Module title: Listening

SCQF level: 11:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: IMD11116
Module leader: Iain McGregor
School School of Computing
Subject area group: Creative and Social Informatics
Prerequisites

N/A

2018/9, Trimester 2, Online, Edinburgh Napier University
Occurrence: 002
Primary mode of delivery: Online
Location of delivery: MERCHISTON
Partner: Edinburgh Napier University
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Iain McGregor
Module Organiser:


Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
Learning & Teaching methods including their alignment to LOs
The online lectures will address the first three learning outcomes by providing the theoretical background to acoustics, hearing, listening, soundscapes and perceptual audio evaluation (LO1-3). The tutorials will address the fourth learning outcome by reviewing published listening research, as well as providing the students with a forum to discuss their own piece of listening research, including peer review (LO4).

Assessment (formative or summative)
Formative assessment will be addressed by weekly tutorials, where students will receive feedback about their progress. Summative assessment will be provided by the final 4000 word report. All four learning outcomes will be assessed by both the formative and summative assessments (LO1-4).


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)
Online Lecture 24
Online Tutorial 24
Online 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
Report 100 1-4 13 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 4000
Component 1 subtotal: 100
Component 2 subtotal: 0
Module subtotal: 100

Description of module content:

You will study the properties of sound, which are also known as acoustics. This includes vibration, waves and transmission. You will then progress to psychoacoustics, which relates to hearing, and includes: anatomy, mechanisms and processes.
Listening is then addressed in terms of: objects, music and language. Soundscapes, or the unique listening experience of a place, identity and memory are explored. Finally different approaches of Perceptual Audio Evaluation are considered, specifically: design, procedure and analysis.

Learning Outcomes for module:

Upon completion of this module you will be able to
LO1: Demonstrate a conceptual understanding of acoustical principles
LO2: Critically review research into the underlying processes of listening
LO3: Critically appraise perceptual audio evaluation methods
LO4: Produce a piece of listening research

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:
Listening IMD11116