Full Title:Professional Issues in Creative Media
Module Code:MEDA I8007
Credits: 5
Valid From:Semester 1 - 2014/15 ( September 2014 )
Module Delivered in 2 programme(s)
Module Description:no description provided
Learning Outcomes:
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to
  1. Critically evaluate trends in communications technologies and assess their potential human consequences.
  2. Appraise the evolving role of Creative Media in society.
  3. Have internalized values that promote information use and professionalism.
  4. Conduct analysis on a range of career options within the Creative Media Sector.
  5. Demonstrate a personal development plan based on skill sets, vocational insights and personal interest.

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Technology, past, present and future
Information divisions within society-digital divide
Work, survival, flexibility
Information overload, surveillance, social networking
Professionalism within the sector
Personal development plan-analysis, evaluation, reflection, decision etc
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work70.00%
End of Module Formal Examination30.00%

Full Time

Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Marks Out Of Pass Marks Assessment Date Duration
Continuous Assessment Essay 1 25.00 0 0 Week 6 0
Continuous Assessment Personal Development Plan 4,5 20.00 0 0 Week 11 0
Continuous Assessment Presentation 1,2,3 25.00 0 0 Week 9 0
No Project
No Practical
End of Module Formal Examination
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Marks Out Of Pass Marks Assessment Date Duration
Formal Exam End-of-Semester Final Examination 1,2,4 30.00 0 0 End-of-Semester 0

DKIT reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment


Module Workload & Resources

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture n/a 2.00 Every Week 2.00
Tutorial n/a 1.00 Every Week 1.00
Independent Study n/a 2.00 Every Week 2.00
Directed Reading n/a 3.00 Every Week 3.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 8.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 3.00
This course has no Part Time workload.
Supplementary Book Resources
  • Tapscott,D & Williams, A, Wikinomics: How Mass Collaboration Changes Everything. ISBN: 978-1-59184-138-8, Penguin Group, 2006
  • Webster, Frank, The Information Society Reader ISBN-13: 978-0-415-31927-0, Routledge, 2005
  • Schneiderman, Ben, Leonardos Laptop: Human needs and the New Computing technologies ISBN-0-262-69299-6, MIT Press 2003
  • Oppenheimer, Todd, The Flickering Mind ISBN-0-721-0952-5, Random House, 2003
  • Mica Hester, D & Ford, Paul J, Computers and Ethics in the Cyber Age ISBN-0-13-082978-1, Prentice Hall, 2002
  • May, Christopher, Information Society: A Sceptical View ISBN-0-7456-2685-8, Polity Press, 2002
  • Tapscott, Don, Growing up Digital: The Rise of the Net Generation ISBN: 0-07-63361-4, McGraw Hill, 1999
This module does not have any article/paper resources
This module does not have any other resources

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
DK_IMCCM_8 Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Communications in Creative Media 5 Mandatory
DK_IMMAT_7 Bachelor of Arts in Media Arts and Technologies 6 Mandatory