ACOM465 Communicating on the Internet

in Digital Workshop #1

Class number 2265

May 24 (Tuesday) - June 18 (Friday)

12.30 2.50 PM

Neuage,Terrell

 

Learning skills and aptitudes in searching and analysing information available via the Internet. Learning skills in utilising computer mediated communication. Key aspects covered included - ethics and privacy, information quality and assessment, search techniques based on reasoned inquiry, critical analysis for information use, understanding and exploiting text-based communications technologies - email, asynchronous discussion and real-time chat.

 

Course Objectives

  • To define/describe the Internet and its relationship with the Web.
  • To articulate the impact the Internet has had on the ways people communicate.
  • To identify the strengths and weaknesses of electronic communication.
  • To have a working knowledge of several Internet based communication tools.
  • To gain experience working in virtual teams.

 

YOU WILL LEARN HOW TO

  • take responsibility for your own learning
  • create an Internet e-zine
  • communicate with others via email, Newsgroups, Mailing Lists, the Internet and Web Conferencing
  • access and transfer files with Telnet and FTP
  • build WWW pages (we have Dreamwever 4)
  • organize information in various formats into WWW (HTML) presentations

The key for all your projects is to clearly define your audience and demonstrate why this resource will be beneficial to them. All projects MUST include a wide range of links to sites that support or augment your topic. Remember this is going to be a WWW resource.

 

Markings

 

1.     Journal = 20% these will be assessed online and are due on these dates.

Journal work is done in class

I.                   5% due 28 Friday

II.                5% due June 04 Friday

III.             5% June due 11 Friday

IV.            5% June 18 Friday

2.     Sectional tests = 40%

I.                   10% 27 Thursday

II.                10% June 04 Friday

III.             10% June 11 Friday

IV.            10 % June 18 Friday final test

3.     Bulletin Board contributions = 20%

Bulletin Board work is done in class

I.                   5% due 27 Friday

II.                5% due June 04 Friday

III.             5% due June 11 Friday

IV.            5% due June 18 Friday

4.     E-zine/Webpage = 20 %

E-zine/Webpage work is done in class

I.                   5% due 04 Friday

II.                5% due June 11 Friday

III.             10% due June 18 Friday

 

 

See http://www.ascusc.org/jcmc/

Eatonweb Portal http://portal.eatonweb.com

Here next http://www.squarespace.com/do/display/external/Frontpage

 

European computer study http://www.eurydice.org/Documents/KDICT/en/FrameSet.htm

 

MAY

WEEK

 

lectuers

Assignments

24 Monday

WEEK 1 Computing Concepts and Issues

12.30 1

Overview of course.

1 1.30

Explaining Computer-Mediated Communication

 

PRACTICAL

Setting up our Journal

Every zine will have three parts

  1. for the student
  2. for a small group 4-5
  3. for the class

as well as

  1. chatroom
  2. newsgroup
  3. listserv
  4. sections sports news and interviews

 

25 Tuesday

 

Computers in Teaching and Learning

Computing Concepts and Issues social

Different types of searches

 

Read The Seasons

In your journal write about this site --

26 Wednesday

 

The Interactional Self and the Experiences of

 

 

 

 

The personal homepage as a form to communicate who we are

 

27 Thursday

 

Basics of an Ezine E-Zines and E-mail Marketing

Cyberculture and Digital Society

Test 1

29 no class

 

 

 

 

31 no class

WEEK 2

Writing for Digital Media e-zines and webpages

June 01 Tuesday

 

Preparation and Research

Planning and Development dreamweaver

Digital Media, Hypertext, Cybernetics, Cyborgs and Virtual Realities.

What is an E-Zine

 

02 Wednesday

 

Content Development and Writing Portfolio/e-zine/folder

 

 

03 Thursday

 

Newsgroups

http://www.quasar.ualberta.ca

/edit435/news_lists/nl_facts.htm

 

04 Friday

 

Listservs Publishing and Mailing List Management

 

 

07 Monday

WEEK 3

Chat rooms

FTP and TELNET

 

 

08 Tuesday

 

 

create a MOO or Mush

virtual community

 

 

09 Wednesday

 

Interviews on the net

 

 

10 Thursday

 

Story collaboration via the net

 

 

11 Friday

 

Web Design and Delivery M

Learning Outcomes: Students will be able to: understand the theory and concepts involved in Web design, determination of cognitive aspects, and human-computer interaction with the Web; identify and analyse the informatio and communication needs of an organisation and determine which needs can be met through the development of a website; develop skills in writing online policies, standards and guidelines for electronic publishing of digital information; learn skills in writing HTML and use a WYSIQG (what you see is what you get) software package (Dreamweaver or FrontPage) to develop a website; and develop skills in best practice principles in web design.

 

14 Monday

Week 4

Creating a story together alone together online Digital Storytelling

Storyboard ~ Eastgate

15 Tuesday

 

 

 

Review the story him

 

16 Wednesday

 

 

 

Sand loves

17 Thursday

 

 

 

Make your piece of work based on Australian immigration

See here for an example for you hypertext

18 Friday

 

 

 

 

 

 

TEXTS / READINGS

Ess, Charles, Ed. (1996). Philosophical Perspectives on Computer-Mediated Communication. State University of New York Press, Albany, NY.

Herring, Susan C., Ed. (1996). Computer-Mediated Communication: Linguistic, Social and Cross-Cultural Perspectives. John Benjamins, Philadelphia, PA

 

COURSE SCHEDULE / CALENDAR

Week One //

Ontological perspective on CMC Defining, modeling, technological, orality, experiential issues.

Sherri L. Condon and Claude G. Cech, "Functional Comparisons of Face-to-face and Computer-Mediated Communication" in Herring, Computer-Mediated Communication.

Joan Korenman and Nancy Wyatt, "Group Dynamics in an E-mail Forum" in Herring, Computer-Mediated Communication. <.i>Oren Ziv, "Writing to Work: How Using E-mail Can Reflect Technological and Organizational Change" in Herring, Computer-Mediated Communication.

Laura J. Gurak, "The Rhetorical Dynamics of a Community Protest in Cyberspace: What Happened with Lotus Marketplace" in Herring, Computer-Mediated Communication.

Week Two //

Epistemological perspective on CMC

David Kolb, "Discourse across Links" in Ess, Philosophical Perspectives on Computer-Mediated Communication.

Week Three //

Ethical perspective on CMC

Dag Elgesem, "Privacy, Respect for Persons, and Risk" in Ess, Philosophical Perspectives on Computer-Mediated Communication.

Peter Danielson, "Pseudonyms, Mailbots, and Virtual Letterheads: The Evolution of Computer-Mediated Ethics" in Ess, Philosophical Perspectives on Computer-Mediated Communication.

John Lawrence, "Intellectual Property Rights: The Paper Club and the Digital Commons" in Ess, Philosophical Perspectives on Computer-Mediated Communication.

Susan Herring, "Posting in a Different Voice: Gender and Ethics in CMC" in Ess, Philosophical Perspectives on Computer-Mediated Communication.

Week Four //

Religious perspective on CMC

Stephen D. O'Leary and Brenda E. Brasher, "The Unknown God of the Internet: Religious Communication from the Ancient Agora to the Virtual Forum" in Ess, Philosophical Perspectives on Computer-Mediated Communication.

Phil Mullins, "Sacred Text in the Sea of Texts: The Bible in North American Electronic Culture" in Ess, Philosophical Perspectives on Computer-Mediated Communication.

Week Five //

Linguistic/Semiotic perspective on CMC

Gary Shank and Donald Cunningham, "Mediated Phosphor Dots: Toward a Post-Cartesian Model of CMC via the Semiotic Highway" in Ess, Philosophical Perspectives on Computer-Mediated Communication.

Milena Collot and Nancy Belmore, "Electronic Language: A New Variety of English: in Herring, Computer-Mediated Communication.

Simeon J. Yatees, "Oral and Written Linguistic Aspects of Computer Conferencing: in Herring, Linguistic and Interactional Features of Internet Relay Chat" in Herring,

Susan Herring, "Two Variants of an Electronic Message Schema" in Herring, Computer-Mediated Communication.

Week Six //

Social perspective on CMC

Carol J. Adams, "'This Is Not Our Fathers' Pornography': Sex, Lies, and Computers" in Ess, Philosophical Perspectives on Computer-Mediated Communication.

Sunh-Hee Yoon, "Power Online: A Poststructuralist Perspective on CMC" in Ess, Philosophical Perspectives on Computer-Mediated Communication.

Charles Ess, "The Political Computer: Democracy, CMC, and Habermas" in Ess, Philosophical Perspectives on Computer-Mediated Communication.

Peter Kollock and Marc Smith, "Managing the Virtual Commons: Cooperation and Conflict in Computer Commmunities" in Herring, Computer-Mediated Communication.

Nancy R. Deuel, "Our Passionate Response to Virtual Reality" in Herring, Computer-Mediated Communication.

Kira Hall, "Cyberfeminism" in Herring, Computer-Mediated Communication.

Week Seven //

Cross-cultural perspective on CMC

Ringo Ma, "Computer-Mediated Conversations as a New Dimension of Intercultural Communication between East Asian and North American College Students" in Herring, Computer-Mediated Communication.

Mary Elaine Meagher and Fernando Castanos, "Perceptions of American Culture: The Impact of an Electronically-Mediated Cultural Exchange Program on Mexican High School Students" in Herring, Computer-Mediated Communication.

Gregory G. Colomb and Joyce A. Simutis, "Visible Conversation and Academic Inquiry: CMC in a Culturally Diverse Classroom" in Herring, Computer-Mediated Communication.

 

THE JOURNAL OF COMPUTER-MEDIATED COMMUNICATION

 

Computer-Mediated-Communication and Relationships

Pew Internet and American Life Project

A series of studies conducted by the Pew Organization reflect the use if the Internet in interpersonal communications. Of special note are the studies of Teenage Live Online, Online Communities and Wired Seniors. The full text of each of these can be downloaded as a .pdf file.

this course looks at the internet from the perspective of interpersonal communication and examines

online indentities, relationships and communities.

. http://faculty.washington.edu/thurlow/teaching/com482/

 

Interpersonal Communication on the Internet
                 Comm 385/585 on-line 
                         Spring 2004 http://www.uwsp.edu/comm/jmoe/385ext/