IA40800 Digital Technology

Academic Year 2023/2024

This online module is run as part of the Graduate Certificate in Digital Technology, Transformation & Resilience. This programme will teach students how to understand, navigate and embrace the digital world. It will shed new light on the digital economy and steer learners towards a digital mindset that the future world of work requires. It will prepare students for the digital workplace, by helping them to embrace innovation and change, and prepare them to cope with the velocity of disruption that the future will continue to bring.

In this module, Digital Technology, students will be introduced and reintroduced to existing digital technologies.

Students will explore tools and technologies that are transforming everyday lives, while experiencing various platforms.

Through innovative practice students will look at real life problems, work on a collaborative project, and find innovative digital solutions using the technology encountered on the course.

Enrolment in an Innovation Academy module means a commitment to active participation and engagement, which necessitates attendance at all scheduled classes. There is a limit of 22 spaces on the associated Graduate Certificate. We require a minimum of 16 participants to ensure enough people for teamwork and a dynamic classroom environment. On very rare occasions, if fewer than 16 registered students register, we may offer students the opportunity to join another class.

UCD Innovation Academy: About Us
At the UCD Innovation Academy, we are a group of Educator Practitioners with extensive real-world experience as academics, business and social entrepreneurs, tech thinkers, creative professionals and design thinking practitioners.
We take an action-oriented approach to learning, with a combination of individual, group and class tasks and activities, including discussions, presentations and reflection. All of our teaching is grounded in academic rigour, and our focus is on learning from doing in a real-world context.

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Curricular information is subject to change

Learning Outcomes:

Students will explore various technologies, with the opportunity to focus in on certain aspects. Students will produce a user experience and digital solution.

On completion, participants should be able to:

• Understand, navigate and embrace the digital world
• Be familiar with UX and UX Testing
• Understand different types of current web technologies
• Embrace innovation and change, and prepare them to cope with the velocity of disruption that the future will continue to bring
• Develop ideas and resourcefulness to utilise learned concepts
• Build their network of peers spanning numerous disciplines and organisations
• Communicate a technical concept or idea to a non-technical audience.

Indicative Module Content:

• UX & Design
• UX Testing
• Javascript and other Languages
• App-Concept Creation
• Video Creation
• Wireframing
• Digital Prototyping
• Cloud Computing
• Recommended Systems

Student Effort Hours: 
Student Effort Type Hours
Specified Learning Activities


Autonomous Student Learning




Small Group


Online Learning




Approaches to Teaching and Learning:
All Innovation Academy modules take a 'learning from doing' approach, combining individual and group activities including presentations, discussion and reflection.

• Active/task-based learning
• Real-world challenges
• Teamwork
• Reflective Learning
• Enquiry & Problem-based learning
• Student Presentations

Requirements, Exclusions and Recommendations

Not applicable to this module.

Module Requisites and Incompatibles
Not applicable to this module.
Assessment Strategy  
Description Timing Open Book Exam Component Scale Must Pass Component % of Final Grade
Continuous Assessment: Digital Reports Throughout the Trimester n/a Pass/Fail Grade Scale Yes


Presentation: In-class Group Presentation Unspecified n/a Pass/Fail Grade Scale Yes


Continuous Assessment: Individual Assignment Throughout the Trimester n/a Pass/Fail Grade Scale Yes


Assignment: Reflections Report Unspecified n/a Pass/Fail Grade Scale Yes


Attendance: Attendance & Participation is required in online classes: Cameras & Microphones must be turned on at all times. Throughout the Trimester n/a Pass/Fail Grade Scale Yes


Carry forward of passed components
Remediation Type Remediation Timing
In-Module Resit Prior to relevant Programme Exam Board
Please see Student Jargon Buster for more information about remediation types and timing. 
Feedback Strategy/Strategies

• Feedback individually to students, on an activity or draft prior to summative assessment
• Group/class feedback, post-assessment
• Online automated feedback
• Peer review activities
• Self-assessment activities

How will my Feedback be Delivered?

Not yet recorded.

Name Role
Ms Rachel Murphy Tutor
Timetabling information is displayed only for guidance purposes, relates to the current Academic Year only and is subject to change.
Online Learning Offering 1 Week(s) - 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14 Thurs 09:00 - 16:50