Communication and Information Management

Unit code: VIT1103 | Study level: Undergraduate
12
(Generally, 1 credit = 10 hours of classes and independent study.)
Footscray Nicholson
Online Real Time
VU Sydney
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Overview
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Overview

This unit aims to develop a set of skills associated with professional communication such as oral and written; including technical and online.  Students locate and assemble reliable relevant sources of information for analysis and presentation.  Content includes an overview of the Internet, characteristics and functions of browsers, resources on the Internet, using search engines effectively, and application of IT technology to information gathering and reporting.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:

  1. Conduct basic research by collating and synthesising information from a variety of sources;
  2. Assess and evaluate resources and make judgements and decisions on their reliability and validity;
  3. Demonstrate clear professional communication for specific purposes;
  4. Plan and apply a variety of approaches to design and present researched information to given problem; and
  5. Collaborate with others using effective interpersonal skills to design and develop online material, with responsibility for own output.

Assessment

For Melbourne campuses

Assessment type: Test
|
Grade: 30%
5 Online Quizzes (6% per Quiz)
Assessment type: Portfolio
|
Grade: 20%
Professional Communication Portfolio
Assessment type: Project
|
Grade: 50%
Group Assignment (35%) & Oral Presentation (15%)

Other locations

For students studying at VU Sydney
Assessment type: Test
|
Grade: 30%
5 Online Quizzes (6% per Quiz)
Assessment type: Portfolio
|
Grade: 20%
Professional Communication Portfolio
Assessment type: Project
|
Grade: 50%
Group Assignment (35%) & Oral Presentation (15%)

Required reading

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