Schedule 1530

Assignment (updated on May 6th) - 60%

  1. Research problem & question 30%
    1. finalise your tentative research question on ( 10%
    2. Submit your final abstract which is developed from your research question & problem 20%
      1. Read the lecture slides (1, 2) given to enhance your abstract and question.
      2. Submission must be made with the given template.
  2. check the submission of your presentation slides 30%

Final exam - 40%

  • Mandatory readings for the final exam are marked as this among the reading list. (week no. 3, 4, 6, 7, 10, 11, 12)


Presenters; Please do read and prepare hand-out with the summarised outline of the weekly article. This must  
Other Students; Please do read 
  1. Feb 24, Introduction
  2. Mar 8, Presenter; Yonggeun Kim
    1. Nickols, Frederick W. “Human Performance Technology: The End of an Era.” Human Resource Development Quarterly 1.2 (1990): 187–197.
  3. Mar 15, Presenter; Yonggeun Kim, 
    1. Lecture notes
    2. Pershing, James A., Harold D. Stolovitch, Erica J. Keeps, and James Pershing. “Human Performance Technology Fundamentals.” In Handbook of Human Performance Technology: Principles, Practices, and Potential, 5–34. John Wiley & Sons, 2006.
  4. Mar 29, Presenter; Mr. Hossein
    1. Peruzzi, Paul E. "Chap.3. The Stored Program Principle", Computing: A Concise History. Cambridge, Mass: MIT Press, 2012. Print. The MIT Press Essential Knowledge Series. File updated on 17th March.
  5. Apr 2 9am ~ 12pm [replacement] Research Problem Presentation 1st 10%
    1. Lecture (30 min) by YG; What is research question and how to make it
      1. Booth, Wayne C., Gregory G. Colomb, and Joseph M. Williams. The Craft of Research. University of Chicago Press, 2003.
      2. Eco, Umberto, and Francesco Erspamer. How to Write a Thesis. Translated by Caterina Mongiat Farina and Geoff Farina. 1 Tra edition. Cambridge, Massachusetts: The MIT Press, 2015. 
      3. Royse, David. Research methods in social work. Engage Learning, 2007.
      4. Day, Robert A., and Nancy Day. Scientific English: A Guide for Scientists and Other Professionals. 3rd ed. Santa Barbara, Calif: Greenwood, 2011.
      5. Lecture notes & Discussions
    2. Research Problem
    3. Target Journal* (must check before the class)
      1. ref
        1. MMU library
        2. Thomson and Reuters Master Journal List
        3. Directory of Open Access Journals
        4. ERA 2012
        5. Google Scholar Metrics
      2. tools
        1. Mendeley
        2. EndNote
        3. Papers (MAC only)
        4. Zotero
        5. Overleaf (web-based collective writing platform)
  6. Apr 5, Presenter; Mr. Alan
    1. Winner, Langdon. “Do Artifacts Have Politics?” Daedalus 109.1 (1980): 121–136. Print.
    2. More reading
      1. Digital Taylorism
      2. Phillip Brown, Hugh Lauder, and David Ashton, The Global Auction: The Broken Promises of Education, Jobs, and Incomes, 1 edition (New York: Oxford University Press, 2012).
      3. Science and Technology Studies (STS) from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
      4. STS(Science and Technology Studies) annotated bibliography 
      5. “Philosophy of Technology (Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy).” Accessed April 5, 2016.
      6. Introduction from Innovation Group Center for Nanotechnology in Society
      7. Appendage in main article
        1. Cheit, Ross. “Energy Mobilization Board, The.” Ecology LQ 8 (1979): 727.
  7. Apr 12, Presenter; Mr. Doudin
    1. MacKenzie, Donald. “Marx and the Machine.” Technology and Culture 25.3 (1984): 473–502. JSTOR. Web. 7 June 2011.
    2. diagram
  8. Apr 14, 10am~1pm@FCM meeting room B [replacement] Presenter; Ms. Norsikin
    1.  Kittler, Friedrich A., and Sara Ogger. “Computer Graphics: A Semi-Technical Introduction.” Grey Room 2 (2001): 31–45. JSTOR. Web. 3 June 2012.
  9. Apr 19, Research Problem Presentation 2nd 20% Lecture notes
    1. progress check-up
    2. Try to turn the individual search question to research problem
    3. Submission of finalised research problem
      1. Due; 22nd April
      2. Procedure 
        1. Open the given template from Google Docs (link will be updated soon)
        2. and duplicate with your own google account and share it with me again.
        3. The submission will be completed after I duplicate your file to my own account. (after this you cannot edit your submission)
  10. Apr 26, Presenter; Ms. Fatema
    1. Interface & interactivity
      1. Kay, Alan. “User Interface: A Personal View.” Multimedia: From Wagner to Virtual Reality. 1st ed. Norton, 2002. Print.
      2. Kiousis, Spiro. “Interactivity: A Concept Explication.” New Media & Society 4, no. 3 (September 1, 2002): 355–83. dos:10.1177/146144480200400303.
      3. The presenter is required to read and present both article with the comparison.
  11. May 3, Presenter; Mr. Rahman
    1. Manovich, Lev. “Alan Kay’s Universal Media Machine.” In Software Takes Command, INTERNATIONAL TEXTS IN CRITICAL MEDIA AESTHETICS:55–106. Bloomsbury Academic, 2013.
    2. All the students are required to read the introduction and chapter 1. 
  12. May 10 Presenter; Yonggeun Kim
    1. Addison, Roger M., Carol Haig, Harold D. Stolovitch, Erica J. Keeps, and James Pershing. “The Performance Architect’s Essential Guide to the Performance Technology Landscape” In Handbook of Human Performance Technology: Principles, Practices, and Potential, 5–34. John Wiley & Sons, 2006.
    2. Slides
    3. Submission of paper draft. 30%
  13. Final Exam; 40%