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Online S2 Communication Studies LSPR.

Course: EACT01 eAdvanced Communication Theory


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Postgraduate Program of
The London School of Public Relations-Jakarta
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Pre-requisites
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EACT01 eAdvanced
Communication Theory
4 (four) credits
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Grading

Teaching Team
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Description
This Advanced Communication theory course focuses on the students ability to be able to
determine the various suitable Communication Theories, in accordance to the observed object
in work area or individual interests. Therefore, the preparation provided will focus more
towards providing in depth understanding towards the students ability to determine the
relevant Communication Theories.
After completing this Advance Communication Theory course, students are expected to be
able to:
L1. Recognise & understands the aim of the course
L2. Explain about various research paradigms, controversies, contradictions as well as several
meeting points;
L3. Develop suitable research questionnaires for use in the research plan & conduct
explication;
L4. Understand, explain & differentiate current Communication theories in various different
traditions;
L5. Understand, explain & differentiate current Communication theories that are applied in the
different communication contexts;
L6. Understand & explain Communication theory that will be used related to current condition
in the general public;
L7. Develop a suitable research proposal.
In general, after completion of this course, the student is expected to be able to determine the
most suitable Communication theory that is related to the phenomena tobe observed, or
research plan that is to be conducted both in research thesis format, as well as other
communication research, or in analysing the phenomena in the scope of their work place or
daily individual activities.
A : 90-100; A- : 85-89.99; B+: 80-84.99;B: 75-79.99; B-: 70-74.99; FAIL: Below 70.00

No
Component
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1 Weekly Post Quiz

Assessment
component

Weight

CILO

Due date
End of every week *
Every Wed & Sat 1800pm
WIB
End of week 12 (Session11),
Sat28th May2016*
End of weeks 14, 15 or 16
(Sessions13,14 or 15), Sat
11th, 18th or 25th Jun2016*
End of weeks 04
(Session04)&07(Session07),
Sat02nd & 23rd Apr 2016*
Sat7thMay2016 (on campus)
Sat23rdJul2016 (on campus)

5%

Twice weekly Group


Discussion

5%

2,3,4

One (1) Group assignment

5%

2,3,4,5

One (1) Individual online


video presentation

5%

2,3,4,5

Two (2) Individual


assignments

10% **

2,4,5,7

Midterm Exam [UTS]


Final Exam [UAS]
TOTAL Penilaian

30%
40%
100%

1,2,4,5,6
1,2,4,5,6

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Joe Harrianto Setiawan, M.Si (Course


Coordinator joe@lspr.edu);
2nd April 2016
Joe Harrianto Setiawan, M.Si

All online materials are accessible from elearning.lspr.edu website


Assignments are all submitted online from elearning.lspr.edu website

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* Saturday at 2350pm WIB
** Each Individual assignment is graded at 5% each towards final grade
Lecturers will be available for a live online chat session with students for 60 (sixty) minutes
during the following timeslots,

Lecture live
chat via
HipChat

Day
Class
Consultation slot (WIB*)
A
Sat
2000pm to 2100pm
*WIB: Western Indonesia Time

Dosen pengajar
Joe Harrianto Setiawan, M.Si

Note: National holidays. If the


Saturday is a national holiday, then the live chat will be moved earlier by one day, to
the Friday of that same week.
Wednesday is a national holiday, then the live chat will be moved later by one day, to
the Thursday of that same week.
Online Chat is accessible from https://harukaedu.hipchat.com/chat website or download for
free from Google Playstore for android devices & Apple Appstore for Apple devices.
Students are expected to,
Complete 100% every weekly activity: Pre & Post quizzes, practices quizzes, View class
video, audio, transcript, presentation slides, Twice weekly Group discussion assignments
before the end of every weekly session (Saturday midnight 23.59pm)
Participate in group forum discussion & twice weekly chat regularly.
Plan on obtaining any notes, announcements, & so on from their fellow class mates, in the
event of emergencies.
Arrive to class on time for each on campus session. On campus sessions will begin
promptly, & tardiness is an interruption that is both rude & distracting for both the
instructor & students. Note that any information students miss as a result of being late is
their responsibility.

Class policies

Absence policy
Student who do not complete 100% of every weekly activity before the due date, will
be considered not present in that session.
The maximum number of absence in this course is four (4) times.
If the student has four or more absence, the student will not be allowed to take the final
exam.
Hence the failed student will have to retake the course in future semesters to pass the
course.
For on campus session, to provide a classroom that is conducive to learning, please refrain
from,
Answering cell phones or replying to text messages
Engaging in conversations with fellow classmates outside of the scope of the class
Any other disruptive behaviour

Peer review

Class

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Academic dishonesty in any form will not be tolerated. Students are encouraged to become
familiar with the LSPR Code of Conduct as they relate to academic dishonesty/cheating.
All assignments are due on the date specified in the discussion with the lecturer.
Students may, however, turn in any assignment in advance of the due date.
Only important topics will be discussed in class, & it is the students responsibility to read other
related topics.
To ensure fairness in grading of group assignment, students will be requested to conduct
anonymous peer review every end of the semester/ course. Students are encouraged to
grade their group peers fairly using an online matrix that covers individual contribution
towards group discussions & group assignments.
In order to achieve previously identified course objectives, we will follow an interactive

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olicies

class format. Students are expected to come to class on time, take notes & prepare the
assigned class material for each session by doing some readings and/or case studies.
In the interest of providing a meaningful learning experience & creating & exciting class
environment, students thoughtful participation is required, whereby students own
experiences, comments, anecdotes ought to be shared, including relevant issues & question
raised in class.
Considering the intensive nature of this module & heavy emphasis on class discussion &
interaction, attendance of all sessions & class participation are necessary for a
successful completion of this course.
The course method will consist of lectures, facilitation, presentations, assignments & paper
submission. The lecturer organizes, supervises & facilitates the class as well as conduct lectures
in the first few meetings. The students will then be asked to lead class discussions & make
report presentations. For their own benefit, students are expected to read the assigned
chapter(s) prior to the pertinent class sessions, & optional reading (choices from suggested
reference books or other related PR books).
Short case studies that illustrate the complexities of Corporate Communications
management & invite students to apply their ideas in practical problem solving.
Classroom participation is expected & required. This will be evaluated using a selfevaluation format.
Group assignment with the objective of getting a deeper understanding into some
important concepts & applications. With this assignment, students will have to analyze
Corporate Communications management case studies & present professional presentation.
Group participation is expected & will be evaluated using a group & self-evaluation
format. Assessment is based on the quality of group assignment, contribution to the
coursework, & involvement in the class. It must be noted that group assignment means
members of the group are to work as a team, & there should be no free riders!
Any type of activity that is considered dishonest by reasonable standards may constitute
academic misconduct. The most common forms of academic misconduct are cheating &
plagiarism. All instances of academic dishonesty will result in a grade of zero for the work
involved.
All assignments will need to have a signed declaration on the 2nd page (after the cover) that
the material submitted is the students own work & that all work taken from other sources is
properly acknowledged.

Description of
Teaching
Method

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Academic
Honesty

Use this wording on the 2nd page of each report :


I certify that the attached assignment is my own work & that any material obtained from other
sources has been acknowledged.
I grant permission to the London School of Public Relations to make copies of assignments for
assessment, review and/or record keeping purposes. I note that the London School of Public
Relations reserves the right to check my assignment for plagiarism.
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AntiPlagiarism
Policy

Signed Date
Penalty for students who performed plagiarism: FAILED from the subject.
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Course title
Topic title
Student Name:
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Class:
Concentration:
Lecturer name:
Sekolah Tinggi Ilmu Komunikasi
eLearning Postgraduate Programme of LSPR
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2nd page:
I certify that the attached assignment is my own work & that any material obtained from other
sources has been acknowledged.
I grant permission to the London School of Public Relations to make copies of assignments for
assessment, review and/or record keeping purposes. I note that the London School of Public
Relations reserves the right to check my assignment for plagiarism.
Signed Date
PGP applied APA (American Psychological Association) as references system for all paper
work in each subjects (latest version is 6th Edition, 2010).

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Referencing

13

General Policy

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Attendance
Policy

15

Online
Etiquette

1.
2.
3.
4.

Worldwide accepted International/ national conferences & reputable journals.


Up dated revisions.
Easy for students: Students will learn while practicing this references before doing thesis.
Easy to learn : www.apastyle.org & feel free to come to the Thesis Depart. (on the 9th
floor with Ms.Sari/Hani) & ask for softcopy file.
Students must abide by policies in the LSPR Student Handbook, & the Basic Graduate Student
Responsibilities.
Students are expected to log in & participate as part of their learning in the course. Instructors
establish specific policies relating to absences in their courses & communicate these policies to
the students through the course syllabi. Individual instructors, based upon the nature of the
course, determine what effect excused & unexcused absences have in determining grades &
upon students ability to remain enrolled in their courses. LSPR reserves the right to determine
that excessive absences, whether justified or not, are sufficient cause for institutional
withdrawals or failing grades.
It is expected that students in this class will conduct themselves with good sense, courtesy, &
dignity in all course-related activities. This includes your behavior towards other students & the
instructor. Inappropriate language or flaming will not be tolerated & can negatively affect
your grade.
It is imperative that students in an online environment exhibit proper online etiquette &
appropriate online behaviors. Students deemed to exhibit inappropriate online behavior may
be dropped from the course.
Students are expected to participate in all discussions & virtual classroom chats when directed
to do so. Students are to be respectful & courteous to others in the discussions. Foul or abusive
language will not be tolerated.
Discussion, chat, & e-mail spaces within this course are for class purposes only, unless otherwise
stated. Please remember to conduct yourself collegially & professionally. Unlike in the
classroom setting, what you say in the online environment is documented & not easily erased
or forgotten.
The following guidelines apply:
Avoid using ALL CAPS, sarcasm, & language that could come across as strong or offensive.
Use proper punctuation, grammar & be sure to edit your contribution before posting.
Read all postings before posting your responses to discussion topics so as to not
unnecessarily repeat information.
Keep chat comments brief & to the point.
Focus on one topic at a time when chatting or posting to discussions.
Remember that unlike in face-to-face learning environments what you say in discussions &
chats is documented & available to be revisited. Choose your words & discussion topics
carefully.
E-mail should only be used for messages pertaining to the course. Please refrain from
sending forwards, jokes, etc. within e-mail.
The majority of online class time is spent posting opinions & sharing information. Therefore, it is
very important to communicate with courtesy & professionalism. Professional Courtesy includes
respecting others' opinions, being courteous & respectful, & working together in the spirit of
cooperation. Sexist, heterosexist, & racist language should not be used when communicating in

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Submission &
Collection of
Assignment

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Optimal
LiveChat
(HipChat)
Experience

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Learning
Support

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the course. Slang should not be used in the discussion posts. The same guidelines for
professional communication in the classroom apply to content that a student references in a
discussion or assignment. Please make sure that all content that is brought into the online
classroom is professional in nature. If a student links to material that is non-professional,
derogatory, pornographic, or promotes personal opinion (such as political or religious
agenda) the link will be deleted & the student may be subject to further disciplinary action.
Since we cannot see each other in the online environment, it is hard to tell if a writer is bashful,
bored, sarcastic, angry, or just kidding. Therefore, when you critique your classmates, please
proof-read your responses carefully before you post them. Refrain from slipping into
arguments. Be sensitive & positive in your approach to others, & careful with your words. You
are encouraged to visit the following websites & review proper communications in the
electronic format:
www.albion.com/netiquette/
www.bspage.com/1netiq/Netiq.html
All emails or discussion postings will receive a response from your professor within 48 hours.
You can send email anytime that is convenient for you. Lecturer will check their email messages
during the day throughout the work-week (Monday through Friday) & will respond to email
messages during the work-week by the close of business (5:00 pm) on the day following their
receipt of them. Emails received by lecturer on Friday will be responded to by the close of
business on the following Monday.
When sending email, use your lspr.edu email address. Lecturers have the right to Not
respond to emails that are,
a. Non-lspr.edu, as there is no way to authenticate the sender. Make sure students include
your name, title of the course, time of the course & a brief reason for your email in the
subject line.
b. Without a subject line. Take the time to use proper spelling & grammar in your email.
You are contacting your lecturer, NOT a friend. This is professional email addressing a
specific concern related to your education. Take responsibility for your concern & address
me in a professional manner. Lecturers will always address you with the same
professionalism & courtesy.
c. With improper/bad : grammar, spelling and/or basic professionalisms or courtesies.
In regards to the given Individual & Group assignments, students are expected to,
Submit all assignments before or on the due date specified in the discussion with lecturer.
Late submission will be penalized by -3 (minus three) per day deducted from your score.
To mitigate technical issues, please do the following 3 steps, prior to participating in live chat,
1. Check your internet speed. Visit www.speedtest.net & check whether your internet
download or upload speeds are at the minimum of,
512 kbps (for Download) & 256 kbps (for Upload)
Internet speeds lower than the above numbers, could cause a reduction of interactive
levels on our LMS.
2. Refresh your internet browser. Ensure that you have refreshed your internet browser, so
as to experience higher internet speeds. On your laptop/desktop, you could apply the
following short-cut,
Ctrl-Shift-R (for Windows OS users) or Command-Shift-R (for Apple OS users)
For smartphone users, please re-start your handphones instead.
3. Recommended internet browsers. We recommend that you use the latest free internet
browsers from Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox so you can have an optimal experience
on your laptop, desktop or smartphone (they can be downloaded for free from Google
Appstore or Apple iStore).
Students should first email the LSPR S2 Online Program Helpdesk at Lsprs2@harukaedu.com
for learning or academic issues with accessing your online course or call at +62 858 177
03214
Helpdesk. Our helpdesk,
Can be contacted 24 hours a day/7 days a week via email or freshdesk

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(https://harukaedu.freshdesk.com).
Will strive to respond to any email or freshdesk based query within 24 hours.
For callers, the telephone line is available during general office hours, Monday to Friday:
0900am to 1700pm Western Indonesia Time (not including national holidays).

Course Outline (CILO: Course Intended Learning Outcomes)


Ses
sion
1

10

CIL
O

Session topic

Overview of the course,


Course overview,Study method, course
assignments, References, Grading System,
Research Code of Ethics

Method*

Paradigms (1),
Understanding the paradigm
Perbedaan Paradigmatik
Kontinum Perbedaan Paradigmatik
Kecenderungan Paradigmatik
Paradigms (2),
Perbedaan Paradigma
Theories, Quality/ Criteria & Methods
Paradigma Konstruktivis, Kritis &
Participatory
Postmodern Paradigm
Komunikasi berdasarkan Tradisi oleh Robert
Craig > Part01,
Tradisi di dalam Teori Komunikasi
Semiotic Tradition
Fenomenologi; Cybernetic Tradition
Komunikasi berdasarkan Tradisi oleh Robert
Craig > Part02,
Tradisi Sociopsychological, Variasi &
Sociocultura; The Critical Tradition

Integrasi Teori & Penelitian Komunikasi


Panduan; Scope of Communication Field
Eksplikasi; Rumusan Masalah

Peta Teori Komunikasi,


Objek kajian berdasarkan Konteks
Komunikasi
Review Teori Komunikasi Berdasarkan
Tradisi dan Konteks Komunikasi
Perspektif Teori Komunikasi dari Em
Griffin Sebagai Pembanding
Beberapa contoh aplikasi teori

1,2,
3,4

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Q&A

P, D,
Q&A

P, D,
Q&A

Media
On
Campus

Internet

Internet

2.5

References

P, D,
Q&A

Internet

2.5

2.5

MR2 pp.191-215: Guba &


Lincoln (2005) Paradigmatic,
controversies, contradictions,
&emerging confluences.

2.5

P, D,
Q&A

Internet

2.5

P, D,
Q&A

Internet

2.5

P, D,
Q&A

Internet

2.5

On
Campus

P, D,
Q&A

New field of communication theory,


Overview; Internet Communication

P, D,
Q&A

Internet

Internet

MR1 pp.55-62 & 63-101:


Craig (2007)
Communication theory as a
field.
MR7
MR1 pp.55-62 & 63-101:
Craig (2007)
Communication theory as a
field.
MR8
MR6 pp.3-12: Stacks &
Salwen (2009).Integrating
theory & research.
MR6 pp.13-29: Chaffee
(2009) Thinking about
theory.
MR4: pp.34-53. The
Communicator,pp.61-98;The
Message,pp.99-141;
Conversation,pp.142185;Relationship;186-212.
MR9

3.0

Communication Context,
Overview
Communicator, Message & Conversation
Relationship, Group & Organization
Media, Culture & Society

GBPP & Course Schedule


MR6.pp.546-552: Mokros &
Friedrich (2009) The future
of communication theory &
research.

MR2 pp.191-215: Guba &


Lincoln (2005) Paradigmatic,
controversies, contradictions,
&emerging confluences.

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Duration
(hour)

2.5

2.5

MR4: pp.34-53.The Group,


pp.213-238;
Organization,pp.239-272;
The Media,pp.273-299;
Culture&Society,pp.300340.
MR10
MR6 pp.389-405: Messner
& Garrison (2009) Internet
communication.
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CIL
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Session topic

Method*

Media

Duration
(hour)

Gate Keeping, Credibility & Media


Online; Networks, Uses & Gratifications
Diffusion of Innovations; Future research

References

MR6 pp.418-434: Rogers,


Singhal, & Quinlan. (2009)
Diffusion of innovations.
MR6 pp. 457-472: Kaid
(2009) Political
communication.
MR6 pp.473-488: Newsom
(2009) Public relations &
integrated communication.
MR6 pp. 489-503: Atkin &
Silk (2009) Health
communication.
MR6 pp.504-522:Sarikakis
et al. (2009) Feminist theory
& research.
Panduan Pengutipan LSPR
2014
LSPR Thesis Manual 2014
Anti-Plagiarism Policy &
Referencing

Public Relations & Integrated Communication


Integrated Marketing Communication
Public Relations & Persuasions
Tom Harris

12

Health Communication,
Latar Belakang; Health Communication
HC Research; Penyampaian, Kritik &
Konteks

P, D,
Q&A

Internet

2.5

13

Individual online presentations &


assessments

P, D,
Q&A

Internet

2.5

14

Individual online presentations &


assessments

P, D,
Q&A

Internet

2.5

15

Individual online presentations &


assessments

Internet

2.5

Semester material review

16

5,6,
7

FINAL EXAM Sat 23rd Jul2016

P, D,
Q&A
Individua
l Exam

On
Campus

3.0

11

P, D,
Q&A

Internet

2.5

Abbreviations:
*Method: P: Presentation; D: Discussion; Q&A: Question & Answer; Pr: Practice
General: TBD: To Be Decided

Reference List:
No.

Type

Code

Cat

MR

MR1

MR

MR2

MR

MR3

MR

MR4

MR

MR5

MR

MR6

MR

MR7

MR

MR8

MR

MR9

10

MR

MR10

Info
Craig, Robert T., Muller, Heidi L. (eds) (2007) Theorizing communication:readings across traditions.
California: SAGE Publications Inc.
Denzin, Norman K. & Yvonna S. Lincoln. (2009) Handbook of Qualitative Research. California:
SAGE Publications Inc.
Griffin, E. M. (2006) A First Look at Communication Theory, 6th ed. New York: McGraw Hill.
Littlejohn, Stephen W. & Karen A. Foss. (2005) Theories of Human communication, 8th edition.
Canada: Thomson Learning, Inc.
Miller, Katherine. (2005) Communication Theories; Perspective, Processes, & Context, 2nd ed. New
York: McGraw-Hill.
Stacks, Don W., Salwen, Michaek B. (eds) (2009) An integrated approach to communication theory
& research. UK: Routledge.
Yang, Z.Janet et al.(2011) Information seeking related to clinical trial enrollment. Journal of
Communication Research.
DEnbau, Suzy. (2011) Sex,feminism, & advertising:the politics of advertising feminism in a
competitive marketplace.Journal of communication inquiry.
DeAndrea, Davic., & Walther, Joseph B. (2011) Attributions for Inconsistencies Between Online &
Offline self-presentations.Journal of communication research.
Manolis,Chris., et al. (2001) Partial employees & consumers A postmodern, meta-theoretical
perspective for services marketing.Journal of Marketing Theory.

Notes: Type: MR: Mandatory Reference, OR: Optional Reference


W: Web link

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Session schedule:
Week
Session

1
1

2
2

3
3

4
4

Period

Sat12Mar
2016

Mon14-Sat19
Mar 2016

Mon21-Sat26
Mar 2016

Mon28MarSat02Apr 2016

Location
Exam
Assignment
due date

On Campus

Online

Online

Online

Week(s)
Session

7
7
Mon18Sat23Apr
2016
Online

Period
Location

8&9

9
8

Mon25Sat30Apr
2016
No Class

Sat07May2016

Assignment Individual
due date
assignment02
13
12
Mon30MaySat04Jun2016
Online

Location

10
9

11
10

12
11

Mon09Mon16Mon23Sat14May2016 Sat21May2016 Sat28May2016

On Campus
Mid
exam[UTS]*

- 2 weeks -

Session

Online

Online

Reading
Week
14
13
Mon06Sat11Jun2016
Online

15
14
Mon13Sat18Jun2016
Online

16
15
Mon20-Sat25
Jun2016
Online

17,18,19,20
Mon27JunFri22Jul2016
No Class
- 4 weeks -

Individual
online video
presentation
*UTS: Ujian Tengah Semester - Mid exam
UAS: Ujian Akhir Semester - Final exam
Assignment
due date

Prepared by :

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Lecturer
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Online
Group
assignment

Exam

Tgl.

6
6
Mon11Sat16Apr
2016
Online

Individual
assignment01

Exam

Week(s)
Session

5
5
Mon04Sat09Apr
2016
Online

Individual
online video
presentation

Individual
online video
presentation

Programme Director
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On Campus
Final exam
[UAS]*

Reading Week

Checked by :

Tgl.

20
16

Authorized by :

Tgl.

Director of PGP
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