Diploma in Print, Electronic and Digital Media
Learn about the advancement of human communication from print to electronic formats and then to digital media.
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This course starts by introducing you to the history of printing in Europe and the important parties that were involved in the creation and distribution of books. You will also learn how print influenced the spread of ideas and affected the politics and economics of European societies. You will be taught the consequences of capitalism, the concept of a ‘civilizing mission’ and the resistance to colonial hegemony.
Furthermore, learners will gain an understanding of the concept of print in Bengal, the movement towards surveillance and censorship in colonial India and the rise of the Telugu novel. You will be shown how printing developed in northern India and its socio-political influence on the country. You will also consider the effect mechanical reproduction of art has on the value attributed to art and creativity. This course will then teach you about the effect the development of electronic media has had on human society.
In addition, this free online course introduces you to the arrival of digital media, the power of Google, social media and its politics. You will investigate government control over social media and the politics of identity on social media. Furthermore, you will be taught about the movement of mass media to social media and the role networks and the Internet play in communication. Digital media has become an integral part of contemporary life: the Internet and mobile technologies have become inseparable from everything we do. This course is important for learners who seek to develop specialist knowledge in areas such as social media, the history of print culture, electronic media, digital culture, and governance of the Internet and social media.Start Course Now
Print Circuit and Modernization
Print Circuit and Modernization - Learning Outcomes
Robert Darnton: What is the History of Books?
Benedict Anderson: The Origins of National Consciousness
Print Circuit and Modernization - Lesson Summary
Print and Colonialism
Print and Colonialism - Learning Outcomes
Print in Bengal
Surveillance and Censorship
Print and Colonialism - Lesson Summary
From Print to Electronic Media
From Print to Electronic Media - Learning Outcomes
Publishing in Hindi and Urdu
Walter Benjamin: The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction
Raymond Williams: Television
From Print to Electronic Media - Lesson Summary
Digital Media - Ownership and Control
Digital Media - Ownership and Control - Learning Outcomes
Nicholas Carr: Juggler's Brain
Scott Galloway: Google
Zeynep Tufecki: Twitter and Facebook
Digital Media - Ownership and Control - Lesson Summary
Having completed this course, you should be able to:
- Explain what the print circuit is and how it works
- Discuss how print encouraged the use of a single language within a nation-state thereby centralizing administration
- Analyze the link between capitalism and colonialism
- Describe how the colonizers justified their mission both to the European populace and colonized population
- Identify the development of print in the northern parts of India
- Summarize the growth of electronic media
- Recall how technology influences social and personal relationships
- State the characteristics of digital reproduction
- Define digital media
- List the effects of the Internet on society
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