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LUBS3051 Digital Information at Work

10 creditsClass Size: 200

Module manager: Emma Gritt

Taught: Semester 2 (Jan to Jun) View Timetable

Year running 2020/21

Module replaces

LUBS3050 Information Management in Organisations

This module is approved as a discovery module

Module summary

In modern organisations digital 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, big data analytics and new emerging technologies. 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.


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:
- 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


Indicative content:
The management of digital information in the context of the information society
The management and strategic use of technologies in the workplace such as social media, big data analytics, co-creation platforms, new technologies and innovation, and the associated challenges such as ethics
Knowledge management and learning organisations

Teaching methods

Due to COVID-19, teaching and assessment activities are being kept under review - see module enrolment pages for information

Delivery typeNumberLength hoursStudent hours
Directed Study51.005.00
Private study hours81.00
Total Contact hours19.00
Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)100.00

Private study

This could include a variety of activities, such as reading, watching videos, question practice and exam preparation.

Opportunities for Formative Feedback

Your teaching methods could include a variety of delivery models, such as face-to-face teaching, live webinars, discussion boards and other interactive activities. There will be opportunities for formative feedback throughout the module.

Methods of assessment

Due to COVID-19, teaching and assessment activities are being kept under review - see module enrolment pages for information

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: 10/08/2020 08:41:47


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