Module Information

Module Identifier
Module Title
Academic Year
Intended for use in future years
Other Staff

Course Delivery

Delivery Type Delivery length / details
Practical 8 Hours.
Lecture 14 Hours. 14 lectures x 1 hour


Assessment Type Assessment length / details Proportion
Semester Assessment Practical Project  70%
Semester Assessment essay  1,000 words  30%

Learning Outcomes

Studying this module, should enable students to do the following things:

  • analyse the primary features of interfaces for information systems
  • describe the principles of modern Internet-based information retrieval operations
  • describe the major types of Interent retrieval tools
  • use the Internet to satisfy a variety of information needs
  • produce and manage basic Web pages
  • produce and manage basic images for Web pages

Brief description

Information retrieval has expanded beyond its traditional home in libraries and formal information systems; it is now firmly in the hands of end-users. Contemporary information systems must fit themselves to the universal WWW browser interface, and customers quickly move from one system for another if the first does not deliver the right results. In this model of information retrieval, the end-user is customer and king. Today's information retrieval systems usually have interfaces that are so simple and so similar that new customers can rapidly teach themselves how to use most of the system. These changes are most completely developed in the Internet search engines.


The aims of this module are to:

  • review the results of the above changes;
  • critically examine the current state of the Internet's major information retrieval channels;
  • and
  • analyse the relationship between Web page features and their information retrieval consequences


This module is at CQFW Level 7