Archive for September, 2010

September 30, 2010

Module document and Assessment Brief now available

These are the required module documents for this class, and the assessment brief with deadlines, all bundled into one printable document:—

Module documents (as a single PDF file, 180k download).

September 30, 2010

Our lesson times, classroom details, and deadlines

Times: Fridays, 2pm to 5.30pm. Please consult this class blog to read of any changes.

Classroom: Room 203, on the Red Floor in the Visual Communication tower, Gosta Green.

Lesson dates in 2010:

WEEK One : 1st October 2010 :

    first lesson, introductions, discussion, module outline.

WEEK Two : 8th October :

WEEK Three : 15th October :

WEEK Four : 22nd October :

WEEK Five : 29th October :


WEEK Six : 5th November :

WEEK Seven : 12th November :

WEEK Eight : 19th November :

WEEK Nine: 26th November :

WEEK Ten: 3rd December :

WEEK Eleven : 10th December :

WEEK Twelve : 17th December (last day of term)

  17th Dec before 3pm : DEADLINE FOR ESSAY AND ADDITIONAL ASSIGNMENT HAND-IN. Please formally submit in paper form to: the Electives Office, Ground Floor, Emma Jessie Phipps building, Gosta Green, BIAD.

September 30, 2010

About your teacher

I’ve been teaching New Technologies annually since 2002. The module is taught by weekly lectures and a final essay. It gets good results for students willing to attend and give time to the final written work — partly as a result of me letting you choose your own personalised essay topic/question.

You can find out more about me on main weblog.

I also run various specialist subject weblogs:

Creative Stoke (hyperlocal for the Midlands city of Stoke-on-Trent)

JURN (ejournals and academic search, supporting my JURN search engine)

myClone (3D CG indie animation production)

Perfect Worlds (an occasional weblog on videogames)

Tentaclii (on H.P. Lovecraft)

I also have a Kindle on order, and so have just started a new Kindle 3 weblog.

September 30, 2010

Welcome to the class weblog

Welcome to the class blog for the L5 New Technologies 12-week module at BIAD, October – December 2010. Here you can find the required class documents, assessment brief with deadlines, and details of the class dates / classroom / times.