To explain … one of their modules concerns Information Technology in the Humanities. Each student self-selects a topic that they are interested in, and spends the year doing some research in the area. They produce a conference paper (in a specific format, with strict referencing enforced) which goes into a conference proceedings. They also have to give a 10 minute conference presentation on their topic.
I would certainly encourage, if you are available on Monday at all, to pop along to a session that interests you. Pat Byrne, who runs the module, would be delighted to have a wider audience, and it gives the students a huge boost to present in front of a wider group.
The schedule kicks off at 9.15am in IT125 and continues, with breaks for coffee and lunch, until 3.15pm. Topics include (5 plucked from a list of 25):
- The application of Information Technologies to Sports Parachuting (Skydiving)
- Are Video Games Art?
- E-Learning: A Focus on Interactivity and the challenge of overcoming the lack of human interaction
- Social Networking and its Effects
- The Open Source Movement: Components of a Revolution