Thursday, January 28, 2010

New Media is a Changin' Again: iPad and the Diffusion of Innovation

Apple launched it's iPad this week. Consider what this clip has to teach us about the diffusion of innovation and New Media markets...

Monday, January 25, 2010

COMM 330 Lab 1: Doing Scholary Research Online

Evaluating the integrity and reliability of online sources can be a difficult area to navigate. Lab 1 focuses on teaching you to discern scholarly from popular sources online. As part of the Lab you are asked to search for 2 scholarly sources online for the topic of “convergence”. In your searching please reflect on the following questions in light of the in class discussion and lecture:

- What makes the sources you have chosen scholarly?
- What makes them useful for this specific topic?

Please post your sources and responses on the class blog under the comment section.

Monday, January 18, 2010

Welcome to COMM 330-Spring 2010

Welcome to COMM 330.

We live in a changing media world. This purpose of this course is explore the history, growth and structure of technological systems underpinning the contemporary new 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 blog entry on 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: The Associated Press, Mixed Reviews of Media Monopolies and DTV: Into The Future. I am looking forward to reading your reflections online.

- Dr Heidi Campbell