Monday, January 19, 2009

What is new media?

New media is a term used frequently by people to describe the current generation of media technologies, but what exactly is "new" about new media?

Consider these responses...

Based on these interviews and opinions, what seem to be the key components of new media?

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Welcome to COMM 330-SPRING 2009

Welcome to COMM 330.

In this course we will explore the history, growth and structure of technological systems underpinning the contemporary media landscape of the information society. This blog is a space for you to share your thoughts on issues and ideas raised in class.Posting on this blog is also part of your case study presentation assignment. This will give you an opportunity to reflect on what you have learned not only in your research but through issues raised in the class discussion or your presentation.

Following your presentation you will be expected to post a 300+ word summary on the class blogof issues raised during class discussion and Q&A of your presentation and critical reflection on set weekly discussion question . You are also encouraged to post helpful links to articles or web site related to their presentation. Posting of these comments online is due by start of the next class following your presentation.

Here are links to examples of good critical response summaries: Polls and the American Voter and DTV: Into The Future. I am looking forward to reading your reflections online.

- Dr Heidi Campbell