Module Title:IT and Digital Media
Language of Instruction:English
Credits: 10
NFQ Level:6
Module Delivered In 3 programme(s)
Teaching & Learning Strategies: Students will be encouraged to actively partake in class discussions, group work and problem solving activities. A variety of teaching methodologies (case studies, practicals, lectures, ICT based learning, demonstrations) will be employed and the lecturer will act as facilitator to their learning process. Frequent and immediate (during class or next class session) feedback should be given to students.
Module Aim: To introduce students to the use of IT in a business environment and gain practical skills in advanced databases, spreadsheets and to develop an understanding of social media and digital media.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to:
LO1 Identify the role/use of ICT in business
LO2 Demonstrate dynamic elements of spreadsheets
LO3 Construct a relational database
LO4 Manipulate images, text and video files using software
LO5 Apply good design principles to a web page.
LO6 Construct a well structured website, incorporating various media
LO7 Create a Content Management System from the front end.
Pre-requisite learning
Module Recommendations

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Requirements
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Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
The Role of ICT in Business
Using social media digital media
Creating a web page and web query
Pivot Tables and Pivot Charts
Use of databases for improved business performance
• Form design, Queries • User interfaces (switchboard) • One to many relationships (sub forms and multiple table queries)
Image manipulation
• Optimizing web graphics (Layers, Selections) using software (e.g. photoshop) • Typography • Creating/editing digital videos using software (e.g. moviemaker)
Creating and Formatting Web Pages
• Page Layout, Navigation • Imbedding multimedia objects
Using a CMS
• Wordpress • Students create a website incorporating applications and manipulating the interface
Assessment Breakdown%
Project60.00%
Practical40.00%
No Continuous Assessment
Project
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Project Construct a relational database 3 20.00 n/a
Project Demonstrate dynamic elements of spreadsheets, i.e. pivot tables/charts and web queries outlined in these learning outcomes. 2 20.00 n/a
Project Presentation on the use of Social Media in business. 1 10.00 n/a
Project Create a website incorporating applications and manipulating the interface. 7 10.00 n/a
Practical
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Practical/Skills Evaluation Manipulate images, text and video files using software. Apply good design principles to a web page. Construct a well-structured website, incorporating various media. 4,5,6 40.00 n/a
No End of Module Formal Examination

ITCarlow reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment

 

Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Laboratories 30 Weeks per Stage 3.00
Independent Learning 30 Weeks per Stage 3.67
Total Hours 200.00
 

Module Delivered In

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CW_BWBUS_B Bachelor of Business (Honours) Options: Business or Digital Marketing 2 Mandatory
CW_BWBBS_D Bachelor of Business in Business (Options: Business or Digital Marketing) 2 Mandatory
CW_BWBUS_C Higher Certificate in Business 2 Mandatory