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Harrington School of Communication and Media

COM 410, Fall 2015

This course explores new approaches to digital learning in and out of school. Students practice the art of “creating to learn” by gaining knowledge and skills, creating messages using digital media in a wide variety of formats.

Instructor: Renee Hobbs, Ed.D., Professor, Department of Communication Studies, Director, Media Education Lab, Davis Hall 108

Cell: 978 201 9799  |   Email: hobbs@uri.edu  |  Web: http://mediaeducationlab.com |  Twitter: @reneehobbs

Time/Location. Our course hashtag for Twitter, YouTube and Facebook is #COM410. All learning resources are available at the course website: http://unclassroomuri.com This is a fully-online class, which has a required weekly meeting, Wednesdays 7 – 9 p.m.

Office Hours. Virtual office hours are held online Wednesdays, 6 p.m. and other times by appointment

Context and Background. This course prepares students for work in the fast-paced, collaborative and creative digital media environments in communication and media fields. Students advance creativity, collaboration, critical thinking and communication skills as they explore the nature of learning in today’s contemporary digital world and interact with Rhode Island educators who are advancing the digital literacy competencies of children and young people.

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