Module Title:Communication Skills
Language of Instruction:English
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:6
Module Delivered In 3 programme(s)
Teaching & Learning Strategies: As well as traditional lectures the students will prepare and present designs to the class. Group projects and teamwork will feature prominently.
Module Aim: To introduce the student to the skills needed to work in the industry.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to:
LO1 LO1: Communicate and work effectively in a group.
LO2 LO2: Appreciate traditional and digital methods of communication.
LO3 LO3: Be able to use a source control system.
Pre-requisite learning
Module Recommendations

This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is recommended before enrolment in this module.

No recommendations listed
Incompatible Modules
These are modules which have learning outcomes that are too similar to the learning outcomes of this module.
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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.
No requirements listed
 

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Software skills
Office software, groupware sharing, communication software.
Teamwork
Team members, roles and responsibilities, meeting facilitation.
Presenting Skills
Slide deck composition. Presentation delivery. Material production
Feedback
Feedback delivery techniques, receiving mechanisms.
Version control
Local version control, commits, branches, merges, remotes.
Assessment Breakdown%
Continuous Assessment20.00%
Project60.00%
Practical20.00%
Continuous Assessment
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Practical/Skills Evaluation Various lab class exercise. Completed in lab 1,2,3 20.00 n/a
Project
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Project Create a slide deck and present top the class. 1,2 40.00 Week 10
Project Create and test board game mod in a group. 1,2 20.00 Week 7
Practical
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Practical/Skills Evaluation Participate in a multiuser version control project. 1,2,3 10.00 Week 6
Practical/Skills Evaluation Complete a single user version control project. 2,3 10.00 Week 5
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
Lecture 12 Weeks per Stage 2.00
Laboratory 12 Weeks per Stage 2.00
Independent Learning 15 Weeks per Stage 5.13
Total Hours 125.00
 

Module Delivered In

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CW_KCCGD_B Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Computer Games Development 1 Mandatory
CW_KCIAD_B Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Computing in Interactive Digital Art and Design 1 Mandatory
CW_KCIAD_D Bachelor of Science in Computing in Interactive Digital Art and Design 1 Mandatory
Discussion Note: TEST