CMAT 465 Syllabus--Communication and Technology

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Published on January 25, 2014

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Course Policies and Meeting Schedule: Spring ‘14   ‘ Spring 2014: CMAT 465 – Communication and Technology Tues/Thurs, 09:30AM—10:45AM | PH 352 Course Policies   Course Website: My Classes _____________________________________________________________________________ Instructor Contact Information: Dr. Vinita Agarwal Assistant Professor of Communication Arts Office: Fulton Hall 272 Email: OH: T/TH: 1:45PM—2:30PM, W, 11:00 AM—02:30 PM and by appointment _____________________________________________________________________________ Prerequisite CMAT 297 with a grade of C or better. Course Description Examines innovations in communication techniques and applications. Topics include satellite and terrestrial based technology, conferencing, decision support systems, computer mediated communication and the impact of technology on the communication process and communicators. Prerequisites: C or better in CMAT 297. Three hours per week with enhancement. Learning Objectives Communication and Technology is an interrogation of emerging and existing information and communication technologies (ICTs) as they shape organizational, social, political, and individual communication processes. Through a rigorous and in-depth reflection on technology development, theory, application, and critique, students cultivate knowledge essential to be critical consumers of technology and engage in its strategic application in a variety of organizational, social, personal, and professional contexts. Upon successful completion of the course, the student will be able to: i. Articulate the issues and challenges shaping development of information and computing in a democratic system including net neutrality, privacy, freedom of speech, and control. ii. Critique development of ICTs with their impact on communication processes in social, organizational, and individual contexts. iii. Apply theoretical frameworks of technology including diffusion of innovations, social shaping of technology, and media richness theory among others to achieve strategic communication goals. iv. Successfully complete in-class activities and assignments to demonstrate proficiency with: a. Application of select ICTs in individual, social, and organizational contexts through successfully completing class activities involving proficiency using Microsoft Publisher, immersive game environments, app design, or web-based collaborative tools. b. Deliberation of social and individual consequences of ICT design and implementation through the lens of theoretical frameworks to recommend innovative strategies that address gaps identified. c. Assessment and evaluation of implications of technology design and use, particularly with respect to achieving strategic communication goals, embodying ideals of a democratic society, and/or defining personal relationships and individual identity. CMAT 465 Communication and Technology | Dr. Vinita Agarwal

Course Policies and Meeting Schedule: Spring ‘14   Ø Ø Ø Ø Required Readings Readings are made available through four technologically mediated and physical venues: Virtual course pack: E-Reserves accessible via our My Classes course website. Password will be provided in class. E-Books: Online access to e-books on Blackwell Library website & via open access on web (links provided on syllabus) Online articles: Available online via open source [link will be provided on syllabus, and occasionally linked to under “Syllabus Web Links” via My Classes. Multimedia and print cultural resources (e.g., movies and books): Placed on reserve in Blackwell library or be available via YouTube. Readings Readings for the course come from a range of sources. Discussions of journal articles provide proficiency with the key arguments and a theoretical framework for conceptualizing technology. Readings from contemporary sources (policy documents, international regulatory body documents, media critiques, and thought leaders) will provide a current, constantly evolving backdrop for sparking discussions on contemporary debates and an anchor for applying theoretical perspectives. Because there will be limited in-class time to go over each reading in detail, it is imperative that readings are completed beforehand (i.e., before you come to class that day) and that each student is prepared to share their thoughts and perspectives on the reading material. Multimedia Materials Some materials are available as freeware online, for others that are not available (e.g. Neuromancer), I will be placing personal copies on reserve at the Blackwell Library for a limited time check out. Please plan ahead to ensure you can access the book at an alternative time if it is checked out. Websites Recommended web sites are provided on My Classes. Bookmark these and add them to your daily reading for class discussion. You are encouraged to add to this list. Equipment Policy We will be using and experimenting with different forms of technology. You may use the Marantz audio flash recorder for audio recordings or video flip cameras for video recordings. These will be checked out (using your SU ID) from Media Services (Room 334, TETC, Hours: TR, 9 AM—11 PM, Fridays, 9 AM—5 PM and closed on Saturdays). This is available only for a day (late returns fined). Copyright Statement The content (lectures, assignments, handouts) are the property of the instructor and protected under copyright law. You may not publicly distribute or display or share my course materials or lecture notes without my written permission. Attendance and Participation Attendance is mandatory. Your participation in class discussions and lab work is vital to your progress and learning outcomes from the course. Please do not request make-ups for missed in-class participation. Participation is a 25% of your course grade and will significantly impact your grade. If an unforeseen issue necessitates prolonged absence (i.e., greater than seven missed classes during the semester), evaluate your course standing and/or consider dropping the course in a timely manner. This is particularly important if you are a graduating senior and this is your final semester. CMAT 465 Communication and Technology | Dr. Vinita Agarwal

Course Policies and Meeting Schedule: Spring ‘14   Class participation is assessed on quality and content of work produced. As most learning is facilitated through reflection, asking questions, connecting to examples in personal lives and contemporary affairs, and shared deliberation with a like-minded community of learners, asking questions, sharing examples, responding thoughtfully to classmates’ examples, and identifying aspects of readings that resonate with you will be counted as positive participation. Conversely, if I observe or otherwise get the feeling of a class participant engaging in disruptive behaviors including but not restricted to browsing other content while in class, texting, engaging in activities that do not pertain to the class, distracted and disengaged class presence, unprepared behaviors (unable to knowledgeably contribute to the arguments, to raise salient points from readings or to connect across readings to personal experiences) it will result in loss of participation points. Please monitor your class participation and other grades regularly so you are always aware of how your classroom behaviors and performance impacts your course grade. Note you have up to a maximum of one week or two class periods to bring any discrepancies to my attention for review. Course Ethos As an advanced elective, I will expect responsible engagement from every student in class. I will strive to provide each of you with the resources and guidance necessary to achieve the course objectives. I am available to provide feedback, resources, and guidance during class and office-hours and will expect you to be an equal partner in your learning. The course environment promotes your learning as future members of a globalized, cosmopolitan community of professionals. As an intensive, immersive course involving deliberation, practice, application, and critique of technology in organizational, social, individual, and relational contexts, the course is designed to promote consistent engagement with course content. Any personal accommodations made during the semester will be at my discretion weighing individual circumstances against the principle of fairness to other class members. ⇒ ⇒ ⇒ ⇒ ⇒ Deadlines, Late Policy, and Make-Ups All assignments are due promptly at the beginning of class. Any assignment turned in after attendance has been taken will count as tardy and will be penalized by a 50% off full credit if turned in one calendar day late and will receive no credit if more than one day late. General guidelines include: Monitor your grades regularly on MyClasses. You have one week from the time grades are posted to bring any grade to my notice for review. After one week, the grade will be taken as final. Returned materials may be discarded if not collected from my office within a week. Do not discuss grade-related matters at end of class or via email. You are responsible for making up any missed work or content. Pop quizzes may be given at the start, middle, or end of class and cannot be made up if missed. Tardiness is unprofessional and habitual tardiness will result in loss of class participation points (tardy more than 4 times in a semester). Tardiness is defined as arriving after attendance has been taken or missing your attendance and falls under disruptive class behaviors. Grading Policy I strive to enter your grades within a week of their submission. You are responsible for monitoring your grade on My Classes. All grades are considered final after one week of being returned to class. You have up to one week from the day grades are returned to you to bring any concern to my notice. Requests that bring up grade-related concerns more than a week old will not be reviewed. The review CMAT 465 Communication and Technology | Dr. Vinita Agarwal

Course Policies and Meeting Schedule: Spring ‘14   process assumes you accept the possibility the grades can be revised upward/ or downward upon review. I do not keep records of class assignments more than a week after grades are returned. In general, my grading is based on the following broad rule-of-thumb: “C” work meets the basic outlined criteria, “B” work does an excellent job of meeting the outlined criteria, and “A” work not only does an excellent job of meeting the outlined criteria, but also surpasses expectations to demonstrate innovative applications of the content that go beyond the outlined criteria. “D” work does not meet one of the basic criteria outlined for the assignment at an acceptable level, and “F” work is substandard and does not meet basic expectations on two or more of the outlined criteria. Support Services For trouble with your connection, access to the course website or the materials therein please contact IT at 410-677-5454, at TETC Room 113 or via email at Emergency Policy In the event of an emergency, announcements and information will be communicated via instructor email, My Classes course website, and SU’s home page. Course-related information will be updated by the instructor on My Classes and course website and via university email. Office of Student Disability Support Services (OSDSS) The OSDSS provides guidance, access to resources, and accommodations for students with documented disabilities including: medical, psychiatric, and/or learning disabilities, and/or mobility, visual, and/or hearing impairments. They can be reached at 410-677-6536. Academic Integrity The CMAT department expects you have read and understand the University’s policy as described in the Student Policy on Academic Integrity in your SU Student Handbook ( and thereby agree to honor these standards. Academic dishonesty as a serious offense and ALL incidences are subject to disciplinary action including, but not limited to, separation from the university. ⇒ ⇒ ⇒ ⇒ Brief Assignment Description [Detailed handouts for each at appropriate times during the semester] Course assignments are structured to promote consistent, in-depth, and critical engagement with the readings, lectures, and application exercises. The following six assignments include a mix of daily, weekly, and once-a-semester projects, exams, and activities through the semester. Blog (10%). Weekly, Due every Sunday, before midnight. Using a blog page, in a 450—500 word post, once a week, in-depth examination of form and function of one feature of a technology. A week will be counted as starting from Monday-->Sunday, midnight. Week of Spring break excluded. Starts Week 2, last post due Week 12. Technology Review Presentation (15%): Once a semester, with a partner. Providing data from existing sources, discuss the development, scope, prevalence, and future directions for your chosen technology. This paper is data driven and asks you to provide numbers and specific technological developments in the context of the media industry (e.g., digital audio, radio broadcasting, interactive TV, satellite technology). You will draw on respected industry, government, and research sources for your data and trends. 15-minute presentations with a partner during Weeks 2, 3, 5, and 6. Mini-Thought Paper (15%). Four, due per dates indicated on the syllabus. A total of six 2-page minithought issue papers that examine latest developments (social, legal, organizational, regulatory, financial) of technology use with respect to the issues referenced. Complete any four of your choice. Exam 1 & Exam 2 (20%): Once a semester, per date on syllabus. Short- and/or long-answer based, theoretical and application critiques of technological developments, theoretical concepts, applications, CMAT 465 Communication and Technology | Dr. Vinita Agarwal

Course Policies and Meeting Schedule: Spring ‘14   and critiques discussed through readings, lectures, exercises, assignments until the class before the exam. Exam 2 is not cumulative and will cover material from the end of Exam 1 onward. ⇒ Class Participation (25%): Daily. Due per instructions end-of-class/next lab. Includes daily work such as Microsoft Publisher, Wikis, Apps, Ever note, Apps. Online postings of readings may also be routinely required. Will also include random daily (or almost daily) pop quiz. Pop quiz will be a short answer or multiple-choice format question given at start of class (to assess class preparedness with readings before coming to class) or at end of class (to assess grasp of lecture, discussion, or reading material covered in class). These points cannot be made up. ⇒ Final Portfolio and Paper (15%): Once a semester. A final portfolio of your extensive (3—4 week long) usage of any emerging technology in an out-of-class/campus/field site covered through the semester utilizing any one theoretical and research methods lens will be presented to the class (and/or guests) at the end of the semester (20 minutes). You will obtain approval for your chosen technology/theoretical/methodological lens from me by end of Week 7. Grading Assignment Ø Blogging Ø Technology Review Presentation Ø Mini-Thought Paper (Any 4) Ø Exam 1 & Exam 2 Ø Class Work, Readings, Pop Quiz, & Participation Ø Final Portfolio Paper & Presentation Total % Points 10% 15% 15% 20% 25% 15% Grade Breakdown A= 90.0% & above; B= 80.0%-89.0%; C= 70.0%-79.0%; D= 60.0%-69.0%; F= 59.0% & below v Important Semester Dates: Jan 27th –May 13th: Session dates | Jan 27th: First day of classes| Jan 27th –Jan 31st : Add/drop| Mar 17th – Mar 23rd: Spring Break | Apr 4th: Last day to Withdraw with a grade of (W)| May 13th: Last day of classes| May 14th : Reading day| May 15th –May 21st : Finals week| May 22nd Commencement 1. Accessing e-Books: [SU  Libraryà  Books/e-­‐BooksàEnter  titleà1st  Resultà  Click  on   Titleà  Check  for  Online  Access  at  your  LibraryàFind  Ità  Read  Full  Text  Atà   netIDàeBook  Full  Text  on  Left  Hand  Side  Menu]   2. Books  available  Online:     a. Stephen  L.  Talbott.  (1995).  The  future  does  not  compute—Transcending  the  machines  in   our  midst.  Sebastopol,  CA:  O’Reilly  &  Associates.  [Accessible  online  at:  ]   b. Lawrence  Lessig.  (2006).  Code:  Version  2.0.  New  York:  Basic  Books  [Available  online:­‐Codev2.pdf]   c. Kembrew  McLeod.  (2005).  Freedom  of  expression:  Overzealous  copyright  bozos  and  other   enemies  of  creativity.  New  York:  Doubleday.  [Available  online­‐freedomofexpression.pdf]   3. Accessing  Articles  on  SU’s  Library  Website:   [SU  Libraryà  Find  DatabasesàCommunication  and  Mass  MediaàSearchà  Click  on   “Communication  and  Mass  Media  Complete”à  Searching  “Communication  and  Mass  Media   Complete”àCopy  and  Paste  article  title  in  first  field  “Select  a  field  (optional)àPDF  Full   Textà  à”Download  PDF”  on  Top  Blue  Menu] CMAT 465 Communication and Technology | Dr. Vinita Agarwal

Course Policies and Meeting Schedule: Spring ‘14     Week  1     Introduction   to   Syllabus     Computers   Internet   Week  2     Satellite  and   terrestrial   based   technology                     Digital   TV/Video   Interactive  TV   TENTATIVE  SCHEDULE—SPRING  2014     CMAT  465—COMMUNICATION  AND  TECHNOLOGY   Communication  and  Technology:  Jan  28th  &  30th   (T)     § Intro  to  syllabus,  learning  goals,  class  structure,  expectations   Lab:     § Virtual  course  pack:  E-­‐reserves   § MyClasses—Overview     § Library—Overview     HW:   § Readings  for  TR     (TR)   Readings:     § Paul  E.  Ceruzzi.  (1998).  A  history  of  modern  computing.  Cambridge,  MA:   MIT  Press.  [Read:  “Introduction—Defining  Computer,”  SU  Library,  e-­‐book]     § Tim  Berners  Lee,  A  Brief  History  of  the  Internet.  [Access  online  at:­‐internet/history-­‐ internet/brief-­‐history-­‐internet  ]   § Tim  Berners  Lee:  Future  of  the  WWW  [Access  online  at:­‐ushouse-­‐future-­‐of-­‐the-­‐web.html  ]   Lab:   § WordPress:  How-­‐To  and  Getting  Started.   § Writing  for  the  web—style,  design,  and  content  considerations   WordPress  (abbreviated  WP)  blog—goal,  audience,  strategy  (structure,   content,  message),  evaluation.  Frequency  and  content  expectations.       Emerging  Technologies:  Feb  4th  &  6th   (T)   Readings:     § Paul  E.  Ceruzzi.  (1998).  A  history  of  modern  computing.  Cambridge,  MA:   MIT  Press.  [Read:  “Conclusion:  The  Digitization  of  the  World  Picture,”  SU   Library  e-­‐book]   § Global  VSAT  Forum  [Available  online  at:  ]   § FCC,  National  Broadband  Map  [Online  at:  ]   § Satellite  Today  [Available  online  at:  ]   Lab:     § Writing  for  the  web—style,  design,  and  content  considerations     § Usability  criteria     (TR)   Readings:     § Bociurkiw,  M.  (2008).  Commentary:  Put  on  your  bunny  ears,  take  your  TV   around  the  block:  Old  and  new  discourses  of  gender  and  nation  in  mobile,   digital,  HDTV.  Canadian  Journal  of  Communication,  33,  537-­‐544.  [Read  All   CMAT 465 Communication and Technology | Dr. Vinita Agarwal

Course Policies and Meeting Schedule: Spring ‘14   § § § Week  3     Mobile   broadband                                                 Radio   Broadcasting   and  Digital   Audio   Week  4   Pages;  Available  on  E-­‐Reserves  on  My  Classes  web  site]   FCC  14th  Video  Competition  Report,  July  20,  2012.  [Read  points  #  1  to  30.   Available  online  at:­‐12-­‐81A1.pdf  ]   Screen  Digest  []   Craig,  R.  T.  (2007).  Issue  forum  introduction:  Mobile  media  and   communication:  What  are  some  important  questions?  Communication   Monographs,  74,  386-­‐388.  [Read  All  Pages;  Available  on  E-­‐Reserves  on  My   Classes  web  site]   Lab:     § Intro  to  Microsoft  Publisher.    Flyer   Emerging  Technologies:  Feb  11th  &  13th   (T)     Readings:     § The  Mobile  Web:­‐3gsm-­‐tbl/text   § The  Semantic  Web  Revisited     § Scientific  American:  “The  Scientific  Flaws  of  Online  Dating  Sites”­‐flaws-­‐online-­‐ dating-­‐sites/   § Katz,  J.  E.  (2007).  Mobile  media  and  communication:  Some  important   questions.  Communication  Monographs,  74,  369-­‐394.  [Read  All  Pages;   Available  on  E-­‐Reserves  on  My  Classes  web  site]   § Jackson,  M.  H.  (2007).  Fluidity,  promiscuity,  and  mash-­‐ups:  New  concepts   for  the  study  of  mobility  and  Communication.  Communication  Monographs,   74,  408-­‐413.  [Read  All  Pages;  Available  on  E-­‐Reserves  on  My  Classes  web   site]   § Kelly,  L.,  Keaton,  J.  A.,  Becker,  B.,  Cole,  C.,  Littleford,  L.,  &  Rothe,  B.  (2012).   “It’s  the  American  lifestyle!”:  An  investigation  of  text  messaging  by  college   students.  Qualitative  Research  Reports  in  Communication,  13,  1-­‐9.   [Available  on  E-­‐Reserves  on  My  Classes  web  site]   Lab:   § Microsoft  Publisher:  Newsletter     (TR)   Readings:     § Hamilton,  B.  (May,  2013).  Impact  of  digital  convergence  on  community   radio  in  the  USA,  Media  Development,  Issue  2,  p.  12—19  [Read  All  Pages;   SU  Library,  full  text  journal  article  on  Communication  and  Mass  Media  Db]   § Anderson,  J.  N.  (2012).  Radio  broadcasting’s  digital  dilemma.  Convergence:   The  International  Journal  of  Research  into  New  Media  Technologies,  19,   177-­‐194.    [Read  All  Pages;  SU  Library,  “Linked  Full  Text”  on   Communication  and  Mass  Media  Database]   Lab:     § Microsoft  Publisher:  Tri-­‐fold  brochure   Theoretical  Frameworks:  Feb  18th  &  20th   CMAT 465 Communication and Technology | Dr. Vinita Agarwal

Course Policies and Meeting Schedule: Spring ‘14     Social  Shaping   of  Technology                                     Media   Richness   Theory  &     Critical   Perspectives   on   Communicatio n  and   Technology   Week  5     Conferencing   &  Decision   Support   Systems             (T)   Readings:   § MacKenzie,  D.,  &  Wajcman,  J.  (1999).  Introductory  essay:  The  social   shaping  of  technology.  In  D.  MacKenzie  and  J.  Wajcman  (Eds.),  The  social   shaping  of  technology,  2nd  ed.  (pp.  3—27).  Buckingham,  UK:  Open   University  Press.  [Available  online  at:     § Winner,  L.  (1986).  Do  artifacts  have  Politics?  In  L.  Winner,  The  whale  and   the  reactor:  A  search  for  limits  in  an  age  of  high  technology  (pp.  19—39).   Chicago:  University  of  Chicago  Press.    [Available  online  at:   § Adaptive  Structuration  Theory:    Scott,  C.  R.,  Quinn,  L.,  &  Timmerman,  C.  E.   (1998).  Ironic  uses  of  group  communication  technology:  Evidence  from   meeting  transcripts  and  interviews  with  group  decision  support  system   users.  Communication  Quarterly,  46,  353-­‐374.  [Read  page  357  only;  SU   Library,  on  Communication  and  Mass  Media  Db]   Lab:     § Organizing  apps  (Social  shaping  critique)  |  Make  an  App   § ***Paper  1—Mobile  media:  Texting  due***       (TR)   Readings:     § Daft,  R.  L.,  &  Lengel,  R.  H.  (1986).  Organizational  information   requirements,  media  richness,  and  structural  design.  Management  Science,   32,  554-­‐571.  [Read  all  pages,  Available  online  at: anizational_information_requirements_media_richness_and_structural_des ign.pdf     § Lawrence  Lessig.  (2006).  Code:  Version  2.0.  New  York:  Basic  Books  [Read   Ch.  1,  “Code  is  Law,”  pp.  1—8,  Ch.  2,  “Architectures  of  Control,”  pgs.  38-­‐60;­‐Codev2.pdf]   Lab:     § App  (contd.),  Power  point   § Introduce  Second  Life  (out-­‐of-­‐class)   Emerging  Technologies:  Feb  25th  &  27th       (T)   Readings:   § Stephen  Talbott  (1995).  The  Future  Does  not  Compute—Transcending  the   Machines  in  our  Midst.  [Read  Ch.  10,  “Thoughts  on  a  Group  Support   System”  online  at:]   § Scott,  C.  R.,  Quinn,  L.,  &  Timmerman,  C.  E.  (1998).  Ironic  uses  of  group   communication  technology:  Evidence  from  meeting  transcripts  and   interviews  with  group  decision  support  system  users.  Communication   Quarterly,  46,  353-­‐374.  [Read  Pages  353—357,  first  para  of  pg.  357  only;   SU  Library,  on  Communication  and  Mass  Media  Database]   CMAT 465 Communication and Technology | Dr. Vinita Agarwal

Course Policies and Meeting Schedule: Spring ‘14                                 CMC     § § § Fairbank,  J.  F.,  Spangler,  W.  E.,  &  Williams,  S.  D.  (2003).  Motivating   creativity  through  a  computer-­‐mediated  employee  suggestion   management  system.  Behavior  and  Information  Technology,  22,  305-­‐314.     [Read  Pages  305—310;  Available  on  E-­‐Reserves  on  My  Classes  web  site]   Conferencing  Systems: =rep1&type=pdf   A  Brief  History  of  DSS     Lab:     § Skype,  Google+  Hangouts,  and  others   § Continue  Second  Life  (out-­‐of-­‐class)       (TR)   Readings:     § JCR  Licklider,  “The  Computer  as  a  Communication  Device“  (pg.  21—41)   [In  Memoriam:  J.  C.  R.  Licklider,  1915—1990.  Available  online  from:  ]   § Walther,  J.  B.,  &  Jang,  J-­‐W.  (2012).  Communication  processes  of   participatory  websites.  Journal  of  Computer-­‐Mediated  Communication,  18,   2-­‐15.  [Read  All;  E-­‐Reserves  on  My  Classes]   § Richardson,  K.,  &  Hessey,  S.  (2009).  Archiving  the  self?  Facebook  as   biography  of  social  and  relational  memory.  Journal  of  Information,   Communication,  and  Ethics  in  Society,  7,  25-­‐38.  [All  Pages;  E-­‐Reserves]   § Fortin,  D.  R.,  &  Dholakia,  R.  R.  (2005).  Interactivity  and  vividness  effects  on   social  presence  and  involvement  with  a  web-­‐based  advertisement.  Journal   of  Business  Research,  58,  387-­‐396.  [Pages:  387—389;  394—395;  E-­‐ Reserves  on  My  Classes]   § Humphreys,  L.,  Gill,  P.,  Krishnamurthy,  B.,  &  Newbury,  E.  (2013).   Historicizing  new  media:  A  content  analysis  of  Twitter.  Journal  of   Communication,  63,  413-­‐431.  [Read  All  Pages;  E-­‐Reserves  on  My  Classes]   Lab:   § Microsoft  Publisher:  Business  Cards/Letter  head   § Continue  Second  Life  (out-­‐of-­‐class)   § ***Paper  2—Immersive  environments:  Second  life  due***   Week  6   Emerging  Technologies:  Mar  4th  &  6th     (T)   Immersive  and   Readings:   Augmented   § J.C.R  Licklider,  “Man-­‐Computer  Symbiosis”  (pg.  1—20).  [In  Memoriam:  J.  C.   Reality  and   R.  Licklider,  1915—1990.  Available  online  from:   Video  Games     § Lemos,  A.  (2011).  Pervasive  computer  games  and  processes  of     spatialization:  Informational  territories  and  mobile  Technologies.     Canadian  Journal  of  Communication,  36,  277-­‐294.  [Read  All  Pages;  SU     Library,  on  Communication  and  Mass  Media  Database]   CMAT 465 Communication and Technology | Dr. Vinita Agarwal

Course Policies and Meeting Schedule: Spring ‘14                   Diffusion  of   Innovations     Week  7     Researching   Technology  &   Comm                         Exam  1   Week  8     Week  9     Net  Neutrality           § Lawrence  Lessig.  (2006).  Code:  Version  2.0.  New  York:  Basic  Books  [Read   Ch.  6,  “Cyberspaces,”  pp.  83—119;  Available  online  at:­‐Codev2.pdf]   Lab:     § Second  Life  journals  due   § ***Paper  3—Organizations:  Conferencing  tool  or  DSS***     (TR)   Readings:   § Haider,  M.,  &  Kreps,  G.  L.  (2004).  Forty  years  of  diffusion  of  innovations:   Utility  and  value  in  public  health.  Journal  of  Health  Communication,  9,  3-­‐11.     [Read  All  Pages;  E-­‐Reserves  on  My  Classes]   § Wei,  R.  (2006).  Wi-­‐Fi  powered  WLAN:  When  built,  who  will  use  it?   Exploring  predictors  of  wireless  Internet  adoption  in  the  workplace.   Journal  of  Computer-­‐Mediated  Communication,  12,  155-­‐175.    [Read  Pages   155—162,  Available  E-­‐Reserves  on  My  Classes]   Lab     § Audio  profile  of  diffusion  in  healthcare  or  an  industry  of  your  choice.   Theoretical  Frameworks:  Mar  11th  &  13th   (T)   Readings:   § Suggs,  L.  S.  (2006).  A  10-­‐year  retrospective  of  research  in  new   technologies  for  health  communication.  Journal  of  Health  Communication,   11,  61-­‐74.  [Read  All  Pages;  E-­‐Reserves  on  My  Classes]   § Agarwal,  V.,  &  Buzzanell,  P.  M.  (2008).  Spatial  narratives  of  the  local:   Bringing  the  basti  center  stage.  [Ch.  7,  Read  Pages  123-­‐128;  E-­‐Reserves  on   My  Classes]   § Denzin,  N.  K.  (1999).  Cybertalk  and  the  method  of  instances  [Ch.  5,  Read   Pages  110—115,  E-­‐Reserves  on  My  Classes]     Lab:   § Archiving  our  socially  networked  Facebook  and/or  Twitter  selves.     § ***Deadline  to  obtain  approval  for  final  presentation  topic***     (TR)   § Exam  1:  Covers  all  material  (readings,  lectures,  discussions,  assignments   until  03/11).  In-­‐class.   Spring  Break  :  Mar  18th  &  20th   No  Class.  Spring  break  J       Technology  and  Policy:  Mar  25th  &  27th   (T)   Readings:   § Harold  Feld,  “What  does  network  neutrality  look  like  today?”­‐ freedomofexpression.pdf     § Who  Killed  Network  Neutrality?:  Closing  time  for  the  open  internet”     CMAT 465 Communication and Technology | Dr. Vinita Agarwal

Course Policies and Meeting Schedule: Spring ‘14                       Freedom  of   Expression       Week  10     Privacy                         Culture:  Lens   on  Society   Week  11     Intellectual   Property           § §­‐ killed-­‐net-­‐neutrality.html     FCC,  “The  Open  Internet”­‐internet     American  Library  Association,  “Network  Neutrality”   Lab:     § Google  docs,  Drop  box   § ***Paper  4—Networked  Identities:  Social  network***     (TR)   Readings:     4. Kembrew  McLeod.  (2005).  Freedom  of  expression:  Overzealous  copyright   bozos  and  other  enemies  of  creativity.  New  York:  Doubleday.  [Read  Chapter   Four,  “Culture,  Inc.:  Our  hyper-­‐referential,  branded  culture,”  pg.  171—224.   Available  online­‐ freedomofexpression.pdf   5. Freedom  on  the  Internet  [Available  online.  Read  United  States, ull%20Report_0.pdf   Lab:     § Wiki   Technology  and  Policy:  Apr  1st  &  3rd   (T)   Readings:     § Lawrence  Lessig.  (2006).  Code:  Version  2.0.  New  York:  Basic  Books  [Read   Ch.  12,  “Free  Speech,”  pp.  233—275  and  Ch.  11,  “Privacy,”  pgs.  200-­‐232;   Available  online  at:­‐Codev2.pdf]   § Wireless  Policy:  “Best  Practices  and  Guidelines  for  Location  Based   Services”­‐initiatives/voluntary-­‐ guidelines/best-­‐practices-­‐and-­‐guidelines-­‐for-­‐location-­‐based-­‐services   Lab:     § Wiki/  Share  point  (Get  approval  for  Ethnography  assignment  site)     (TR)   § Presenting  Top  Paper  at  CSCA,  MN/  Read  Gibson’s  “Neuromancer”  this   week  (My  personal  copy  is  on  reserve  at  Blackwell  Library)   Technology  and  Identity:  Apr  8th  &  10th   (T)     Readings:     § Lawrence  Lessig.  (2006).  Code:  Version  2.0.  New  York:  Basic  Books  [Read   Ch.  10,  “Intellectual  Property,”  pp.  169-­‐199;  Available  online  at:­‐Codev2.pdf]   § Copyright  basics     CMAT 465 Communication and Technology | Dr. Vinita Agarwal

Course Policies and Meeting Schedule: Spring ‘14               Digital  Divide     Week  12     Virtual   Community                             Democracy   and  Dissent       § What  is  Copyright?   Lab:     § Wiki/Share  point  (tentative)     (TR)   Readings:     § Anthony  G.  WIllheim.  (2004).  Digital  nation:  Toward  an  inclusion   information  society.  Cambridge,  MA:  MIT  Press.  [pp.  17-­‐36,  “Everybody   Should  Know  the  Basics:  Like  How  to  Use  the  Computer,”  E-­‐book]   § Williams  Sims  Bainbridge.  (1999).  Chapter  19:  Future  of  the  Internet:   Cultural  and  individual  conceptions.  In  P.  N.  Howard  &  S.  Jones  (Eds.),   Society  online:  The  Internet  in  context.  Thousand  Oaks,  CA:  Sage.  [Read  all   pages:  307—323;  E-­‐Reserves  on  My  Classes]   § Lisa  Nakamura.  (1999).  Chapter  5:  Interrogating  the  digital  divide:  Political   economy  of  race  in  new  media.  In  P.  N.  Howard  &  S.  Jones  (Eds.),  Society   online:  The  Internet  in  context.  Thousand  Oaks,  CA:  Sage.  [Read  all  pages:   71-­‐82;  E-­‐Reserves  on  My  Classes]   § Ling,  R.  (2008).  Should  we  be  concerned  that  the  elderly  don’t  text?  The   Information  Society,  24,  334-­‐341.  [Read  All  Pages;  E-­‐Reserves,  My  Classes]   Lab:     § This  is  what  digital  divide  looks  like  (Ethnography,  out-­‐of-­‐class  field  work)   Civic  Networks:  Apr  15th  &  17th   (T)     Readings:   § Stephen  L.  Talbott.  (1995).  The  future  does  not  compute—Transcending  the   machines  in  our  midst.  Sebastopol,  CA:  O’Reilly  &  Associates.  [Read  Ch.  9,   “Do  We  Really  Want  a  Global  Village?”  ]   § Langdon  Winner:  Who  will  we  be  in  Cyberspace?­‐ Winner-­‐Who%20will%20we%20be%20in%20cyberspace.pdf   Lab:     § This  is  what  digital  divide  looks  like  (Ethnography,  out-­‐of-­‐class  field  work)   § ***Paper  5—Digital  divide:  Access,  Literacy,  and  Practices  of  ICT***     (TR)     Readings:     § Howard  Frederick,  “Computer  Networks  and  the  Emergence  of  Global  Civil   Society”     § APC:     § Mobile  Media  and  Political  Collective  Action  [Available  online  at:  ]   § Coopman,  T.  M.  (2011).  Networks  of  dissent:  Emergent  forms  in  media   based  collective  action.  Critical  Studies  in  Media  Communication,  28,  153-­‐ 172.  (Read  pages:  153—160;  Available  on  E-­‐Reserves  on  My  Classes]   § Jenkins,  H.  (2006).  Convergence  culture:  Where  old  and  new  media  collide.   CMAT 465 Communication and Technology | Dr. Vinita Agarwal

Course Policies and Meeting Schedule: Spring ‘14   § Week  13     Organizing   Processes       Lens  on   Culture   Week  14     Collaborative   Engagement   Week  15     Collaborative   Engagement   Week  16     Exam  2   Finals  Week!           1)     2)   3) 4) 5) New  York:  NYU  Press.  [Read  all  pages  of:  “Conclusion:  Democratizing  TV:   Politics  of  Participation,”  Available  on  E-­‐Reserves  on  My  Classes]   Anthony  G.  WIllheim.  (2004).  Digital  nation:  Toward  an  inclusion   information  society.  Cambridge,  MA:  MIT  Press.  [Read  Ch.  4,  “The  New   Frontier  of  Civil  Rights,”  SU  Library  E-­‐book]   Lab:     § Flash  mobs!  (use  tools  of  your  choice  from  above,  out-­‐of-­‐class  field  work)   Lens  on  Culture:  Apr  22nd  &  24th   (T)   § Flash  mobs.     § ***Paper  6—Issues:  Net  neutrality,  freedom  of  speech,  privacy***     (TR)   § Presenting  Top  Two  Paper  at  ECA,  RI/  Review  classic  Cyberpunk  movie   on  Blackwell  library  reserve  or  YouTube  (e.g.,  Ridley  Scott’s  “Blade   Runner,”  “Lawnmower  Man,”  Frtiz  Lang’s  “Metropolis.”  personal  copies.)   Collaborative  Engagement  &  Critique:  Apr  29th  &  May  1st   (T)   § Portfolio  Paper  and  Presentation  (Individual)     (TR)   § Portfolio  Paper  and  Presentation  (Individual)   Collaborative  Engagement  &  Critique:  May  6th  &  8th   (T)   § Portfolio  Paper  and  Presentation  (Individual)     (TR)   § Portfolio  Paper  and  Presentation  (Individual)   Exam  2:  May  13th  &  15th   (T)     § Exam  2:  All  material  (readings,  lectures,  discussions,  assignments)   covered  between  03/22—05/08).  In-­‐class.    Dates:  May  15—May  21,  2014.   Final  portfolio  paper  due   § Monday,  May  19th,  8Am—10:30AM   ***Assignment  Due  Date  Reminders  (Does  not  include  class  application  exercises)***   Blogs:  Due  every  Sunday  before  midnight.  First  one  due  the  week  of  Feb  3rd  and  the  last  one  due   on  the  week  of  April  21st.   Mini-­‐Thought  Papers:  Paper  1  due—Feb  11th  |  Paper  2  due—Feb  27th  |  Paper  3  due—March  4th  |   Paper  4  due—March  25h  |  Paper  5  due—April  15th  |  Paper  6  due—April  22nd.     Exam  1:  March  13th     Exam  2:  May  15th     Technology  Review  Presentations:  Week  2:  Feb  6th|  Week  3:  Feb  11th  &  13th  |  Week  5:  Feb  25th  &   27th  |  Week  6:  March  4th   6) Final  Technology  Portfolio  Presentation:  Week  14:  April  29th  &  May  1st  |  Week  15:  May  6th  &   May  8th     CMAT 465 Communication and Technology | Dr. Vinita Agarwal

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