Course Start Guide

June 16, 2017

Welcome to the Communication for Development Masters programme and the course start guide for the Autumn 2017 term.
You will find a time table for the course start so you can plan your participation. You will also find information on when you can register for the programme and your courses, how you can access login information for our online learning platform and other important IT services at Malmö University. The page is divided into sections that contain information for students at different stages in the ComDev programme. Find “your” information below.

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New students Autumn 2017

Students starting the Communication for Development programme in autumn 2017 will begin their first semester with the Media, Globalization and Development Course (KK620C). On this course you will also meet students who started their studies in spring 2017 and have already completed one semester of the programme.

Reading List:

Please Note: When you log into the It’s Learning course site you will find an expanded literature list with additional articles and thematic reading.

Below is a link to the course syllabus, schedule and student handbook all of which contain important information that you will find useful for this course and during your future studies on the programme.

There are 3 important steps you have to do before your course start on Monday, August 28th

Step 1. Get your login information for Malmö University’s IT systems

Use this link https://idservice.mah.se/RequestUserID.aspx to request your Malmö University Computer Identity (username and password). It is important that you request your username and password as soon as you can because without this you cannot access It’s Learning or Live Lecture the ComDev online learning platforms. If you have questions regarding your Malmö University username and password you should contact IT Support email: support@mah.se Here is a video about the computerID [ Eng | Swe ]

Step 2. Course registration – Opens August 21st (Deadline August 27th)

Go to https://minastudier.mah.se/ follow the instructions and complete your registration. Login with your computer ID and register. Because this is your first term you need to register both on the programme Communication for Development (HACFD) and the first course, Media, Globalization and Development Course (KK620C).

IMPORTANT! Please register as soon as possible! It normally takes 1 or 2 days for the different systems to sync so this means you may have to wait a day or two after your online registration before you can access the CCMA course site in It’s Learning.

Step 3. Log into It’s Learning

You should make sure you have access to It’s Learning before the official course start on Monday, August 28th. On the It’s Learning course site you will find the course timeline, instructions about assignments and a detailed reading list. Login to It’s learning https://mah.itslearning.com/elogin/ and explore the course site. It is important that you use the correct link to access It’s Learning. Use the link on this site (see menu to the right) or from www.mah.se (PLEASE NOTE! www.itslearning.com WILL NOT work) Use the open forum to say hello to your fellow students.

Additional Information:

You will find additional information for new students on the Malmö University web-site here http://www.mah.se/newstudent this information is primarily for those studying campus based courses but some will still be useful for students studying from elsewhere and those based in Malmö.

Some Important Dates:

These are ONLY some key dates for the first weeks of the course. You will get a full list of teaching activities when you log into the It’s Learning course site in August.

Monday, August 28th – COURSE START

Thursday, August 31st 13:00-15:00 local Swedish time (unless stated explicitly otherwise times for lectures, submission deadlines etc. are stated in Swedish time) – ONLINE COURSE INTRODUCTION.

This is an online session in Live Lecture. You will find the live lecture link on the It’s learning course site (left hand menu). Live Lecture is a very important part of the ComDev teaching environment. Live Lecture is a live video streaming application with integrated text chat. This is where you will participate in online lectures and seminars. Please take some time to read more about Live Lecture here in the Live Lecture Information.

If you wish to attend in person you can join us in the Glocal Classroom C0502 Niagara building, opposite the ‘C’ elevators. This is ComDev’s dedicated teaching room and most regular classroom teaching will take place in this room.

See the ComDev Calendar for the latest updates.

In addition to the online introduction on Thursday 31st August the first teaching activities on this course will be as follows:

Thursday September 7th – 13:00 – 15:00 local Swedish time
Online Lecture: Oscar Hemer and Hugo Boothby, title to be confirmed.

Participate online using Live Lecture or join us in the Glocal Classroom C0502 Niagara.

Thursday 14th, Friday 15th and Saturday 16th September – Media, Globalization and Development three-day Seminar (09:30 – 17:00 local Swedish time)

This is the first three-day seminar of the Media, Globalization and Development course. There will be three days of lectures, discussions and presentations from ComDev staff and guest lecturers.

If you live in Scandinavia then you are expected to attend in person. If you are unable to come to Malmö then you can follow live online and participate in lectures and discussions using the LIVE LECTURE video streaming and text chat function.

Important Information for all ComDev students starting semesters 2, 3 and 4

Monday 21st August – Online Course Registration Opens (deadline August 27th)

Go to https://minastudier.mah.se/ and complete the course registration.

Monday, August 28th – COURSE START

Please make sure that you have completed your registration well before the course start so that you can access It’s Learning and visit your course site. https://mah.itslearning.com/elogin/

Students who started spring 2017 – Semester 2

For your second semester you will study Media, Globalization and Development Course Code KK620C.

Reading List:

Please Note: When you log into the It’s Learning course site you will find an expanded literature list with additional articles and thematic reading.

Below is a link to the course syllabus, schedule and student handbook all of which contain important information that you will find useful for this course and during your future studies on the programme.

Monday August 28th – COURSE START

Thursday August 31st 13:00-14:30 local Swedish time – ONLINE COURSE INTRODUCTION

You will be joined by the students who started the programme spring 2017. The introduction session will be streamed via LIVE LECTURE.

Thursday September 7th – 13:00 – 15:00 local Swedish time
Online Lecture: Oscar Hemer and Hugo Boothby. title to be confirmed.

Thursday 14th, Friday 15th and Saturday 16th September 2017 – Media, Globalization and Development Seminar.

This is the first three-day seminar of the Media, Globalization and Development course. There will be three days of lectures, discussions and presentations from ComDev staff and guest lecturers. The programme for this seminar is still to be confirmed but when it is published you will be able to see it here.

If you live in Scandinavia then you are expected to attend in person. If you are unable to come to Malmö then you can follow live online and participate in lectures and discussions using the LIVE LECTURE video streaming application and text chat function.

Students who started autumn 2016 – Semester 3

You will study your third semester on the programme with courses New Media, ICT and Development (NMICT&DEV) Course Code KK622C and Research Methodology Course Code KK623C.
Important! Register for BOTH for NMICT&DEV and RM when you complete your course registration in August.

ONLINE COURSE INTRODUCTION New Media, ICT and Development (Live Lecture) Thursday 31st August 10:00 – 11:00 local Swedish time

The introduction is an online session and will be streamed via LIVE LECTURE. PLEASE NOTE: We have now migrated LIVE LECTURE to a new platform. You will find the NEW link in It’s Learning in the left hand menu. Please use this new link and not an old one you have previously bookmarked!

Research Methodology (KK623C)

New Media, ICT & Development is taught in first part of the semester (first 10 weeks). In the second half of this autumn semester you will study Research Methodology (RM) Course Code KK623C from November 2017 (second 10 weeks).

Students who started spring 2016 – Semester 4

Continuing with your fourth semester and the Degree Project (DP) Course Code KK624C

Thursday 31st August 11:00 – 12:00 Local Swedish time

Online Course Introduction (Live Lecture)

The introduction is an online session and will be streamed via LIVE LECTURE. PLEASE NOTE: We have now migrated LIVE LECTURE to a new platform. You will find the NEW link in It’s Learning in the left hand menu. Please use this new link and not an old one you have previously bookmarked!

Started autumn 2015 or before – Semester 4 and ongoing Degree Projects

If you already registered for a Degree Project course in the past you need to contact our course administrator Åsa Ulemark about re-registration options.


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COMMUNICATION FOR DEVELOPMENT: ADVANCEMENT, SPECIALIZATION AND MASTER’S (TWO YEAR) DEGREE PROJECT

Communication for Development: Advances in Social Action, Planning and Evaluation (KK625B)

Communication for Development: Advances in Social Action, Planning and Evaluation (ACfD) is part of the ComDev 2 year MA programme and also taught as an independent course (20 weeks, part-time 50%) the course starts on August 28, 2017.

Reading List:

Communication for Development: Advances in Social Action, Planning and Evaluation Literature List

Please Note: When you log into the Its Learning course site you will find an expanded literature list with additional articles and thematic reading.

Below is a link to the course syllabus, schedule and student handbook all of which contain important information that you will find useful for this course and during your future studies on the programme.

Syllabus for Advances in Social Action, Planning and Evaluation

• Schedule. See For Students -> Comdev Calenders -> event marked ACfD (Blue)

Student Handbook

Some Important Dates for ACfD.

These are ONLY some key dates for the first weeks of the course. You will get a full list of teaching activities when you log into the It’s Learning course site in August.

Monday August 28th  – COURSE START

Friday September 1st 13:00-15:00 local Swedish time – ONLINE COURSE INTRODUCTION

This is an online session in Live Lecture. You will find the live lecture link on the It’s learning course site (left hand menu). Live Lecture is a very important part of the ComDev teaching environment. Live Lecture is a live video streaming application with integrated text chat. This is where you will participate in online lectures and seminars. Please take some time to read more about Live Lecture here in the Live Lecture Information.

See the ComDev Calendar for the latest updates on teaching activities.

Communication for Development: Specialisation Course (KD627A)

Communication for Development: Specialisation Course is also a part of the ComDev 2 year Masters MA programme (20 weeks, part-time 50%) . The course is student-driven. It uses a ‘convergence pedagogy’, which combines live online teaching and resources with intensive in situ seminars and workshops. The course starts on August 28, 2017.

The course literature and other teaching materials are selected by the student and approved by the supervisor.

Joint core course literature:

https://edu.mah.se/en/Course/KD627A

Some important dates:

These are ONLY some key dates for the first weeks of the course. You will get a full list of teaching activities when you log into the It’s Learning course site in August.

Monday August 28th  – COURSE START

Friday September 1st 15:00-16:00 local Swedish time – ONLINE COURSE INTRODUCTION

This is an online session in Live Lecture. You will find the live lecture link on the It’s learning course site (left hand menu). Live Lecture is a very important part of the ComDev teaching environment. Live Lecture is a live video streaming application with integrated text chat. This is where you will participate in online lectures and seminars. Please take some time to read more about Live Lecture here in the Live Lecture Information.

See the ComDev Calendar for the latest updates on teaching activities.


Get Help or Contact us

Problems with your admission – Contact Admission office

E-mail: admissions@mah.se
Web page: http://www.mah.se/english/Student/Student-services/Admissions-Office/

Problems with the web registration and LADOK – Contact Course Administrator Åsa Ulemark

Email: asa.ulemark@mah.se

Problems with IT resources and Library – Contact Malmö University’s Library and IT support

Email: support@mah.se
English web page: http://www.mah.se/english/Student/Student-services/It-support/
Swedish web page (much better): http://www.mah.se/ITsupport/

Problems with Live Lecture – Contact ComDev teacher Mikael Rundberg

Web page: See Student HandBook
Email: mikael.rundberg@mah.se
Skype: mikael.rundberg

General questions about the courses – Contact ComDev staff

Web page: See Student HandBook
Email: comdev@mah.se

Best regards,
The ComDev team