- Class Number 8424
- Term Code 2960
- Class Info
- Unit Value 6 units
- Mode of Delivery In Person
- Dr Katrina Grant
- Dr Terhi Nurmikko-Fuller
- Class Dates
- Class Start Date 22/07/2019
- Class End Date 25/10/2019
- Census Date 31/08/2019
- Last Date to Enrol 29/07/2019
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- interpret the history of and major recent theoretical developments in the interdisciplinary field of digital humanities;
- analyse the impact of digital technologies on research in the humanities and in connection to research collections;
- situate research interests within the larger context of digital humanities theories, practices and projects;
- critically evaluate digital humanities projects; and
- prototype digital humanities projects.
Internet access. Students are expected to access class materials through the course website and Wattle learning platform.
Students will be given feedback in the following forms in this course:
- written comments
- verbal comments
- feedback to whole class, groups, individuals, focus group etc
ANU is committed to the demonstration of educational excellence and regularly seeks feedback from students. Students are encouraged to offer feedback directly to their Course Convener or through their College and Course representatives (if applicable). The feedback given in these surveys is anonymous and provides the Colleges, University Education Committee and Academic Board with opportunities to recognise excellent teaching, and opportunities for improvement. The Surveys and Evaluation website provides more information on student surveys at ANU and reports on the feedback provided on ANU courses.
Additional referencing requirements
In their written assignments (Assessment 4 or where otherwise relevant) students are asked to follow the Chicago Manual of Style ‘author-date’ citation guidelines: http://www.chicagomanualofstyle.org/tools_citationguide.html
|Week/Session||Summary of Activities||Assessment|
|1||Introduction to the course|
|2||Planning a Digital Humanities project|
|3||Writing a Digital Humanities project report in LaTeX|
|4||Individual project Hot-desking Workshop||Individual assignment (10%) and report (10%) due|
|5||Situating ideas within the history and theoretical developments of the Digital Humanities|
|6||Recognising the impact of digital technologies on collections-based research|
|7||Situating project within a wider Digital Humanities context|
|8||Evaluating Digital Humanities projects|
|9||Protoype, Proof-of-Concept, or Minimum Viable Project?|
|10||Group project Hot-desking Workshop||Group project build (40%) and exegesis (30%) due|
|11||Student Pecha Kucha presentations (practice round)|
|12||Student Pecha Kucha presentations (finals)||Pecha-Kucha presentation due (10%)|
|Assessment task||Value||Due Date||Return of assessment||Learning Outcomes|
|Individual project||10 %||16/08/2019||30/08/2019||2, 3, 4|
|Report on the individual project||10 %||16/08/2019||30/08/2019||1, 2, 3, 4|
|Group Task Prototype build||40 %||11/10/2019||25/10/2019||2, 3, 4|
|Pecha Kucha Presentation||10 %||11/10/2019||25/10/2019||1, 2, 3, 4|
|Project exegesis||30 %||22/10/2019||25/10/2019||1, 2, 3, 4|
* If the Due Date and Return of Assessment date are blank, see the Assessment Tab for specific Assessment Task details
ANU has educational policies, procedures and guidelines, which are designed to ensure that staff and students are aware of the University’s academic standards, and implement them. Students are expected to have read the Academic Misconduct Rule before the commencement of their course. Other key policies and guidelines include:
- Student Assessment (Coursework) Policy and Procedure
- Special Assessment Consideration Policy and General Information
- Student Surveys and Evaluations
- Deferred Examinations
- Student Complaint Resolution Policy and Procedure
The ANU is using Turnitin to enhance student citation and referencing techniques, and to assess assignment submissions as a component of the University's approach to managing Academic Integrity. For additional information regarding Turnitin please visit the ANU Online website. In rare cases where online submission using Turnitin software is not technically possible; or where not using Turnitin software has been justified by the Course Convener and approved by the Associate Dean (Education) on the basis of the teaching model being employed; students shall submit assessment online via ‘Wattle’ outside of Turnitin, or failing that in hard copy, or through a combination of submission methods as approved by the Associate Dean (Education). The submission method is detailed below.
Moderation of Assessment
Marks that are allocated during Semester are to be considered provisional until formalised by the College examiners meeting at the end of each Semester. If appropriate, some moderation of marks might be applied prior to final results being released.
Assessment Task 1
Learning Outcomes: 2, 3, 4
Students enrolled in HUMN6001 will be tasked with creating a digital resource using the digital collections available from the British Library (https://www.bl.uk/catalogues-and-collections/digital-collections). This assignment does not require students to know or learn how to code or program, and they are encouraged to use existing, free, off-the-shelf tools such as those made available by KnightLab (https://knightlab.northwestern.edu/).
Assessment Task 2
Learning Outcomes: 1, 2, 3, 4
Report on the individual project
Students enrolled in HUMN6001 are tasked with writing a 1,500 word (max) report of the individual project in line with the description of a Long Paper at the Digital Humanities conference. As such, it should contain at least the following sections: Introduction, Related Work, Methodology, Data, A Critical Discussion and Evaluation, Conclusion, and References. The paper must be written using the LaTeX template (provided on Wattle).
Assessment Task 3
Learning Outcomes: 2, 3, 4
Group Task Prototype build
Students enrolled in HUMN6001 are tasked with creating a digital resource using the British Library's digital collection (https://www.bl.uk/catalogues-and-collections/digital-collections). There is a lot of freedom with the exact type of project, but it needs to fit one of the following categories: Research, Artistic, Commercial, or Teaching/Learning.
Assessment Task 4
Learning Outcomes: 1, 2, 3, 4
Pecha Kucha Presentation
Every student must contribute to their group's presentation about the project build. Pecha Kucha presentations are short, informational presentation to their peers, lecturer, and a visiting representative from the British Library. Presentations must conform to the Pecha Kucha format: 20 slides of 20 seconds each, with no (or minimal) writing, engaging images, and conversational presentation style. See Jason Jones’ article ‘Challenging the Presentation Paradigm (in 6 minutes, 40 seconds): Pecha Kucha’ (http://chronicle.com/blogs/profhacker/challenging-the-presentation-paradigm-i n-6-minutes-40-seconds-pecha-kucha/22807 ) and http://www.pechakucha.org/ for more on this format. Recognising that for some students this might be their first time engaging with this presentation format, Week 11 will be dedicated as a practice round, with students given feedback and guidance, which they can implement in time for their final presentations (which are graded) in Week 12.
Assessment Task 5
Learning Outcomes: 1, 2, 3, 4
Students enrolled in HUMN6001 are tasked with writing a 2,000 word (max) exegesis of the group project. It should contain at least the following sections: Introduction, Related Work (situating the project in existing Digital Humanities contexts), Methodology, Data, a Critical Discussion and Evaluation, Conclusion, and References. The paper must be written using the LaTeX template (provided on Wattle).
Academic integrity is a core part of our culture as a community of scholars. At its heart, academic integrity is about behaving ethically. This means that all members of the community commit to honest and responsible scholarly practice and to upholding these values with respect and fairness. The Australian National University commits to embedding the values of academic integrity in our teaching and learning. We ensure that all members of our community understand how to engage in academic work in ways that are consistent with, and actively support academic integrity. The ANU expects staff and students to uphold high standards of academic integrity and act ethically and honestly, to ensure the quality and value of the qualification that you will graduate with. The University has policies and procedures in place to promote academic integrity and manage academic misconduct. Visit the following Academic honesty & plagiarism website for more information about academic integrity and what the ANU considers academic misconduct. The ANU offers a number of services to assist students with their assignments, examinations, and other learning activities. The Academic Skills and Learning Centre offers a number of workshops and seminars that you may find useful for your studies.
You will be required to electronically sign a declaration as part of the submission of your assignment. Please keep a copy of the assignment for your records. Unless an exemption has been approved by the Associate Dean (Education) submission must be through Turnitin.
For some forms of assessment (hand written assignments, art works, laboratory notes, etc.) hard copy submission is appropriate when approved by the Associate Dean (Education). Hard copy submissions must utilise the Assignment Cover Sheet. Please keep a copy of tasks completed for your records.
Individual assessment tasks may or may not allow for late submission. Policy regarding late submission is detailed below:
- Late submission permitted. Late submission of assessment tasks without an extension are penalised at the rate of 5% of the possible marks available per working day or part thereof. Late submission of assessment tasks is not accepted after 10 working days after the due date, or on or after the date specified in the course outline for the return of the assessment item. Late submission is not accepted for take-home examinations.
- Extensions cannot be granted for the Pecha Kucha presentation. If you can not do your presentation on the day but can provide evidence of illness or other exceptional circumstances then the convener may allow the student to undertake an alternative assessment.
Accepted academic practice for referencing sources that you use in presentations can be found via the links on the Wattle site, under the file named “ANU and College Policies, Program Information, Student Support Services and Assessment”. Alternatively, you can seek help through the Students Learning Development website.
Work will be marked with in text comments and long form comments via turnitin and these will be available through Wattle. Grades for each assessment will be made available on gradebook on Wattle.
Extensions and Penalties
Extensions and late submission of assessment pieces are covered by the Student Assessment (Coursework) Policy and Procedure. The Course Convener may grant extensions for assessment pieces that are not examinations or take-home examinations. If you need an extension, you must request an extension in writing on or before the due date. If you have documented and appropriate medical evidence that demonstrates you were not able to request an extension on or before the due date, you may be able to request it after the due date.
Resubmission of Assignments
Students who fail an assignment may discuss with the course convenor options for doing alternative assessment.
Distribution of grades policy
Academic Quality Assurance Committee monitors the performance of students, including attrition, further study and employment rates and grade distribution, and College reports on quality assurance processes for assessment activities, including alignment with national and international disciplinary and interdisciplinary standards, as well as qualification type learning outcomes.
Since first semester 1994, ANU uses a grading scale for all courses. This grading scale is used by all academic areas of the University.
Support for students
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- ANU Health, safety & wellbeing for medical services, counselling, mental health and spiritual support
- ANU Diversity and inclusion for students with a disability or ongoing or chronic illness
- ANU Dean of Students for confidential, impartial advice and help to resolve problems between students and the academic or administrative areas of the University
- ANU Academic Skills and Learning Centre supports you make your own decisions about how you learn and manage your workload.
- ANU Counselling Centre promotes, supports and enhances mental health and wellbeing within the University student community.
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Dr Katrina Grant
Dr Terhi Nurmikko-Fuller