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IS1901 - Information Technology 1

Academic year

2021 to 2022 (Semester 1)

Key module information

SCOTCAT credits

20

The Scottish Credit Accumulation and Transfer (SCOTCAT) system allows credits gained in Scotland to be transferred between institutions. The number of credits associated with a module gives an indication of the amount of learning effort required by the learner. European Credit Transfer System (ECTS) credits are half the value of SCOTCAT credits.

SCQF level

SCQF level 7

The Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework (SCQF) provides an indication of the complexity of award qualifications and associated learning and operates on an ascending numeric scale from Levels 1-12 with SCQF Level 10 equating to a Scottish undergraduate Honours degree.

Availability restrictions

Only available to those enrolling on the MA Combined Studies or already enrolled on the MA/BSc General degree taken in the evening.

Planned timetable

Tue 6.30 - 9.30 pm

This information is given as indicative. Timetable may change at short notice depending on room availability.

Module Staff

TBC Module coordinator(s): Evening Degree Coordinator - Computer Science (evening-coord-cs@st-andrews.ac.uk)

This information is given as indicative. Staff involved in a module may change at short notice depending on availability and circumstances.

Module description

The module consists of two streams. One is a practical stream featuring commonly used application software for word processing, spreadsheets, presentations and web authoring. Topics covered in this stream will provide a range of transferable skills for use in the effective and efficient production of documents such as essays and CV's, producing and delivering presentations, and evaluating and contributing to the World Wide Web. The other is a conceptual stream aimed at presenting an overview of the place of computers in society with perspectives relating to some of the historical, social and ethical issues that should be considered when using computers in a business, educational or home environment.

Assessment pattern

As used by St Andrews

Coursework = 100% (including class tests)

As defined by QAA

Written examinations = 0%
Practical examinations = 0%
Coursework = 100%

The Quality Assurance Agency (QAA) have compiled/developed an indicative list of learning and teaching methods:
  • Written: Is included in this category any assessment done under exam conditions (exams during diets, class tests) that do not involve the use of practical skills.
  • Practical: Are included in this category oral assessment and presentation as well as practical skills assessed in situ (in a classroom or laboratory for instance). Performances in the performing arts context are also classed as practical assessment.
Further details can be found on the QAA website.

Re-assessment

No Re-assessment available

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact

1 x 3-hour session: lectures, tutorials, seminars, presentations and supervised practicals, home study, essays and practical work.

Scheduled learning hours

39

The number of compulsory student:staff contact hours over the period of the module.

Guided independent study hours

161

The number of hours that students are expected to invest in independent study over the period of the module.