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

  • 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

November 30

Week 15: Future of Technology

December 5

December 7

 

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