ObjectiveThe purpose of this project is to demonstrate your understanding of the following course concepts:How companies or organizations and individuals use digital or social media to effectively communicate ideas, information, arguments, and messages to achieve a specific goal.How digital or social media has transformed the communication of idea, information, and arguments in society.Access, analyze, interpret, and evaluate digital media to foster learning and to guide decision-making.Make responsible choices in the creation and consumption of digital media based on awareness of global, social, ethical, and legal contexts.
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PROJECT 3: RESEARCH PAPER
The purpose of this project is to demonstrate your understanding of the following course concepts:
How companies or organizations and individuals use digital or social media to effectively communicate
ideas, information, arguments, and messages to achieve a specific goal.
How digital or social media has transformed the communication of idea, information, and arguments in
Access, analyze, interpret, and evaluate digital media to foster learning and to guide decision-making.
Make responsible choices in the creation and consumption of digital media based on awareness of
global, social, ethical, and legal contexts.
In this project, you will select a topic discussed in class from the list provided below, conduct
additional research on the topic, and share this information in a research paper.
Project 3 consists of:
Project Requirements (topics and content to cover)
Paper Requirements (content organization)
Submission Requirements (how to submit your assignment)
APA Resources (how to cite and select sources)
Due Date Information and Late Policy
Select one of the 15 research topics below and complete ALL THREE sections:
Topic 1: Digital Media as a Distraction (week 1)
1. Digital Nation: Life on the Virtual Frontier – Chapter 1: Distracted by EverythingPBS Online Video
Documentary Series Chapter 1 (00:00 – 08:28 minutes)
Topic 2: Digital Media’s Effects on the Brain (week 1)
1. Digital Nation: Life on the Virtual Frontier – Chapter 2: What’s It Doing to Their Brains? (PBS Online
Video Documentary Series Chapter 2 (08:29 – 10:40 minutes)
Topic 3: The Use of Digital and Social Media in Politics (week 2)
1. Social media and participation in political protest: Observations from Tahrir Square (web page)
2. In 2012, campaigns target voters through their phones (web page)
Topic 4: Digital Humanitarianism (week 2)
1. Paul Conneally: Digital Humanitarianism (TED Talk video)
Topic 5. How Citizens use Digital and Social Media to Report News in Repressive
Regimes (week 2)
1. Clay Shirky: How Social Media Can Make History (TED Talk video)
Topic 6: Virtual Worlds and Their Impact on Society (week 3)
1. Digital Nation: Life on the Virtual Frontier- Chapter 7 Virtual Worlds PBS Online Video Documentary
Series Start the video then Navigate to Chapter 7 (52:05 – 1:01:26)
Topic 7: Digital Rights Management (DRM) (week 4)
1. What is DRM? (web page)
Topic 8: Moral Operating Systems (week 4)
1. Damon Horowitz: We need a “moral operating system” (TED Talk video)
Topic 9: The Security Mirage
1. The Security Mirage: Bruce Schneier (TED Talk video) (week 4)
Topic 10: Customer Data Collection by Phone Companies (week 4)
1. Malta Spitz: Your Phone Company Is Watching (TED Talk video)
Topic 11: Social Media and Likes (week 5)
1. Jennifer Golbeck: The curly fry conundrum: Why social media likes say more than you might
think (TED Talk video)
Topic 12: Filter Bubbles (week 5)
1. Eli Pariser: Beware online “filter bubbles” (TED Talk video)
Topic 13: The Digital Divide (week 6)
1. The Digital Divide is Still Leaving Americans Behind (web page)
2. Aleph Molinari: Let’s bridge the digital divide! (TED Talk video)
Topic 14: Cognitive Surplus (week 6)
Clay Shirky: How cognitive surplus will change the world (TED Talk video)
Topic 15: E-commerce (week 7)
How Amazon Controls E-commerce: Amazon.com the Hidden empire: (online slide show – 84 slides)
SECTION 1: SELECT ONE TOPIC FROM THE 15 TOPICS LISTED ABOVE
Answer the questions below:
Item 1: Which topic did you select?
Item 2: Why does this topic appeal to you?
NOTE 1: Section 1 should be the shortest section of your paper (10-15%).
SECTION 2: SUMMARIZE THE TOPIC YOU SELECTED USING CLASS
Discuss your topic as presented in class.
Item 1: Summarize the information on the topic as presented in the class, using the resource
AND any classroom discussion of the topic.
Item 2: Is the topic you selected relevant in a course on digital and social media? Whether you
answer yes or no, justify your answer.
Section 2 Sources: Include the source(s) as an in-paper citation and on your References page.
NOTE 2: Section 2 should comprise (30-40%) of your paper.
SECTION 3: CONDUCT ADDITIONAL RESEARCH ON THE TOPIC
Provide additional information on the topic you selected by
locating TWO orMORE new resources (in addition to the resources provided in
class) to expand your knowledge of the topic.
Item 1: What additional sources did you find on the topic you selected (list at
Item 2: Why is each resource you found (a) relevant, (b) credible, and (c)
accurate Address a-c in your answer.
Item 3: What new information do the two new resources contribute to the topic
as presented in class?
Section 3 Sources: Include at least TWO SOURCES related to your topic that are NOT presented,
discussed, or posted in the weekly Read & Watch in class or posted in the 15 topic list above. Include
these sources as in-paper citations and list them on your References page.
NOTE 3: Section 3 should comprise the majority of your paper (45-60%). This is where your
primary focus should be.
1. Your paper must follow APA format guidelines throughout.
(A sample APA template for you to use is attached to the bottom of this page. It contains Latin
placeholder text. Replace the text with your content).
2. 1-inch Margins
3. 12-point size professional font (e.g. Times New Roman).
5. Automatic Page numbers
6. Title page
7. Reference page
2. Length: Minimum of 1,500
(Title page, Reference page, and direct quotes do not count toward the
total word count).
NOTE 4: Going over 1,500 words is fine, but if you are under 1,500 you
will be penalized based on the following scale:
One letter grade (10%) for
every500 words you are under the
word count minimum.
4. Title Page
Your title page must be APA formatted and include the following:
1. Project Name
2. Your Name
3. Course Name and Section Number
5. Instructors Name
6. Title of Research Paper Topic
5. References Page
Your References page must be APA formatted.
6. Sources: Include the source(s) from Section 2 and at least TWO (2)
sources in Section 3.
Clarification: Please do not use unprofessional sources such as
Wikipedia, About.com, Answers.com, Dictionary.com, How.com, or
anything remotely similar. Examples of scholarly sources include
textbooks, articles, academic journals, and conference proceedings.
Scholarly resources are written by experts in their fields, grounded in
research, and often refereed (reviewed and edited by researchers in the
field). Examples of professional sources include: trade journals or
magazines. Professional sources are written for a specific audience that
works in certain field. They are not research-based. You can also use
our course content (e.g. Read & Watch resources) as a source as
well. UMUC has a top-notch, extensive online library. You can find
many scholarly and professional sources there.
NOTE 5: You can also use social media (e.g. Twitter posts, blogs,
YouTube) sources as well as this is a paper about the use of digital and
7. Setup & Organization
Your paper must include the following pages and Level 1 Headings:
1. Cover Page
2. Topic Introduction (Section 1)
3. Topic Discussion (Section 2)
4. Additional Research (Section 3)
5. Reference Page
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