Media and Communication Studies: Collaborative Media

Summary

Admission requirements

Prerequisite courses for this course are: Passed courses: KK640B-Media and Communication Studies: Key Themes in Media and Communication Studies and KK641B-Media and Communication Studies: Understanding the Creative Industries.

This course is offered as part of program:

Syllabus

Syllabus for students spring 2020, spring 2019, spring 2018, spring 2017, spring 2016

Course Code:
KK642B revision 1.2
Level of specialisation
A1F
Main fields of study:
Media and Communications Science
Language:
English
Date of ratification:
20 November 2015
Decision-making body:
Faculty of Culture and Society
Enforcement date:
18 January 2016
Replaces Syllabus ratified:
13 September 2012

Entry requirements

Prerequisite courses for this course are: Passed courses: KK640B-Media and Communication Studies: Key Themes in Media and Communication Studies and KK641B-Media and Communication Studies: Understanding the Creative Industries.

Specialisation and progression relative to the degree regulations

The course is included in the main field of media and communication studies, and can be part of the degree requirements for each master's degree (60 or 120 credits).

Purpose

Based on the concept of collaborative media, the course examines how people today increasingly not only consume but also design and produce media. The conditions for this are explored, as well as their consequences. A group based case study, in which students work strategically, conceptually and design-oriented with collaborative media, is carried out.

Learning outcomes

Knowledge and understanding
After completing the course students shall:
1) demonstrate advanced knowledge and understanding of the role collaborative media play in today's society
Competence and skills
After completing the course students shall:
1) demonstrate the ability verbally and in writing to report clearly and discuss the concept collaborative media and its usefulness
2) demonstrate the ability to work strategically, conceptually and design-oriented with collaborative media.
Judgement and approach
After completing the course students shall:
1) demonstrate the ability to assess how collaborative media can best be used in different processes and contexts, taking into account relevant scientific, social and ethical aspects

Learning activities

The course is web-based. It is based on lectures, either physically or digitally. Supervision is provided in connection to the group based case study.

Assessments

Students carry out a group-based case study, which is presented verbally and in writing.

Grading system

Excellent (A), Very Good (B), Good (C), Satisfactory (D), Pass (E) or Fail (U).

Course literature and other teaching materials

Balsamo, Anne (2011) Designing Culture. The Technological Imagination at Work. Durham: Duke University Press.
Löwgren, Jonas and Bo Reimer (2013) Collaborative Media: Production, Consumption, and Design Interventions. Cambridge: The MIT Press.
Prototyping Futures (2012) Malmö: Medea, Malmö University (available via http://medea.mah.se/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/prototyping-futures-featured2.jpg).
Shirky, Clay (2011) Cognitive Surplus. How Technology Makes Consumers into Collaborators. New York: Penguin Books.
Other relevant articles are used in addition to the listed literature.

Course evaluation

Written course evaluation carried out at the end of the course.

Contact

The education is provided by the Faculty of Culture and Society at the department School of Arts and Communication.

Further information

Studentservice, K3 - Malmö universitet,

Application

21 January 2019 - 24 February 2019 100% Distance (Malmö) This course is offered as part of a program

Tuition fees

for non-EU students only

First instalment: 43000 SEK
Full tuition Fee: 43000 SEK

20 January 2020 - 23 February 2020 100% Distance (Malmö) This course is offered as part of a program