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INFO6008 - ICT for research and reporting

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Title:ICT for research and reporting
Long Title:ICT for research and reporting
Module Code:INFO6008
 
Duration:1 Semester
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:Fundamental
Field of Study: Information Systems
Valid From: Semester 1 - 2017/18 ( September 2017 )
Module Delivered in 2 programme(s)
Next Review Date: November 2021
Module Coordinator: TOM O CONNOR
Module Author:  
Module Description: This module is intended to introduce newcomers to higher education to a range of ways of conducting secondary research using basic traditional and web-based information sources and services. It also introduces learners to the reporting of research findings in accordance with established academic practice (in terms of both formatting and structuring papers and reports and applying a standard referencing system).
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Use the main features and functions of the Windows 7 operating system, with a particular emphasis on file management.
LO2 Use Microsoft Word to create reports and papers of an appropriate academic standard in terms of format, layout, structure, etc.
LO3 Identify a range of web-based and traditional information sources and services.
LO4 Exploit a range of web-based and traditional information sources and services based on systematic and effective searching strategies.
LO5 Apply the Harvard referencing system to the production of papers, articles, and other relevant assignments and assessments.
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 MTU module(s) it also allows for learning (in another module or modules) which is equivalent to the learning specified in the named module(s).

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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.
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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.

none
 

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Introduction to ICT
Overview of main features of a computer and a range of peripheral devices, hardware and software concepts, basic concepts regarding the Internet.
The Windows OS
Main features of the Windows operating system, managing windows, managing files and folders, settings, and other system controls.
Writing Papers
Organising your thoughts and data, planning your essay, structuring your essay, layout and format, conventions of style and form, formatting and editing in MS Word, saving your documents.
The World Wide Web
Overview of World Wide Web, URLs and HTML, browsers and browser features, saving and copying from web-based sources, search engines and subject trees.
Information sources and services
Basic concepts in information science, overview of range of information sources and services, searching strategies, searching the Web, saving, copying and citing Web-based sources.
The Harvard Referencing System
Basic structure and format of citation styles, gathering data for the Harvard style, using the Harvard referencing system in MS Word documents, citing Web-based and other, non-traditional, information sources.
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work100.00%
Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Practical/Skills Evaluation Short in-class skills test of students' knowledge of Microsoft Windows 7 and Microsoft Word. 1,2 35.0 Week 6
Practical/Skills Evaluation Short in-class skills test of students' ability to source and reference information. 3,4,5 40.0 Week 10
Short Answer Questions Assessment of students' knowledge of ICT, operating systems, the world wide web, information sources and referencing. 1,2,3,4,5 25.0 Sem End
No End of Module Formal Examination
Reassessment Requirement
Coursework Only
This module is reassessed solely on the basis of re-submitted coursework. There is no repeat written examination.

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
Lab This is a "hands-on" module based in a computer lab 3.0 Every Week 3.00
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) This a highly structured module with regular "take-home" activities for the student 4.0 Every Week 4.00
Total Hours 7.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 3.00
Workload: Part Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lab This is a "hands-on" module based in a computer lab. 3.0 Every Week 3.00
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) This is a highly structured module with regular "take-home" activities for the student. 4.0 Every Week 4.00
Total Hours 7.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 3.00
 

Module Resources

Recommended Book Resources
  • Joan Lambert and Joyce Cox 2013, Windows 7 Step by Step, 1st Ed., Microsoft Press [ISBN: 0735626677]
  • Joan Lambert and Joyce Cox 2013, Microsoft Word 2013 Step By Step, 1st Ed., Microsoft Press [ISBN: 0735669120]
This module does not have any article/paper resources
Other Resources
 

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CR_HCOED_7 Bachelor of Arts in Community Development 1 Mandatory
CR_HCOED_6 Higher Certificate in Arts in Community Development 1 Mandatory

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