Short Title:Personal Productivity and IT
Full Title:Personal Productivity and Information Technology
Module Code:APPS H1005
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:6
Field of Study:Computer Use
Module Delivered in 1 programme(s)
Module Author:Peter Geraghty
Module Description:Learners will have the ability to assess and choose appropriate technologies to support personal productivity processes. Students will demonstrate competency in the use of digital productivity tools by producing content set to specified standards.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Identify and implement best practice in the application of technology to support personal productivity.
LO2 Select and apply appropriate tools to support personal productivity in a digitally enabled learning environment.
LO3 Demonstrate competency in the use of a computer, produce documents, managege files, design spreadsheets and create and deliver a presentation.
LO4 Engage in group discussion & presentation of study & research findings.
Pre-requisite learning
Co-requisite Modules
No Co-requisite modules listed

Module Content & Assessment

Content (The percentage workload breakdown is inidcative and subject to change) %
Living in a Digital Society
Security issues & counter-measures, privacy considerations, ethical use of computer systems. Web 2.0
Productivity Tool Kit
Word processing, Spreadsheets, Presentation software, file management, collaboration platforms, virtual learning environment, Communication Tools, Collaboration & Sharing Tools, Image, Audio & Video Tools.
Data & Information Acquisition and Management
Information sources. Search techniques. Referencing (Harvard method). Data analysis. Personal data.
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work100.00%
Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Continuous Assessment Weekly lab tasks to assess skills developed during lab sessions. 2,3 20.00 Every Week
Multiple Choice Questions 10 multiple choice quizzes relating to the concepts and knowledge of best practice relating to the use of productivity tools 1 20.00 Every Week
Written Report Assesses the application of best practice in document formatting applied to an inter-module assignment. 3 10.00 Week 5
Project In small groups learners execute the research, analysis, presentation of results processes and comment on technologies used to achieve outcomes. 2,3,4 30.00 Week 7
Practical/Skills Evaluation In Lab assignments focus on the integration of productivity tools. 3 20.00 Sem 1 End
No End of Module Formal Examination
Reassessment Requirement
Coursework Only
This module is reassessed solely on the basis of re-submitted coursework. There is no repeat written examination.

IT Tallaght reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment


Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecturer/Lab Class/Lab based Instruction 3.00 Every Week 3.00
Independent Learning Time Complete weekly assignments & develop practical skills. 2.00 Every Week 2.00
Independent Learning Time Read/Research/Study & independent learning time. 4.00 Every Week 4.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 9.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 3.00
This module has no Part Time workload.

Module Resources

Required Book Resources
  • David M. Kroenke, Earl McKinney,, Processes, Systems, and Information [ISBN: 9780132783477]
This module does not have any article/paper resources
Other Resources

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
TA_HEURS_B Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in European Studies 2 Mandatory