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Module Title
Digital Media Platforms And Practices
Reference BS1288 Version 4
Created July 2017 SCQF Level SCQF 7
Approved August 2010 SCQF Points 15
Amended August 2017 ECTS Points 7.5

Aims of Module
To introduce students to theory and practice relating to digital media. The module will discuss how and why we go online; the uses that can be made of Web 2.0, including for knowledge management, communication and business; collaborative platforms and issues of identity, anonymity and privacy online.

Learning Outcomes for Module
On completion of this module, students are expected to be able to:
1 Evaluate the quality of digital media from a variety of viewpoints (aesthetics, usability, technical efficiency etc)
2 Demonstrate an understanding of current practices and platforms.
3 Be able to engage with social networking and Web 2.0 tools.

Indicative Module Content
The module starts with a review of digital strategy. Digital media developments and motivations for usage from both consumer and business perspectives are then examined. Students also explore a variety of contemporary web uses from a business perspective, including media communications, branding and marketing.

Module Delivery
The module will be delivered using a mixture of lectures, computer lab work and the use of relevant digital media. In addition, students will be directed to work independently through a series of online exercises.

Indicative Student Workload Full Time Part Time
Contact Hours 30 N/A
Non-Contact Hours 120 N/A
Placement/Work-Based Learning Experience [Notional] Hours N/A N/A
Actual Placement hours for professional, statutory or regulatory body    

If a major/minor model is used and box is ticked, % weightings below are indicative only.
Component 1
Type: Coursework Weighting: 100% Outcomes Assessed: 1, 2, 3
Description: Students will be required to produce a blog focused on a specific theme, and to add to it with their own content, plus critical discussions of issues arising within the module.

Explanatory Text
The module is assessed by one component: C1 - Coursework - 100% weighting. Module Pass Mark = Grade D (40%)
Module Grade Minimum Requirements to achieve Module Grade:
A 70% or above
B 60% - 69%
C 50% - 59%
D 40% - 49%
E 35% - 39%
F 0% - 34%
NS Non-submission of work by published deadline or non-attendance for examination

Module Requirements
Prerequisites for Module None in addition to SCQF7 entry requirements or equivalent.
Corequisites for module None.
Precluded Modules None.

1 CHAFFEY, D. and SMITH, P.R., 2017. Digital marketing excellence: planning, optimizing and integrating online marketing. 5th ed. Oxon: Routledge
2 SMART INSIGHTS, 2018. Plan, manage and optimize your marketing. [online]. Leeds: Smart Insights. Available from: [Accessed 13 April 2018].
3 MOZ, 2018. The Moz Blog. [online]. Seattle: Moz. Available from: [Accessed 13 April 2018].
4 ECONSULTANCY, 2018. Practical, relevant and immediate. [online]. London: Econsultancy. Available from: [Accessed 13 April 2018].
5 FILL, C. and TURNBULL, S., 2016. Marketing communications: discovery, creation and conversions. 7th ed. Harlow: Pearson.

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