Core Module Information
Module title: Digital Storytelling

SCQF level: 09:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: IMD09104
Module leader: Ian Smith
School School of Computing, Engineering and the Built Environment
Subject area group: Applied Informatics

Module code IMD08104
Module title Digital Video
Examples of equivalent learning: HND Interactive Media Design

Description of module content:

Within the context of Digital Storytelling the following topics will be covered:
• Cinema, Television, Video Games, Cross-Media Production & Responsive Environments
• Visual Literacy & Digital Literacy
• Linear Narrative, Non-linear Narrative & Interactive Narrative
• Localisation and Internationalisation
• Cultural Influences with specific reference to European, North American and Asian Media

Learning Outcomes for module:

Upon completion of this module you will be able to
LO1: Demonstrate a practical understanding of the methods and techniques used in the conception and development of digital storytelling.
LO2: Demonstrate a critical awareness of alternative forms of interaction, their conventions, potential and suitability for use within digital storytelling.
LO3: Critically appraise issues, influences and trends in digital storytelling.
LO4: Design a concept model for an interactive story.
LO5: Produce a significant narrative driven portfolio artefact to a given brief and project schedule.

Full Details of Teaching and Assessment
2022/3, Trimester 1, FACE-TO-FACE, Edinburgh Napier University
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: FACE-TO-FACE
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:
Learning & Teaching methods including their alignment to LOs
Blended format using lectures and practical instruction supplemented with VLE resources detailing directed and reflective study. Lectures will be two hours in length and will cover technology, development and design. In addition a weekly case study or design exercise will provide additional insight into current trends and developments in digital storytelling (all LOs).

The practical sessions will consist of direct support to the development of the student courseworks through class-based and computer-mediated discussions (all LOs).

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.

Formative Assessment:
Regular formative feedback on project development provided during tutorial sessions

Summative Assessment:
Design a concept model for an interactive story.
Produce a significant narrative driven portfolio artefact to a given brief and project schedule (LOs 1, 2, 3, 4,5).

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Lecture 24
Face To Face Tutorial 12
Face To Face Practical classes and workshops 12
Independent Learning Guided independent study 152
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Project - Practical 100 1,2,3,4,5 14/15 HOURS= 00.00, WORDS= 0
Component 1 subtotal: 100
Component 2 subtotal: 0
Module subtotal: 100

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:
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