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ERIC Number: EJ961364
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 6
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 5
ISSN: ISSN-1740-4622
Blogging in the Communication Technology Course
Platt, Carrie Anne
Communication Teacher, v25 n4 p228-233 2011
This article describes an assignment that was developed for an undergraduate course on communication technologies taught at a public university in the Upper Midwest. The course focuses on the impact of new media technologies on traditional media industries and contemporary culture, and is taken by students majoring in journalism, public relations, and advertising. New media platforms such as blogs, YouTube, and social networking sites are altering the practices of each of these industries. For this semester-long project, each student creates and maintains a blog using Google's Blogger platform. By creating and maintaining a blog, students will improve their research and writing skills, participate in collaborative learning, and acquire the digital literacy skills necessary for success in rapidly changing media and communication industries.
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Language: English
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