This module is part of the MA Digital Media & Society which is unique in offering an opportunity to develop a broad understanding of the interweaving of digital media and society from a sociological perspective.
For this module, we focus on practical skills in digital media production, squeezing in as much as we can in the following areas: creative media content; writing good copy for the web; visual design; web design (including areas such as usability and user experience design, web accessibility, content promotion). It's a tall order but the results speak for themselves.
Sessions span about 10 weeks and take form of a lecture followed by workshops. The lecture introduces subjects and techniques which then get further discussion and hands-on practice. With plenty of support in and out of the classroom, you will produce a website (using WordPress) with the focus on one specific topic and the aim to offer support and advice to your chosen target group.
NOTES 2020 → NOTES 2019 → NOTES 2018 →
to my students
After all your hard work on your site - you might want to move your lovely site away from the protective grasp of the university's VPN and into the public domain for all to enjoy. Here are a few notes to help you along :)