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Facebook in Large Lecture Courses

Facebook in Large Classes

Find news on a topic

In the context of new media, finding news on a topic is more than visiting the website of a traditional news outlet (e.g., nytimes.com) or checking Google News.  Through RSS, you can subscribe to various news feeds and have the news feeds aggregated by your RSS reader.  Microblogging services have emerged as an important source of real-time news updates.

Russian language students apply new media to literary classics

Students in Tom Beyer's 19th Century Russian Literature class recently completed projects using new media. These included a Google Earth Tour of Dostoevsky's Crime and Punishment, a series of podcasts on iTunes called Turgenev Talk, a blog for Anna Karenina to pour her heart out, a Facebook page for the Russian writer Lermontov, and a MySpace page devoted to the Underground Man, from Dostoevsky's Notes from the Underground.