Exciting New 2nd Year Elective 'Analogue Pasts, Digital Futures'

Analogue Pasts, Digital Futures
Monday, August 29, 2016 - 10:00

We are delighted to announce our new elective undergraduate stream open to 2nd year students.

This module will explore the transformation from the analogue to the digital in the study of our past and the diverse ways that new tools, methods, and technologies, and the vast amount of information available to us, from the World Wide Web to social media, augment our understandings of the present while providing new avenues of research and innovative means to approach traditional fields of expertise.

Students registering for this stream will delve into a number of technologies and methods that transform our engagement with primary data, such as 2D and 3D visualisation, crowdsourcing, augmented and virtual reality, text encoding, serious games, and web archiving.

In addition to lectures, there will be hands-on labs and supervised practical exercises in which students will have the opportunity to learn by doing. Classes will encourage active learning through discussion, group work, critical thinking exercises, and short presentations.

The learning outcomes of the module will be assessed via continuous assessment that will provide feedback at various stages of the course and will help students to identify the areas that require improvement.

There are no prerequisites for this module.

Check out the course webpage for more information. For more general information about the elective streams see here.