|In addition to attending module lectures, all students are expected to attend and actively participate during the tutorials – and in online discussions in the IVLE module forum. Furthermore, there are a number of specific, regular activities expected of students in the module: reading, learning/using digital design tools, writing short “design reflection” essays, and, of course, creating, presenting, and discussing projects.
Assignments and Projects
Most weeks there will be a short assignment, designed to give you some experience with creating interactive media. There will also be two projects, which are slightly larger assignments spanning across two weeks, and which involve a presentation in tutorial. For the assignments, tutorials and projects we will be using Snap/BYOB (note that we will be using version 3.1.1, not version 4). This tool will be introduced during lecture, and you will learn how to use it by completing the assignments and tutorial exercises.
Assignments are individual. The projects are team-based. In this module students do not self-select the members of their groups -- students will be assigned to teams by the instructor.
Warning: students may not use a project they have created (or are creating) for another module as a project submission for this module. If students want to build upon a project they have created earlier, they need to:
Readings and reflections:
seek approval from the module instructor before starting to work on the project
provide information about other modules where the project has been submitted, and
clearly describe what is new about the project for this module (note that "what is new'' must be significant and must be equivalent in scope to other module projects that are not based on pre-existing projects)
Each week there will be a short reading. Starting from week 3, each week you will write a short reflection. The reflection involves making a connection between a) the weekly reading and b) the weekly assignment.
During the weekly tutorials, you will work together with your teammate on a short design and implementation exercise using Snap. These exercises are designed to help you work towards your project. At the end of each tutorial, groups will share their work with the rest of the class.
Note that tutorial attendance is important. We are required to warn you for the first 2 absences from tutorial. Any subsequent absences will be reported to the department and the Dean’s office.