Undergraduate Course: Digital Literacy for Business - Information (BUST08046)
||College||College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 8 (Year 1 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Not available to visiting students
|Summary||THIS 0-CREDITED COURSE IS RESTRICTED TO STUDENTS ON MA ECONOMICS AND ACCOUNTING; LLB LAW AND ACCOUNTANCY.
A basic familiarity with computing and IT is important for most careers. This is reflected in business management and accounting, where facility in the computing practices and resources of information security and management of widely used tools is expected. This course gives background knowledge which will prove essential as students undertake further courses and proceed into the workplace.
The course aims to provide essential background knowledge in the use of basic computing tools used for collaboration, presentation and reporting in the business environment that will prove valuable, if not essential, as students undertake further courses and proceed into the workplace. The course will also provide background knowledge in data protection and information security.
The course would cover the following topics:
- Presentation Tools: Use of a presentation package to produce high quality presentations quickly and efficiently.
- Reporting Tools: Use of a word-processing package for the timely and accurate preparation of essays and reports.
- Data Protection/Information Security: Knowledge of good data protection and information security practice that is essential to ensuring the security of user account information and data.
Teaching will take the form of formative self-taught on-line tutorial material supported by a Learn Discussion Board for each topic and additional voluntary 'walk-in' practical workshop sessions with tutor support. There will be a summative assessed assignment to be completed for each topic.
Any queries about the course can be emailed to DL4B@business-school.ed.ac.uk
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2021/22, Not available to visiting students (SS1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
||Please contact the School directly for a breakdown of Learning and Teaching Activities
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||Practical computer-based individual assessment.
Four components weighted:
- Individual Presentation Software Assessment 40%
- Individual Data Protection Assessment 10%
- Individual Information Security Assessment 10%
- Individual Word-processing Assessment 40%
||Formative feedback will be provided in the on-line tutorial material to let the students readjust their learning experience accordingly.
Summative feedback on the assessed assignments will be provided to let the students readjust their learning experience accordingly.
|No Exam Information
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Understand the key concepts relating to the use of Microsoft Teams for meetings and on-line tutorials.
- Understand the key concepts relating to the importance of secure information and data, physical security, privacy and identity theft.
- Create a simple presentation using a variety of slide types, print slides and speaker and audience notes.
- Apply essential techniques of word processing that are consistent with those stated in the University Degree Regulations and Programmes of Study as required for the production of essays and other assessed work.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
||1. Appropriate Communication
- convey meaning and message through a wide range of communication tools, including digital technology and social media; to understand how to use these tools to communicate in ways that sustain positive and responsible relationships.
2. Personal and Professional Competence
- be self-motivated; curious; show initiative; set, achieve and surpass goals; as well as demonstrating adaptability, capable of handling complexity and ambiguity, with a willingness to learn; as well as being able to demonstrate the use digital and other tools to carry out tasks effectively, productively, and with attention to quality.
||THIS COURSE IS RESTRICTED TO STUDENTS ON MA ECONOMICS AND ACCOUNTING; LLB LAW AND ACCOUNTANCY
|Course organiser||Dr Paul Caban
Tel: (0131 6)50 3832
|Course secretary||Ms Nikki Kohly
Tel: (0131 6)50 3825