Media Industry Perspectives: Educational Media
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Level: Undergraduate, Graduate
Division: The New School for Public Engagement
School: School of Media Studies
Department: Media Studies
Course Number: NMDM 5323
Course Format: Lecture
Permission Required: No
- Media & Management
- Media Studies
This course examines the development and marketing of educational media and technology from the Academy of Plato to the wired and online classrooms of today. We begin with a survey of the evolution of printed teaching material (e.g., readers, textbooks, anthologies, workbooks, etc.), the use of film and recorded sound in the classroom, and the development of television programming for educational use. More recent developments under investigation include educational computer software and partnerships between computer manufacturers and educational institutions; proprietary and open source "course management" software systems; applications for mobile devices in the classroom; and the outsourcing of email and other institutional technology systems to commercial companies. Throughout the semester, we consider how educational media developers and educational institutions have, through the production and consumption of such technologies, helped determine dominant approaches to teaching and learning.
Course Open to: Majors Only