Short Course - 15 credits at SCQF level 11
Networking 15 SCQF credits at level 11

This module will enable you to evaluate recent technologies for information dissemination.

You will develop your ability to create a practical strategy for information dissemination, and develop your skill in the practical implementation of these technologies.

This course has one study option

Mode of Attendance

  • Online Learning

Mode of Study

  • Part Time

Start Date


Course Length

15 weeks

On completion of this module, you will be able to:

  1. Critically assess a variety of information dissemination technologies
  2. Critically evaluate the contribution of a range of information dissemination technologies to provide enhanced visibility and performance for an information service
  3. Apply the principles of information dissemination to the creation of a plan for raising the profile of an information service
  4. Apply recent technologies in the dissemination of information for an information service

Topics covered:

  • HTML
  • Web 1 and Web 2.0
  • Blogs
  • Wikis
  • RSS (Really Simple Syndication)
  • Podcasts
  • Mashups
  • Knowledge Management techniques


The University regularly reviews its courses. Course content and structure may change over time. See our course and module disclaimer for more information.

Learning Methods

You will learn through a mix of online lectures, interactive work and self-guided study. Attendance at the University is therefore not required.


All learning outcomes will be assessed by an exercise requiring the design and implementation of an information dissemination strategy.


Academic Support

The Inclusion Centre advises and supports students who disclose a sensory or mobility impairment, chronic medical condition, mental health issue, dyslexia and other specific learning differences. Applicants are encouraged to arrange a pre-entry visit to discuss any concerns and to view the facilities.

Online Learning & Support

All online learning students, benefit from using our collaborative virtual learning environment, CampusMoodle. You will be provided with 24/7 online access to your learning material and resources, along with the ability to interact with your class members and tutors for discussion and support.

Study Skills Support

The Study Support Team provides training and support to all students in:

  • Academic writing
  • Study skills (note taking, exam techniques, time management, presentation)
  • Maths and statistics
  • English language
  • Information technology support

Library Support

The Library offers support for your course, including the books, eBooks, and journals you will need. We also offer online reading lists for many modules, workshops and drop-ins on searching skills and referencing, and much more.


This course is ideal for students who possess an undergraduate honours degree in any discipline or who have relevant work experience.

All international students, for whom English is not their first language, will need either IELTS 6.5 or its equivalent in TOEFL.


For Session 2021/2022

  • Course fees: £1,030

Additional Costs

The following course-related costs are not included in the course fees:


For new intakes course fees are reviewed and published annually for each mode of delivery. Tuition fees are fixed for the duration of a course at the rate confirmed in the offer letter.  For further information see:


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