Module title: Information Systems in Organisations

SCQF level: 07:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: INF07103
Module leader: Jyoti Bhardwaj
School School of Computing
Subject area group: Creative and Social Informatics


2019/0, Trimester 1, 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: Jyoti Bhardwaj
Module Organiser:

Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
Learning & Teaching methods including their alignment to LOs
Teaching comprises a blend of lectures, tutorials and laboratory sessions that cover all learning outcomes. The lectures are used to present a range of theoretical and systems concepts in a business context (LOs 1, 3).

Practicals include exposure to a range of packages, for example, a business simulation game. Working in groups, the students will consolidate the theory of business organisations from an Information Systems perspective and put this into practice. Regular presentation sessions will encourage students to extract and present technical data in a number of formats and using a range of techniques (LOs 2, 3).

Assessment (formative or summative)

Assessment of the practical element is by two group presentations with documentation, incorporating extraction of data and presentation using a number of software applications (LO2). Assessment of material on business organisations, information systems theory and concepts, the main business information systems and an introduction to the roles and responsibilities in the IS sector is by 1 hour class test (LOs 1, 3).

Formative Assessment:
1,200 word Report submitted in week 9 to put into practice learning from the Academic Writing tutorials in weeks 2-7. This is foundation learning to support academic and technical writing in later modules throughout the degree.

Presentations in weeks 8 and 11 based on data from the business simulation worked on weekly in labs; extensive feedback is given to improve students' skills and experience in oral presentations. This foundation learning is intended to accompany other personal development schemes and initiatives provided within the School and by Student Futures.

Summative Assessment:
1 hour class test in week 13 to assess learning of lecture material, including theories, technology and frameworks (LOs 1,3)

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Lecture 24
Face To Face Tutorial 6
Independent Learning Guided independent study 90
Face To Face Practical classes and workshops 24
Independent Learning Groupwork (Independent Study) 56
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Report 20 1,3 9 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 1200
Oral Presentation 13.3 1,2,3 11 HOURS= 10, WORDS= 500
Class Test 40 1,3 13 HOURS= 1, WORDS= 0
Oral Presentation 13.3 1, 2, 3 8 HOURS= 10, WORDS= 500
Report 13.4 1, 2, 3 5 HOURS= 10, WORDS= 500
Component 1 subtotal: 99
Component 2 subtotal: 0
Module subtotal: 99

Description of module content:

The module will develop knowledge about and allow the students to engage with:
• Nature of data, information and knowledge in an organisational context
• General systems theory
• Information systems in business, including B2B technologies
• Storage and security of business data
• Career roles in IT
• Technical, social and ethical issues in computing and information technology
• Business information sources and uses, including University online resources, academic and research journals, technical forums; the use of sources with standard referencing methods
• Report writing and presentation skills.

Through engagement with the module the learner will develop and refine:
• Interpersonal skills, including oral presentation, collaborative working, technical and business writing, conflict resolution
• Generic technical skills, including professional use of business packages
• Information skills, including information searching, use and evaluation of resources
• Academic writing skills, including structure and presentation of technical and academic reports

Learning Outcomes for module:

Upon completion of this module you will be able to
LO1: Identify the characteristics of business organisations and their use of information systems
LO2: Extract and present oral and written technical information in a business context using business standards and formats
LO3: Identify and comment on a range of roles and responsibilities prevalent in the information systems field

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