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Coursework Assignment Brief
Semester: A15
Module Code:
Module Title: Introduction to Computing
Programme BSc (Honours)
Level: Level 4

Format: Annotated ‘Live News’ database
Presentation: No
Any special requirements: No
Word Limit: n/a
Deadline date for submission: Present to Turnitin by 5pm, Tuesday 31st March.
Learning outcomes to be examined in this assessment Collect, analyse, present and comment upon business data.
Identify the relationship between computer hardware and software.
Describe the most common types of software programmes and explain how they may be used to enhance management functions.
Percentage of marks awarded for module: This assignment is worth 100% of the total marks for the module
Assessment criteria Explanatory comments on the assessment criteria Maximum marks for each section
Content, style, relevance, originality Clear demonstration of rigorous research from recognised authoritative sources and wider media. 40%
Constructive critical analysis, Demonstration of a clear understanding of the issues. Use of academic models and concepts. 40%
Technical competencies Demonstration of a clear grasp of Evernote affordances 20%
Candidates must clearly label their ID Number on additional separate reference, formula or answer sheets.
Assignment Task
Produce an annotated database of ‘Live News’ using Evernote and Google Docs/Sheets
You should use Evernote ( to create, manage and develop a database of clippings and/or other notes from a range of sources and data relevant to the themes of the module.
Your Evernote notebook must include at least 20 Evernote notes (no maximum).
Your notes should include:
• Web clippings
• Google Docs or other Word-processed file
• Google Sheets or other Spreadsheet file
• Multimedia content
• Images
Each Evernote note should be annotated with at least one paragraph of text in your own words. These annotations can be extra information or links, quotes (using Harvard Referencing style) or questions and ideas.
Your annotations should focus on:
• The relationships between hardware and software and other computing actants
• Explain how the technologies discussed in the story or information can enhance or change management functions.
• The issues the story or information raises for business and/or organisations using computing technologies
You should use Evernote’s affordances to link and add value to your entries.
How to submit:
1) Copy your annotations from Evernote into a single Google Docs document.
2) Add the PUBLIC URL* of your Evernote notebook.
3) Add your student ID.
4) Download the Google Docs document
5) Submit the completed document to Turnitin.
Submission must contain your text annotations, public URL of the Evernote notebook and student ID to be assessed. Only notes and annotations added before the hand-in date will be assessed
* To find your public URL:
1. Click -i- on top right corner of open Evernote notebook.
2. Select -modify sharing- button.
3. Select “publish” button. Copy the public URL.
4. Select “done” button.
5. Test by logging out of your Evernote account. Can you still access the notebook using the public URL?
Total marks for assignment: 100

Marking Criteria
Pass: In order to achieve a pass, your Evernote notebook should include at least 20 ‘notes and annotations’. These should be from a range of sources. Your annotations should demonstrate an understanding of the key concepts of the module and how they can help us understand the material you have curated
2.2: In order to achieve a 2:2 grade, your notebook should include a range of different digital data. You should use the affordances of Evernote to add value to these entries through the use of annotations, links, tags and other material.
2.1: In order to achieve a 2:1 grade, your annotations should be critical insofar as they demonstrate awareness of the sources you are using and how those sources fit into the information economy.
First: In order to achieve a First class mark, your notebook should form a critical database of structured material that brings together the themes of the module with the latest news, debates and discussions. Your annotations and use of Evernote’s affordances should demonstrate an awareness of the potential and problems raised by networked data, news and information.