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2017/2018  BA-BINMO3001U  Information Organization in Practice

English Title
Information Organization in Practice

Course information

Language English
Course ECTS 7.5 ECTS
Type Mandatory
Level Bachelor
Duration One Quarter
Start time of the course Spring, Third Quarter
Timetable Course schedule will be posted at calendar.cbs.dk
Study board
Study Board for BA in Information Management
Course coordinator
  • Attila Marton - DIGI
Main academic disciplines
  • Organization
Last updated on 02-06-2017

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Learning objectives
To achieve the grade 12, students should meet the following learning objectives with no or only minor mistakes or errors:
  • 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
  • assess and criticise key practices and related concepts of information organization
Information Organization in Practice:
Exam ECTS 7,5
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 Individual oral exam based on written group product
Number of people in the group 3-4
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 and Spring
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.
Course content and structure

With the rise of the internet and digital media, practices of information organization 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 introduce and explore the intricacies of fundamental concepts (e.g. information, record) 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. topic maps, wikis) 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 primarily case-based.
Feedback during the teaching period
Feedback will be given at the oral exam.
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
Expected literature

Please, refer to the LEARN page of the course for mandatory and recommended readings.

Last updated on 02-06-2017