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Kursusnavn (dansk):Mobile medier og social it 
Kursusnavn (engelsk):Mobile Media and Social IT 
Semester:Efterår 2010 
Udbydes under:Bachelor i digitale medier og design (bdmd) 
Omfang i ECTS:7,50 
Min. antal deltagere:12 
Forventet antal deltagere:60 
Maks. antal deltagere:80 
Formelle forudsætninger:  
Læringsmål:After the course students should be able to:
• Analyze and describe basic aspects of mobile technologies use and their functions.
• Identify and apply theoretical communication and sociological media theories to critically reflect upon the state of mobile media and social information technologies in today´s society.
• Describe and analyze current place-specific uses of cell phones, connecting them to mobile phone history and theory.
• Explain connections between cell phone usage and the social significance of digital media in contemporary society.
• Discuss basic concepts of cellular technology while analyzing mobile platforms and mobile social software as they relate to social uses.
• Explain how mobile, location aware and wireless interfaces influence communication and society.
Fagligt indhold:This course provides a theoretical, analytical and practical overview of the state of mobile technologies in contemporary society. It explores the emergence of mobile social media and their influence on communication patterns and social behavior. Throughout the course, students learn how to conceptualize cell phones beyond mobile telephones (i.e., two-way voice communication devices). Rather, they are defined as mobile interfaces, micro-computers, remote controls and a gaming devices. The lecture class focuses on the history, current uses and future perspectives for the global social use of mobile interfaces.

Along the course we will address issues such as:
• The history of mobile interfaces,
• Mobile phones' influence on our communication patterns and behavior,
• Public uses of mobile phones, and how they blur the borders between public and private spaces,
• How mobile phones are used for safety and security,
• Mobile phones as fashion items,
• Youth behavior and cell phones,
• The creation of mobile communities,
• Locative media, camera phones and SMS,
• New developments of social mobile media, such as ubiquitous computing and location-based social networks,
• Basic concepts of cellular technologies and cell phone generations,
• Educational and entertainment uses of mobile technologies,
• The use of mobile phones in the developing world (case studies in Africa, Asia and South America).

In summary, the course combines theory and practice in order to help students understand the various facets of mobile communication technologies today, focusing on their history, current uses and social appropriation of technology in a global world.

Information om studiestruktur
Dette kursus indgår på tredje semester på bacheloruddannelsen i digitale medier. Se studieforløbet beskrevet her:
Bachelor digitale medier  
Læringsaktiviteter:14 ugers undervisning bestående af forelæsninger, øvelser og vejledning

12 lectures, 11 exercise sections and the last two weeks supervision.

In addition to the lectures, students are expected to collaborate with each other in class discussions, group presentations, and a practical project that is meant to apply the concepts and theory learned during the course.

Students are expected to:
• Be present in class;
• Contribute to the class with your ideas, comments and questions;
• Actively participate in the course, answering the instructor's questions and engaging in class discussions.

The course will consist of the following assignments:
• weekly readings
• group discussions
• practical project
• final exam = individual short academic paper


Eksamensform og -beskrivelse:X. experimental examination form (7-scale; external exam), 7-trins-skala, Ekstern censur

The exam is based on the individual short academic paper.

Students are required to complete ALL assignments in order to take the final exam. Only the final exam will be graded.

Litteratur udover forskningsartikler: -Non 
Afholdelse (tid og sted)
Kurset afholdes på følgende tid og sted:
Torsdag 13.00-16.00 Forelæsning ITU 2A12
Torsdag 16.00-18.30 Øvelser ITU 2A12

Eksamen afholdes på følgende tid og sted:
2010-12-15 Før kl. 15.00 Eksamensopgave 1 ITU Eksamenskontoret (2E)