INFO816 – Special Topic in Information Technology

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Module code
INFO816
Module title
Special Topic in Information Technology
Prescription
Students will explore current developments in a specific area of Information Technology.
Programmes
  • BI1702
  • BI1703
  • BI1704
  • IT1101
NZQA Level
Level 8
NZQA Credits
15
Delivery method
  • Web-Supported
Learning hours
Directed hours
48
Self directed hours
102
Total learning hours
150
Resources required
Learning Outcomes
1. Investigate a specific topic in information technology using a variety of resources, tools
and techniques
2. Critically analyse and evaluate information gathered about a specific topic in information
technology
3. Present the findings of an investigation into a specific topic in information technology
Content
- Sources of information
- Information gathering and analysis
- Technical, social and ethical considerations
Teaching and Learning Strategy
Teaching and learning methods will involve theoretical and practical classes which may include but are not limited to lectures, class discussions, tutorials, case studies, simulations, computer laboratory work, group activities, face-to-face and online activities.
Assessment Criteria
Overall weighted average of 50 in the assessments
Learning and Teaching Resource
Wintec Learning Management Systems, Computer Laboratory

Required Text:
An extended reference list will be supplied by the tutor at commencement of the module which will be updated as required