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Project: Media Platforms and Communication Practices
|Master programme in||
Media and Communication
|Type of activity||
Read about the Master Programme and find the Study Regulations at ruc.dk
|REGISTRATION AND STUDY ADMINISTRATIVE|
Registration for project-exam: Please remember to confirm your registration by signing up for exam as a group when the group formation is final. The registration is through STADS Online Student Service
When signing up for study activities, please be aware of potential conflicts between study activities or exam dates.
|Number of participants||
|Responsible for the activity||
Chris Peters (email@example.com)
|Head of study||
Chris Peters (firstname.lastname@example.org)
IKH Studieadministration (email@example.com)
The project Media Platforms and Communication Practices is a problem-oriented, exemplary, participant-driven, and group-based activity, where the student develops and documents knowledge, skills, and competencies to work with a defined, self-chosen, professional problem with a focus on media practices associated with a specific organization. The project focuses on understanding the development and realization of a mediated communication process from its initiation at an organizational level, to its actualization as a mediated communication product, to its reception, taking into account the broader context in which it is disseminated. Students can choose to prioritize one or more of these elements in the project. The project must include a detailed and systematic assessment of relevant scientific literature within the chosen issue and employ a multi-method design as part of its analysis, alert to the ethics of digital media research. The aim of the project is to use a real-life case to investigate how the media ecology impacts communicative affordances and choices, as well as the associated experiences and interpretation of relevant users, target groups, publics, and/or stakeholders, potentially across a variety of media platforms and devices. The project report must be based on relevant, academic literature of at least 500 pages.
|Detailed description of content||
|Course material and Reading list||
|Overall plan and expected work effort||
The project takes place intensively over the second half of the semester, allowing the students to utilize knowledge from the two semester courses in their project work. Groups are formed administratively, based on students prioritizing different semester themes, which vary year-to-year based on pressing societal challenges and issues. Upon completion of the project, students will present their projects: for a public audience at a large ‘project festival’; and for an academic audience at the oral exam.
The total study effort for the student (ECTS points converted into hours) = 270 hours. The hours are divided as follows:
In principle, teaching activities take place on campus. The teaching can be arranged so that one or more activities take place elsewhere than at Roskilde University. This can also be online.
|Evaluation and feedback||
Evaluation will be based on the evaluation practice of the study board.
|Overall learning outcomes||
At the end of the project work, the student is able to:
|Form of examination||
Oral project exam in groups with individual assessment
Permitted group size: 2-6 students.
The character limits of the project report are:
For 2 students: 43,200-52,800 characters, including spaces.
For 3 students: 48,000-57,600 characters, including spaces.
For 4 students: 52,800-62,400 characters, including spaces.
For 5 students: 57,600-64,800 characters, including spaces.
For 6 students: 60,000-72,000 characters, including spaces.
The character limits include the cover, table of contents, summary, bibliography, figures and other illustrations, but exclude any appendices.
The project report must include a summary, that is part of the assessment. The summary can either be written in English or Danish.
Time allowed for exam including time used for assessment is for:
2 students: 60 minutes.
3 students: 75 minutes.
4 students: 90 minutes.
5 students: 105 minutes.
6 students: 120 minutes.
Writing and spelling skills in the project report are part of the assessment.
Permitted support and preparation materials at the oral exam: All
Assessment: 7-point grading scale.
Moderation: External examiner.
|Form of Re-examination||
Samme som ordinær eksamen / same form as ordinary exam
|Type of examination in special cases||
|Examination and assessment criteria||
The exam is an oral group exam. It is based on the written project report and begins with a presentation from each student, with a maximum of 5 minutes per student. The examiner can ask short, clarifying questions after each presentation. On the basis of both the presentation and the project report, the examination then takes place as a conversation between the students, examiner, and external examiner about the project report’s area of study and associated literature.
In the assessment, emphasis is placed on the extent to which the student(s) demonstrate the ability to:
In addition, the evaluation assesses whether the project report meets all formal requirements. At the oral exam, the student(s) must also demonstrate the verbal ability, based on the project report, to:
An overall assessment is made based on the written and oral components of the exam.