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Lecture 1 for networked Media, a course at RMIT University

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  • 1. Networked Media s2, 2012, RMIT University lecture 1 by jenny weight
  • 2. Introduction to the courseAgenda A course like no other! Flexibility Digital storytelling The networked media assessment system Mip and Mop Get Lost First task Housekeeping
  • 3. A course like no otherIn this course we will use the internet, to learnabout the internet.That includes all the course content lecturesand tutes.However, you can still attend F2F lectures andtutes should you choose to do so.
  • 4. ChoiceThe internet gives us so many choices that wedidnt use to have.And that goes for the way we learn, as well.The best way to learn is to do so well do our learning via the Internet
  • 5. HoweverAs I said You can still go to tutes if you need them. Youll need to assess your learning needs, and decide whether you need or want the tute, or whether you are fine on your own. With greater choice comes more responsibility
  • 6. And lectures? There are only 5 F2F lectures. The next one is week 3, What is a website? and it will address some of your assessment tasks We have a guest lecture about web design in Week 9 The rest of the lectures are online videos. They are all linked from the course website,
  • 7. Flexibility By using the internet, you get flexibility. But you also get the ability to work at your own pace. You can finish the course way ahead of schedule, then turn your attention to other things if you want to.
  • 8. FlexibilityThats because the content isnt tied to 1 lecturea week. 7 of the lectures are available onlineright now.
  • 9. DeadlinesYou can hand in your work at any time, but the final deadlineis end of week 13.We recommend--finish level 1 by end of week 6--finish level 2 by end of week 9--finish level 3 by end of week 13So, whats the assessment like?
  • 10. Many small exercises They vary in complexity They vary in the potential mark from 2 marks to 25 marks They are organised into three levels
  • 11. Many small exercises Level 1 you have to do all of it, but you can choose the order. Level 2 will only be marked if you have submitted all of level 1. You have to do at least 4 exercises, and at least 1 from each of the three sections. Level 3 is optional. It will only be marked if you have done 4 tasks in level 2. You are unlikely to pass if you only do level 1. You are unlikely to get an HD if you dont do level 3 (as well as 2). and they work together to give you skills in
  • 12. Digital storytelling Stories created for distribution on the internet which make great use of digital production tools. Theres great scope for variety within that definition, and we hope youll get a taste of that variety during this course. The final assessment task should you choose to accept it is to create and publish your own digital story.
  • 13. Digital storytelling The assessment tasks are varied, but they combine to give you skills in digital storytelling At the start youll find them very specific and not clearly relevant to digital storytelling. There are tasks about social media, the history of the internet, computer code, and online research, and creating and maintaining a blog and a website. To use the web properly you need to have the history and the technical knowledge Further into the course, the digital storytelling theme becomes more obvious.
  • 14. But how is the course going to work?We have made an online system to manage thiscourse. When you finish a task, you have tosubmit it to the system.
  • 15. Task submission formLinked fromthe task itself(be patient)
  • 16. The bit you dont seeThe submitted tasks go to a spreadsheet whichJames, Jeremy and I use
  • 17. Your mark and feedback sheetWe transfer the spreadsheet to your own form kept in Google docs. You canread it, and your tutor can write in it. You can look at it any time to see whatyour marks and feedback is. Dont know Google docs? You will, after this weeks tute
  • 18. Read this!The total mark on the form may not be the same as your mark for the course.This is because there are approximately 130 marks available in the exercises.
  • 19. So, where do I start?Mip and Mop Get Lost: is the storyworld for Networked Media. In itare the tasks and the theory and everything elsefor this course.
  • 20. Storyworld?A storyworld is a term derived from computergames. It is literally both story and world. Thereis a narrative (often in computer games it israther rudimentary) and a universe in which thenarrative happens (which can be very rich andvisual in computer games).
  • 21. Lets check it out
  • 22. In the tute this week We will set everyone up with study buddies Discuss the course guide asnecessary Do the first task about gmail contacts Submit the task to the form This includes uploading a screen grab of your contacts. Then I recommend you go to Vanity Fair next, but you have the freedom to choose.Note: we are going to use Twitter rather than email. Vanity Fair iswhere you set that up.
  • 23. The first exercise About gmail contacts
  • 24. The first exerciseAnd about using Google docs (the image shows the sharedialogue box that you will use to share a file with your tutor)
  • 25. The first exercise Its a bit dry, but we have to learn to communicate before we can do anything else
  • 26. Housekeeping If you havent received an email from me yet, put your name and s number on the list. Assignments from last semesters writing media texts to collect on your way out. Tute changes only 2 tutes with room. No-one can enter the full tutes unless several people leave, so it is unlikely. If you must try to change, put down several choices on the tute swap form. I cant guarantee anything. Lectures --next week, the lecture is a flipped online video lecture. --go here and choose one (with the exception of the digital storytelling one which you should do later in the course). --In week 3 there is a face to face lecture. --I sent a calendar invitation to all the F2F lectures (only 5)