The aim of this course is to introduce and in depth discuss concepts and applications related to current developments and research efforts in the field of social media. In this course, you will gain knowledge that will enable you to understand, discuss and explain the complexity of social media ecosystems. The knowledge and skills gained in this course will enable you to identify and formulate the social needs and technical requirements for the development of innovative social media applications and services.
To study on a distance education will give you different opportunities than on-campus teaching. It means that, to a large extent, you will be able to plan your studies yourself, both in terms of time and place.
However, keep in mind that most distance education includes a number of compulsory digital lectures and digital seminars during the weekdays. Some distance education also include compulsory get-togethers, for which you will have to travel to Växjö or Kalmar.
There are a number of different ways to be a distance student, the common denominator being that a large part of your study work is carried out on the web. You communicate with the teacher and your fellow students using a learning platform with discussion forums, group work, recorded lectures or video meetings using a web cam.