Denmark, Aarhus

Connecting Practices and Theory of Social Media and foster Global Collaboration

when 4 July 2011 - 29 June 2011
credits 9.9 EC

In this course, we will make the world better. Over our four weeks, we will choose causes such as bringing clean drinking water to third world villages, reducing carbon emissions, improving schooling, and other important issues and then push every social media lever we can to DO critical work. Students After our projects, we will deconstruct our work, reflect on our experiences and build frameworks that connect theory with our own practices. Dan Gilbert is the founder of Learning Innovations Inc. He works with organizations around the world to design new learning experiences and the environments to support them. Previously, Dan taught courses in Stanford’s School of Education and worked with Stanford faculty to design, execute, and evaluate innovative learning activities.

Course leader

Dan Gilbert

Target group

Undergraduate and graduate students are acceptable.

Course aim

Course Objectives/Evaluation

The central objective of this course is to provide students the opportunity to connect social media tools and behaviors with critical global issues and their own academic goals.

Students in this course will be evaluated based on:
- demonstrating growth in the quality and quantity of social media tools that they use
- contributing thoughtfully to the community at Aarhus University and engaging their networks from their home institutions in person and through social media
- connecting theoretical work about media and community with a real-life contexts
- completing a project that uses social media in principled ways that demonstrates deep understanding of the intersection of relationships, networks, technologies, cultures, and design.

Fee info

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