Groundswell In Academic Syllabuses

Back in June, I spoke at Edelmans’ New Media Academic Summit where I had the opportunity to meet many professors who are engaged in teaching the next generation of new media experts. (I was there to be on a panel with my friend, Steve Rubel, speaking about the topic New Media 2012 – you can see a synposis and also video of that session.)

One of the things that I did was to ask the educators in the room to send me any syllabus where they are using the Groundswell book, with the goal of sharing that resource with others. A few have already taught courses over the summer using the book, and I’ve attached them below. If you have a syllabus where you’re using Groundswell, please send it to me (charlene (at) charleneli (dot) com) and I’ll add it to the list.

Emerson College: “Studies in Digital Media and Culture”

Course Overview: This course explores popular culture as defined by digital
media. We will take a historical
approach to the examination of today’s digital environment, with a particular
focus on hypertextual narratives and early new media art. Discussions of community, authority, authenticity
and participatory culture will segue
into projects addressing the current state of social and mobile media.

The students from the course over the summer also created a short podcast inspired by Groundswell. Have a listen!

Download Emerson_syllabus_sumII.doc

Western Kentucky College: “Advertising Media”

Course description: Advertising Media is an exploration of current media theory and practice. The course stresses application of key media concepts to real-world  situations.
Methodology: The course incorporates class discussion, project work and in-class presentations to enhance learning. The class will use Ning to create a social website.

Download J349_Syllabus.pdf