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Kursusnavn (dansk):Nye medier og kommunikation 
Kursusnavn (engelsk):New Media and Communication 
Semester:Efterår 2010 
Udbydes under:Bachelor i global virksomhedsinformatik (bgbi) 
Omfang i ECTS:7,50 
Min. antal deltagere:60 
Forventet antal deltagere:60 
Maks. antal deltagere:60 
Formelle forudsætninger:  
Læringsmål:After the course the student should be able to:
• Critically asses computer-mediated communication in a global context
• Identify and present central matters of concern to contemporary communication- and media studies.
• Discuss digital media’s strengths and weaknesses
• Reflect on challenges and opportunities in computer mediated communication and their global effects
• Apply and discuss methods for planning, conducting, and analyzing research interviews
Fagligt indhold:New media changes the ways in which people, organisations, and businesses communicate and interact. ICT's increases the speed with which communicative partners are made accessible to one another, and the speed in distributing information. In this wiew ICT allows for faster and more efficient communication on a global scale.

However, ICTs and 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 and not only as a vehicle for communicative efficacy.
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 constituent parts of particular forms of communcation and interaction.

The course introduces to central themes related to new media and communication, and to methods for investigating new media and communication, informed by a practice oriented perspective.

The objective is thus to introduce to methods and theories that make the students capable of analysing new media and communication. The course will revolve around three overlapping themes:

Mediated communicative processes
How can we understand media as constitutive parts of the unfolding communicative and organizational practices in which they are situated? How do we investigate new media in practice?

Mediating technologies
How do information technologies affect communication and interaction from a personal to a global context? What opportunities do they offer? What are their limitations? What do we mean by mediation?

Changes in communicative genres
How are different types of communication such as personal communication, business communication, public understanding of science, political communication and journalism affected by new media?

The course consists of 11 lectures and exercises.
The lectures will focus on reading and discussing theoretical approaches and analyses of the use of digital media. The presentations will be done either by the teacher or by guest lecturers who might visit the classroom in person or by video conferencing. In the exercises the students will investigate various subjects, such as social media or global collaboration technologies, both at an experimental and analytical basis, and discuss and analyze their communicative aspects.
During the course the students will also work in groups with a theme of their choice. The subject can revolve around a specific technology, such as blogging, facebook or second life, or focus on a specific communicative genre, such as business communication or political communication.
The students will investigate their subject using the internet and other information sources, just as they will make a interview guide and conduct interviews both face to face and mediated by various technologies, Skype for instance, in order to learn how people in a different cultural settting experience their subject matter. They may set up a facebook group with a global reach as part of their case work, see who signs up and interview them.

In class the students will present reflections on the interview process, and their findings to the other students.
Before the end of the course they will also do a final oral group presentation of the subject, they worked with during the course.

Feedback and guidance from the teaching assistants, and discussions in groups, will be part of these activities.  

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

The final grade is given based on B2: an individual oral exam without time for preparation. Grading is based on external examination.
It is mandatory to have participated in the production of two group presentations during the course, in order to be eligible for the exam.

Litteratur udover forskningsartikler:Other materials from e.g. public press, internet etc., may be included. 
Afholdelse (tid og sted)
Kurset afholdes på følgende tid og sted:
Fredag 09.00-12.00 Forelæsning ITU ScrollBar
Fredag 13.00-16.00 Øvelser ITU 3A12, 4A16

Eksamen afholdes på følgende tid og sted:
2011-01-25 Please contact the course manager Mundtlig eksamen ITU 4A14
2011-01-26 Please contact the course manager Mundtlig eksamen ITU 4A14
2011-01-27 Please contact the course manager Mundtlig eksamen ITU 4A14
2011-01-28 Please contact the course manager Mundtlig eksamen ITU 4A14
2011-03-23 Re-eksamen - Kontakt kursusansvarlig for tidspunkt Mundtlig eksamen ITU 4A30