Electronics Project Proposal

To: Professor Ryan Lizardi & Students in IDT 507
From: JoAnna Niles
Date: 9/29/19
Subject: Module 2: Electronics Project Proposal

This memo will discuss design goals for Module 3: Electronics

Message

For this module, I want to share how television broadcasting in the 1960s impacted people in the US on a cultural level.

Audience

This project is intended for use by students and instructors of the IDT 507 Information Technologies course and students interested in communications.

Platform

This project will be used with the WordPress blogging platform with a sharable link.

Details

The blog post will provide an introduction to television broadcasting and how the television was used in the home.

Theoretical Model

I’ll share how the Uses and gratifications theory and Affordance Theories relate to this topic

Rough Mockup

From politics to war, and civil rights a lot of social change happened in the 1960s. I plan to briefly write about each of these topics and how the involvement of television broadcasting affected viewers. I will start with an overview of the topic, how the television was used in the home for entertainment, current events and how broadcasting these specific events affected society to eventually bring change to the country.

Pre-Telegraphic Era Project Proposal

To: Professor Ryan Lizardi & Students in IDT 507 
From: JoAnna Niles
Date: 9/8/19
Subject: Module 2: Pre-Telegraphic Era Project Proposal

This memo will discuss design goals for Module 2: Pre-Telegraphic Era

Message

How music and song were provided as a form of communication for African slaves in the Pre-Telegraphic era.  

Audience

This project is intended for use by students and instructors of the IDT 507 Information Technologies course.  

Platform

This project will be used with the WordPress blogging platform. The sharable link can be found here:

Music and Song as Communication

Details

The blog post will provide an introduction to the topic of music being used as a form of communication by African slaves. It will illustrate how they were able to use this artform and the impact they still play in the African American community today.

Rough Mockup:

The first topic will provide information about slaves expressing the struggles of slavery through song. The second point will provide information on expressing the hope of freedom through song by the way of escape through the underground railroad. The last section may include video or audio examples of these songs now referred to as “African American Spirituals”.