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Kursusnavn (dansk):Mobil kommunikation: Tekniske og metodiske overvejelser 
Kursusnavn (engelsk):Mobile Communication: Technical Issues and Methods for Study 
Semester:Forår 2012 
Udbydes, digital design og kommunikation (ddk) 
Omfang i ECTS:7,50 
Min. antal deltagere:12 
Forventet antal deltagere:12 
Maks. antal deltagere:20 
Formelle forudsætninger:Information om studiestruktur
Dette kursus er første del af en specialisering på kandidatuddannelsen i it, linjen Digital design og kommunikation. Læs mere om specialiseringer på uddannelsen her:
Kandidat Digital design og kommunikation  
Læringsmål:After the course the student should be able to:
• Characterize the global context associated with mobile communication.
• Reflect on the social consequences of mobile communication in society.
• Analyze the functioning of mobile telephone handsets.
• Describe the elements that make up a mobile communications network
• At a broad level, reflect about the interaction between mobile telephone handsets and the mobile communications network.
• Define other forms of radio-based communication.
• Characterize the processes of gathering data (both qualitative and quantitative).
• Characterize the processing and the analysis of qualitative and quantitative data.
• Consider the role of the mobile phone in the Global South and its impact on economy, social relations, and the lives of women. 
Fagligt indhold:The course will cover the following elements:
Introduction to the specialization
• Mobile communication, ubiquitous computing and the focus of the specialization •The history of mobile communication
The social dimensions of mobile communication
• Location based services •Coordination
• Youth culture
• Mobile communication in the Global South
• Gender and mobile communication
The basics of mobile data analysis
• Qualitative methods
• Quantitative methods
• Data collection
Overview of mobile technology
• Handset level
• Network level 
Læringsaktiviteter:14 ugers undervisning bestående af forelæsninger og øvelser

14 weeks teaching including lectures, reading discussions and exercises .

The teachers are responsible for organizing the seminars, finding relevant readings, and preparing the exams. It is the responsibility of the student to be an active participant in the class, having read the expected material and be ready to discuss it, answering any related questions.

The course will have the following mandatory assignments:
1. At least eight blog posts on class readings
2. Student presentation/discussion questions (once a semester).
3. Students must write a final paper by completing a series four individual assignments:

A one paragraph statement of your proposed topic. Due in class Wednesday 21 March.
For help with writing your paper proposal look at the Online Writing Lab at Purdue's University:

An annotated initial list of 5 sources relevant to your topic; at least 3 of these must be scholarly journals or books. (Due in class Wednesday 28 March). Information on what a scholarly source is can be found at:

Annotated outline of your paper. Due in class Wednesday 11 April. A good example on how to write a paper outline can be found at the Online Writing Lab at Purdue's University:

Final paper due. The final version of your paper is due at the exam office Wednesday 16 May. The deadline is 15:00. The paper is to be handed in at the exam office. 

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

This course has mandatory assignments (e.g. presentations, blog posts, and elements in the preparation for the course paper), that need to be completed/approved before being eligible to register for the examination and being allowed to submit written work for examination:
1. At least eight blog posts on class readings
2. A one paragraph statement of propose topic, an initial list of 5 literature sources and an outline.
3. Student presentation/discussion questions (once a semester)  

Litteratur udover forskningsartikler:Mobile Communication by Rich Ling and Jonathan Donner 
Afholdelse (tid og sted)
Kurset afholdes på følgende tid og sted:
Onsdag 12.00-13.50 Forelæsning ITU 2A14
Onsdag 14.00-15.50 Øvelser ITU 2A14

Eksamen afholdes på følgende tid og sted:
2012-05-16 Deadline 3 p.m. Eksamensopgave 1 ITU Lokale oplyses senere