Core Module Information
Module title: Advanced Information Interactions

SCQF level: 11:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: CSI11103
Module leader: David Brazier
School School of Computing
Subject area group: Applied Informatics

There are no pre-requisites for this module to be added

Description of module content:

Advanced Information Interactions has a focus on online Information Interactions between user, system, and content. From content perspective, students will explore the design and development of web space content design, the placement and use of information to convey messages and how Online Search Engines utilise and present this information. From a systems perspective the module will explore how developers of online systems can gain an understanding of search engine optimisation, web analytics and an introduction to information retrieval models to identify and evaluate best practices to this presentation of information and explore user’s information seeking behaviours to enhance user engagement, interaction, and experience.

Learning Outcomes for module:

LO1 Demonstrate critical understanding of the principal theories, concepts and principles of Information Interaction.
LO2 Propose and critically evaluate responses to the problems and issues across content, system and user information interactions.
LO3 Apply significant range of knowledge, skills and technique in the evaluation of an online information system.
LO4 Demonstrate a critical awareness of the principles of Data and Information Literacy

Full Details of Teaching and Assessment
2022/3, Trimester 2, FACE-TO-FACE, Edinburgh Napier University
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: FACE-TO-FACE
Location of delivery: MERCHISTON
Partner: Edinburgh Napier University
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: David Brazier
Module Organiser:

Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
This module will be primarily delivered face-to-face, supported by student centred activities and resources on Moodle. In each of twelve teaching weeks you will have:

2 hours of lectures covering theory, practice, and case studies (LOs 1-4).
In the first half of the module you will work individually and in small groups on case studies and activities to support lecture topics during 2 hour seminars. In the latter half, you will work individually to support the completion of the module coursework's in 2 hour practical sessions (LOs 1-4).

Case studies aligned to LOs 1-4 are used to develop analytical skills. Discussions based on seminar/tutorial material and set reading develop skills of analysis, syntheses, group participation and verbal expression.

A variety of online resources will be made available to match the diversity of learning styles and the nature of the content.

Formative Assessment:
Seminar/practical sessions are used to provide formative feedback for students on the module. During these sessions, module tutors assess and evaluate student performance on tasks relevant to the summative assessment, providing timely feedback which supports the development of students’ capabilities.

Summative Assessment:
Assessment is based on two coursework assignments which assess the understanding and application of information interaction models in live online environments. Specific theoretical understanding is assessed in a number of coursework deliverables. The initial assignment is an individual analysis task with a portfolio focusing on the identification of suitable information interaction models and metrics to measure user interactions (LO1&2).
The second assignment is an individual analysis report of the outcomes of the initial assignment with results critically assessed and presented in written and diagrammatic form (LO3&4)

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Lecture 24
Face To Face Seminar 12
Face To Face Practical classes and workshops 12
Independent Learning Guided independent study 152
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Portfolio 60 LO1, LO2 10 , WORDS= 2500
Report 40 LO3, LO4 13 , WORDS= 2000
Component 1 subtotal: 60
Component 2 subtotal: 40
Module subtotal: 100

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:
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