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2021/22 Taught Postgraduate Module Catalogue

LUBS5992M Digital Information and Organisations

15 creditsClass Size: 216

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

Taught: Semester 2 (Jan to Jun) View Timetable

Year running 2021/22

This module is not approved as an Elective

Module summary

Information and its effective management through information systems and information management tools and techniques are increasingly recognised as being a key capability and resource for organisations which wish to gain, and maintain, competitive advantage. This module is intended to introduce you to some of the key concepts around managing digital information and associated technologies that are influencing the way we seek, share and use information in organisations.No prior academic knowledge of the subject is assumed.

Objectives

This module is designed to provide an introduction to the areas of information management and information systems, link these with other appropriate modules within the course and to develop the students ability to place information management and information systems within the global commercial and industrial context as well as within a wider societal context which addresses issues including ethical use of information and sustainable approaches.

Learning outcomes
On completion of this module, students should be able to:
- Assess the importance of information management and information systems as key business processes
- Critically analyse the barriers to, and facilitators of, information systems and information management development and implementation
- Critically evaluate current developments in information systems and information management in the organisational context

Skills outcomes
Subject specific skills:
- To be able to analyse and critique contemporary issues in information management
- To collect and analyse data with specific reference to the key topics and processes within information management
- Analyse and use approaches to the evaluation of the usefulness and effectiveness of information systems and information management in specific organisational contexts

Transferable skills:
- To present information cogently and persuasively


Syllabus

Indicative content:
Includes topics such as, the information management lifecycle; the information society; managing digital information in an organisational context covering technologies such as digital platforms, cloud, social media, analytics, as well as new and emerging technologies; challenges and ethical issues; and sustainability. (Please note: technologies covered are updated regularly to reflect the current technological landscape and therefore the may differ to that listed)

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
Lecture22.004.00
Lecture111.0011.00
Seminar52.0010.00
Private study hours125.50
Total Contact hours25.00
Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)150.50

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


Coursework
Assessment typeNotes% of formal assessment
Essay3,000 words85.00
Poster PresentationIndividual electronic poster presentation based on essay topic 15 mins15.00
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: 30/06/2021 15:20:06

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