Digital Communication and Information Minor

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Digital Communication and Information Minor by Mind Map: Digital Communication and Information Minor

1. Learning Objectives

1.1. Skills

1.1.1. Become proficient in ICT Literacy Exercise control over personal information in online environments Conduct information searches critically and effectively in public and proprietary databases, and to manage digital information for analysis and synthesis

1.1.2. Become proficient in Digital Media Literacy Create all forms of digital media assets including images, vectors, audio, video, and 3D models at a basic level Publish all forms of digital media on the Internet

1.1.3. Communicate synthesized information effectively with online multimedia presentations

1.2. Knowledge

1.2.1. Demonstrate understanding of Copyright Law, Fair use, and Creative Commons licenses as to be able to participate legally in an information society.

1.2.2. Demonstrate understanding of the impact of online communication in several levels of human communication (for example, interpersonal communication, group communication and organizational communication).

1.2.3. Comprehend the historical development of media, its convergence towards a digital form, and the impact of the transcoding of traditional mass media into a programmable format.

1.3. Values

1.3.1. Explain the role of ICT literacy and Digital Media literacy to succesfully participate in a global information and knowledge-based economy.

1.3.2. Understand the human, cultural, and societal issues regarding the adoption of Information and Communication Technologies.

2. COMS101 - Information Management and Privacy

2.1. Syllabus

2.2. Areas of Knowledge

2.2.1. Types of Information

2.2.2. Privacy in Informational Environments

2.2.3. Personal Information Management Strategies

2.2.4. Information Literacy Skills Determining Information Needs Accessing Information Legal Aspects Public sources Proprietary sources Evaluating Information Veracity Bias Completeness/Depth Currency Managing Information Analyzing Classifying Prioritizing Integrating Information Synthesis Creating information Textual Graphical

2.3. Core Assessment

2.3.1. Privacy Report

2.3.2. PIM Practice Report and Mindmap

3. COMS106 - Digital Media Creation - An Introduction

3.1. Syllabus

3.2. Skills and Knowledge

3.2.1. Legal Aspects Copyright Law Fair use Creative Commons

3.2.2. Acquiring Media (Online repositories) Image repositories Pixel based Vector based Sound repositories Sound effects Music Moving image repositories Animations Video Film 3D model repositories

3.2.3. Editing and Embedding Media Editing Images Concepts Pixel Image Vector Image Editing Audio Concepts Programs Methods and practices Editing Video Concepts Programs Methods and practices Editing 3D Concepts Programs Methods a practices

3.2.4. Principles of Digital Media Numeric representation Modularity Automation Variability

3.2.5. Common processes and concepts Selection processes in different media Cut Media / Copy Media / Paste Media Layering media / Flattening Media Project files

3.3. Lessons Archive

3.3.1. Concepts Digital text Digital images Digital audio Digital video CG Vectors CG 3D modelling

3.3.2. Technical Skills Editing Images Editing Audio Editing Video Editing 3D

3.3.3. Knowledge Copyright Law and Creative Commons Licenses Sampling and Modularity

3.4. Core Assessment

3.4.1. Digital Media Course Portfolio

4. COMS140 - Online Collaboration

4.1. Syllabus

4.2. Areas of Knowledge

4.2.1. Principles of new media Numeric representation Modularity Automation Variability

4.2.2. Technology Collaborative Experience Synchronous Asynchronous Cloud services Software as service Remote Archival Collaborative ICT Tools Documents Slide Shows Photo Galleries Spreadsheets Concept Maps Timelines Geographic Maps Graphs

4.2.3. Processes Team building Project Management Establishing Roles Effective Timing Archiving Communication Synchronous vs Asynchronous Activities

4.2.4. Human communication Interpersonal Communication for Collaboration Agreements for Results Conflict Resolution Intercultural Communication

4.3. Case Studies

5. COMS190 - Human Communication on the Internet

5.1. Syllabus

5.2. Areas of Knowledge

5.2.1. Knowledge databases Public resources Proprietary resources

5.2.2. CMC Research tools

5.2.3. Intrapersonal CMC Context Theories and constructs Research and Statistics Tools

5.2.4. Interpersonal CMC Context Theories and constructs Research and Statistics Tools

5.2.5. Group CMC Context Theories and constructs Research and Statistics Tools

5.2.6. Instructional CMC Context Theories and constructs Research and Statistics Tools

5.2.7. Organizational CMC Context Theories and constructs Research and Statistics Tools

5.2.8. Social CMC Context Theories and constructs Research and Statistics Tools

5.3. Core Assessment

5.3.1. Human Communication on the Internet Research Project Online Presentation

6. COMS191 - New Media and Society

6.1. Syllabus

6.2. Areas of Knowledge

6.2.1. Historical understanding of mass communication technologies Media History Postal mail Print Photography Film Telegraph Radio Television Video games Computer History Processor - Computational Power Human-Computer Interfaces Information Systems Internet Media Professional Activitites Journalism Public Relations Advertising Entertainment Storytelling

6.2.2. New Media New Media Professional Activities Journalism Public Relations Advertising Entertainment Storytelling Principles of New Media Numerical Representation Modularity Automation Variability Archival Distributed New Media Human-Computer Interfaces Media in digital form Integration of CG with Sampled Media Visualizing Information The Internet New Media in peer-to-peer interactions Upcoming new media Artificial Intelligence Semantic Web Geolocation Robotics Crowdsourcing Transactional new media Critical analysis Globalization Privacy Commerce Aggregation of information New media and civic engagement The commons

6.3. Core Assessment

6.3.1. New Media and Society Research Project Online Presentation

7. COMS117 - Multimedia Communication

7.1. Syllabus

7.2. Areas of Knowledge

7.2.1. Principles of new media

7.2.2. Multimedia Communication Stand-alone presentation Presentation aide Planned interactivity

7.2.3. Identifying Communication needs

7.2.4. The conceptual constrains of multimedia software

7.2.5. The creative process

7.2.6. Communication Design Principles Color palettes Composition Use of empty space What fonts communicate

7.2.7. Presentation construction Narrative aspects Audience evaluation Context evaluation Presentation flow

7.2.8. Providing information Numerical Textual Graphic

7.2.9. Delivery Stand-alone presentation Presentation aide

7.3. Core Assessment

7.3.1. Online Multimedia Presentation

8. Other

8.1. Digital Tools

8.1.1. Hardware

8.1.2. Which account Personal SacLink Google

8.1.3. Documents Storage in the cloud Sharing permissions Types of sharing Netiquette in sharing Folder Organization Courses folder and course folder Further organization is discretionary Conceptual differences Live document Documented progression (time stamp) Ongoing feedback Collaboration Document placed in an environment of digital tools and hyperlinkable knowledge Semantic tagging

8.1.4. Tele-interaction Netiquette Punctuality Propositive attitude Language Task oriented meetings

8.2. Proactive Students

8.2.1. Show your work as you progress

8.2.2. You need to cover all the material

8.2.3. About troubleshooting Screencapture the problem Recommendations for troubleshooting Describe and narrate Troubleshoot collaboratively

8.2.4. More feedback? Seek it!

8.3. Communication Guidelines

8.3.1. Etiquette

8.3.2. Email

8.3.3. Virtual office hours

8.3.4. Advising

8.4. Requirements for deliverables

8.4.1. General Proper attribution of sources Proper student identification Definition of Word Count

8.4.2. Specific Papers Visual work Auditory work Audiovisual work Interactive features

8.5. Resources for faculty

8.5.1. Governing pedagogical concepts and methods

8.5.2. Use of technology