Media Theory Week 15

This is the last week for my Media Theory course. Students will continue to present their research projects. In class, we will be discussing more about the FB experiment and be analyzing quantitative stats as to how televised football games are portrayed in the media. For their final exam, each student will be writing a… Continue reading Media Theory Week 15

Media Theory Week 14

This week students presented their research projects to the class. Most students included a survey with quantitative results as part of their PowerPoint, as a way to help prove their thesis. Several also included their literature review as part of their presentation. Some students found interesting case studies to incorporate into their research. A few… Continue reading Media Theory Week 14

Media Theory Week 13

This week in my Media Theory class we are finishing up with the textbook. We will be discussing the fallacies found when doing research and how to put a research paper all together. For homework, students will be asked to write a course reflection paper. Students will continue working on their final research paper, which… Continue reading Media Theory Week 13

Media Theory Week 12

This week my Media Theory class reviewed more quantitive methods like experiments and statistics. I covered an introduction to basics of statistics such as: mean, mode, median, range, standard dispersement, frequency distribution and variance. For discussion, the students will be sharing the various media ethical issues by reviewing the Facebook (FB) Experiment. In June of… Continue reading Media Theory Week 12

Media Theory Week 9

This week my Media Theory class covered two qualitative methods, which are interviewing and historical analysis. The first group activity included interviewing a martian from Mars whose spaceship just landed on Earth, as an investigative reporter. All the students quickly realized asking open ended questions do not work well in the interviewing process. Next, we… Continue reading Media Theory Week 9

Media Theory Week 6

This week in my Media Theory class we will discuss the psychoanalytic theory. Students will be writing about their favorite horror films. We will be covering Freud’s philosophy of one’s identity, ego, and superego. Students are also starting their midterm essay based on what they have learned about media and communication research methods so far… Continue reading Media Theory Week 6

Media Theory Week 5

This week in my Media Theory class is covering the Karl Marxist’s theory of Capitalism and how the conflict theory affects the mass media. Students will be analyzing The Hunger Games movie based on a Marxist’s ideology viewpoint to see how class systems works in film. Chapter 5 Focus Questions: Ideology - is defined as… Continue reading Media Theory Week 5

Media Theory Week 2

This week my Media Theory class is studying the research process. We are looking at what it means to be a critical thinker and writer. Students are learning the importance of doing a literature review, as well as, what are good primary and secondary sources to use for research papers. Chapter #2 - Focus Questions:… Continue reading Media Theory Week 2

Media Theory Week 1

This week is the start of the Spring 2022 semester. one new class for me is Media Theory and Methods. The textbook I selected is called Media and Communication Research Methods written by Arthur Asa Berger. It is an introduction to qualitative and quantitative research methods. Chapter 1 covers - What Is Research? Why does… Continue reading Media Theory Week 1

My Teaching Philosophy

My teaching philosophy is to guide students not to fear technology but to embrace it. This form of instruction can be accomplished by being a patient, yet caring teacher. As a professor, I encourage my students to ask and answer critical thinking questions about course content, so that I know they’re not only obtaining knowledge… Continue reading My Teaching Philosophy