The Changing Social Media Landscape
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Week 2: Social Media:Society & Citizenship ...
Week 2: Social Media:Society & Citizenship
This course is designed to enable students to make safe and legal use of the Internet by identifying best practices, tools and methods that also respects free expression. It will develop the critical thinking skills necessary to understand the challenges, risks and opportunities regarding current computer-mediated communication technologies. Topics will include the rights and responsibilities of the digital citizen, Internet safety, social -networking, privacy, and creative content creation. Legal, technical, psychological, and social dynamics will be addressed with an emphasis on practical application. We will first build a foundation by looking at the technical aspects of social media by exploring the tools and skills necessary to enhance students’ online potential by building a culture of responsible online behavior. The second half of the course will focus on the more complex dynamics of collaboration, privacy, content creation and economic and political societal participation.
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