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 5min presentations (+ Q&A and group discussion) on a topic selected from a list of potential subjects. This should be agreed with the module leader in Week 1 (20% contribution to final mark). Presentations will take place in Week 5.

2. Essay (max. 4,000 words) on a theoretical aspect of Digital Cultural Heritage. Topic: The power of the image: Photorealism in digital cultural heritage. (20% contribution to final mark). Deadline: 10th April 2015.

3. Practical assignment 1: Digital 3D Recording. This assignment involves practical work and a series of blog posts describing the decision-making process and an evaluation of the results. Case studies: St. Patrick’s Cathedral and a free choice subject (35% contribution to final mark). Deadline: 3rd April 2015.

4. Practical assignment 2: 3D Modelling. This assignment involves practical scenario-based work, a brief report (max. 2,500 words) and a series of blog posts describing the decision-making process and providing an evaluation of the results. Free choice of subject. It should be first agreed with the module leader. (25% contribution to final mark). Deadline: End of May.