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2013/2014  BA-2IOP  Information Organization in Practice

English Title
Information Organization in Practice

Course information

Language English
Exam ECTS 7.5 ECTS
Type Mandatory
Level Bachelor
Duration One Quarter
Course period Spring, Third Quarter
Time Table Please see course schedule at e-Campus
Study board
Study Board for BA in Information Management
Course coordinator
  • Attila Marton - Department of IT Mangement (ITM)
Main academic disciplines
  • Management of Information and Knowledge Management
Last updated on 30-01-2014
Learning objectives
By the end of the course, students will be able to
  • explain core practices and themes in information organization
  • apply concepts of information organization in practice
  • contrast conventional and new practices of information organization
  • generalise practices and concepts into overarching themes
  • generalise practices and concepts into overarching themes
Information Organization in Practice:
Examination form Oral exam based on written product

In order to participate in the oral exam, the written product must be handed in before the oral exam; by the set deadline. The grade is based on an overall assessment of the written product and the individual oral performance.
Individual or group exam Group exam, max. 4 students in the group
Individual oral exam in curriculum, based on
a project written in groups
Size of written product Max. 15 pages
Assignment type Written assignment
Written product to be submitted on specified date and time.
20 min. per student, including examiners' discussion of grade, and informing plus explaining the grade
Preparation time No preparation
Grading scale 7-step scale
Examiner(s) Internal examiner and second internal examiner
Exam period Spring Term
Make-up exam/re-exam
Same examination form as the ordinary exam
Students who did not attend or failed the regular oral exam are re‐examined through an oral examination in curriculum based on the paper submitted for the regular exam. Students who were ill during the authoring of the paper will be re‐examined through an oral examination in curriculum based on an individual paper.
Same examination form as the ordinary exam
Course content and structure
With the rise of the internet and digital media, practices of information management are in a stage of transition away from the conventional paradigm based on retrieving information stored in silos of knowledge towards a new paradigm based on networking and digital infrastructures. The core aim of the course is to develop an expansive understanding of this new paradigm and, thus, of the increasing importance of information and its organization for business and government but also everyday living.

In more detail, the course will embark upon an endeavour to explore the intricacies of fundamental concepts (e.g. information, document) and the changes these concepts are going through due to the internet and the services it affords. It is against this backdrop that the course will continue upon its exploratory journey by discussing new practices of information organization (e.g. the semantic web, commons-based peer production) as well as the implications of these practices on economic ventures, organized collaboration and many other domains of social interaction.
Teaching methods
Based on the principles of student‐centred learning, the learning methods will be a mix of interactive lectures, case studies, practical exercises, group and class discussions as well as student presentations.
Student workload
Lectures 10 hours
Preparation for lectures 40 hours
Seminars 20 hours
Preparation for seminars 40 hours
Group assignments and feedback 60 hours
Exam (incl. preparation) 40 hours
Last updated on 30-01-2014