Assessments

The teaching and learning outcomes will be assessed in the course of the module via four formal assessments. In all stages of preparing the work, there will be support and informal feedback to highlight strong points and achievements, as well as the areas that would benefit from further development. In all assessments students are expected to demonstrate skills and knowledge on digital technologies for cultural heritage and be able to apply these to their own research questions. They will also have to deal with complex themes in a systematic way and demonstrate a critical awareness of the implications of digital technologies in cultural heritage. Informal assessments/discussions during seminars, practicals and theory classes will provide feedback highlighting the areas that require special attention and identifying the areas that would benefit from further development.


1. Individual 7min presentations (+ Q&A and group discussion) on a topic selected from a list of potential subjects. This should be agreed with the module instructor in Week 2 (15% contribution to final mark). Presentations will take place in Week 9 (22/11).

2. In-class Practical Exercises. Students will be given a scenario to work on and/or a dataset that they will have to process during class time. They will also have to answer to a series of theoretical/ practical questions 1) 3D scanning, Hyperspectral Imaging, and Photogrammetry 25/10; 2) RTI 6/12 (25% contribution to final mark).

3. Group 3D Recording Project: 3D Recording, online publication, annotation, and 3D Printing of artefacts from the Science Museum at Maynooth. This assignment involves practical work using photogrammetry, 3D scanning, and RTI in order to explore a cultural heritage scenario. Students will have to submit their final digital work along with a report and make a group presentation describing the decision-making process, problems and perspectives, and an evaluation of the results (40% contribution to final mark). Deadline: Presentations: 13/12 (Week 12); Final Project submission 30/12.

4. A series of short reflective Blog Posts (up to 500 words each) on the theoretical aspects discussed based on the readings in weeks 3, 5, and 10. Classmates should also contribute to each other’s topic by briefly commenting on them (up to 300 words each) by raising an issue, agreeing/disagreeing, adding sources and bibliography etc. Blog posts and comments should follow citation and referencing rules. This assessment requires writing up to a maximum of 2500 words (20% contribution to final mark). Deadline: BP1: 16/10; Resp1: 23/10; BP2: 28/10; Resp2: 4/11. BP3: 4/12;  Resp3: 11/12.