Module title: Being Digital

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

Module code: IMD07102
Module leader: Ian Smith
School School of Computing
Subject area group: Creative and Social Informatics
Prerequisites

N/A

2019/0, Trimester 1, BLENDED, Edinburgh Napier University
Occurrence: 002
Primary mode of delivery: BLENDED
Location of delivery: MERCHISTON
Partner: Edinburgh Napier University
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Ian Smith
Module Organiser:


Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
The module will make links between web based digital production and critical theory. Attention will be paid to ethical, legal and social debates surrounding the web 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.

Formative Assessment:
The students will be provided with formative assessment during the weekly tutorials that will inform both assessment instruments.

Summative Assessment:
Students will design and produce digital media artefacts to a given brief (LOs 1-3). These tasks will be supplemented by a written report that will require students to Demonstrate an awareness of the ethical, legal and social implications of the Web (LO 4)..

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 70 1,2,3 14/15 HOURS= 50, WORDS= 0
Project - Written 30 4 9 , WORDS= 1500
Component 1 subtotal: 100
Component 2 subtotal: 0
Module subtotal: 100

Description of module content:

The module will make links between web based digital production and critical theory. Attention will be paid to ethical, legal and social debates surrounding the web 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.

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 an awareness of the ethical, legal and social implications of the Web

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:
IMD07102 Being Digital