norsk norsk&engelsk / norwegian&english

Course Description IMT4061 - Media Knowledge (2005/2006)

ECTS Credits10

After completing the course, the students shall:
- be familiar with established thinking, terminology and concepts related to the use of new media and new technology
- be familiar with the historical development towards media convergence and the world-wide web
- be able to recognize similarities and differences among different media, genres and technologies
- be able to analyze the role that information and communication technologies play in society
- be able to discuss the impact that introduction of digital media technology has on end-users, organizations and society


History of media and technology developments
Media convergence
Multimedia and interactivity
Marketing rhetoric and technology optimism
Digital media structures and genres
Personalization and privacy
Virtual and digital organizations
Mobile times
Introduction to legal aspects of media and media economics

Study MethodsEssay, Lectures, Group Works
AssessmentEssay (counts 30%, evaluated by lecturer)
Written Exam, 4 hours (counts 70%, evaluated by lecturer)
Each part must be individually approved of.
Grading SystemAlphabetical Scale, A (best) - F (fail)
Course RequirementsNone