June 1

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

Assignment Due June 2 at midnight

June 3

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

Assignment Due June 4 at midnight

June 5

Digital Media Theory


Assignment Due June 7 at midnight

June 8

Digital Media Research


Assignment Due June 9 at midnight

June 10



Search and Search Engines


Search Engine Optimization and Marketing



Pew Reports

Assignment Due June 11 by midnight

June 12

Social Media



Pew Reports


Other Resources

Assignment due June 14 by midnight

June 15

Cyberculture Research

Gender and Diversity Online


Pew Reports

June 17


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


June 19



Drones, Sensors, Wearables and Virtual Reality

Big Data


Pew Reports

June 22

Entrepreneurship and Design Thinking


Business Models and Online Branding



June 24

Legal Issues


 Net Neutrality



Legal Resources


Pew Center


June 26

Future Issues – we may identify others throughout the semester



Pew Reports


Coding Resources


June 29

Work on Final Research Paper
Presentation due



July 1

Work on Final Research Paper

July 2

Final Research Paper – due