INFS1020 -
Digital Work Environments 

General Details

Unit Coordinator: Daniel Schlagwein

In this first year unit for the BIS major, students learn what it is like to enter the digital workplace and develop useful skills in data literacy, how to personally brand for job recruitment, and how to communicate in digital channels.

Difficulty: Not difficult

The content itself is not difficult, however, to succeed in this unit, strong critical thinking and being able to apply the main concepts is crucial. Although attending the tutorials are not compulsory, it is recommended as the activities demonstrate the application of key concepts.

Things to Consider Before Enrolling:

Students should choose a group that actively participates in class activities as many tutorials involve team-based learning with the group chosen for the assignment.

"Since this is a core subject, students majoring in BIS must pass this course to fulfil the requirements of the major. INFS1020 is a double pass so, regardless of other assessments, a mark of at least 50% must be scored in the final exam."

The individual assignment is also peer marked and this influences the mark attained.

Subject Difficulty

Assesment Breakdown

Individual Assignment (15%)

This involves creating a 3-minute video that answers a series of questions. Students should demonstrate self-reflection, critical analysis, creativity and appropriate video techniques (i.e. positioning, lighting, audio and camera quality, etc) to attain a high mark.

Mid-term Exam (20%)

This consists of 30 multiple choice and short answer questions.

Group Project (25%)

This project includes conducting research and providing a digital solution for the client’s issue in the given scenario. This is to be delivered in a 10-minute presentation. After the presentation, the markers can ask impromptu questions so it is important that all team members are familiar with each other’s parts.

Final Exam (40%)

Due to COVID-19, this exam has been modified to an online submission essay. From when the question is released, there is a limited number of days to complete this task.