The theme of the module is the practical reality of information studies. The main component of the module is a three-to-four-month practice oriented work placement, where students collaborate on solving an issue on the basis of Information Studies in a relevant company, organisation or institution. The idea is for students to develop a knowledge and understanding of the concrete work reality that this programme is directed towards. The work practice will be elucidated in a written report on the basis of the theory and methods of the entire study programme.
As part of the practice oriented work placement, students are expected to carry out an interview with their company, organisation or institution. The interview must elucidate the company, organisation or institution's need for the student's knowledge, skills and competences. The interview will be included in the report as an appendix and also as part of the report in the shape of a brief, edited summary.
In exceptional circumstances, the Study Board may approve that the practice oriented project is not undertaken at a company or organisation, but at the University in the shape of a constructed case directed towards implementing knowledge within Information Studies in practice.
The module also comprises:
Academic supervision will be offered and the teaching will be organised as a practice oriented work placement.
In this module students will acquire knowledge of:
In this module students will acquire skills in:
In this module students will acquire competences in:
|Name of exam||Information Studies in Practice|
|Type of exam|
Oral exam based on a projectThe examination is a conversation between the student(s) and the examiner based on a project report produced individually or in a group. The project report/written work will be considered the shared responsibility of the group. Students will be examined and assessed on the basis of the entire project report, and one combined grade will be awarded each student for the project report and the oral performance.
Literature foundation: 2500 standard pages supervisor approved, self-selected literature related to the project.
In case a large or several smaller products that the students have made or provided significant contributions to in the course of the internship is handed in along with the project, literature foundation is reduced by 50 % - ie to 1250 pages.
The project report: total number of pages must be no less than 15 pages and no more than 20 pages per student in a project group, and 30 pages if written individually.
Duration of examination: 20 minutes per student and 10 minutes per group for assessment and announcement of result, although no longer than a total of two hours. 30 minutes in total for individual examinations.
Any re-examinations will be held on the basis of the revised project report.
All written and all electronic aids
|Assessment||7-point grading scale|
|Type of grading||Internal examination|
|Criteria of assessment||At oral group examinations, the examination must be conducted
in such a way that individual
assessment of each individual student’s performance is ensured.
The project report and the conversation must demonstrate that the student fulfils the objectives for the module stated above.
In the evaluation of the examination performance, the grade 12 will only be awarded to students who give an excellent performance and demonstrate that they have fulfilled the above objectives exhaustively or with only few insignificant omissions.
|Danish title||Information Studies in Practice|
|Language of instruction||English|
|Location of the lecture||Campus Aalborg|
|Responsible for the module|
|Study Board||Study Board of Communication and Digital Media|
|Department||Department of Communication and Psychology|
|Faculty||The Faculty of Humanities|