The course takes place in period

  • 1 (2019-08-01 to 2019-10-27)
  • 2 (2019-10-28 to 2019-12-31)
  • 3 (2020-01-01 to 2020-03-22)

Level/category

General studies

Teaching language

English

Type of course

Optional

Cycle/level of course

First

Total number of ECTS

5 cr

Competency aims

This course is a self-study course that requires you to be able to read and analyse a set of texts, to write a script explaining the key points made in the texts, and turn that script into a pecha kucha style movie. The language of the course is English. The reading and the resulting movie will be in English. The aim of this exam is to enable students to take what they are learning and use it to make a social contribution. Students taking the book exam will there read and analyse a set of texts and make a six minute audio-visual presentation that provides a summary of these in a series of easy-to-understand points. This summary will be created in pecha kucha style and will be handed in as a movie consisting of at least twenty slides with a recorded commentary. The movies will be reviewed by staff members from Film & Media. Those movies that pass the course to a high enough standard will be uploaded to a YouTube channel for public display. (Any students who do not wish to have their movies displayed publicly will be able to request this when they take the course.)

Learning outcomes

The movies made during this course will be reviewed by staff members from Film & Media. Those movies that pass the course to a high enough standard will be uploaded to a YouTube channel for public display. (Any students who do not wish to have their movies displayed publicly will be able to request this when they take the course.)

Course contents

1. For this course you will read one book and two or more other texts in an area of interest that appeals to you. You will read one set book for this area and agree the other texts with your supervisor. 2. You will also agree a question or topic to guide your reading. You will break this topic down into two or three questions. 3. When you have read the texts, and thought about the ways in which they address the questions you posed, you will answer the questions by using what you have read to construct an argument that addresses your reading topic. 4. You will turn these notes into a script suitable for a pecha kucha. (If necessary you should look at pechakucha.org to see example pecha kuchas.) 5. You will then present the script to your supervisor for assessment. 6. Once the script is approved you create the actual movie and present that for final assessment. 7. You will present your pecha kucha as a Powerpoint slide show with a pre-recorded commentary. You will present it to a live audience for discussion to complete your course. If you pass with sufficient grades your pecha kucha will be added to Arcada's Open Knowledge online library.

Prerequisites and co-requisites

No requirements

Previous course names

None

Additional information

Please note that you have to sign up for the exam separately. Please also note that the list of books are adjusted to the multimedia field. If the student is planning on reading the books during a longer period, s/he is responsible to check that the list is the same.

Recommended or required reading

The current list of books Topic Area: Concept design and innovation Seth Godin (2000) Unleashing the Idea Virus. New York: Do You Zoom Topic Area: Games and Gaming Raph Koster (2004) Theory of Fun for Game Design. O'Reilly Media, Sebastopol, CA Topic Area: Media Analysis Marshall McLuhan (1964) Understanding Media. Routledge, London Topic Area: Usability Steve Krug (2014) Don't Make Me Think, Revisited. New Riders, San Francisco Topic Area: Web Design Khoi Vinh (2011) Ordering Disorder, grid principles for web design. Berkeley, CA: New Riders

Study activities

Individual studies - 133 hours

Workload

  • Total workload of the course: 133 hours
  • Of which autonomous studies: 133 hours
  • Of which scheduled studies: 0 hours

Mode of Delivery

Virtual self studies

Assessment methods

  • Exams (written-, oral-, home-)
  • Essays, reports, productions and portfolio

Assessment requirements

This course is a self-study course that requires you to be able to read and analyse a set of texts, to write a script explaining the key points made in the texts, and turn that script into a pecha kucha style movie. The language of the course is English. The reading and the resulting movie will be in English.

Teacher

Ahonen Mirko

Examiner

Kelly Owen

Home page of the course

https://arcada.itslearning.com/

Group size

No limit (2 students enrolled)

Assignments valid until

12 months after course has ended

The timetable of the course

Kursen går hela tiden och boktentamen skrivs under de allmänna tenttillfällena. The course runs all year and the exam is written during the general exam dates.

Course enrolment period

2019-08-12 to 2019-09-08

Assessment methods

  • Date of examination will be announced later - Exams
  • Date will be announced later - Reports and productions

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