Today is the final day of my New Media course that I teach to Erasmus students attending courses at Katho-Hantal. It is a day dedicated to a company visit during which students can see live what they’ve heard about while in class. This was the third semester when I taught the course and due to good prior evaluations (available here and here) it was the first time when I delivered it in its extended form: from one intensive week (3 hours of teaching/day) to two.
I have therefore maintained the number of theoretical lectures and the academic writing assignment. I introduced two practice days, more about one oriented towards journalism/citizen journalism/blogging and one towards research. For this purpose I have created three similar yet different spaces where students could upload their assignments:
Students also used these spaces to upload the results of their in-class research oriented project when they were given an online entity to study and come up with recommendations for improving their online presence. The course also featured a surprise online live video guest lecture.
There was also a final team project for which students had to come up with a new media product, recipe using new media platforms and applications that could be easily shared online. Two videos they produced are embedded below. The third one can be found here. For more info on each team project, please visit the course media spaces (posterous, wordpress, and wiki linked above).
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