act as ‘Course Leader’ for the MA in Interactive Multimedia.
The MA at Staffordshire University takes one year for full time students
and two to three years for part time students. It focuses on an integrated,
multi-disciplinary approach whereby a student is encouraged to focus on
an idea in the first semester; refine and narrow it in the second semester;
then produce the project in the third semester (summer). Also supervise
MPhil and Ph.D. students working in the area of multimedia, especially
educational uses and online computer mediated communication
Ph.D. Supervision for students working in interactive multimedia. Current supervisions include research in educational multimedia and online communication.
Digital Culture: introduces students to how we are integrating new technology into our daily lives with an overview of such issues as: technology use in education, copyright concerns in a digital age, social and economic access to technology, privacy, and self identity in a digital environment.
E-Community: focus on the needs of e-community development and to help groups/networks of people to take joint action for the public good by forming effective group online relationships. E-community works by empowering individuals and communities of interest, regardless of physical location and can play an important role in achieving equality of outcome, democratic participation and sustainable economic, environmental & social change.
E-Learning: Class focuses on the creation of educational multimedia. Each student researches and creates a web based project that supports an element of the United Kingdom’s National Curriculum. During the past five years projects from this class have won over seventy international awards
Multimedia Design and Development: Students learn how to unite the disparate ways of working in interactive multimedia and focus on the anticipation of risk to control time, cost and quality in a project. The class has a strong emphasis on production planning and skills.
Supervision: a one to one supervision of a student as s/he works
through the final project. As well as completing an artifact, each student
is also required to complete a five chapter thesis to support the work.
The research method used can be either quantitative or qualitative, but
must be clearly defined and executed in the documentation and supported
by the artifact.