DM Media Introduction

Media for whom and by whom - strengths and weaknesses of different media.

Major areas covered:

  • The vision of Mission
  • Media for whom and by whom?
  • Strengths and weaknesses of different media
  • Media in Church - Why and how to use media in mission work
  • Making the first radio/TV/Video program with simple means - try to do it and create questions which are to be answered in later courses.
  • Issues involving the communication of the Christian Faith

At the end of the course the student will be able to:

  • Define what roles different media have as link between the audience and the media actors.
  • Identify what role the audience must play in effective communication.
  • Define the possibilities of media used by church in mission
  • Identify the basic procedures of making a radio program
  • Identify the needed knowledge and skills, which have to be developed in order to be a Radio/TV Producer
  • Describe challenges facing the Christian communicator

DM Study Gateway is the gateway course to the entire Distancemedia.net training programme. In this course each student gets a possiblity to try Distance Learning with Distancemedia.net (DM), free of charge. Successful completion of this course is a pre-requisite for all DM courses.

A basic foundation of communication theory is given as well as different ways of learning including the Internet skills needed for studying with DM.

Major areas covered:

  • Distance Learning pedagogic
  • Distance Learning techniques
  • Communication strengths and weaknesses

At the end of the course the student will be able to:

  • reflect on different perspectives of learning, starting from the “acquisition model” and the “participation model”
  • describe the basics of the concept of Problem Based Learning, including the 7-step method for problem solving
  • describe the strength and weakness of written communication (text messages), in comparison with verbal/spoken communication
  • to discuss why people from different societies and cultures may have different understanding of the same word or idea.
  • use e-mail for text communication and sending files, Internet-WWW for chatting and searching for useful resources for specific training need
  • participate constructively in distance group work
  • describe the function and basics of constructive feedback
  • describe the framework and conditions for distance learning in the www.distancemedia.net/ programme.
  • make use the the basic functions of the online learning platform Moodle. 

Focus of the course

To understand and make use of the basic functions of the Distancemedia(DM) online learning platform, develop a self driven learning practice as well as online group interaction, and to introduce basic media communication.

DM Study Gateway is the gateway course to the entire Distancemedia.net training programme. In this course each student gets a possiblity to try Distance Learning with Distancemedia.net (DM), free of charge. Successful completion of this course is a pre-requisite for all DM courses.

A basic foundation of communication theory is given as well as different ways of learning including the Internet skills needed for studying with DM.

Major areas covered:

  • Distance Learning pedagogic
  • Distance Learning techniques
  • Communication strengths and weaknesses

At the end of the course the student will be able to:

  • reflect on different perspectives of learning, starting from the “acquisition model” and the “participation model”
  • describe the basics of the concept of Problem Based Learning, including the 7-step method for problem solving
  • describe the strength and weakness of written communication (text messages), in comparison with verbal/spoken communication
  • to discuss why people from different societies and cultures may have different understanding of the same word or idea.
  • use e-mail for text communication and sending files, Internet-WWW for chatting and searching for useful resources for specific training need
  • participate constructively in distance group work
  • describe the function and basics of constructive feedback
  • describe the framework and conditions for distance learning in the www.distancemedia.net/ programme.
  • make use the the basic functions of the online learning platform Moodle. 

Focus of the course

To understand and make use of the basic functions of the Distancemedia(DM) online learning platform, develop a self driven learning practice as well as online group interaction, and to introduce basic media communication.