The goal of the Techno-Expertise Project is for students to research a piece of modern technology, construct a working model which represents that technology, and convey their findings through a piece of digital scholarship.
A “digital poster,” in essence, is really just a webpage. It is the contextual presentation that transforms the webpage into a digital poster. First, students must develop a single webpage in teams, focusing on communicating scientific information succinctly to an audience of experts and non-experts. Then, students present their digitally curated content simultaneously on monitors in a single physical location–mirroring the traditional poster session.
Presenting information via digital media is a common practice in the sciences. Thus, the students are learning skills which will be useful for other courses and their professional careers.
This site contains information about the Techno-Expertise Project assignment and instructions for creating a “digital poster.” This site also serves as the final repository for all digital posters created by the students.