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Course Information

Program: Master of Library and Information Studies

Year: 2009-2010, Winter Session, term 2

Course Schedule: Thursdays, 8:00-10:50 a.m.

Location: Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, Room 461

Instructor: Eric M. Meyers

Office hours: By appointment, or drop-in when my office door is open.

E-mail address:

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Course Schedule

The course will be taught in cooperation with the students of LIBR 559B, who will guide discussion/activities for 50% or more of the course schedule.

Date Week Topic Covered by
January 7 Week 1 What is “new” media? Eric
January 14 Week 2 Perceptions of digital kids & digital tools NO CLASS!
January 21 Week 3 Social theories applied to media and media use Eric
January 28 Week 4 Digital Libraries Linda Ham, Nathan McKay, Karl Thang
February 4 Week 5 Texts, Tags, and Tweets Shannon Ozirny, Dan Hooker, Kay Weismann
February 11 Week 6 Games & game culture Jade Fraser, Julia Bullard, Heidi Schiller
February 18 & 25 Olympic Break
March 4 Week 7 Digital Storytelling + Community of Interest Networks 559B Fandom Tamra Miyamoto, Anna Doyle, Naomi Eisenstat, Corene Brown
March 11 Week 8 Fandom wrap-up, Virtual worlds for kids Eric
March 18 Week 9 Identity and Media Alice Darnton, Sara Hathaway
March 25 Week 10 Digital Divide: Connectivity, local and global Issues Cristina Teixeira, Susan Henderson
April 1 Week 11 Open Open
April 8 Week 12 Emerging and future trends Eric
April 15 Week 13 Paper presentations and wrap-up Eric