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Kursusnavn (dansk):Networked Media and Communication 
Kursusnavn (engelsk):Networked Media and Communication 
Semester:Efterår 2017 
Udbydes under:Bachelor i global virksomhedsinformatik (bgbi) 
Omfang i ECTS:7,50 
Min. antal deltagere:15 
Forventet antal deltagere:
Maks. antal deltagere:80 
Formelle forudsætninger: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
• Reflect on challenges and opportunities of new media and their social implications in a global context 
Fagligt indhold:Networked media, such as Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat has profoundly changed the ways in which people and organizations communicate and interact. To name just one example: Today, when in need for information, we turn to Google instead of libraries. These large media and communication networks have not only changed everyday behavior but also the ways in which information and knowledge is distributed and made accessible. Therefore, it is crucial to understand and critically investigate contemporary media as a constituent part of society.

In this class, we will examine networked media and communication through different theoretical concepts. You will learn how to understand modes of presentation online and what roles algorithms play when information gets distributed. Further, you will reflect on your own media behavior and carry out your very own research project investigating contemporary digital media and its implications. 

14 weeks of teaching consisting of lectures and exercises

The course is an introduction to networked media communication and consists of 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:In this class students need to pass two mandatory activities prior to the exam. The first mandatory activity are so-called reflection paragraphs. These paragraphs are short summaries of the concepts learned in class. All students need to pass 4 out of 6 paragraphs. The second mandatory activity is a group presentation. Here, you are asked to present your research project creatively with digital media.

Be aware: The student will receive the grade NA (not approved) at the ordinary exam, if the mandatory activities are not approved and the student will use an exam attempt. 
Eksamensform og -beskrivelse:B22: Mundtlig eksamen uden forberedelsestid ved eksamen., (7-scale, external exam)

The duration of the oral examination is 20 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 (5-7 minutes), which builds on the
mandatory activity. In the second part of the oral exam we will have a
short discussion in relation to media & communication theory and you
will be assessed according to the intended learning outcomes.  

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