Tech Immersion Schedule and Overview

Students will explore the media and business context and journalistic opportunities presented by new and emerging technologies and trends.

Developing Assessment Skills in:

  • Developing a technology plan to best suit their business model.
  • Understanding the operational aspects of Web and Software driven businesses.
  • How to weigh latest technologies in regards to their business.
  • How to break down technological prospects into executable stages.
  • How to determine Hardware and Personell needs.
  • How to predict limitations.
  • How to resolve conflicts.


Feb 14  – Introductions
-Breaking down technology

Feb 21 – Servers, Web Hosts, & Clouds, Oh My!
Web Development: Static Sites
What, Why, and How

Feb 28 – Web Development: HTML 5
What it is now and what it will be.
Guest Speaker: Mike Haney from Bonnier

March 7 – Web Development: Content Management Softwares
What, Why, How
The Who? Joomla, Drupal, Magento, WordPress

March 14 – CMS Continued.
The Who? Joomla, Drupal, Magento, WordPress

March 21 – Digital Video & the Web
Streaming, Sharing, Hosting and Casting

March 28 – Digital Advertising

April 4 – Web Optimization, SEO

April 11 – Data & Data Vis

May 2 – Mobile Development: Device APIs & Coding Language

May 9 – User Interface: Principles of Design for Web and Mobile
Wireframing for Web and Mobile Devices

May 16 – Interactive Publishing

May 23  Final Presentations

Assessment and Grading

Digital Journal: 30%
Class Participation: 15%
First Technology Plan Draft: 10%
Revision of Technology Plan: 10%
Final Technology Plan: 15%
Final Presentation: 20%