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COMM255 - Digital Tools and Media in Communication

Course Details

Course Code: COMM255 Course ID: 4921 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Undergraduate

Digital Tools and Media in Communication is a basic course in digital tools and media in communication, which enables our students to situate their communication studies within the modern technical world. The course gives students exposure to modern technology through the communication lens and provides students with opportunities to explore and evaluate digital tools and media for communication purposes. Throughout the course, students will progress in standards published in 2015 by the National Communication Association as those Communication majors should know, understand, and be able to demonstrate as part of the Communication degree program. This course introduces principles of composition and design, presentation, and evaluation across varied modes of communication using modern tools, apps, cloud services, programs, and social media. Course topics include mass media communication strategies, music tools, podcasts, video conferencing, blogging, mobile messaging, social networking, internet broadcasting, live streaming, and new and emerging technologies, evaluation, and application. (Prerequisite: COMM250)





Prerequisites

Course Schedule

Registration Dates Course Dates Session Weeks
11/26/18 - 05/03/19 05/06/19 - 06/30/19 Spring 2019 Session I 8 Week session
12/31/18 - 05/31/19 06/03/19 - 07/28/19 Spring 2019 Session D 8 Week session
01/28/19 - 06/28/19 07/01/19 - 08/25/19 Summer 2019 Session B 8 Week session
02/25/19 - 08/02/19 08/05/19 - 09/29/19 Summer 2019 Session I 8 Week session
03/25/19 - 08/30/19 09/02/19 - 10/27/19 Summer 2019 Session D 8 Week session
04/29/19 - 10/04/19 10/07/19 - 12/01/19 Fall 2019 Session B 8 Week session

Current Syllabi

CO1: Students will identify specific digital and media technologies and their communication contexts.

CO2: Students will evaluate various applications of digital tools and media.

CO3: Students will develop a basic portfolio of digital media projects to leverage mass media strategies using digital technology.

CO4: Students will develop a communication strategy using a new or emerging technology in mass communication

NameGrade %
Forums 40.00 %
Week 1 Forum 5.00 %
Week 2 Forum 5.00 %
Week 3 Forum 5.00 %
Week 4 Forum 5.00 %
Week 5 Forum 5.00 %
Week 6 Forum 5.00 %
Week 7 Forum 5.00 %
Week 8 Forum 5.00 %
Assignments 60.00 %
Week 3 Assignment: Setting Up Your WordPress Site 15.00 %
Week 4 Assignment: Blog Post With Visual Content 15.00 %
Week 6 Assignment: 5 to 10-Minute Podcast 15.00 %
Week 8 Assignment: 2-3 Minute Instructional Video 15.00 %
Book Title: Various resources from the APUS Library & the Open Web are used. Links provided inside the classroom in the Lessons section.
Author: No Author Specified
Publication Info:
ISBN: N/A

Book Title:Various resources from the APUS Library & the Open Web are used. Links provided inside the classroom in the Lessons section.
Author:No Author Specified

Previous Syllabi

Not current for future courses.