Media Studies - Gaming, the Internet and Social Media - Revised
Learn how gaming, the Internet, and social media affect culture and society with this free media studies course.
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This course will start by explaining the important innovations that drove the acceptance of video games. You will study the developments that influenced the evolution of video games and identify the effect of electronic games on culture. You will look into gaming culture, the ways video games affected other forms of media, and how video games can be used for educational purposes. The course will also cover the effects of video game addiction and other controversial issues related to modern video games.
Next, you will look into the technologies that made the Internet accessible and study the causes and effect of the dot-com and market crash. The course will then discuss the positive and negative effects of blogs on the distribution of information and the ways privacy is being addressed on the Internet. You will also study the Internet paradox, the information highway as it relates to the Internet, and the different ways to identify credible sources online. Finally, the course will teach you about net neutrality.
The aesthetics and principles of gaming culture and social media have had a massive effect on mainstream culture. This has led to the gradual acceptance of marginalized social groups, increased comfort with virtual worlds, and the pursuit of new means of interaction. This Media Studies - Gaming, the Internet and Social Media online course will give you a much stronger understanding of how the Internet has made pop culture transmission a two-way street and how virtual worlds have been creating new social spaces. Start your next learning journey, today.Start Course Now
The World of Computer Games
The World of Computer Games - Learning Outcomes
Computer Games: Early History
Video Game Development
Innovations in Computer Games
Computer Games and Culture
Video Games: Controversial Issues
Social and Educational Games
The World of Computer Games - Lesson Summary
The World of the Internet
The World of the Internet - Learning Outcomes
Internet Standards and Protocols
Social Media and Web 2.0
Social Media Applications
The World of the Internet - Lesson Summary
After completing this course you will be able to:
- Discuss how electronic games have influenced culture
- Explain how video games have affected other forms of media
- Outline how video games can be used for educational purposes
- Demonstrate how virtual worlds are used to facilitate learning
- Summarize the arguments for and against the premise that video games are an art form
- Discuss technologies that made the Internet globally accessible
- Trace how the issue of privacy on the Internet has been addressed
- Outline how the Internet is an 'information superhighway'
- Explain how to identify credible sources of information online
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