TECH 1940Q, Fall 2012
TECH 1940Q INQUIRY IN SCIENCE & MOBILE TECHNOLOGYT /Th, 2:30pm – 3:45pm, 112 Life Science BuildingINSTRUCTOR DATADr. Paul Cesarini
419.372.7740 / email or FaceTime: email@example.com / Skype: paul.cesariniDepartment of Visual Communication & Technology Education, 261 Technology Bldg.Office hours: M/W, 1pm – 3pm (face-to-face, by phone, or via chat), or by appointment
TECH 1940Q, Inquiry in Science & Mobile Technology (3)Investigation into the impact of information and communications-related technological trends indifferent industries. Particular emphasis on analyzing and assessing the diffusion of emergingtechnologies as they pertain to mobile use, and examining the consequences associated with thisdiffusion.
REQUIRED COURSE TEXTS AND WEB SITE
Johnson, L., Smith, R., Willis, H., Levine, A., and Haywood, K., (2012).
The 2012 HorizonReport.
Austin, Texas: The New Media Consortium. [This publication is freely available at:http://www.nmc.org/publications/horizon-report-2012-higher-ed-edition]
Johnson, L., Smith, R., Willis, H., Levine, A., and Haywood, K., (2011).
The 2011 HorizonReport.
Austin, Texas: The New Media Consortium. [This publication is freely available at:http://www.nmc.org/publications/horizon-report-2011-higher-ed-edition]
Hughes, T. (2005).
Human-Built World: How to think about technology and culture
. Chicago,Illinois: University of Chicago Press. [Chapters 1-2 only; freely available via Google Books at:http://books.google.com/books?id=G7xmjLN6uXwC&lpg=PP1&dq=human%20built%20world&pg=PA20%23v=onepage&q&f=true#v=onepage&q=human%20built%20world&f=false ]
Kurzweil, R. (1992). The Future of Libraries, Parts 1 – 3:http://www.kurzweilai.net/the-future-of-libraries-part-1-the-technology-of-the-book http://www.kurzweilai.net/the-future-of-libraries-part-2-the-end-of-books http://www.kurzweilai.net/the-future-of-libraries-part-3-the-virtual-library
Volti, R. (2009). Society & Technological Change, 6
Edition. (pp. 58-72).
Additional readings online, as well as video clips and audio interviews, will be posted and/or embedded in our Blackboard course shell.
The course will use a Blackboard Web site (or “course shell”) where you will be able todownload course handouts, communicate & collaborate with course participants, takeassessments, upload assignments, and check grades. At some point in the semester, we mayswitch over to a different learning management system called Canvas.
You will need to have an active BGNet account, and must be able check your BGNet email regularly.If you rely on an alternate email address, it is your responsibility to have your BGNet email forwardedto that address. You must also familiarize yourself with Blackboard conventions
You will need accessto a broadband-connected computer that has the most recent versions of the following software:
Browser: FireFox or Chrome (most preferred), Safari, or Internet Explorer (least preferred)
Media Players: QuickTime Player (either Windows or Mac OS X), Windows Media Player (either Windows or Mac OS X, or the Flip4Mac plugin), Flash browser plugin
PDF viewer: Adobe Reader, Preview (Mac OS X), or any PDF viewer
Word Processor: Microsoft Word or OpenOffice
Presentation: Microsoft PowerPoint or OpenOffice All of the above-mentioned software is available for use in the University computer labs, with thepossible exception of FireFox and OpenOffice.