Assessment

There are two sets of Assignments for this module: for the  MADH students and the Historical Archives Students.

MA in Digital Humanities Assignments:

  1.  Student Blog (on the design, navigation,  and modelling of the blog)  20% (Due 16 December)
  2. Evaluation rubric and report on Intro to DH Videos from #dariahTeach: 20% (30 November)
  3. Blog post on an invited lecture or conference attended by the student: 20% (19 December)
  4. Final essay: 40% (Due 15 December): 3000 words. Please send a proposal for a topic (1 page with c 10 bibliography items) to the course coordinator via Moodle by 3 November.

Historical Archive Assignments:

  1. What is Digital Humanities Video Group Project: 30% (Due 24 November)
  2. Final essay: 30% (Due 15 December): 2000 words. Please send a proposal for a topic (1 page with c 10 bibliography items) to the course coordinator via Moodle by 3 November.
  3. Evaluation rubric and report on Intro to DH Videos from #dariahTeach: 20% (30 November)
  4. Blog post responding to a set of readings for one class lecture (submitted via Moodle): 20% (15 November)

 

Guidelines for Blog Posts

Blog posts will develop students’ understandings and critical thinking on special topics in the theory of digital humanities based on their various readings and/or invited talks throughout the semester. The blog posts (500-700 words) should critically reflect on the subject(s) of the readings/talks by evaluating the content and briefly discussing the key concepts and/or debates involved, and examining the implications for the field of digital humanities and heritage. Students are also expected to present their own understanding of the subject and justify their coherent and well-articulated arguments. They are also welcome to focus on a subtopic addressed in the readings/talks. They should also demonstrate that they have researched related bibliography.

The final mark will reflect the students’ broader awareness of the issues involved and their ability to synthesize, analyse, and critique theoretical approaches to digital humanities and heritage. It will also reflect their skills in writing coherent, well-structured and adequately referenced blog posts.

Hints for Successful Blog Posts

Before you start writing or looking for relevant bibliography make sure that you completely understand the subject.

While reading, take notes that will help you develop your blog posts. Make sure that you also note down the source of each note. This will help you to adequately reference your sources.

Organise your thoughts and plan a structure. Always have in mind your subject or a particular question/ approach.

Do not hesitate to ask the module leader in case you cannot understand particular concepts or you need further guidance.

Blog posts are not only marked on the basis of the content (originality, coherence, depth of knowledge etc.), but also on the basis of presentation (language, grammar and spelling etc.).

It is important to be consistent in terms of the method used for citing and referencing others’ work. MLA is the preferred method for in-text citations and references (refer to the course handbook for more details).

Do not forget to acknowledge all the sources (printed or electronic) you use.

You can use brief quotes from other sources by using single quotation marks (‘…’). However, make sure that your blog posts are not a compilation of quotes.

You are expected to develop your own understandings and critically present others’ ideas.

You will not be assessed on the basis of your thoughts on the subject (there is no right and wrong answer/approach to the subject), but on the coherency and justification of your arguments. You should also demonstrate that you know/understand the key concepts and the existing bibliography, and you are able to interpret them in a constructive manner.