ITO1000 - Digitalization - Supplementary Course Technology


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Assignment
Grade: Letter grades

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Assignment 100/100

Course content

The ongoing digitalization of society is often described as the 4th technological revolution. It brings new opportunities and challenges through changes in both business and society (industry production, business, culture and public services). This affects us as individuals and citizens, in our daily life and in work life. Basic understanding of technology itself as well as its contexts of use is a prerequisite for making sound decisions, to exploit and govern development and use - locally as well as globally. The course gives a basic introduction to the digital technologies that contribute to shape our society. Furthermore, a general overview over current topics related to the deployment of technology: trends, opportunities and challenges. Topics of relevance to the participants' study program may be explored by the students in their own project, primarily in groups.

Learning outcome


A student that completes the course should have:

  • a general knowledge of core technologies and topics, issues and terms related to digitalization (and other enabling technologies: nano -, bio -, material -, electrical -,)
  • the ability to recognize opportunities and challenges related to digitalization in organizations
  • Recognize properties of work processes and systems where digitalization has/might play a role (improvement, efficiency, side-effects)
  • Recognize what digitalization is and might entail for business and society in Norway, and in a larger perspective
  • knowledge of real cases and digitalization projects with both positive and adverse effects
  • knowledge of the basic principles for professional integrity and respect for others data and privacy (copyright, Creative Commons, sharing of information).


A student that completes the course should:

  • be able to reflect on differing aspects the digitalization of society and business
  • can perform secure digital collaboration (synchronous og asynchronous virtual meetings, co-writing, coordination and management of meetings, use secure storage and information sharing)
  • have a general overview of where ones own data is and its vulnerability ('cloud' versus local data, digital traces, back-up)
  • use available information resources to obtain trustworthy research in order to explore research questions
  • be aware of professional ethical guidelines in order to sustain and develop them for a sustainable society.

General knowledge

A student that completes the course should:

  • be able to communicate with colleagues on the various aspects of digitalization
  • Know of the moral implications related to the use of technology in work and society

Learning methods and activities

Online teaching: Modul-based learning resources with exercises online. Two joint Webinars, and local personally managed seminars with groupwork and co-writing. Student-active forms of learning with fellow student evaluation. The course is offered to most of the science bachelor students at all campuses. See limitations under Further on evaluation.

Learning resources such as reading material, video-lectures, relevant literature and public sources is to be used. Learning activities can be quizes, webinars, excercises and reflection task (academic writing). Some excercises will be in in groups using digital collaboration. The reflection task (in groups) may be used to explore topics relevant for the student's study program with a problem-based focus. All mandatory assignments in the course must be delivered and approved before the final project report is delivered.

Compulsory assignments

  • Exercise 2
  • Exercise 1

Further on evaluation

Project report: Academic text in group with a digitization theme. Mandatory assignments: The project report is developed through individual contributions (fellow student feedback) and in groups with presentation and discussion in two webinars. Retake of the course at the next completion of the course.

Please note that the course cannot be included in the degree at these Bachelor`s degree programs:

• Informatics (BIT)

• Computer Scince (BIDATA)

• Digital Business Development (ITBAITBEDR)

• Digital Infrastructure and Cyber Security (BDIGSEC)

• Information Technology (ITBAINFO)

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
IT1604 5.0 AUTUMN 2023

Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Intermediate course, level II


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2023

Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2024

Language of instruction: Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Computer and Information Science
  • Computer Science
  • Technological subjects
Contact information


Examination arrangement: Assignment

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn ORD Assignment 100/100



Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD Assignment 100/100 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
  • * The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date. If more than one room is listed, you will find your room at Studentweb.

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