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This course gives you a complete insight into the communication and managerial techniques put into practice in the creation of the most important sporting mega event in the world. You will learn about the essentials of television production, programming strategies and television rights management of the Olympic Games. At the same time, you will gain valuable knowledge about the fundamentals of communication via social media and of the Olympic culture which is so closely connected with classic culture and humanism. The Olympic Games are a precise reflector of advanced current societies as a whole. Many of the strategies and trends dealt with in this course are transferable to other fields beyond the world of sport. Este curso te ofrece un conocimiento completo de las técnicas de comunicación y gestión que se ponen en práctica en la creación del acontecimiento deportivo más importante del mundo. Aprenderás las claves de la producción y realización televisiva de los Juegos, su programación y la estrategia de gestión de los derechos audiovisuales de los Juegos Olímpicos. Al mismo tiempo, conseguirás un valioso conocimiento sobre los fundamentos de la comunicación en las redes sociales y la cultura Olímpica, que está estrechamente conectada con la cultura clásica y el humanismo. Los Juegos Olímpicos son un preciso reflector de las sociedades avanzadas modernas consideradas como un todo. Muchas de las estrategias y tendencias que abordamos en este curso pueden aplicarse a otros campos diferentes al mundo del deporte....
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Suggested: 5 weeks of study, 2-3 hours/week (5 semanas de estudio, 2-3 horas/semana)

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Approx. 10 hours to complete
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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

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Before we start... / Antes de empezar...

We are thrilled with the materials, videos and presentations we have designed especially for you. Before we begin with the lectures, we would like you to carefully read some basic information about the course and the platform. // Estamos muy contentos con los materiales complementarios, vídeos y presentaciones que hemos diseñado especialmente para vosotros. Antes de empezar con los vídeos, nos gustaría que leyeras atentamente las informaciones básicas sobre el curso y la plataforma. ...
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1 video (Total 3 min), 8 readings
Reading8 readings
Before we start10m
About the course10m
Course syllabus10m
Frequently Asked Questions10m
Antes de empezar10m
Sobre el curso10m
Temario del curso10m
Preguntas frecuentes10m

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W1. INTRODUCTION TO MEDIA AND THE CULTURE OF THE OLYMPICS

During this first week, you will learn on the cultural context of the Olympic Games before going in depth with their relationship with the media. We will set the context and first history of the Olympic Games to examine then their role in an epoch of profound transformation and intellectual awake. // Durante esta primera semana, aprenderás sobre el contexto cultural de los Juegos Olímpicos antes de profundizar con la relación que tienen con los medios de comunicación. Vamos a establecer el contexto e inicios de los Juegos Olímpicos para examinar después su papel en una época de profunda transformación y despertar intelectual. ...
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13 videos (Total 76 min), 1 quiz
Video13 videos
L1.2. Introduction: the Olympics and the media6m
L1.3. What are the Olympic Games?7m
L1.4. Constituents and Governance6m
L1.5. The Olympic Charter and the Media5m
L1.6. Pierre de Coubertin9m
L1.7. On the precedents of the modern Olympic Games4m
L1.8. The first Olympic Congress5m
L1.9. The Zeitgeist of the modern Olympic Games7m
L1.10. The Olympics, sport and the transformation of society7m
L1.11. The Ancient Olympics14m
Short talk with Alan Abrahamson /Charla con Alan Abrahamson1m
L1.12. Next weekm
Quiz1 practice exercise
Introduction to media and the culture of the Olympics / Introducción a los medios de comunicación y la cultura de los Juegos Olímpicos40m

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W2. THE OLYMPIC GAMES AND THE MEDIA

Welcome to this new week! This week, we are going to explore in greater depth the subject of the media and the Olympic Games. You will learn about the media environment, its importance in current societies, the language of television and the historical relations of media and the Olympic Games. // ¡Bienvenidos a esta nueva semana! Esta semana vamos a explorar en mayor profundidad la relación de los medios de comunicación y los Juegos Olímpicos. Aprenderéis sobre el entorno de los medios de comunicación, su importancia en las sociedades actuales, el lenguaje de la televisión y las relaciones históricas de los Juegos Olímpicos y los medios de comunicación. ...
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11 videos (Total 90 min), 1 quiz
Video11 videos
L2.2. The Olympic Games System6m
L2.3. Audiovisual and postmodernity19m
L2.4. Communication and the Games: chronology5m
L2.5. The Media's in the boost of the modern Olympism (1894-1932)6m
L2.6. Television and media internationalisation of the Olympics (1936-1960)8m
L2.7. The global Olympic Games (1964-1992)7m
L2.8. Internet, the social Web and the commercialisation of the Olympic Games (1996-2012)7m
L2.9. Introduction to the language of television10m
Talk with Alan Abrahamson (2) / Charla con Alan Abrahamson (2)14m
L2.10. Next week1m
Quiz1 practice exercise
The Olympic Games and Media / Los Juegos Olímpicos y los medios de comunicación40m

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W3. THE MEDIA DURING THE GAMES

The course is reaching its meridian! We hope that the first two introductory weeks to the Olympics, and the media and their interrelation has been interesting for you. During this week you are going to learn about media activity during the event: the TV production, scheduling, media services in the Olympic Games, how heroes are constructed by media, and also about one of the most symbolic elements of the event: the Olympic ceremonies. // ¡Ya estamos llegando a la mitad del curso! Esperamos que las dos primeras semanas de introducción a los Juegos Olímpicos y su relación con los medios de comunicación os hayan parecido interesantes. Durante esta semana vamos a aprender sobre la actividad de los medios de comunicación durante los Juegos Olímpicos: la producción televisiva, la programación, los servicios de los medios, cómo se construyen los héroes olímpicos en los medios de comunicación, y también sobre uno de los elementos más emblemáticos del evento: las ceremonias olímpicas. ...
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12 videos (Total 111 min), 1 quiz
Video12 videos
L3.2. The television production of the Olympic Games7m
L3.2.1. The working of a television production system6m
L3.2.2. Planning the production8m
L3.3. Programming the Olympics11m
L3.4. The Olympics becoming into a storytelling or the construction of the Olympic hero5m
L3.5. Olympic Broadcasting Services and the media during the Olympics12m
L3.6. Symbols and Rituals of the Olympic Games10m
L3.7. The Olympic Ceremonies, structure, protocol and symbols5m
L3.8. The Olympic Ceremonies and the television8m
Talk with Yiannis Exarchos32m
L3.9. Next weekm
Quiz1 practice exercise
The media during the Games / Los medios durante los Juegos40m

Instructor

Emilio Fernández Peña

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Department of Audiovisual Communication

About Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona

The Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB) is a public university located in the metropolitan area of Barcelona. International in its outlook, it is fully consolidated within its local surroundings, and offers quality education in close association with research activity, the transfer of scientific, technological, cultural and educational knowledge, the promotion of its human potential and the responsible management of available resources. The UAB currently offers 81 degrees, 130 official Master Programmes and 183 UAB-specific Masters Degrees. In addition, it offers 174 lifelong learning programmes and 65 PhD Programmes, 27 of which have been distinguished through Quality Awards. The UAB has a total of over 3,500 teaching and research staff, over 2,000 administrative staff and over 40,000 students....

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