Schedule & Topic Outline

Week 1: Introductions / Overview / Domains

FYS 142 Syllabus

August 29

  • Course Overview
  • Canvas Site: will be used primarily to post grades and course announcements.
  • Build Syllabus

August 31

Week 2: Domain of One’s Own

September 5

September 7

Week 3: Historical Perspectives

September 12

September 14

  • Continue discussion on historical perspectives
  • In class: all will be responders and searchers.
  • Due: Blog Post #3, by the start of class.
  • (suggested) Ch 3, Writing Analytically

Week 4: Networks & Social Media

September 19

September 21

Extra Credit:

  • Domains Workshop
  • Domains in Progress
  • To receive credit, write a blog post about the event–what you learned, what was interesting, questions you may have had, etc. For each event, you can earn up to 15 points of extra credit.

**Note: I must cap the extra credit earned for the entire semester. Up to 60 points total can be earned in extra credit over all extra credit opportunities. 

Week 5: Digital Identities

Extra Credit:

  • Domains Workshop
  • Domains in Progress
  • To receive credit, write a blog post about the event–what you learned, what was interesting, questions you may have had, etc. For each event, you can earn up to 15 points of extra credit.

**Note: I must cap the extra credit earned for the entire semester. Up to 60 points total can be earned in extra credit over all extra credit opportunities. 

September 26

  • Read: Claim Your Domain by Audrey Watters, Introduction and Chapter 2. Available via Canvas.
  • Read: Digital Identities: Six Key Selves in Networked Publics
  • Writers: Cortney, James, Chris, Robert, Isaac
    • Write a blog post on these two readings.
    • Due: September 28, start of class
  • Responders: Julius, Deborah, Jordan L, Stephen, Matt
    • Comment on at least 2 posts by writers.
    • Due: September 30, noon
  • Searchers: Jess, Blake, Ethan, Jordan S, Siyu
    • Post two annotated resources on digital identities.
    • Due: September 30, noon

September 28

  • Tim Chambers, Who Owns the Digital You? in Huffington Post:
  • Digital Activity #5: Google Yourself
    • Due by the start of class, Tuesday, October 3.

Week 6: Digital Identities / Digital Literacies

October 3

October 5

  • Read
  • Progress on Peer Facilitation Assignment
  • Peer Facilitation Groups:
    • Advertising (must focus on technology/social media context): Deborah, Jordan S, Julius
    • Cyberbullying: Blake, Cortney, Jess
    • Gaming: Chris, Matt, Stephen
    • Online Learning: Bob, Ethan, Siyu
    • Social Collaboration: Isaac, James, Jordan L

Week 7: Reading / Writing / Learning

Meetings with Jack this week.

October 10

October 12

  • In class debates

Week 8: Peer Facilitations

October 17

  • Blog Post on your Peer Facilitation resource is due by 12:30.
  • Meet with your Facilitation Group
    • Advertising (must focus on technology/social media context): Deborah, Jordan S, Julius
    • Cyberbullying: Blake, Cortney, Jess
    • Gaming: Chris, Matt, Stephen
    • Online Learning: Bob, Ethan, Siyu
    • Social Collaboration: Isaac, James, Jordan L
  • WE DO NOT MEET AS A CLASS
  • Look under October 19, October 24, and October 26 for schedule of facilitations. Do your fellow students a favor and come to class having read/reviewed the material each facilitation group has shared with you.

October 19

Read for class today. Do your fellow students a favor and come to class having read/reviewed the material each facilitation group has shared with you. Come to today’s class prepared for the following facilitations:

Week 9: Peer Facilitations

October 24

Read for class today. Do your fellow students a favor and come to class having read/reviewed the material each facilitation group has shared with you. Come to today’s class prepared for the following facilitations:

October 26

Read for class today. Do your fellow students a favor and come to class having read/reviewed the material each facilitation group has shared with you. Come to today’s class prepared for the following facilitations:

Assignment Discussion: Visual Essay and Presentations

Digital Activity: Writing Tools

Week 10: Net Neutrality & Privacy

October 31

November 2

Week 11: Fake News

November 7

November 9

Implicit Bias Test

November 10

DA#8, One Button Studio due by 11:59pm.

Week 12: Visual Essay Presentations

Meetings with Jack: First Draft of Final Project: Long Read Post 

November 14

  • Visual Essay presentations. Everyone should come to class prepared to present. Order will be randomly determined.

November 16

  • Visual Essay presentations. Everyone should come to class prepared to present. Order will be randomly determined.
  • Digital Activity #9: Infographic, due by the start of class November 30.

Week 13: Grammar / Thanksgiving Break

November 21

  • NO CLASS : Happy Thanksgiving!  
  • (will not do In Class Exercises / Discussions on Grammar)

November 23

  • NO CLASS : Happy Thanksgiving!  

Week 14: Copyright / Open Access

Meetings with Jack: Fully Developed Final Rough Draft of Final Project: Long Read Post 

November 28: We will not meet as a class.

  • Read and annotate using Hypothes.is: Ultimate Guide to Copyright
  • Watch the TED talk on Laws that Choke Creativity
  • For a digital discussion blog post, find and share two articles on copyright and discuss these in your post. Have posted by the start of class today.
  • During class today, we were going to review and discuss some cases on copyright infringement/fair use. Since we are not able to meet as a class, here is a list of some of the cases. Please select one and write a blog post about this case. (All of these can be searched via Google and tons of information can be found). Your blog post should summarize the case, the findings, and what implications that may have for you directly or society at large. Have this posted by the start of class on Thursday.
    • Cambridge University Press v. Patton
    • Warner Bros. Entertainment, Inc. v. RDR Books
    • Cariou v. Prince
    • Naruto v. David Slater
    • Authors Guild v. Google
    • Oracle v. Google
    • A&M Records v. Napster
    • Spirit v. Led Zeppelin
    • Agence France Presse v. Morel
    • The Turtles v Sirius XM
    • Salinger v. Colting
    • Converse v. Walmart

November 30

Week 15: Future of Technology

December 5

  • Skim/Read lightly Technology Tipping Points and Societal Impacts
    • Select one of the tipping points you find most interesting and write a blog post (blog post #7) on that particular technology. Include two separate articles that discuss the particular tipping point you are interested in.
    • Blog should be posted by the start of class.
    • Be prepared to discuss these tipping points in class.
  • Reflective Essay, due by 11:59pm, December 8.

December 7

  • Course Wrap-up, questions, evaluations
  • Digital Activity #10 is due by the start of class.
  • Final Project: Long Read Post, due by 11:59pm.
  • Extra Credit (up to 15 points)
    • Test and review one of the following apps/sites:
      • Adobe Photoshop Mix (phone app)
      • Credit Stacker (phone app)
      • Duolingo (either website or phone app)
      • Headspace (phone app)
      • Khan Academy (either website or phone app)
      • Mint (either website or phone app)
      • Study Blue (phone app)
      • Wolfram Alpha (website is free, but phone app is $2.99)
      • Quizlet (phone app)
      • Pick your own: it must be an app or site that is beneficial for college students and must be approved by Tina in advance.
    • Write a blog post about the app and your review of that app.
    • Must be posted by 11:59pm, December 8.

December 8

  • Reflective Essay, due by 11:59pm, December 8.
  • Extra credit blog post due by 11:59pm, December 8.

 

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