- Information Systems & Databases
- Data Management and Analytics
- Implementing Digital Media
Teaching & Assessment
The proposed teaching, learning and assessment methodologies are intended to facilitate springboard participants to take ownership of, and responsibility for, their own learning in partnership with the academic faculty.
Specific methods adopted will include:
- Conventional lectures
- Lab practical sessions
- Analysis of case studies
- Group research and project work
- Guest lectures
Students will be actively encouraged and assisted to manage their own studies outside of lectures. This is facilitated by the teaching styles and methods adopted and by placing greater emphasis on practically focused assessment. A particular focus of this programme will be for students to work in collaborative teams with their tutors on a variety of projects. Through this process they will learn key life skills of good teamwork towards achieving a common goal. In addition, the E-learning platform, Moodle, will also provide lecturers and students with a virtual learning environment to complement and enrich the more traditional learning environment.
The programme assessment strategies have been developed to help learners acquire the transferable skills relevant to the workplace. These include working as part of a team, report writing, presentation skills etc.
Methods will include:
- Problem solving exercises
- Practical projects incorporating a variety of competencies and skills
- Case studies
- Research-based projects
- Individual assignments
- Management reports
- Group projects
- Group and individual presentations
- Exams and other time constrained assessments (open and closed book)
Dedicated Programme Leader
From the outset, students will be provided with an array of academic and IT supports to ensure that the varied academic and learning needs of participants are being attended to. All students will be informed of the support mechanisms available throughout their induction and will be provided with the relevant contact details of their dedicated programme leader and level manager.