INSTRUCTOR: Emuel Aldridge
Office: 403e Journalism
INSTRUCTOR: Hartmut Koenitz
Office: 101-K Journalism
Learn to conceptualize, plan, execute, and present new media products. To make your world a better place.
PSFK – The Go-To Source for New Ideas and Inspiration — subscribe to the “Daily Need to Know Email”
The New York Times — Stories available on Shamp’s Tech News Delicious — http://www.delicious.com/sshamp/TechNews
Each student must apply for the project that he or she wishes to work on and his or her preferred role as part of a four person team. Potential projects will be explained by the professors. Team roles include: Manager, Programmer, Visual Designer, and Quality Assurance. The Job Application has 4 components: (1) cover letter (2) a PDF resume that presents the student’s qualifications and preferences (3) a professional picture of yourself (4) a one minute presentation. The cover letter, resume, and picture are due by Monday, August 20 and should be shared with the professors in the form of a Google Document. The one minute presentation will be delivered on Tuesday, Jan. 15.
*Each student will be featured on the Resume Board on the NMI website. Each students profile will include the picture and resume submitted above. Be sure to include contact information on the resume but consider removing your address. The picture must be 440x320px.
New Projects: Review of a technology related to project — 2 pages with Screen Capture – 5 points
Existing Projects (The Feed, Active): Review YOUR project. Review Technology related to project and suggest at least one improvement.
Article Review — something relevant to the project — 2 pages — 5 points
Each team will make a 3 minute presentation using Keynote to explain the project, including the underlying technology and it’s ultimate impact.
1 min “Coming Soon” video that lays out the idea
Online quizzes will be posted each week, covering the current week’s technology news. Students are required to read technology articles linked from the bottom of NMI’s homepage. Each student must complete an online Quiz covering these articles. Every Friday a quiz will be posted online. 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/ .
This website is more than the project. It details the project – and it links to the project. This site should tell the purpose of the project, what was accomplished, and who did it.
Each project will be featured on the NMI blog during the last half of the semester. Each team is responsible for writing their blog post. The name of your project and a project graphic are the 2 must-haves. Other than that, there are no strict guidelines for the post conent. Take this as an opportunity to promote your project and the technology you are using in a way that will get everyone really excited about coming to see you present at SLAM. Don’t post every detail about your project, just enough to make people intrigued.
Post should be a max of 400 words. The graphic can be a logo, a screen shot, orany image that is consistent and representative of your project. Your graphic must be 440x320px. The post and graphic must be submitted to email@example.com by the deadline.
Each team will create a poster about their project to be displayed permanently in the NMI.
The project book details the entire project. What it is, how it works, what you did, and who you are. Printed and bound.
Draft — 3 points (Due Apr 25)
Final — 7 points (Due May 4)
Functionality and Execution
Beta Version 5 points (Due April 4)
Final Version 12 points (Due April 18)
How does it accomplish deliverables?
All NMI students must agree to two policies and abide by the social media requirements. In order to remain in NMI classes all social media rerequirements must be completed and both policies must be read and signed off on during the first week of class.
Create a LinkedIn Account.
- 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).
Every student is expected to fully participate in every class session. Participation requires that the student has read all materials before class and is ready to engage in a discussion about it.
Each student will be expected to conduct her or himself in a professional manner. No side conversations. Facebooking (yeah, I sense the irony there). Newspaper reading. If you have a question about what counts as professional behavior, ask me – before I have to call you out.
Unless otherwise notified, you are expected to be present at every class meeting. We will always use the first few minutes of class to talk about issues that pertain to the entire class so you need to be there. You are allowed to miss four class sessions. For every session you miss after four, your grade will be docked a letter grade.
The NMI has a very set way of viewing its projects. It is what makes it possible for us to work in teams and to share our ideas with outside parties. You must be aware of these policies and you must agree to follow them if you are to complete this class. This page will help you understand the policies —http://mynmi.net/classes/projectpolicy/ You must indicate that you accept them by filling out the form at the bottom. You must complete this form to remain the class.
In this class, we will adhere to the University of Georgia’s Academic Honesty Policy. You can read the entire policy online but the short story is don’t cheat. You will be expected to do your own work and to report individuals who do not do their own work. You will have several assignments where you will not be monitored but that does not excuse appropriating other individual’s work. The punishments for violations of the Academic Honesty Policy are severe. Frankly, the pay off isn’t worth the risk – don’t do it. All academic work must meet the standards contained in “A Culture of Honesty.” All students are responsible to inform themselves about those standards before performing any academic work. More detailed information about academic honesty can be found at: http://www.uga.edu/honesty/ahpd/culture_honesty.htm
I will vigorously prosecute all instances of academic dishonesty, including plagiarism, cheating, or other information fabrication. As a University of Georgia student, you have agreed to abide by the University’s academic honesty policy, “A Culture of Honesty” and the Student Honor Code. All academic work must meet the standards described in “A Culture of Honesty” found at www.uga.edu/honesty. Lack of knowledge of the academic honesty policy is not a reasonable explanation for a violation. Questions related to course assignments and the academic honesty policy should be directed to the instructor. The minimum penalty for being found in violation of the University’s academic honesty policy will be failure of the entire course – regardless of how small a proportion of the final grade the assignment or material represented.
The course syllabus is a general plan for the course; deviations announced to the class by the instructor may be necessary.
Any student who is working with the University’s Office of Disability Services and who needs special consideration on assignments or exams should let me know as soon as possible.
Capstone students are very special to the NMI and to make you feel special we have a very special t-shirt for you. To get your t-shirt you must complete this order form by Friday January 18. Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions about the shirt.