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On completion of this module, you will be able to:
1. Describe how digital technologies have transformed the ways in which information is created, modified, shared and consumed, and explain the effects of these transformations on people, societies and cultures.
2. Discuss the different conceptions of “literacy” in today’s digital information landscape, such as information, digital and media literacy, and reflect on how you demonstrate different aspects of literacy in your own life.
3. Explain the importance of context when evaluating information in different media formats and know that there are different ways of perceiving “authority” and “value” when judging information quality and relevance.
4. Analyse how your online information behaviours, choices, preferences and interactions on various digital platforms, search engines, websites, wearables and apps work to shape and personalise your individual experience of the Internet and social media and discuss the consequences of this for individuals and societies.
5. Work collaboratively in groups on assigned problems and tasks, using a wide range of in-person and virtual communication channels and resources.
6. Display enhanced digital literacy skills, including information evaluation, analysis, synthesis, creation and sharing in various media formats, and apply these skills to real-world problems and tasks.
|Student Effort Type||Hours|
|Specified Learning Activities||
|Autonomous Student Learning||
Not applicable to this module.
|Description||Timing||Component Scale||% of Final Grade|
|Continuous Assessment: etutorials and independent online learning activities||Throughout the Trimester||n/a||Graded||No||
|Class Test: Quiz||End of trimester MCQ||n/a||Graded||No||
|Group Project: Group project: Digital Resource Guide||Coursework (End of Trimester)||n/a||Graded||No||
|Resit In||Terminal Exam|
• Feedback individually to students, post-assessment
• Group/class feedback, post-assessment
• Online automated feedback
For the online quiz and e-tutorial components of the module, students receive feedback/results immediately in Brightspace. For the group project assessment, each group receives a single feedback form with a rubric comprising individually graded components, constructive comments, and an overall letter grade. Feedback forms will be emailed to project groups, and also uploaded to Brightspace.