PG6011 Digital Skills for Reserach Postgraduates in Humanities and Social Sciences

PG6011 Digital Skills for Reserach Postgradautes in Humanities and Social Sciences

Coordinator: Dr Orla Murphy,

PG6011: Digital Skills for Research Postgraduates in the Humanities and Social Sciences

This module will provide professional training for postgraduate students in the humanities and social sciences. It will introduce students to a range of digital skills and key concepts for online publication of a range of texts / contexts / materials within the humanities. Skills include: 

a) Defining content
b) Managing content
c) HTML - Hyper Text Markup Language 
d) XML - Extensible 
e) Markup Language
f) TEI - Text Encoding Initiative - the international standard for markup in the humanities
g) Open source softwares for graphic / image 
manipulation and design Understanding IP and copyright issues
i) FTP - File transfer protocol for transfer of files

On successful completion of this module the student will be expected to:
a) Create a hypertext of material from their research focus
b) Mark up an essay relevant to their course for online publication according to best international standards
c) Generate a website for their research portfolio

The kickstarter workshop will be amplified and extended by online course materials, online course work and online participation.

Further information and registration:
Credit Weighting: 5 credits
Start Date: Semester 2, exact dates to be confirmed
Time: to be confirmed
Venue: to be confirmed
Applicability: MRes, MPhil and PhD Students


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