Official course description:
Full info last published 21/08-20

Computational Literacies

Course info
Language:
English
ECTS points:
7.5
Course code:
KBCOLIT1KU
Participants max:
140
Offered to guest students:
yes
Offered to exchange students:
yes
Offered as a single subject:
yes
Price (single subject):
10625 DKK (incl. vat)
Programme
Level:
MSc. Master
Programme:
MSc in Digital Innovation & Management
Staff
Course manager
Postdoc
Course manager
Associate Professor, Head of study programme
Teacher
Part-time Lecturer
Teaching Assistant
Teaching Assistant (TA)
Teaching Assistant
Teaching Assistant (TA)
Teaching Assistant
Teaching Assistant (TA)
Teaching Assistant
Teaching Assistant (TA)
Teaching Assistant
Teaching Assistant (TA)
Course semester
Semester
Efterår 2020
Start
24 August 2020
End
31 January 2021
Exam
Exam type
ordinær
Internal/External
ekstern censur
Grade Scale
7-trinsskala
Exam Language
GB
Abstract

The overall aim of this course is to enable students to understand and participate in IT development cycles. 

The course is at introduction level, and well-suited for student with limited or no technical background.

Description

Computational Literacies is designed to introduce a wide range of topics in the field of computer science to students who have limited or no prior technical background. Students will learn key concepts, study major trends, and perform computational activities towards a pragmatic goal of empowering users through IT product development. This course does NOT aim to provide theoretical foundation or historical survey of computing. Instead, we will focus on pragmatic application of theoretical concepts in computational thinking over 14 weeks through 7 learning modules (2 weeks per module) where students will:

(1) Learn to analyze, design, and evaluate IT solutions in their context of use;

(2) Apply computational thinking skills to effectively address real world problems;

(3) Incorporate abstraction into programs and create data-driven public narratives;

(4) Explore computing as a socio-cultural phenomenon with political implications;

(5) Develop professional skills and expertise for ethically responsible computing.

Formal prerequisites
Intended learning outcomes

After the course, the student should be able to:

  • Identify key concepts and key activities in IT development.
  • Describe the design and development of an IT project at a high level of abstraction.
  • Discuss the historical context of IT development projects, tools, and methods.
  • Reflect on the roles and responsibilities of different stakeholders including users, analysts, project managers, and developers.
  • Develop a workflow for an IT development process
Learning activities

Students need to perform THREE learning activities according to course schedule.

(1) Required readings:

a. BEFORE lecture: Read the ‘Required readings’ assigned for the week (available through https://learnit.itu.dk/) and write down any questions/doubts you have.

b. DURING lecture: Take notes; ask questions and clarify your doubts; participate in classroom discussions; be professional and use class time for course activities.

(2) Workshop: Students will perform individual and group learning tasks with help from Teaching Assistants (TA) every week immediately after lecture. During workshop sessions, students are expected to carry on various theoretical and practical tasks, and further on present their work and results.

(3) Final exam: For the final exam, students will submit an approximately 10-page document answering a number of questions based on course curriculum and workshop activities. Specific requirements for the submission will be provided through LearnIt.


Mandatory activities

There are no mandatory activities in this course

The student will receive the grade NA (not approved) at the ordinary exam, if the mandatory activities are not approved and the student will use an exam attempt.

Course literature

The course literature is published in the course page in LearnIT.

Student Activity Budget
Estimated distribution of learning activities for the typical student
  • Preparation for lectures and exercises: 25%
  • Lectures: 20%
  • Exercises: 20%
  • Assignments: 5%
  • Exam with preparation: 10%
  • Other: 20%
Ordinary exam
Exam type:
C: Submission of written work, External (7-point scale)
Exam variation:
C11: Submission of written work
Exam submisson description:
For the exam, students will submit an approximately 10-page document answering a number of questions that cover the curriculum. There is no formal requirement regarding the minimal or maximal number of pages.

The specific requirements for the submission will be provided in the exam sheet published in learnIT.


reexam
Exam type:
C: Submission of written work, External (7-point scale)
Exam description:
The specific requirements for the submission will be provided in the exam sheet published in learnIT.
Time and date
Ordinary Exam - submission Mon, 7 Dec 2020, 08:00 - 14:00