ITEC2110:Fall 2018:Section06:Class Schedule

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Below is the course calendar, which will be updated as the course progresses.

Contents

Unit 0: Introduction

Week 1: August 17

  • Topics: Introduction, Syllabus, E-mail Etiquette, Icebreakers, Mindset Theory, Lynda.com and active learning
  • In-class exercise: Classroom technologies, wikis

Homework

  • Reading
    • "Education and the Growth Mindset" (available on D2L)
    • Why the Growth Mindset is the Only Way to Learn
    • Class syllabus (available on D2L)
    • This is Digital Media, Sections "Introduction", "Telling the Story", "The scroll, the book, the webpage", "Wikis are wonderful!"
  • Complete the associated reading quiz on D2L

Week 2: August 24

  • Topics: ITEC1001 Review, Storytelling, media and society
  • In-class exercise: Media affordances

Homework

  • Reading
    • This is Digital Media, Sections "It's all just bits!", "Counting like an alien"
    • Digital Media Primer, Sections 1.1 - 1.9
  • Complete the associated reading quiz on D2L


Week 3: August 31

  • Topics: Sampling and quantization, bits and counting, base numbering systems
  • In-class exercise: Inkscape and GIMP
  • Project 1 Assigned

Homework

  • Reading
    • This is Digital Media, Sections "Introduction to Images", "Bitmapped Graphics", "Vector Graphics"
    • Digital Media Primer, Sections 2.1 - 2.4, 3.1 - 3.4, 3.9
  • Complete the associated reading quiz on D2L
  • Work on Project 1


Unit 1: Digital Images

Week 4: September 7

  • Topics: Numbering systems, bitmap images, resolution, bit depth
  • In-class exercise: Numbering systems

Homework

  • Reading
    • This is Digital Media, Sections "Image Encoding", "Ways to store images as numbers", "What is color anyway?", "How do we model color?", "Color Theory", "Bitmapped images: JPEG compression", "Bitmapped images: dithering and posterization"
    • Digital Media Primer, Sections 2.5 - 2.9, 3.9 - 3.10
  • Complete the associated reading quiz on D2L
  • Work on Project 1


Week 5: September 14

  • Topics: Color theory, file types and compression, image hardware
  • In-class exercise: Digital image hardware

Homework

  • Reading
    • This is Digital Media, Section "Art and Mathematics Collide!"
    • Digital Media Primer, Sections 3.5, 3.7, 3.8, 3.11 - 3.13
  • Complete the associated reading quiz on D2L
  • Work on Project 1 if time permits


Week 6: September 21

  • Topics: Vector images, web optimization, aesthetic considerations, additional topics
  • In-Class Project Work Time
  • Project 2 Assigned

Homework

  • Reading
    • This is Digital Media, Sections "Sound and Sampling", "Audio: Voice, Music, and Environment", "Visualizing Audio"
    • Digital Media Primer, Sections 4.1 - 4.5, 4.7
  • Complete the associated reading quiz on D2L
  • Finish Project 1
  • Work on Project 2


Unit 2: Digital Audio

Week 7: September 28

  • Topics: History, physics of sound, properties of sound, visualizations, MIDI, audio hardware
  • In-class exercise: Audacity
  • In-class exercise: Audio calculations

Homework

  • Reading
    • This is Digital Media, Sections "File Size and Download/Upload Calculations"
    • Digital Media Primer, Sections 4.6, 4.8, 5.1 - 5.6 (stop at "How to Podcast Audio" on p. 165), 5.7
  • Complete the associated reading quiz on D2L
  • Work on Project 2


Week 8: October 5

  • Topics: Nyquist Rate, file sizes, bit rates, file types and compression, aesthetic considerations
  • In-class exercise: iMovie and Windows Movie Maker

Homework

  • Reading
    • This is Digital Media, Sections "Moving Images: Film", "Moving Images: TV", "Moving Images: Video" (up to "Spatial compression")
    • Digital Media Primer, Sections 6.1 - 6.3, 6.5
  • Complete the associated reading quiz on D2L
  • Project 1 Due
  • Work on Project 2


Week 9: October 12

'*Work on Project 2

  • Project 2 Due


Unit 3: Digital Video

Week 10: October 19

  • Topics: History, persistence of vision, video standards, video properties, video cameras and optical disks
  • In-class project work time
  • Project 3 Assigned

Homework

  • Reading
    • This is Digital Media, Section "Moving Images: Video" (starting with "Spatial compression")
    • Digital Media Primer, Sections 6.6 - 6.11, 7.1 - 7.7
  • Complete the associated reading quiz on D2L
  • Work on Project 3


Week 11: October 26

  • Topics: File sizes, bit rates, file types and compression, codecs, streaming video, aesthetics
  • In-class exercise: Video hardware and calculations

Homework


Unit 4: Digital Animation

Week 12: November 2

  • Topics: History, older types of animation, compare and contrast to video, keyframes and tweening
  • In-class exercise: Blender

Homework

  • Reading
    • This is Digital Media, Sections "Animation: The Rise of Computers", "Animation: Motion Capture and Animated Films", "Augmented Reality: Adding Animation to the 'Real World'", "Is it real? Does it matter?"
  • Complete the associated reading quiz on D2L
  • Work on Project 3


Week 13: November 9

  • Topics: 3D animation considerations, newer types of animation, aesthetics
  • In-class project work time
  • Project 4 Assigned
  • Project 3 Due

Homework

  • Reading
    • This is Digital Media, Section "Networking Issues"
  • Finish Project 3
  • Work on Project 4


Week 14: November 16

  • Topics: Review of previous topics, as needed
  • In-class exercise: Legal and Ethical Issues
  • In-class project work time

Homework


Unit 5: Special Topics

Week 15: November 23

Week of Thanksgiving - topics TBD

Homework

  • Work on Project 4


Week 16: November 30

  • In-class project work time
  • Project 4 Due

Homework

  • Finish Project 4
  • Study for final exam


Finals

Week 17: December 7

  • FINAL EXAM on Friday, December 7, 2018 at 2:00 pm in our usual classroom.


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