New Media Production
MWF 1:25 – 2:15 p.m. in 401 Journalism
Instructor: Dr. Jeong-Yeob Han
Email: email@example.com (the best way to reach me)
Office Hours: MF 12:10 – 1:10 p.m. and by appointment
Office: 101-G Journalism Phone: 706-542-5019
The course syllabus is a general plan for the course; deviations announced to the class by the instructor may be necessary.
In this class, students will learn how to design and develop Internet sites that function effectively with multiple platforms (desktop computers, cellphones, etc.), and will receive hands on experience in the use of media and web development software such as Dreamweaver, WordPress, Fireworks, and Flash. Topics will be presented through lectures and demonstrations, but most class time will be dedicated to working on assignments. Assignments will support the development of a project that students can use to showcase the skills they acquire in this class to future colleagues and employers.
This class is NOT an advanced web development course. Students with extensive experience designing and implementing web sites will find some of the material covered in this class redundant. This class is intended for students who want to become proficient in web and media development for their own area of expertise. Students will leave this class with a greater understanding of how to use the Internet effectively, and an emergent set of skills, that can be applied and enhanced in a variety of future settings.
This class utilizes a workbook (The New Media Cookbook) that is available for pickup at print copy services in the Tate center. All relevant information for the class, including this syllabus and class workbook is available on eLC.
Please send your assignments to me via email only. Detailed instructions will be available on eLC.
- Assignment 1: Creating an original website with Dreamweaver. 15 points.
- Assignment 2: WordPress.com. 15 points.
- Assignment 3: Build a Flash Jukebox. 10 points.
Your final project is to build your resume website. Where appropriate, class exercises may also be incorporated into the portfolio. Evaluations will be based on the student's ability to effectively incorporate and present the programming and design skills that were presented during the class. At the end of the term, students will present the final version of their project. These presentations will be 10-12 minutes long and will be judged on overall preparation, presentation of background information, use of interactive visual aids, demonstration of programming competence, rationale for the evolution of the design, and professionalism (email me a link to your website). Be prepared to present the following:
1. Overview of current limitations/problems with the current site.
2. Feedback you received from other users regarding the current site and what they would expect or want in a prospective student recruitment website (e.g. how did you collect your data, what did you learn, etc.)
3. Show your design and explain how your site improves on the current student site. Also demonstrate how you incorporated user input.
4. Explain how the new site could be managed (e.g. do you need to have Flash skills on staff, how often would it be updated, etc.)
This is a hands-on class requiring extensive participation and sharing among all class members. Students will be evaluated based on class attendance, participation in asking and answering questions, and other aspects of communication and teamwork. Most of the work in this course is done in-class. Don't miss unless you have to! If you do miss a class, contact me ahead of time to avoid an un-excused absence. Three un-excused absences will cause a grade reduction.
Technology News Quizzes:
Online quizzes will be posted each week, covering the current week's technology news. Students are required to read technology articles that are linked from the NMI's homepage. Each student must complete an online Quiz covering these articles. Every Friday, a quiz will be posted online. It will start on Friday, 8/16. This quiz will be self administered on ELC (check out the Academic Honesty Policy below) and timed. Students must complete the quiz by 5P on Monday. Late Quizzes will not be accepted.
Find out more at http://mynmi.net/students/take-the-quiz/ .
All NMI students must agree to our policies and comply with our social media requirements. You must read and sign off on the policies and meet the social media requirements during the first week of class to remain in the class.
1. Social Media Requirements:
All students enrolled in an NMIX class must complete the following during the first week of classes:
- Join the New Media Institute LinkedIn Group. – Create a Facebook Profile.
- "Like" the New Media Institute Fan Page.
- Create a Twitter Account
- "Follow" NMIUGA & NMIstudents
*All accounts must have the students full name and a picture.
Links to each of these accounts can be found at the bottom of the NMI website (mynmi.net).
2. Class Policies:
Read Policy – http://mynmi.net/class-policies/ Complete Form – http://bit.ly/O6lBO6
Your feedback is very important to the success of this class. The URL for online evaluation is eval.franklin.uga.edu and will be available around the end of semester. From time to time I will ask for your feedback in writing, but please feel free to contact me at any time during the semester and express your experiences and concerns. I cannot promise to meet each and every request, but I promise to take all feedback seriously.
You are expected to attend each and every class. If you must miss a class, please contact me ahead of time for approval. Medical-related absences require a note from your doctor. If you do not show up for class and do not contact me ahead of time for approval, your final grade will be reduced by a letter grade for each three unexcused absences.
You must come to class on time to receive the full benefit from your class. For every two times you arrive late, you will be counted absent.
Cell Phones Off:
Turn your cell phone off before you enter class.
Classroom computer use:
In class, computers should be used for class purposes only. Professionals do not engage in extraneous activities during meetings. Successful students do not engage in activities unrelated to a class during that class. In class, do not use your computer for activities unrelated to the class. Answering email, texting, working on other class projects, Facebook – do these on your own time, not during class. If you engage in non-class related activities during class, you might as well not be in class – and you will be counted as absent.
There is a professional approach for addressing evaluations (or grades) with which you do not agree. First, take some time to consider the evaluation. After you receive the evaluation, think about it for at least 24 hours before doing anything – this cooling off period will help you present your case in a positive manner. Second, formulate a rational argument for why you deserve a better evaluation. And third, first present your argument in writing then request a meeting to discuss your evaluation.
It is your responsibility to complete your own work as best you can in the time provided. Cheating, plagiarism and falsification are serious offenses, and it is our responsibility to make sure they do not occur. Anyone found guilty of academic misconduct should expect to fail the entire course. All academic work must meet the standards contained in “A Culture of Honesty.” Each student is responsible to inform themselves about those standards before performing any academic work. (http://www.uga.edu/honesty/ahpd/culture_honesty.htm)
UGA is committed to providing equal educational opportunities for qualified students with disabilities in accordance with state and federal laws including the American Disabilities Act. Students with disabilities who need reasonable accommodations to fulfill course requirements should contact the instructor during regular office hours or by appointment.
Students will be graded as follows:
Assignments – 40%
Final project – 30% Presentation – 10%
Attendance & Class participation – 10% Weekly technology quizzes – 10% Total – 100%
Letter grades will be assigned based on the following criteria:
94%-100% A 90%-93.9% A- 87%-89.9% B+ 84%-86.9% B 80%-83.9% B- 77%-79.9% C+ 74%-76.9% C 70%-73.9% C- 67%-69.9% D+ 64%-66.9% D 60%-63.9% D- 59.9% and below F