SEL3405 : Dissertation: Digital Exhibition
SEL3405 : Dissertation: Digital Exhibition
- Offered for Year: 2023/24
- Module Leader(s): Dr Ruth Connolly
- Lecturer: Dr Stacy Gillis
- Owning School: English Lit, Language & Linguistics
- Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
Your programme is made up of credits, the total differs on programme to programme.
|Semester 1 Credit Value:||20|
|Semester 2 Credit Value:||20|
|European Credit Transfer System|
Modules you must have done previously to study this module
|SEL2210||Independent Research Project|
|SEL2218||Research Project in English Literature & History|
Pre Requisite Comment
Pre-requisite is EITHER SEL2210 OR SEL2218; pre-requisite can be waived, under certain circumstances, on application to the DPD or DELT.
Modules you need to take at the same time
Co Requisite Comment
This module allows students to select a topic of their choice and to develop an online exhibition based on that topic. Students may draw on text, image, sound files and film clips to develop their exhibition. Students will learn:
1. how to choose and develop a topic suitable for an exhibition.
1. how to compose a narrative appropriate for the audiences accessing an exhibition.
2. how to use web-publishing platforms to create an online exhibition.
Outline Of Syllabus
In the first semester, the focus will be on seminars and practice-based workshops:
1. Seminars will introduce students to the principles of selecting a text appropriate for an exhibition, to theories of the archive and of object biography, to examples of existing online and physical exhibitions, and to the principles of independent research.
2. Practice-based workshops will train students in how to design and edit their exhibition site using an open-source web-publishing platform.
In the second semester, the focus will be on one-to-one sessions, and on practical sessions in computer clusters:
1. One-to-one sessions will support students in the process of researching and drafting the content of their exhibitions.
2. Practical sessions in computer clusters will give students the space to develop and finalise their online exhibitions.
Intended Knowledge Outcomes
Students will gain:
1. knowledge of a particular topic in depth through extended independent study
2. knowledge of theories of the archive and of object biography
3. knowledge of exhibition spaces and how they are designed and developed
4. knowledge of open-source web-publishing platforms
Intended Skill Outcomes
Students will gain skills in:
1. using web-publishing platforms
2. writing for public audiences
3. designing for the web
4. assembling and documenting reading appropriate to a topic
6. independent- and group-working
7. seeing a self-directed project through to completion
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||1||205:00||205:00||N/A|
|Guided Independent Study||Directed research and reading||1||100:00||100:00||N/A|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Practical||4||2:00||8:00||Desk-top analysis of existing digital exhibitions|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Small group teaching||5||2:00||10:00||N/A|
|Guided Independent Study||Skills practice||1||56:00||56:00||N/A|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Dissertation/project related supervision||3||2:00||6:00||N/A|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Scheduled on-line contact time||5||3:00||15:00||workshops working with the digital platform.|
Teaching Rationale And Relationship
Small group teaching introduces students to the theories and concepts of the module.
The workshops supply the skills training in online platforms.
Supervisions provide focused support for individual projects.
Guided independent study builds in time for students to research their projects, practise newly-acquired skills and to prepare their assessment.
Practicals supports the acquisition of knowledge about digital exhibition spaces by analysing digital exhibition sites.
The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners
|Report||1||A||15||Project outline including research bibliography -1000-1500 words|
|Design/Creative proj||2||A||85||Online Exhibition: 30-60 items with accompanying word count of 3500-4500 words|
Assessment Rationale And Relationship
The report ensures the student has produced an account of their chosen topic and their research-to-date in a timely fashion.
The final project enables the students to demonstrate their acquisition of skills and knowledge on the module.
Past Exam Papers
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