Final Assessment – Open “letter” to my tutor

Hello Jeremy,


I’ve been thinking about the final assessment. A while back I listened to a talk by James Loxley from the History department Following this I decided to try out the app that was produced as a result of his research. I documented the experience in a sort of Digital Ethnographic manner:

As you can see where possible in the video I have tried to make my commentary link back to the readings and themes from the course.

During the editing process I had a chance to talk to Bill Jenkins about the Curious Edinburgh app he has been involved in making. I was intending to make another video documenting me and my wife using it with a similar commentary.

For the final assessment I was thinking of perhaps producing a video comparing and reviewing the two apps. Much in the manner of vlogging reviews e.g.:

I am trying to settle on a question that will allow me to structure the review. I was thinking maybe “How can digital, networked media be used to represent formal academic knowledge?: Two contrasting      app-roaches”

What is an acceptable length of video for the assessment? Depending on how much footage I am allowed to submit I will either include the raw “app experience” videos as part of my life stream or as part of the final assessment. I intend to reference the final submission video by adding hyperlink popups at any point I mention an academic text. As this is a bit laborious I would probably not do that for the “raw” videos if they are only going to be part of the life stream. I could also add some video chapter markers to help you as a marker to skip to the most pertinent comments. I think perhaps an additional criteria could be ease of navigation. In IDEL the additional criteria were optional. Is that the case here?




2 thoughts on “Final Assessment – Open “letter” to my tutor”

  1. I sent an email to James Loxley as I thought he might want to see the video. He was also kind enough to answer some questions on the Lit Long app for me as well as let me have some of the project reports for the app. He did ask me not to circulate the report so sadly it cannot be added to my lifestream but will certainly help with the final assessment should I continue with it (I probably will).

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