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2011/12 Undergraduate Module Catalogue

LUBS1151 Information Technology and Communication Skills I (Part-time)

10 creditsClass Size: 30

Module manager: Dr Alistair Norman

Taught: Semester 1 (Sep to Jan) View Timetable

Year running 2011/12

This module is mutually exclusive with

COMP1006Effective Personal Computing
LUBS1150Information Technology and Communication Skills I

This module is not approved as an Elective


To provide a simple, practical introduction to the effective use of information technology which will then be used in subsequent modules offered in the Leeds University Business School and in the world of work.


- An introduction to the concepts and terminology of IT
- The development of word processing skills for producing reports
- Basic aspects of the use of both spreadsheet and database programs
- Presentation software
- Web page development
- The integrated use of word processing and spreadsheets
- The use of network resources including the world-wide web, bibliographic databases and electronic mail.

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
Private study hours92.50
Total Contact hours7.50
Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)100.00

Private study

For each 10 credits of study taken, the expectation is that the normal study time (including attendance at lectures and tutorials, self-study and revision) is 100 hours.

Opportunities for Formative Feedback

The tutor is available to discuss progress with students during the practical class sessions. To provide additional, personalised feedback to students there is an opportunity to attempt all or part of last year's assignment paper and written comments will be provided.

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
Computer ExerciseCompound document & Spreadsheet60.00
Computer ExerciseDatabase, presentation and web page development exercise40.00
Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)100.00

Resit by 3 hour computer exercise

Reading list

The reading list is available from the Library website

Last updated: 29/03/2012


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