Teaching workshop

A.Y. 2021/2022
Overall hours
Learning objectives
The Digital Humanities and Web Design workshop is the complement to the multimedia publishing course and is particularly recommended for those who want to graduate from the discipline. The training objectives are as follows: to provide the student with an in-depth knowledge of the professional tools useful to operate today in the field of multimedia publishing, with a special attention to web design and the creation of digital multimedia ebooks and magazines (tools all open source and/or usable for free); put into practice, with useful vertical insights, the main theories related to digital publications and the wider sector of Digital Humanities.
Expected learning outcomes
By the end of the workshop the student will have to have an adequate measure of Knowledge and Skills and will be able to use some working tools:
Knowledge: Digital Storytelling, HTML5 and CSS Encoding Fundamentals; Languages for commercial publishing: Epub3. Web Design Fundamentals: Usability, Information Architecture, Responsive Web Design.
Skills: Designing and building static and dynamic websites, designing eBooks and multimedia magazines.
Tools: Web Design: WordPress; EBook: PubCoder, ViewPorter, or IbooksAuthor2; Digital Storytelling: Shorthand.
Course syllabus and organization

Single session

Lesson period
Second semester
Lectures will be delivered remotely in synchronous format via Ariel, according to a timetable that  will publish on the course page on Ariel.
On the course page on Ariel, students will be able to find all the information on the lectures and any changes to the programme.
Course syllabus
The objective of the Workshop is to provide multimedia publishing skills, with particular reference to the design and implementation of static and dynamic websites, eBook design and multimedia magazines.
Contents: Digital Storytelling, Markup languages: HTML5 and CSS; Digital editing and publishing: Epub3. Web Design: usability, Information Architecture, Responsive Web Design.
The following tools will be used: Web Design: WordPress, UXPin; EBook: PubCoder, ViewPorter or IbooksAuthor2; Digital Storytelling: Shorthand.
Prerequisites for admission
The Digital Humanities and Web Design Workshop is complementary to the Editoria Multimediale course and is strongly recommended for those who want to graduate in the discipline.
Teaching methods
Each lesson consists of a presentation of case studies, best practices and tools, followed by an individual or collective practical activity.
Attendance to the lessons is mandatory (it is possible to skip one lesson out of ten).
Teaching Resources
Assessment methods and Criteria
The verification exam consists in designing and presenting a multimedia publishing project: an eBook, a website or a multimedia longform.
There is no provision for a vote This being a workshop, grades are not to be assigned.
- University credits: 3
Humanities workshops: 20 hours
Professor: Papa Cecilia Maria