Module title: Being Digital

SCQF level: 07:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: IMD07102
Module leader: Fiona Stewart
School School of Computing
Subject area group: Creative and Social informatics
Prerequisites

N/A

2018/9, Trimester 1, Face-to-Face, Edinburgh Napier University
Occurrence: 002
Primary mode of delivery: Face-to-Face
Location of delivery: MERCHISTON
Partner: Edinburgh Napier University
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Fiona Stewart
Module Organiser:


Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
Learning & Teaching methods including their alignment to LOs
2 hour lecture each week covering critical aspects of digital media and the
• uses of digital technology within contemporary society (LOs 1&2).
• 2 hour practical session each week focussed around a weekly task utilising appropriate instruction materials. By completing each task the student will extend the knowledge gained from the published texts and lectures. These sessions will also be used to develop formative courseworks, designed to demonstrate students’ ability to use and adapt current technology (LO3).A series of learning events supporting the development of academic literacy and graduate attributes will be integrated (LO4).
The remaining time will be devoted to directed study, where a comprehensive list of references will be supplied in order to illustrate advanced practice, these will incorporate videos, books, papers and websites, which will be updated regularly.

Assessment
Students will design and produce digital media artefacts to a given brief (LOs 1-4). These tasks will be supplemented by a written report that will require students to demonstrate research and study skills, note-taking and academic literacy (LOs 1, 2 & 4).


Formative Assessment:
The University is currently undertaking work to improve the quality of information provided on methods of assessment and feedback. Please refer to the section on Learning and Teaching Approaches above for further information about this module’s learning, teaching and assessment practices, including formative and summative approaches.

Summative Assessment:
The University is currently undertaking work to improve the quality of information provided on methods of assessment and feedback. Please refer to the section on Learning and Teaching Approaches above for further information about this module’s learning, teaching and assessment practices, including formative and summative approaches.

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Lecture 24
Face To Face Practical classes and workshops 24
Independent Learning Guided independent study 152
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200


Assessment
Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Project - Written 50 1,2,3 7 HOURS= 50, WORDS= 0
Project - Written 50 1,2,4 14 HOURS= 50, WORDS= 0
Component 1 subtotal: 100
Component 2 subtotal: 0
Module subtotal: 100

Description of module content:

The module will make links between digital media production and critical theory. Attention will be paid to ethical debates surrounding digital media and its use. The module will also discuss the adoption of digital technology, its impact on society and future and emerging issues. The content will be shaped by current technological developments and research within the school.

The module will also encompass key academic literacy skills and the development of graduate attributes appropriate to a first year student.

Learning Outcomes for module:

Upon completion of this module you will be able to:

LO1: Demonstrate a technological understanding of current digital and interactive media practice

LO2: Demonstrate an understanding of the cultural role of current digital and interactive media practice

LO3: Design and produce digital media artefacts to a given brief

LO4: Demonstrate key academic literacy skills

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:

Core - COLSON, R (2007) THE FUNDAMENTALS OF DIGITAL ART, 1st ed. - ISBN: 2940373582
Core - WARDRIP-FRUIN,N & MONTFORT N (2003) THE NEW MEDIA READER, 1st ed. - ISBN: 0262232278
Core - LISTER,M ET AL (2009) NEW MEDIA: A CRITICAL INTRODUCTION, 2nd ed.
Core - TANNENBAUM, R (1998) THEORETICAL FOUNDATIONS OF MULTIMEDIA, 1st ed. - ISBN: 0716783215
Core - MANOVICH,L THE LANGUAGE OF NEW MEDIA, 1st ed. - ISBN: 0262632551
Core - NEGROPONTE, N (1996) BEING DIGITAL: VINTAGE, 1st ed. - ISBN: 0679762906
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