Module title: Experiencing the Digital City

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

Module code: IMD07108
Module leader: Ian Smith
School School of Computing
Subject area group: Creative and Social Informatics
Prerequisites

Higher Art or Design or equivalent e.g. HNC in a Creative Subject

2019/0, Trimester 1, BLENDED, Edinburgh Napier University
Occurrence: 001
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:
• 1 hour interactive lecture (some face to face, some online) each week, covering aspects of theory, digital media and the experience of the City of Edinburgh (LO 1)
• 1 hour group work seminar each week, where the students’ collaborate to develop a website with the leading theme “100 Views of Edinburgh” using and extending the knowledge gained from published texts and lectures. (LOs 2 &s 5)
• 2 hour practical session each week with tasks to develop digital skills in software tools and production techniques (LOs 3 & 4). These sessions will be used to demonstrate students’ ability to use and adapt design techniques, knowledge about the City and also to develop the group project.
The remaining time will be devoted to individual study and group work including reading, discussion boards on Moodle and field trips to create digital artefacts.


Formative Assessment:
Formative feedback will be provided during interactive lectures, on online discussion boards and seminars. Learners will be encouraged to provide support and constructive feedback to each other during group work and online discussions.

Summative Assessment:
The summative assessment comprises of a group project consisting of digital artefacts with a wrap-around text and an individual essay outlining the key issues in digital media and a short reflection on their approach to the group project


Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Tutorial 60
Independent Learning Guided independent study 140
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200


Assessment
Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Centrally Time Tabled Digital Examination 50 1,2,3,4,5 7 HOURS= 50, WORDS= 0
Project - Written 50 1,2,3,4,5 14 HOURS= 50, WORDS= 0
Component 1 subtotal: 50
Component 2 subtotal: 50
Module subtotal: 100

Description of module content:

This module will cover the theory, design and creation of digital media, with the intention to capture and demonstrate the experience of the City: ideas of space, temporality, and cultural identity in relation to the City of Edinburgh. Students will be invited to discuss semiotics, media images and visual culture of the City, and will learn basic skills in a range of digital capture and web development tools that will allow them to present their own image of the City of Edinburgh. An important part of the module will be group work – the students will collaborate in the construction of personally meaningful digital artefacts using current technological tools.

Learning Outcomes for module:

Upon completion of this module you will be able to

LO1: Demonstrate a knowledge and appreciation of the City and the University.

LO2: Demonstrate the ability to work as a member of team

LO3: Select and use a range of digital tools and design techniques

LO4: Select and use presentation tools and media in an effective manner

LO5: Develop a critical awareness of your own work and that of others

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:

Core - AVRAHAM, E CITIES (2000) : ELSEVIER Vol. 17, 2000
Core - GUSTAFSON P JOURNAL OF ENVIRONMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY (2001) : JOURNAL OF ENVIRONMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY Vol. 21, 5th ed.
Core - LEFEBVRE, H (1991) THE PRODUCTION OF SPACE: WILEY-BLACKWELL, 1st ed. - ISBN: 0631181776
Core - LYNCH, K THE IMAGE OF THE CITY: CAMBRIDGE MA, 1st ed. - ISBN: 0262620014
Core - MACLEOD, G., RACO, M., WARD, K URBAN STUDIES (2003) : CARFAX PUBLISHING Vol. 40, 2003rd ed.
Core - WARDRIP-FRUIN N., MONTFORT N. (2003) THE NEW MEDIA READER: THE MIT PRESS, 1st ed. - ISBN: 0262232278
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