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Wednesday, OCTOBER 12. This class met in a virtual F2F session via an online seminar room:

Agenda for Wednesday, October 12

  1. Reflections on LEAP 2
  2. Review Padlet Wall on Contemporary Propaganda
  3. Contemporary Propaganda: How ML Videos Pull Back the Curtain
  4. Discussion/Debate: Can Media Literacy Protect People from Propaganda’s Influence?
  5. Introducing the Research Apprenticeships Collaborative Process
    1. Get the big picture: Using an encyclopedia of media, information & communication
    2. Identify key scholars and key works: Google Citation
    3. Write a Precis (LEAP 3)
    4. Focus on making a unique contribution: develop methods
    5. Get something done (with feedback and idea sharing from the whole class team)
    6. Use “They say, I say”  to connect your new work to previous work
    7. Develop a written report to the instructor
    8. Reflect and offer feedback on the performance of yourself and your peers
  6. Review expectations for LEAP 3: Compose a Precis

TRELLO BOARDS:

Mind Over Media Cynthia and Francesca

Celebrity – Girls  Isabelle, Annabelle and Tori

AT&T Policy – Business Christine and Gregg

AT&T Ad Analysis Eric and Kelly

Digital Literacy  Sam and Nani

PREPARE FOR OCTOBER 19

Critical Analysis of Social Media I. How does political economy shape people’s use of social media platforms?

READ: Van Dijck, The Culture of Connectivity, Chapters 1 – 4 (pps 1 – 88)

A> Be prepared to describe and comment on how the author uses these concepts:

  • Isabelle: public and private
  • Sam: ecosystem
  • Annabelle: ownership, governance, business models
  • Kelly: interoperability
  • Francesca: actor network theory
  • Cynthia: platforms
  • Gregg: connectivity
  • Eric: sociality
  • Christine: political economy theory
  • Tori: technology
  • Nani: users and content

B> Identify one powerful quote that resonates with your experience and one that troubles or disturbs you and be prepared to share it with the class.

C> Make progress on your Research Apprenticeship & be prepared to report your progress

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