IS10010 Information & Social Media

Academic Year 2022/2023

Information science and social media influence our everyday lives, yet we rarely take notice or attempt to understand their influence. This module will introduce students to the concepts associated with information science and social media and associate them with everyday life. Students will gain an understanding of the terms and concepts, as well as demonstrate how they can be applied in everyday life and careers. While many who enrol in this module may not go on to major in information studies, the useful skills gained in this module can be applied to a number of other areas of interest.

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Curricular information is subject to change

Learning Outcomes:

On completion of this module students should be able to:
1. Gain a basic understanding of the history and concepts associated with information
science and social media.
2. Summarize the main areas of study in information studies and social media.
3. Demonstrate how the techniques associated with information science can be applied in different areas of everyday life.
4. Critically analyse the role of social media in society.

Indicative Module Content:


Student Effort Hours: 
Student Effort Type Hours
Specified Learning Activities


Autonomous Student Learning




Online Learning




Approaches to Teaching and Learning:
Lectures will involve some interaction, bringing a laptop with you would be useful.

Please have assigned readings for that day completed before the start of lecture.

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
Portfolio: final portfolio consisting of:
essay outline
annotated bibliography
final essay
self reflection
Coursework (End of Trimester) n/a Graded No


Multiple Choice Questionnaire: Self-reflection for learning Week 1 n/a Pass/Fail Grade Scale No


Carry forward of passed components
Resit In Terminal Exam
Spring No
Please see Student Jargon Buster for more information about remediation types and timing. 
Feedback Strategy/Strategies

• Feedback individually to students, post-assessment
• Online automated feedback

How will my Feedback be Delivered?

Bi-weekly essays and tutorial worksheets receive individual feedback. Feedback to quiz is automated.

Name Role
Xinna Li Tutor
Ms Naoise Mc Nally Tutor
Timetabling information is displayed only for guidance purposes, relates to the current Academic Year only and is subject to change.
Lecture Offering 1 Week(s) - 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12 Thurs 10:00 - 10:50
Lecture Offering 1 Week(s) - 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12 Tues 10:00 - 10:50