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This course provides you with a multi-disciplinary understanding of (1) The impact of the digital society on individuals, organisations and society as a whole; and (2) The main issues and challenges of the digital society. This course uses a problem-based learning approach. Each of the four main topics is introduced by a lecture, followed by tutorials in which you work on a specific problem in a group. For example, you will investigate the Digital Divide in a particular country and produce a poster with your findings.
|First Sub Session
|15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Examples of topics to be covered include: Digital Divide
Interpersonal Relations in the Digital Society
Rights in the Digital Society
Impact of the Digital Society
The course will have an international dimension, as most topics (including digital divide, relationship, civil rights issues) will be discussed in an international context.
(i) Assistive technologies may be required for any student who is unable to use a standard keyboard/mouse/computer monitor. Any students wishing to discuss this further should contact the School Disability Co-ordinator. This course is only available to students registered in Programme Years 1 and 2. Attendance at sixth century courses is compulsory. Students who do not attend all classes (including lectures) for a sixth century course, without exceptional cause, will not pass the engagement component of the course and will therefore fail the course.
Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.
1st Attempt: Continuous assessment (100%): participation in small group sessions (20%), poster, news article or online artifact showing insights gained in case studies (80%, 20% per case study). Resit: Continuous assessment (80%). Participation mark carried forward (20%). Students resubmit coursework for those elements they failed, passing marks carried forward.
During lectures, the Personal Response System and/or other ways of student interaction will be used for formative assessment. Additionally, practical sessions will provide students with practice opportunies and formative assessment.
Formative feedback for in-course assessments will be provided in written form. Additionally, formative feedback on performance will be provided informally during practical sessions.