|Assessment Type||Assessment length / details||Proportion|
|Semester Assessment||Essay (2500 words)||50%|
|Semester Assessment||Report (2500 words equivalent)||50%|
|Supplementary Assessment||Essay Resubmission (2500 words)||50%|
|Supplementary Assessment||Report Resubmission (2500 words)||50%|
On successful completion of this module students should be able to:
1. Discuss and critically evaluate the concept of literacy and the many variants associated with “digital literacy”.
2. Critically examine the relationship between different forms of information skills.
3. Critically evaluate learning theories in relation to the provision of digital literacy skill programmes.
4. Evaluate how information behavior theory and user studies can inform skills development and training provision.
5. Analyse and discuss the effective use of technology for digital literacy skills tuition.
6. Demonstrate basic learning theory and critically evaluate its use and potential for digital skill training.
This module will integrate theory relating to learning, information behavior research and digital literacy.
1. Digital literacy: definitions and international developments.
2. Identifying and Practicing Information skills: developing critical information skills
3. Theory and frameworks for understanding users and our own information behaviour
4. Users, models and standards: piecing together the jigsaw
5. Learning theory: from pedagogy to practice
6. From e-learning to social learning: applications of technology to support learning
7. Variations on learning and the theoretical frameworks of Information Literacy
8. A critical framework: perspectives on digital literacy: privacy, online safety and ethics
9. Evaluation: impact and effectiveness
10. Assignment tutorials for assignment one, and for assignment two offered at appropriate times in the term.
|Skills Type||Skills details|
|Application of Number||n/a|
|Communication||Essay writing skills are developed and assessed through the assignment. The group assignment will help develop oral presentation skills and skills in summarization.|
|Improving own Learning and Performance||Reflect on the preparation work done for seminars; reflect on feedback from assignments following completion.|
|Information Technology||ICTs and their implications for society is core to the module. In addition, the module requires application of IT skills in communication and presentation.|
|Personal Development and Career planning||Skills and knowledge developed in and through this module will contribute to professional employability. The topics covered in this module are core to the disciplines of information studies, computer science and indeed social sciences more generally.|
|Problem solving||Through critical interpretation of essay questions and seminars exercises and through the group assignment.|
|Research skills||Research skills assessed through the assignments. In addition, students will undertake research as follow up to workshop sessions.|
|Subject Specific Skills||The module introduces the core concepts, theories and models of social informatics and digital ethics.|
|Team work||Through workshop activities and through the group presentation assignment.|
This module is at CQFW Level 5