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Information Retrieval and "New New Media", 15 ECTS Credits
COURSE CATEGORY   Single Subject Course
MAIN FIELD OF STUDY   Culture and Mediaproduction - KMU
  COURSE CODE   739G29
Upon completion of the course the student will be able to
- demonstrate advanced online communication skills of information retrieval, including optimal use of search language, interrogating national and international databases, using WWW search engines and intelligent agents, searching the 'Dark Web', and evaluating online information,
- use knowledge of new retrieval strategies necessary to deal with digitalized information distribution,
- demonstrate practical and analytical understanding of "new new media", such as blogs, podcasting, social bookmarking, tagging and social machines,
- demonstrate skills of production and analysis of these new dissemination methods and of the tools available within them.
The course is a laboratory course developing the relation between production and analytical perspectives with the emphasis on research and information production on the Internet. The development of what can be called "new new media" have increasingly shown that interactivity, many-to-many distribution forms and the metaphor of "conversation" have become central to publicistic, publishing and publicity activity. At a practical level, the course deals with; a) Information retrieval, b) Online communication, c) An overview of "new new media", d) Practical production.
Practical sessions will be conducted in a computer laboratory. Lectures and seminars will be partly classroom-based and partly conducted in a virtual environment.
Students will be required to research, produce and write on a topic of their choice. Lecturers participating in this course will include international researchers and tutors who will conduct online seminars.
The language of instruction is English.
Examination requirements for the course consist of the production of a multimedia project and its publication, an individual essay as well as participation in group projects and obligatory seminars.

Students failing an exam covering either the entire course or part of the course two times are entitled to have a new examiner appointed for the reexamination.

Students who have passed an examination may not retake it in order to improve their grades.

At least one year of full-time undergraduate studies. Documented knowledge of English equivalent to "Engelska B"; i.e. English as native language or an internationally recognized test, e.g. TOEFL (minimum scores: Paper based 575 + TWE-score 4.5, and internet based 90), IELTS, academic (minimum score: Overall band 6.5 and no band under 5.5), or equivalent. Exemption from Swedish B
The course is graded according to the ECTS grading scale A-F
Course certificate is issued by the Faculty Board on request. The Department provides a special form which should be submitted to the Student Affairs Division.
The course literature is decided upon by the department in question.
Planning and implementation of a course must take its starting point in the wording of the syllabus. The course evaluation included in each course must therefore take up the question how well the course agrees with the syllabus.

The course is carried out in such a way that both men´s and women´s experience and knowledge is made visible and developed.
Information Retrieval and "New New Media"
Information Retrieval and New New Media
Department responsible
for the course or equivalent:
ISAK - Department of Society and Culture
Registrar No: 127/07-41   Course Code: 739G29      
    Exam codes: see Local Computer System      
Subject/Subject Area : Culture and Mediaproduction - KMU          
Level   Education level     Subject Area Code   Field of Education  
G2X   Basic level     KMU   TE  
The syllabus was approved by the Board of Faculty of Arts and Science 2008-12-20