|Kursusnavn (dansk):||New Media and Communication |
|Kursusnavn (engelsk):||New Media and Communication |
|Semester:||Efterår 2015 |
|Udbydes under:||Bachelor i global virksomhedsinformatik (bgbi) |
|Omfang i ECTS:||7,50 |
|Min. antal deltagere:||60 |
|Forventet antal deltagere:||60 |
|Maks. antal deltagere:||80 |
|Formelle forudsætninger:||Information about the course of study
This course is part of the first semester in the bachelor’s degree in Global Business Informatics.
|Læringsmål:||After the course the student should be able to:
• Identify and present central matters of concern within the field of new media and communication
• Critically assess how communication is mediated through and with digital technology in a global context
• Reflect on challenges and opportunities of new media and their social implications
|Fagligt indhold:||Please note, that due to technical challenges, changes may occur before the start of the semester (week 35) – this applies to all sections of the course description.
New media has changed the ways in which people, organizations, and businesses communicate and interact. It has also changed the ways in which information and knowledge is distributed and made accessible. Hence, new media has changed communication on a global scale.
However, new media can also be said to change the ways in which people communicate and interact in a less predictable, yet even more profound way. New media can be viewed as constitutive parts of new communicative practices.
In this view interactions between people and new media transform practices in surprising ways, and the technology may have many different ramifications.
Therefore we need to understand and critically investigate new media as a constituent part of our everyday life.
New media is challenging communication and relations within personal interaction, in a business perspective, in the political landscape, in journalism, etc.
Through a critical assessment the objective of study ‘new media’ is thus introduced to concepts and theories that enable the students to localizes and analyze controversies within new media and communication.
The course is an introduction to new media communication and consists of 11 lectures and various exercises.
The lectures will focus theoretically on reading and discussing various approaches. Further, digital and social media tools will be used hands-on with self-set objectives.
During the exercises you will work in groups and investigate various subjects, such as social media or global collaboration technologies, both at an experimental and analytical basis, and discuss and analyze their communicative and interactive aspects. The subjects can revolve around a specific technology, such as blogging, Facebook, Youtube, Twitter, etc., or you may chose to focus on a specific communicative genre, such as journalism, social entrepreneurship, business communication, or political communication.
Practical use of new media will be an integrated part of as well investigating and analyzing contemporary cases. Through a variety of online and offline projects, you will develop a critical and historical informed perspective on digital communication. You will expand the skills you need to be an active participant in the new media culture. Furthermore, you will practice presenting and communicating your reflections during the course in order to prepare for the oral exam.
|Obligatoriske aktivititer:||The mandatory activity is group presentation with the goal to utilize new media creatively. You will be asked to present and apply new media concepts and theory using your choice of new media technology. Further, you need to pass 4 out of 6 reflection paragraphs. The paragraphs need to be uploaded on LearnIt and need to be marked with "approved". |
|Eksamensform og -beskrivelse:||B22: Mundtlig eksamen uden forberedelsestid ved eksamen., (7-scale, external exam)|
The duration of the oral examination is 30 minutes per examinee.
There is no preparation time prior to the oral exam.
For the first part of the oral exam you have to prepare a short presentation (up to 5 minutes), which summarises and reflects on the mandatory activity. In the second part of the oral exam you will draw a topic from the class syllabus and will be assessed according to the intended learning outcomes.
|Litteratur udover forskningsartikler:||Other materials from e.g. public press, internet etc., may be included. |