I just got word that my paper “New Media in the Online Classroom: Delivering Content with Web 2.0 Technologies” was accepted (as-is) for publication in the Rocky Mountain Communication Review (RMCR) edition on “New Media, New Relations.” This online journal should be publishing around March 1.
The paper defines “new media,” considering what constitutes new media in our current age, perceived benefits new media offers, and what it means to be “new” media. The paper then focuses on the transition of a face-to-face class to an online environment and on through various iterations from delivery via Blackboard® to the addition of a supplemental Web site, and finally to its current form, which incorporates many instances of new media and Web 2.0 technologies. The paper examines the implications of such delivery methods and goes on to consider the most logical direction for additional research in this area.
Those of you that were present in my Day 2 Podcamp presentation got a snippet of what this is about. This paper represents the more thorough, formal, academic presentation of the concept/topic. Once it is live, I will add a link to it here.