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module properties module number 200821 - common information
module number200821
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 experience

Interest in technology driven applications. Willingness to discuss and present in English. Knowledge of programming is not required but offers by far additional opportunities for experiments. 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 outcome

The students  know how to investigate a new  topic and to perform a corresponding literature search. They are able to prepare a small user study or  to conduct a small experiment. 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 short 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 short 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.

contentNext-generation applications, often based on new technologies provide new opportunities. While some possibilities are obvious and establish immediately, others only evolve after some time. However, in a networked global system such applications also often infer with ethical and privacy issues, often neglected in favor of new opportunities.
This specialization seminar typically focuses around a certain type or a new usage of applications enabled by recent technologies. 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 supposed to conduct experiments using the applications and technologies researched and to create their own (mock-up) videos. Ideally, such research finally is accompanied by an application prototype (which may be just a mock-up or interface prototype and also 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 participation

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literature / referencesPlease 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.

evaluation of teaching
Details reference subject
module nameNext-Generation Applications
examination number2500578
credit points5
SWS2 (0 V, 2 Ü, 0 P)
on-campus program (h)22.5
self-study (h)127.5
obligationobligatory module
examalternative examination performance
details of the certificateStudents will participate in group discussions (10%), make and provide some short prensentations on their topic including a conference style final presentation (30%), write a report as a short 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 Media and Communication Science 2021, Master International Business Economics 2021
module nameNext-Generation Applications
examination number2500578
credit points5
on-campus program (h)22
self-study (h)128
obligationelective module
examalternative examination performance
details of the certificateStudents will participate in group discussions (10%), make and provide some short prensentations on their topic including a conference style final presentation (30%), write a report as a short 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