Awesome Social Media Course!
Learn about social media, think critically, and have fun.
Guaranteed to be fun and stress-free!
All Your Social Media Are Belong To Us
You're invited to take a great course being offered during the spring 2013 term--Social Media: Practice and Critique.
This course will focus on social networking, webcasting, videocasting, blogging, and other relevant social media tools. The course is designed for those not familiar with social media and who want to learn more.
This course will be low stress, fun, and intellectually engaging. We're going to not only expriment with social media tools but also consider the ways in which they are used and why we should or shouldn't use them in the first place.
Social Media Literacy | Social Media Fluency
Questions We'll Think About
- What is social media? What makes media "sociable?"
- How do we interact through social media tools? How do we converse?
- Is social media a place for serious discussion? Why or why not?
- How do we develop an identity? What are the drawbacks of online identity?
- And many others!
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About Your Instructor
Trent M Kays is a writer, teacher, scholar-agitator, and rhetoric & writing studies PhD student in the Department of Writing Studies at the University of Minnesota. He serves as a Graduate Instructor in the department’s undergraduate writing program, where he teaches a variety of rhetoric and writing intensive courses. His work, primarily, interrogates the roles of digital rhetoric, critical pedagogy, social media, and the Internet in political, cultural, and social movements.
His work regularly appears in local and national media, including USA Today, The Huffington Post, The Minnesota Daily, Paleofuture Magazine, Inside Higher Ed, The Chronicle of Higher Education, The Conversation, The New Zealand Herald, and other publications. He often writes about society, technology, culture, and higher education issues.