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MOOC: Global Media, War and Technology

By The Cove August 7, 2020


The University of Queensland offer a FREE Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) on Global Media, War and Technology. The experience of war has changed fundamentally. High-tech nations wage wars from a distance using satellite-guided weaponry while non-state military actors, terrorist organisations, and citizen journalists have increasingly added new voices and visual perspectives to the conversation about conflict. Considering these changes, this course examines:

  • the relationship between media, information technology, and war
  • how violent conflict is presented in the media and the responsibilities of journalists during wartime
  • the effect of instantaneous, worldwide reporting on battle and the politics of conflict
  • how we can understand and critically engage with media and information technology.

The course runs for seven weeks and requires a commitment of approximately two to four hours per week. For more information and to enroll click on this link.  



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