Aug. 30

Intro and Syllabus

Internet History

 

Internet Trends

 

Take the Quiz: What Internet Users Know About Technology and the Web. How did you do? Discuss in your introductory blog post.

Pew Reports 

The Pew Research Center has numerous studies that related to digital media. Most modules will have one or more Pew Research studies associated with them. You do not need to read the entire report, but peruse for general direction. I will outline any important trends in my video. The Pew Reports might provide elements for your Research Project.

Setting Up a Blog

 


Sept. 6 – online

Defining Digital Media

  • Read: Dennis, Baron, From Pencils to Pixels: The Stages of Literacy Technologies in Passions, Pedagogies and 21st Century Technologies, 1999
  • Read: Bush, Vannevar, As We May Think, Atlantic Monthly, July 1945.
  • Read: Engelbart, Douglas, from Augmenting Human Intellect (1962), read Sections I and III
  • Watch: Video Engelbart demonstration, watch Clip 2 and Clip 3. Remember, this was 1968. Consider how many of the features of computing we use today that were introduced in this demonstration, considered the “Mother of all Demos.” Note the keys and rudimentary “mouse” that he is using.

 

 

Tech Leadership

 


Sept. 13

Digital Media Theory

 

 


Sept. 20 – online

Digital Media Research

 

 


Sept. 27

Browsers

 

Search and Search Engines

 

Search Engine Optimization and Marketing

 

 

Pew Reports

 


Oct. 4 – online

Social Media, Strategy and Certifications

 

 

Pew Reports

 

Other Resources

 


Oct. 11

Cyberculture Research

Gender and Diversity Online

 

Pew Reports


Oct. 18 – online, attend Mass Comm Week sessions

Online Journalism

 

 

Reports – these are some important reports about the journalism industry and journalism curriculum introduced in the past year. Please review for major themes and ideas and use to discuss in your blog post.

 

Pew Center Studies

 

Additional Resources

 


Oct. 25

Mobile

 

Drones, Sensors, Wearables and Virtual Reality

Big Data

 

Pew Reports


Nov. 1 online

Entrepreneurship and Design Thinking

 

Business Models and Online Branding

 

 


Nov. 8

Legal Issues

 

 Net Neutrality

 

 

Legal Resources

 

Pew Center

 


Nov. 15 – online

Future Issues – we may identify others throughout the semester

 

 

Pew Reports

 

Coding Resources

 


Nov. 22 – Thanksgiving

Nov. 29 – in-person

Work on Final Research Paper
Presentation due

 

 


Dec. 6 online

Present Final Research Paper