Guidelines  for  Masters in  Archaeo-heritage Informatics  Indo US S&T Forum Workshop on Digital Archaeology   11-13 Nov, ...
S. Goel, Om Vikas, and M. K. Sinha: Indo-US S&T Workshop, 2005 <ul><li>New Order of Knowledge based Society </li></ul><ul>...
Knowledge-based Society <ul><li>Problem will be Large, complex and inter-disciplinary </li></ul><ul><li>Promote collectivi...
Knowledge-based Society <ul><li>Archaeology, History, heritage studies, anthropology are already the favorite theme of tel...
What do  Archaeologists do? <ul><li>Archaeologists do much more than excavation.  </li></ul><ul><li>They teach, analyze ar...
S. Goel, Om Vikas, and M. K. Sinha: Indo-US S&T Workshop, 2005 Research Conservation & Restoration,  Dissemination   What ...
Collaborators <ul><li>Anthropologist, </li></ul><ul><li>Historians and art historians, </li></ul><ul><li>Linguists,  </li>...
Archaeology is Interdisciplinary   <ul><li>Example: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Near-infrared spectroscopic imaging in art conse...
<ul><li>Archaeological Activities:  </li></ul><ul><li>S urvey, Testing, Research, Conservation, Restoration,  Disseminatio...
Archeological computing:  Existing specialized programs <ul><li>University College London, UK </li></ul><ul><li>Goteborg U...
Masters in  Archaeo-heritage Informatics:    Opportunity drivers in Indian Context <ul><li>Emerging knowledge based societ...
S. Goel, Om Vikas, and M. K. Sinha: Indo-US S&T Workshop, 2005 Knowledge   Acquisition and application  Constructivism Att...
Dimension 1:  Attitudes  <ul><li>System-level perspective  (including Knowledge integration, consideration for multilatera...
Dimension 2:  Constructivism <ul><li>Creativity.   </li></ul><ul><li>Critical thinking. </li></ul><ul><li>Attention to det...
Dimension 3:  Knowledge   Acquisition and application   <ul><li>Ability to apply knowledge. </li></ul><ul><li>Design skill...
Course Guidelines <ul><li>Generic knowledge  </li></ul><ul><li>Domain specific knowledge and case studies, and  </li></ul>...
Domain specific Case studies <ul><li>Preservations and conservation:  Modeling and visualization </li></ul><ul><li>Researc...
Generic Courses <ul><li>Art, Archaeology, Anthropology,  and Heritage studies courses  </li></ul><ul><li>Computing and Mul...
Pedagogy <ul><li>Cognitive Apprenticeship  </li></ul><ul><li>Discovery based learning </li></ul><ul><li>Learning by doing ...
Proposed Curriculum: Semester I <ul><li>Basic Computing Tools </li></ul><ul><li>Digital Media </li></ul><ul><li>Oriental P...
Proposed Curriculum: Semester II <ul><li>Web-enabled Content Creation </li></ul><ul><li>Computer based Visualization </li>...
Proposed Curriculum: Semester III <ul><li>GIS and Digital field methods for Archaeology </li></ul><ul><li>Digital Library ...
Proposed Curriculum: Semester IV <ul><li>Quality and creativity Management </li></ul><ul><li>Design Methods </li></ul><ul>...
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Archaeo Heritage Informatics Masters Program

  1. 1. Guidelines for Masters in Archaeo-heritage Informatics Indo US S&T Forum Workshop on Digital Archaeology 11-13 Nov, 2005, Mussorie, India Sanjay Goel, Om Vikas, & Mukul K. Sinha S. Goel, Om Vikas, and M. K. Sinha: Indo-US S&T Workshop, 2005
  2. 2. S. Goel, Om Vikas, and M. K. Sinha: Indo-US S&T Workshop, 2005 <ul><li>New Order of Knowledge based Society </li></ul><ul><li>Universal access to information </li></ul><ul><li>Universalisation of Creativity </li></ul>
  3. 3. Knowledge-based Society <ul><li>Problem will be Large, complex and inter-disciplinary </li></ul><ul><li>Promote collectivism not individualism </li></ul><ul><li>Think global and act local </li></ul><ul><li>Collaborate for innovation </li></ul>S. Goel, Om Vikas, and M. K. Sinha: Indo-US S&T Workshop, 2005
  4. 4. Knowledge-based Society <ul><li>Archaeology, History, heritage studies, anthropology are already the favorite theme of television channels like Discovery, National geography, History and so on. </li></ul><ul><li>The need to understand the past will be much more deeper in the emerging knowledge-based society. </li></ul><ul><li>ICT technology will help in furthering this understanding. </li></ul>S. Goel, Om Vikas, and M. K. Sinha: Indo-US S&T Workshop, 2005
  5. 5. What do Archaeologists do? <ul><li>Archaeologists do much more than excavation. </li></ul><ul><li>They teach, analyze artifacts and sites, publish the results of their research, curate museum galleries, and also produce documentaries. </li></ul><ul><li>They engage in surveys, monitoring, testing, data recovery, archival research, and preservation efforts. </li></ul><ul><li>They undertake qualitative analysis and also apply mathematical and statistical concepts. </li></ul><ul><li>… .. </li></ul>S. Goel, Om Vikas, and M. K. Sinha: Indo-US S&T Workshop, 2005
  6. 6. S. Goel, Om Vikas, and M. K. Sinha: Indo-US S&T Workshop, 2005 Research Conservation & Restoration, Dissemination What do Archaeologists do?
  7. 7. Collaborators <ul><li>Anthropologist, </li></ul><ul><li>Historians and art historians, </li></ul><ul><li>Linguists, </li></ul><ul><li>Geologist </li></ul><ul><li>Biologist, </li></ul><ul><li>Geophysicists </li></ul><ul><li>Chemist, </li></ul><ul><li>Environmentalist, </li></ul><ul><li>Architects, </li></ul><ul><li>Civil engineers, </li></ul><ul><li>Media specialists, and </li></ul><ul><li>Information Technologists </li></ul>S. Goel, Om Vikas, and M. K. Sinha: Indo-US S&T Workshop, 2005
  8. 8. Archaeology is Interdisciplinary <ul><li>Example: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Near-infrared spectroscopic imaging in art conservation : investigation of drawing constituents By Michael Attas et al. Journal of Cultural Heritage , April 2003 . </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Seven authors are from five disciplines - Institute for Bio - diagnostics, Department of Chemistry, Department of Geography, Art Gallery, Department of History </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Specialized interdisciplinary educational programs in Conservation Architecture, Bio-archaeology , and Geo-archaeology are already well accepted. </li></ul>S. Goel, Om Vikas, and M. K. Sinha: Indo-US S&T Workshop, 2005
  9. 9. <ul><li>Archaeological Activities: </li></ul><ul><li>S urvey, Testing, Research, Conservation, Restoration, Dissemination, and Management. </li></ul><ul><li>IT is an enabling Technology to enhance: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Productivity </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Quality </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Efficacy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Creativity </li></ul></ul><ul><li>and to facilitate Integration of Innovative Ideas </li></ul>S. Goel, Om Vikas, and M. K. Sinha: Indo-US S&T Workshop, 2005
  10. 10. Archeological computing: Existing specialized programs <ul><li>University College London, UK </li></ul><ul><li>Goteborg University, Sweden, and </li></ul><ul><li>York University, UK </li></ul><ul><li>University of Southampton, UK </li></ul><ul><li>… ... </li></ul>S. Goel, Om Vikas, and M. K. Sinha: Indo-US S&T Workshop, 2005
  11. 11. Masters in Archaeo-heritage Informatics: Opportunity drivers in Indian Context <ul><li>Emerging knowledge based society </li></ul><ul><ul><li>India comes off the catch up phase and enter the competing phase in IT. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Abundance of Cultural ore . </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Challenge lies in leveraging our heritage knowledge to become pioneer in the emerging knowledge era </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Growing global Business and employment opportunities. </li></ul>S. Goel, Om Vikas, and M. K. Sinha: Indo-US S&T Workshop, 2005
  12. 12. S. Goel, Om Vikas, and M. K. Sinha: Indo-US S&T Workshop, 2005 Knowledge Acquisition and application Constructivism Attitudes Learning Objectives: Development of competencies
  13. 13. Dimension 1: Attitudes <ul><li>System-level perspective (including Knowledge integration, consideration for multilateral viewpoint, and User centeredness). </li></ul><ul><li>Ability to work in multidisciplinary, multi-locational and multicultural teams . </li></ul><ul><li>Sensitivity towards global, societal, environmental, moral, ethical and professional issues and sustainability . </li></ul><ul><li>Readiness for lifelong learning. </li></ul><ul><li>Entrepreneurship. </li></ul><ul><li>Ability to assist others through mentoring and philanthropic donations. </li></ul><ul><li>Perseverance. </li></ul><ul><li>Sense of urgency. </li></ul><ul><li>Adaptability. </li></ul><ul><li>Quality Consciousness </li></ul>S. Goel, Om Vikas, and M. K. Sinha: Indo-US S&T Workshop, 2005
  14. 14. Dimension 2: Constructivism <ul><li>Creativity. </li></ul><ul><li>Critical thinking. </li></ul><ul><li>Attention to detail. </li></ul><ul><li>Numerical ability. </li></ul>S. Goel, Om Vikas, and M. K. Sinha: Indo-US S&T Workshop, 2005
  15. 15. Dimension 3: Knowledge Acquisition and application <ul><li>Ability to apply knowledge. </li></ul><ul><li>Design skills. </li></ul><ul><li>Problem solving skills. </li></ul><ul><li>Technical competence. </li></ul><ul><li>Decision making skills. </li></ul><ul><li>Analytical skills. </li></ul><ul><li>Research and Experimentation skills. </li></ul><ul><li>Communication and Persuasion skills. </li></ul><ul><li>Project planning. </li></ul><ul><li>Mentoring skills. </li></ul><ul><li>Knowledge of contemporary issues. </li></ul><ul><li>Wealth creation skills. </li></ul>S. Goel, Om Vikas, and M. K. Sinha: Indo-US S&T Workshop, 2005
  16. 16. Course Guidelines <ul><li>Generic knowledge </li></ul><ul><li>Domain specific knowledge and case studies, and </li></ul><ul><li>Group projects. </li></ul><ul><li>The case studies and Project work shall be around using ICT for archaeological and heritage related studies. </li></ul>S. Goel, Om Vikas, and M. K. Sinha: Indo-US S&T Workshop, 2005
  17. 17. Domain specific Case studies <ul><li>Preservations and conservation: Modeling and visualization </li></ul><ul><li>Research : Documentation, Dating , Classification, … </li></ul><ul><li>Analysis of Dissemination strategies: Digital Libraries, Image indexing and retrieval, Walkthroughs </li></ul><ul><li>Heritage Knowledge Management </li></ul><ul><li>Business development in Archaeo-heritage applications : Web design, Album and so on </li></ul>S. Goel, Om Vikas, and M. K. Sinha: Indo-US S&T Workshop, 2005
  18. 18. Generic Courses <ul><li>Art, Archaeology, Anthropology, and Heritage studies courses </li></ul><ul><li>Computing and Multimedia Courses </li></ul><ul><li>Communication and Management course </li></ul>S. Goel, Om Vikas, and M. K. Sinha: Indo-US S&T Workshop, 2005
  19. 19. Pedagogy <ul><li>Cognitive Apprenticeship </li></ul><ul><li>Discovery based learning </li></ul><ul><li>Learning by doing </li></ul><ul><li>Total solution approach </li></ul><ul><li>Case studies </li></ul>S. Goel, Om Vikas, and M. K. Sinha: Indo-US S&T Workshop, 2005
  20. 20. Proposed Curriculum: Semester I <ul><li>Basic Computing Tools </li></ul><ul><li>Digital Media </li></ul><ul><li>Oriental Philosophy and Linguistics </li></ul><ul><li>Art, architectural aesthetics, and Design </li></ul><ul><li>Anthropology </li></ul><ul><li>Learning Methods </li></ul>S. Goel, Om Vikas, and M. K. Sinha: Indo-US S&T Workshop, 2005
  21. 21. Proposed Curriculum: Semester II <ul><li>Web-enabled Content Creation </li></ul><ul><li>Computer based Visualization </li></ul><ul><li>Computer Aided Qualitative and Quantitative Analysis </li></ul><ul><li>Archaeo-heritage Documentation Methods </li></ul><ul><li>Archaeo-heritage Conservation Methods </li></ul><ul><li>Group project </li></ul>S. Goel, Om Vikas, and M. K. Sinha: Indo-US S&T Workshop, 2005
  22. 22. Proposed Curriculum: Semester III <ul><li>GIS and Digital field methods for Archaeology </li></ul><ul><li>Digital Library : Design and Management </li></ul><ul><li>Knowledge Management </li></ul><ul><li>Entrepreneurship </li></ul><ul><li>Archaeo-heritage Research Methods </li></ul><ul><li>Group Project </li></ul>S. Goel, Om Vikas, and M. K. Sinha: Indo-US S&T Workshop, 2005
  23. 23. Proposed Curriculum: Semester IV <ul><li>Quality and creativity Management </li></ul><ul><li>Design Methods </li></ul><ul><li>Dissertation </li></ul>S. Goel, Om Vikas, and M. K. Sinha: Indo-US S&T Workshop, 2005

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