KMD2003H Knowledge Media & Learning
How are social media practices reshaping landscapes of education, politics, policy-making, and public engagement? There are 5.3 billion mobile subscribers (77% of the world population). More than 250 million people access Facebook through their mobile devices. Facebook’s 750 million users would constitute the world’s 3rd largest country. YouTube has 490 million unique users each month. Wikipedia authors total over 91,000 contributors, and Wikipedia hosts 17 million articles. And 50% of the world’s population is under 30.
Against this backdrop, this course offers an overview of three areas of media, knowledge design, and technologies: (a) media education and media literacy, (b) median and democracy, and (c) philosophies of technology. More information.