This term I am running a few (3) tutorials of a first year class called ‘Communication as a Social Force’ which is part of the International Bachelor Communication and Media (IBCoM) programme. The course aims to provide an introduction to various theoretical perspectives into how the role, presence and practices of media influence contemporary society.
The tutorials for this class aim to provide a means to discuss and see in action the concepts covered in the lecture. As a means to share the content used in the tutorials as well as allow students to share examples they may come across as well, I have set up a ‘Social Force’ Tumblr page. I have never used Tumblr in this way before but the ease at which it allows everyone to share clips, quotes and information is quite impressive and certainly better than Blackboard allows. As for how well the Tumblr page work’s we’ll have to wait and see.