meetings.
Tutorials will be taught F2F as the university and government restrictions allow.


 
Requirements, Exclusions and Recommendations

Not applicable to this module.


Module Requisites and Incompatibles
Not applicable to this module.
 
Assessment Strategy  
Description Timing Open Book Exam Component Scale Must Pass Component % of Final Grade
Multiple Choice Questionnaire: Self-reflection for learning Week 1 n/a Pass/Fail Grade Scale No

6

Essay: Essay 2 Throughout the Trimester n/a Graded No

23

Continuous Assessment: Tutorial assignments Throughout the Trimester n/a Graded No

24

Essay: Essay 1 Throughout the Trimester n/a Graded No

13

Essay: Essay 3 Coursework (End of Trimester) n/a Graded No

34


Carry forward of passed components
No
 
Resit In Terminal Exam
Spring No
Please see Student Jargon Buster for more information about remediation types and timing. 
Feedback Strategy/Strategies

• Feedback individually to students, post-assessment
• Online automated feedback

How will my Feedback be Delivered?

Bi-weekly essays and tutorial worksheets receive individual feedback. Feedback to quiz is automated.

Timetabling information is displayed only for guidance purposes, relates to the current Academic Year only and is subject to change.

Please note: this module is available to Stage 1 undergraduate students. Therefore, teaching in the Autumn trimester will commence from the week beginning 28 September 2020. 
Autumn
     
Lecture Offering 1 Week(s) - 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 Thurs 10:00 - 10:50
Lecture Offering 1 Week(s) - 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 Tues 10:00 - 10:50
Tutorial Offering 1 Week(s) - 4, 7, 9, 11 Tues 14:00 - 14:50
Tutorial Offering 2 Week(s) - 4, 7, 9, 11 Tues 15:00 - 15:50
Tutorial Offering 3 Week(s) - 4, 7, 9, 11 Tues 16:00 - 16:50
Tutorial Offering 4 Week(s) - 4, 7, 9, 11 Tues 17:00 - 17:50
Tutorial Offering 5 Week(s) - 4, 7, 9, 11 Wed 12:00 - 12:50
Tutorial Offering 6 Week(s) - 4, 7, 9, 11 Thurs 11:00 - 11:50
Tutorial Offering 7 Week(s) - 4, 7, 9, 11 Thurs 12:00 - 12:50
Tutorial Offering 8 Week(s) - 4, 7, 9, 11 Fri 11:00 - 11:50
Tutorial Offering 9 Week(s) - 4, 7, 9, 11 Fri 12:00 - 12:50
Autumn