|Module Name||Computers and Society|
|ECTS Weighting||5 ECTS|
|Semester taught||Semester 1|
|Module Coordinator/s||Dr P.J. Wall|
Module Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module, students will be able to:
LO1. Demonstrate a deeper awareness of the ways in which information
technology and society interact and influence each other
LO2. Communicate effectively in written form and in presentations
LO3. Critique their own involvement in a project team
IT and its “impact” on society; models for assessing technological “impact”; history
of IT; ethics; writing, presenting and argumentation; other topics.
Teaching and learning Methods
Lectures, workshops, presentations and project based learning.
|Assessment Component||Brief Description||Learning Outcomes Addressed||% of total||Week set||Week Due|
|Individual video||Individual (5 minute) video presentation on an assigned topic related to course content||LO1, LO2||25%||7||11|
|Reflective essay||Individual 1500 word reflective essay outlining how your views and opinions have changed on 2 of 5 topics which have been discussed as part of the module.||LO1, LO2, LO3||30%||7||Jan 2022|
|Group (15-20 minute) video presentation on an assigned topic related to course content.||LO1, LO2, LO3||45%||7||Jan 2022|
Supplemental Coursework 100%.
Assessment will be similar to original assessment.
Contact Hours and Indicative Student Workload
|Contact Hours (scheduled hours per student over full module), broken down by:||33 hours|
|Pre-recorded online lecture and online ‘live’ lectures (2 hours/week total)||20 hours|
|Online project support||13 hours|
|Independent study (outside scheduled contact hours), broken down by:||72 hours|
|Preparation for classes and review of all material (2 hours/week)||20 hours|
|Preparation for the individual video (12 hours) and individual reflective essay (15 hours)||27 hours|
|Preparation for the group TEDx presentation||25 hours|
|Total Hours||105 hours|
Recommended Reading List
Harari, Yuval Noah. Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow (2016)
Computerization and Controversy – Value Conflicts and Social Choices. (2nd
Edition) R. Kling (Editor) Academic Press. ARTS 301.24 N64.
Blown to bits: your life, liberty, and happiness after the digital explosion,
Abelson, H., K. Ledeen and H. Lewis, Addison-Wesley Professional. ARTS
Prerequisite modules: None.
Other/alternative non-module prerequisites: None.