IS40930 Personal Info Management

Academic Year 2021/2022

Personal Information Management (PIM) is the study of how people organize and manage information in their daily lives, including to-do lists, calendars, email, address books, and file management, and social media. This module will focus on PIM activities including acquiring, organising, maintaining, retrieving, and using personal information, as well as major issues in PIM research. It will also explore how an understanding of PIM can be used in practice, in different contexts.

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Curricular information is subject to change

Learning Outcomes:

1. Understand and apply the main PIM activities as well as associated meta-level activities including acquire, organise, maintain, retrieve, use.
2. Evaluate the ways in which PIM issues are relevant in different contexts.
3. Define PIM and understand it's history and evolution.
4. Develop a PIM project.

Student Effort Hours: 
Student Effort Type Hours
Specified Learning Activities


Autonomous Student Learning






Approaches to Teaching and Learning:
Lectures; Active & Task-Based learning; Reflective Writing, Crtiical writing. 
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
Essay: self reflection Coursework (End of Trimester) n/a Graded No


Group Project: group presentation Week 12 n/a Graded No


Multiple Choice Questionnaire (Short): self-reflection for learning goals Week 1 n/a Pass/Fail Grade Scale No


Essay: Research proposal Coursework (End of 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
• Group/class feedback, post-assessment

How will my Feedback be Delivered?

Not yet recorded.

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) - 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32 Wed 10:00 - 11:50