Module Title:Emerging Technologies for IT Managers
Language of Instruction:English
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:8
Module Delivered In 1 programme(s)
Teaching & Learning Strategies: All topics will be delivered by means of interactive lectures. Students will also undertake research activities to gain an understanding of current practices in the industry.
Module Aim: To provide the student with a knowledge of cutting edge uses of IT technologies and the implications for IT managers. To enable the student to assess the possibilities for the future of I.T. and the likely impact on individuals and organisations.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to:
LO1 Demonstrate an awareness and understanding of ongoing developments in information technology
LO2 Assess the likely impact of these developments on individuals and organisations
LO3 Identify and evaluate implications for business strategy and IS/IT strategies that emerging information technologies present.
Pre-requisite learning
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Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Digital convergence and evolution
The evolution of digital technologies and uses
Digital Communications
Current and emerging communication technologies
Case Studies
The impact of particular technologies on the marketplace, organisation and individual.
Critical Thinking
Investment in new technology, benefits and risks, advantages and problems of new innovations; realistically assess potential of new technologies
Technological awareness
how technology acts as an agent of social change; how society influences the course of technological development limits to existing technology, current research and development work, the role and shape of I.T. in the years to come.
Current e-commerce practice
Digital marketing and business strategies
Assessment Breakdown%
Continuous Assessment50.00%
End of Module Formal Examination50.00%
Continuous Assessment
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Other Supervised Research 1,2,3 50.00 n/a
No Project
No Practical
End of Module Formal Examination
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Formal Exam Final Exam 1,2,3 50.00 End-of-Semester

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 4.00
Estimated Learner Hours 15 Weeks per Stage 5.00
Total Hours 123.00

Module Delivered In

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CW_KCCIT_B Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Information Technology Management 8 Mandatory