IS20110 Social Media & Participation in an Online World

Academic Year 2023/2024

Social media offer a range of opportunities for the general public to participate online. While there are numerous tools for participation, some, including social networking tools, have gained mass popularity and have come to represent this phenomenon. By exploring identity management through social media, students will learn how to represent themselves in organisations and their daily lives. Students will discover, apply, and evaluate various digital tools for effectively solving information problems and presenting themselves to future employers.

NOTE: Students should note that *ALL* timetabled slots will be used for this module.
NOTE: Because this module is offered synchronously online, students must
a) commit to active online engagement weekly; and
b) ensure they have access to a computer with functioning audio & webcam set up for effective online participation. For technical assistance, please contact the IT Services Help Desk.

This module is for undergraduate students. All other registration to this module is subject to the module coordinator's permission prior to registration.

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Curricular information is subject to change

Learning Outcomes:

On completion of this module students should be:
1. Familiar with a range of social media applications;
2. Able to utilise social media tools to solve information problems;
3. Able to identify, evaluate, and implement social media applications for an organisation and personal use;
4. Aware of the social, political, and ethical issues surrounding social media;
5. Familiar with future trends and possibilities rising out of social media.

Indicative Module Content:

Topics may include:
*Creating, evaluating, and publishing content in the online environment
*Presenting information effectively in the digital environment
*Managing information effectively in the digital environment
*Developing ourselves as effective digital citizens

Student Effort Hours: 
Student Effort Type Hours




Specified Learning Activities


Autonomous Student Learning




Approaches to Teaching and Learning:
Active learning
Critical thinking and learning
Reflective learning
Online or digital learning 
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: Participation in weekly in-class activities throughout the trimester Throughout the Trimester n/a Graded No


Portfolio: EP-A. Social media e-portfolio A. Throughout the Trimester n/a Graded No


Portfolio: EP-B. Social media e-portfolio B. Throughout the Trimester n/a Graded No


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

• Feedback individually to students, post-assessment

How will my Feedback be Delivered?

Ongoing feedback throughout the semester.

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) - 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 30, 31, 32, 33 Fri 11:00 - 11:50
Online Learning Offering 1 Week(s) - 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33 Tues 16:00 - 16:50