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module properties module number 200818 - common information
module number200818
departmentDepartment of Economic Sciences and Media
ID of group2557 (Virtual Worlds and Digital Games)
module leaderProf. Dr. Wolfgang Broll
languageEnglisch
term Sommersemester
previous knowledge and experienceSuccessfull completion of the course Information and Communication Technologies.

Interest in technologies and technology driven innovations. Willingness to discuss and present in English. Knowledge of programming is not required but offers additional opportunities. Literature (as far as required) to be announced at the first appointment.

This course is primarily for master students of media and communication science and open for participants from other degree programs.
learning outcomeThe students  know how to investigate a new research topic and to perform a literature search. They are able to prepare a user study and conduct appropriate experiments. They are able  to participate in the  scientific discourse and have experience in preparing and presenting their work. They understand how to write a scientific paper and have gained experience in doing so. Due to intensive scientific discourse as part of the seminar as well as the peer assessments of the research papers they can correctly assess and appreciate the achievements of their fellow students. They consider criticism, heed remarks and accept suggestions. They are aware of importance of informed consent and ethical issues in studies involving people and are able to apply this to their own research.

contentNew technologies frequently pop up. While some of them are quickly adopted, others need several years to get established and well-accepted while further just disappear or are replaced by something even more sophisticated. New technologies regularly fascinate people and early adopters often just use and buy gadgets and products because of those.

This research seminar typically focuses around a certain technology or a bunch of technologies enabling a new type of usage or application. Participants of the seminar try to develop a deep understanding of the technological aspects involved and investigate into an individual research topic related to them. This allows them to examine general trends and perspectives, types of usage, implications, ethical aspects involved, privacy issues, and user acceptance, but also to create their own (novel) application concepts and ideas. While research may be based or include typical methodologies used in communication science, students are highly encouraged to conduct experiments using the technologies researched and to create their own (mock-up) videos. Ideally, such research finally is accompanied by an application prototype (which may include games). The individual research topics, the related work, and the methods selected will be presented and discussed with other participants throughout the seminar. The research will result in a research paper. Students delivering excellent research are encouraged and supported to submit their work to international workshop and conferences.

The particular topic will be different in each seminar and is presented at the beginning of each term
media of instruction and technical requirements for education and examination in case of online participationPlease note that this is a container module description. Each term the course has a different, particular topic. The literature required directly depends on this  particular topic of the course offered then. Thus, it cannot be announced in advance.

literature / references

To be announced at first appointment depending on individual course topic.

evaluation of teaching
Details reference subject
module nameNew Techologies Research
examination number2500575
credit points15
SWS6 (0 V, 4 Ü, 2 P)
number of semesters2 Liste der SWS-Verteilungen
on-campus program (h)67.5
self-study (h)382.5
obligationobligatory module
examalternative examination performance
details of the certificateStudents will participate in group discussions (10%),  make and provide  a series of short presentations showing their project progress, including a conference style final presentation of their research project at the end of the second term (30%), write a report as a research paper (50%), and provide peer reviews of other students' papers (20%).Additional materials created by the students to perform their studies / experiments such as videos, demo/fake apps, prototypes, 3D content, etc. may be considered as bonus up to 20%.Insofar as participation in attendance dates relevant to the conclusion is not possible due to illness, the part of the evaluation based on this is carried out exclusively on the basis of the submitted presentations.

alternative examination performance due to COVID-19 regulations incl. technical requirements
signup details for alternative examinationsDie Anmeldung zur alternativen semesterbegleitenden Abschlussleistung erfolgt über das Prüfungsverwaltungssystem (thoska) außerhalb des zentralen Prüfungsanmeldezeitraumes. Die früheste Anmeldung ist generell ca. 2-3 Wochen nach Semesterbeginn möglich. Der späteste Zeitpunkt für die An- oder Abmeldung von dieser konkreten Abschlussleistung ist festgelegt auf den (falls keine Angabe, erscheint dies in Kürze):
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maximum number of participants
Details in degree program Master International Business Economics 2021, Master Media and Communication Science 2021
module nameNew Techologies Research
examination number2500575
credit points15
on-campus program (h)67
self-study (h)383
obligationelective module
examalternative examination performance
details of the certificateStudents will participate in group discussions (10%),  make and provide  a series of short presentations showing their project progress, including a conference style final presentation of their research project at the end of the second term (30%), write a report as a research paper (50%), and provide peer reviews of other students' papers (20%).Additional materials created by the students to perform their studies / experiments such as videos, demo/fake apps, prototypes, 3D content, etc. may be considered as bonus up to 20%.Insofar as participation in attendance dates relevant to the conclusion is not possible due to illness, the part of the evaluation based on this is carried out exclusively on the basis of the submitted presentations.

alternative examination performance due to COVID-19 regulations incl. technical requirements
signup details for alternative examinationsDie Anmeldung zur alternativen semesterbegleitenden Abschlussleistung erfolgt über das Prüfungsverwaltungssystem (thoska) außerhalb des zentralen Prüfungsanmeldezeitraumes. Die früheste Anmeldung ist generell ca. 2-3 Wochen nach Semesterbeginn möglich. Der späteste Zeitpunkt für die An- oder Abmeldung von dieser konkreten Abschlussleistung ist festgelegt auf den (falls keine Angabe, erscheint dies in Kürze):
To obtain the actual deadlines for this course, plaese navigate to the course details in the degree program.
maximum number of participants