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ENGL766/866 New Media Theory and Practice I

Mondays, 4:20-7:00 in rm. BAL2019 and Online (WebEx)
Jan 7-May 3, 2012

Syllabus (PDF)

Lecture 3 hours; 3 credits. Prerequisite: ENGL 539 or equivalent. As students read about core concepts within new media studies, they will explore the complexities and affordances of programming languages like: ActionScript, JavaScript, PHP, CSS/XHTML, Ruby, ActionScript 2 or 3, and HTLM5. While reading “canonical” new media scholarship students will have the opportunity to spend time learning one of the programming languages. Finally, as students read newer new media scholarship, they will be developing their own multimedia project. Throughout the course, students will explore the rhetorical, literary, and technical aspects of various web-based and multimedia compositions/products as well as in their own multimedia composing processes and projects.
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Course Outcomes

After participating in this course, students shall have improved upon the following skills (borrowed from NCTE's Definition of 21st Century Literacies):
  • Develop proficiency with the tools of technology
  • Build relationships with others to pose and solve problems collaboratively and cross-culturally
  • Design and share information for global communities to meet a variety of purposes
  • Manage, analyze and synthesize multiple streams of simultaneous information
  • Attend to the ethical responsibilities required by these complex environments
  • Analyzing and applying mulitmedia scholarship and theory

Required Texts

However, you will be responsible for accessing and reading your assigned texts for both the Canonical Books and New Books assignments.

Assignment Distribution

Course Announcements

  • Class Reflection
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Updated Schedule

  • Wrapping Up the Semester This is what was posted in 4/16 lesson plan. 4/16: Project Update Post4/16: New Book Wiki Draft4/21: Peer Review New Text Wikis x2Course ...
    Posted Apr 23, 2012, 3:07 PM by Rochelle Rodrigo
  • Due: April 16, 2012 read/skim: Flow & TechnocultureReading, Thinking & Reflecting Blog Post (maybe discuss all the online journals you've read/skimmed)Draft of wiki page/s on New Text ProjectWork on ...
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Lesson Plans

  • April 23, 2012 last synchronous class New Books Presentation: 10-12 minute presentations then Q&AFinal Reflection: Pick one of the key terms and briefly describe how/why it best represents where ...
    Posted Apr 23, 2012, 3:07 PM by Rochelle Rodrigo
  • April 16, 2012 Team Presentation (general trend of topics, methods, style, etc.; submission guidelines; how/why relevant to what you've been reading/thinking; when/how/why you might/not submit)--sign up ...
    Posted Apr 16, 2012, 2:34 PM by Rochelle Rodrigo
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