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INFO6014 - Business IT Skills

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Title:Business IT Skills
Long Title:Business IT Skills
Module Code:INFO6014
 
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:Fundamental
Field of Study: Information Systems
Valid From: Semester 1 - 2016/17 ( September 2016 )
Module Delivered in 14 programme(s)
Module Coordinator: Claire OSullivan Rochford
Module Author: AOIFE HACKETT
Module Description: This module is an introduction to Information and Communications Technology (ICT), combining the theoretical elements and practical elements of IT. It includes information systems overview, system security and changing telecommunications environment and its impact on organisations. The practical components of this module focuses on creating, enhancing and producing business documents.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Identify the evolving role of Information Systems within a business environment.
LO2 Outline the advancements in telecommunications and its impact on global business.
LO3 Explain the IT security and data privacy measures that a business must implement.
LO4 Create, edit, format, and produce a range of business documents word processing package application.
LO5 Use a spreadsheet package to create formulae and manipulate data for business calculations.
Pre-requisite learning
Module Recommendations
This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is strongly recommended before enrolment in this module. You may enrol in this module if you have not acquired the recommended learning but you will have considerable difficulty in passing (i.e. achieving the learning outcomes of) the module. While the prior learning is expressed as named CIT module(s) it also allows for learning (in another module or modules) which is equivalent to the learning specified in the named module(s).
Not Applicable
Incompatible Modules
These are modules which have learning outcomes that are too similar to the learning outcomes of this module. You may not earn additional credit for the same learning and therefore you may not enrol in this module if you have successfully completed any modules in the incompatible list.
Not Applicable
Co-requisite Modules
No Co-requisite modules listed
Requirements

This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is mandatory before enrolment in this module is allowed. You may not enrol on this module if you have not acquired the learning specified in this section.

No requirements listed
Co-requisites
No Co Requisites listed
 

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Information Systems within the Business Environment
Identify and examine systems that are used within the business environment; how data is used in the business environment eg big data, analytics; the importance of ICT within modern day businesses; hardware and software terminology; industry examples
Telecommunications
Basic telecommunications concepts, 4G technology moving to 5G; connection speeds; improved functionality; cloud computing; virtualisation
Security and Privacy Issues
IT systems security; cyber security and controls; hackers, phishing and vishing; data protection; data privacy and control; social media content and organisation fair usage statements; case analysis of data security issues
Word Processing
Inserting, deleting, moving, copying text, character enhancement, formatting, margins, line spacing, indenting, paragraphing, headings, document layout, pagination, headers/footers, bullets and numbering, borders and shading. WordArt, Clipart, shapes, smart art graphics, tables with alphanumeric characters
Spreadsheets
Spreadsheet formulas, functions; printing, saving, editing; headers and footers; adding, deleting, naming and linking worksheets; creating and enhancing charts; sorting spreadsheets; functions (sum, average, max, min, if function), spreadsheet protection. Spreadsheet activities carried out using industry data.
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work100.00%
Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Practical/Skills Evaluation Online portfolio submission that requires the student to submit assignments on a weekly basis commencing in week 2 up to and including week 8 using word processing and spreadsheet packages 4,5 10.0 Every Week
Practical/Skills Evaluation Computer based lab evaluation on MS Word and intermediate Excel that requires the student to format a word document to include exported Excel data such as a table or chart. 4,5 40.0 Week 12
Multiple Choice Questions Students will sit an exam on material covered in lectures. 1,2,3 50.0 Week 12
No End of Module Formal Examination
Reassessment Requirement
Repeat examination
Reassessment of this module will consist of a repeat examination. It is possible that there will also be a requirement to be reassessed in a coursework element.

The institute reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment

 

Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Class based instruction 2.0 Every Week 2.00
Lab Lab based instruction 2.0 Every Week 2.00
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Self directed learning 3.0 Every Week 3.00
Total Hours 7.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 4.00
Workload: Part Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Class based instruction 1.5 Every Week 1.50
Lab Lab based instruction 0.5 Every Week 0.50
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Self directed learning 5.0 Every Week 5.00
Total Hours 7.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 2.00
 

Module Resources

Recommended Book Resources
  • Kenneth Laudon, Jane Laudon 2012, Essentials of Management Information Systems, 10th Edition Ed., Prentice Hall [ISBN: 9780132668552]
  • Alan Dillon 2014, Step by Step Spreadsheets, 3rd Ed., Gill & Macmillian [ISBN: 9780717160440]
Supplementary Book Resources
  • R.Nordell, P. Graves, K. Wood & A. Easton 2013, Microsoft Office 2013: In Practice, 1st Ed., McGrawHill [ISBN: 9780073519388]
  • Kronenke & McKinney 2015, An Introduction to MIS, 2nd Ed., Prentice Hall [ISBN: 9781292059419]
  • Joe Valacich & Christoph Schneider, Information Systems Today - Managing in the Digital World, 6 Ed., Pearson [ISBN: 9781292000008]
  • Suzanne Wixel; Faithne Wempen; Catherine Skintik 2014, Learning Microsoft Office, Pearson Education [ISBN: 9781292040974]
This module does not have any article/paper resources
Other Resources
 

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CR_BBUSS_7 Bachelor of Business 2 Mandatory
CR_FTRSM_8 Bachelor of Business (Honours) in Tourism Management 1 Mandatory
CR_OBARM_7 Bachelor of Business in Beverage Industry Management 1 Mandatory
CR_OCULA_7 Bachelor of Business in Culinary Arts 1 Mandatory
CR_OHCMA_7 Bachelor of Business in Hospitality Management 1 Mandatory
CR_FTOUR_7 Bachelor of Business in Tourism Management 1 Mandatory
CR_ECTWB_7 Bachelor of Science in Craft Technology (Wood) with Business 2 Elective
CR_OCUSK_6 Certificate in Culinary Skills 2 Mandatory
CR_BENBU_7 Certificate in Entrepreneurship & Business 1 Elective
CR_OCULS_6 Higher Certificate in Arts in Culinary Studies 1 Mandatory
CR_OHOST_6 Higher Certificate in Arts in Hospitality Studies 1 Mandatory
CR_BBUSS_6 Higher Certificate in Business 2 Mandatory
CR_OHCMA_6 Higher Certificate in Business in Hospitality Management 1 Mandatory
CR_FTOUR_6 Higher Certificate in Business in Tourism Management 1 Mandatory

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