Expected learning outcomes
After successfully completing this course, the student will know the characteristics of a typical workflow and its stages. The students will also have knowledge about common file-types and their characteristics.
The students will be able to plan, design, and implement workflow chains that process and transmit and publish file-based data. The students will also be able to use common open-source tools to transport, transform, transcode and publish data and metadata within files.
After successfully completing the course, the students should be able to actively participate in system development projects
- The Brief History of Computing
- UNIX as an environment for workflow automation
- Methodology and tools for planning and designing workflows
- Tools for transforming, encoding, moving and presenting common data types
- Devices for collecting data, including sound, image, video and geographic.
- File formats, encoding- and compression methods for the most common media types
- Metadata standards, tools and usage
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Teaching Methods (additional text)
The course will be offered both as an ordinary campus course and as a course that is offered in a flexible way to off-campus students. Lecture notes, e-lectures and other types of e-learning material will be offered through an Fronter. Communication between the teachers and the students, and among the students, will be facilitated through the Fronter.
Form(s) of Assessment
Written exam, 4 hours
Evaluation of Project(s)
Form(s) of Assessment (additional text)
The evaluation consists of two parts:
- Written exam, 60%.
- Final project report, 40%. The final report will need to include a discussion about the project findings, process, future improvements as well as a conclusion.
Both parts must be passed individually
Alphabetical Scale, A(best) – F (fail)
An internal and a external examiner will evaluate both the reports and the written exam.
Written exam: Ordinary re-sit examinations are offered. There is no re-sit examination for projects.
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The students will need to deliver a project proposal describing a self-selected project and get a passing grade to be eligible for the final exam. This pre-project report will need to include a plan, a general background and a problem statement and how it is relevant to the issues related to workflow, a description of a goal and an outline of the methods and means to be used.
The students will also be required mainly to use UNIX and related software as part of their projects.
- Unix Power Tools, O'Reilly Media, Inc.; 3rd edition, 978-0596003302
- Web resources
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