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LUBS3051 Digital Information at Work

10 creditsClass Size: 120

Module manager: Emma Gritt
Email: E.L.J.Dunkerley@leeds.ac.uk

Taught: Semester 2 View Timetable

Year running 2019/20

Module replaces

LUBS3050 Information Management in Organisations

This module is approved as a discovery module

Module summary

In modern organisations information is a critical resource. How this resource is managed, for better or for ill, is therefore a key strategic concern and will have a major impact on the success of the organisation. On this module you will be exposed to both the theory of information management and the practice, through the contributions of guest speakers from industry and other methods. You will explore the key technological advancements that are driving innovation and influencing the way we seek, share and use information in organisations. These include social media, mobile technologies, cloud computing and big data analytics. You will have the opportunity to acquire a critical appreciation of the issues involved in effective information management, whatever form the information may be in.

Objectives

The module aims to provide students with the knowledge and skills to assess and integrate the key concepts of related to the management of information in organisations and management of information systems. Students will address management issues related to a range of technological systems (from large enterprise wide systems through to personal information management systems). A key objective of the module is to explore the application of theory and concepts in practice. Key learning is developed through case study work and the provision of guest lectures by the industry experts.

Learning outcomes
Upon completion of this module students will be able to:
- Distinguish between information management and knowledge or technology management
- Recognise and contribute to informed discussion of the dilemmas that faced during the information life cycle
- Appraise information behaviour and its relationship with strategy

Skills outcomes
Upon completion of this module students will be able to:
Transferable
- Recognise, select and deploy the range of skills necessary for the effective exercising of personal responsibility and decision making

Subject specific
- Recognise, select and deploy appropriately those skills necessary for individuals who will manage information and information systems


Syllabus

The following topics will be covered during this module:
- The strategic management of information
- The information society
- Information seeking and sharing e.g. the use of social media in enterprise
- Information storage e.g. cloud computing
- Information gathering and analysis e.g. big data and predictive analytics
- Information management/systems and innovation in organisations
- Knowledge management and learning organisations
- Information creation e.g. co-creation and emerging business models
- Future technologies and organisations

Teaching methods

Delivery typeNumberLength hoursStudent hours
Lecture111.0011.00
Seminar51.005.00
Private study hours84.00
Total Contact hours16.00
Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)100.00

Private study

44 hours: 4 hours reading per lecture
15 hours: 3 hours preparation per seminar
25 hours: Assessed Course Work preparation

Opportunities for Formative Feedback

Students receive feedback and their progress is monitored by themselves and tutor on an ongoing basis, e.g. class discussion and student presentations during seminars.

Methods of assessment


Coursework
Assessment typeNotes% of formal assessment
Assignment3,000 words.100.00
Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)100.00

The resit for this module will be 100% by 3,000 word coursework.

Reading list

The reading list is available from the Library website

Last updated: 09/08/2019

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