The course I'm teaching titled "Understanding and Engaging Now Media" is next month. There are a few spots remaining if you're interested. Information and registration is at the AOC website. Updates to the syllabus not online at AOC:
Module 1 - "Convergence of Old and New into Now" - understanding application of the terms new, old, social media; purpose, utility, and use of various platforms
Module 2 - "Understanding" - barriers and constraints as "myths"; transformation of "trust"; errors in reporting; speed of transmission and replication; blurred distinction between news consumers and producers
Module 3 - Guest Speaker G.C.: State Department's use of new media, lessons learned
Module 4 - "Engaging" - operating in the (virtual) first three feet and the last three feet; tools, methods, and reasons to track and engage people, information, sentiments, the "canary in the coal mine"
Module 5 - Guest Speaker A.P.: Adversarial Exploitation of Online Video
Module 6 - Lessons from the Private Sector: two examples; and conclusion
There will be PDFs and recommended material, including recommendations on books, sent before the course to registered participants.