Tag Archives: Social Networking

Podcast Project – Exploring New Media and College Life

This is a project from an Intro to Digital Media class in which students explore the role emerging media are playing in the lives of college students.  I had my students work in groups of about 3 to develop a … Continue reading

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Consuming the revolts

Frank Rich’s NYT column from Feb.5, “Wallflowers at the Revolution,” provides a nice entrance into the debates around media coverage of the uprisings in the Middle East, particularly in terms of the use of social networking technologies. Rich argues in … Continue reading

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The revolution was not televised…

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Participatory Media

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Social Media Literacy Service Learning

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New Telecommunication Studies

What role do new media technologies play in changing the world in which you live? How are new media affecting different lives across the globe? This course offers an introduction to thinking about relationships among emerging media technologies, everyday life, society, and history. This course will examine new media through a perspective informed by critical theory – an approach that to understanding historical events that tries to understand the complex forces that maintain social reality at any moment and asks how a better world might be possible. We will be asking questions about what kinds of social impacts new media are having as well as how social contexts are shaping the way new technologies are used, designed, and deployed. The aim of this course is both an introduction to key themes in the academic field of new media studies as well as to promote critical thinking as media users and members of a society that is making pivotal decisions about what kind of a social order will be supported by emerging technologies. Continue reading

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