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GC ITP Core 1: ITCP 70010 Interactive Media: History, Theory, and Practice

3 credits, 30 hours plus conferences and lab hours
Mondays, 4:15 - 6:15PM
Instructor: Steve Brier (sbrier@gc.cuny.edu) and Ximena Gallardo (xgallardo@lagcc.cuny.edu)
Lab sessions run 6:30 – 8:30 PM on Mondays in the library computer labs (see specific details on each date below).

This is the first core course in the Interactive Technology and Pedagogy certificate program. We will examine the economic, social, and intellectual history of technological change over time, as well as technology and digital media design and use. Our primary focus is on the mutual shaping of technology and academic teaching, learning and research—how people and technologies have shaped academic classroom and research interactions in the past, and how they are reshaping the university in the present. By examining the use and design of technologies inside and outside of the academy, we are, of course, also reflecting on what it means to be human in a world increasingly dominated and controlled by various technologies.

The course also explores the history and theory of digital media, including hypertext and multimedia, highlighting the theoretical and practical possibilities for research, reading, writing, presentation, interaction, and play. We are particularly interested in the ITP program in the possibilities that new, nonlinear, digital tools have opened up for teaching and research, including the emergence of the “Digital Humanities.”

 

GC ITP Core 2: ITCP 70020 Interactive Technology and the University: Theory, Design, and Practice
Mondays, 4:15 - 6:15PM
Instructor: TBD
Lab sessions run 6:30 – 8:30 PM on Mondays in the library computer labs (see specific details on each date below).

The second core course in the Interactive Technology and Pedagogy certificate program, this course focuses on the current state of technology in the academy, the practicalities involved in creating a technology dependent project and does all of this in the context of the students developing their own technology-based projects.

Through class discussions, online work and workshops, students will hone their understanding of and ability to use educational technology while also developing a proposal of their own. The final product of the course is that proposal for a multimedia-based project in their discipline related to research, pedagogy or both.

 

ITCP 89010: Independent Study
3 credits
Permission of instructor required.

 

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