A survey of digital media trends.
Are you interested in subjects such as mobile technologies, viral videos, eReading, digital relationships, e-shopping, online reputations, and privacy concerns in the age of Google? Take this course! FILM260 is a survey of selected emerging digital media trends. We’ll cover issues and ideas related to digital literacies, online friendship, educational technology, mobile connectivity, eCommerce and social media marketing, and social/virtual workplaces.
Course design is online and social.
Each week, lecture slides and podcasts will be posted online, and over the course of six weeks 400 students will have regularly scheduled opportunities to connect with the instructor and each other on-demand and in real-time using web conferencing and social sites.
You’re not required to purchase any textbooks for this course — all reading assignments will be posted online. As well, all course materials are online and all course assignments are completed online (via the web, Webex, and Moodle). Course assignments for FILM260 involve blogging, creating infographics, contributing to online discussions, and doing online tests.
Complete a semester’s worth of content in just six weeks with this condensed credit course.
There are no formal pre-reqs to take this (3.0 unit) course, which means that part-time and lifelong learners are welcome from across the disciplines and far beyond Queen’s. We expect a mix of participants including existing Queen’s undergrads, some alums, students enrolled at other colleges seeking transfer credits, and professionals looking for a summer professional development course. Need a few credits to finish your degree? Looking for transfer credits? Want to build a personal learning network online? Consider FILM260.
Because this is a truly fast-paced (condensed) and fully online course, it requires that you have regular access to high-speed web connectivity for the duration of the class. Familiarity with WordPress is very handy and previous experience with Photoshop (or another graphics editing program) is required to complete this course.
Registration opens in March and is online.
There are 500 seats available — last year all seats filled in about 10 days, so please plan to register early. FILM260 is full for 2013. If you’d like more information about FILM260 and what’s involved in registering for next year’s offering, please visit Queen’s Continuing and Distance Studies website or call their office at 613-533-3322. Or you can just use that contact form on the right to send a message to the instructor. Expect a reply within 24 hours. If you did not find a seat in FILM260, consider taking its sister course, FILM240 Media & Culture, online or on-campus this fall.