Desiree – digital identity, intellectual property/fair use
Christopher – social/economic/cultural impacts, privacy/openness
Meredith – social/economic/cultural impacts, digital identity
Hannah – social/economic/cultural impacts, how it works
You will be responsible for finding and summarizing 3 readings on each topic, 6 readings in all. Apply the lessons of the CRAAP test when selecting your readings. Readings that you find through the library are more likely to be good to go. Readings that you find through Google generally need a closer evaluation. Anything that doesn’t list the author will probably be rejected.
Peter Catlin from the Simpson Library put together a research guide for this course in the Spring and he may update it based on your brainstorming. This will be a very helpful tool for you.
Enter the readings you select in the form on the course site. They will populate the spreadsheet also on that page. You should be able to see if the reading has already been taken. We will mark the readings green (good), yellow (okay), or red (rejected). You will want at least half of your readings to be green.
There is further information on summarizing and tagging the readings that you should adhere to for specific guidelines. Your readings need to be entered into the form and each of them needs to be summarized in an individual post (6 posts in all) no later than 9/4 to get full credit. Any questions, let us know.
Additionally, you should be reading and blogging about the first four chapters of Where the Wizards Stay Up Late for next week.
For tomorrow, Thursday 8/28, you need to have your domain and web hosting setup, and an instance of WordPress installed. Here are a series of tutorials that will help you explore your own domain that: http://docs.umwdomains.com. Let us know if you have any questions or issues with that.
Also, in preparation for our brainstorming session tomorrow, please watch this five minute video on CRAAP:
Finally, for next Tuesday, September 2nd, read through chapter 4 (up to page 137) of Where the Wizards Stay Up Late—there were 12 copies left in the bookstore this morning.
It was great meeting all of you today. and looking forward to day two. As a heads up, we will actually be meeting in duPont 215 tomorrow, Tuesday, May 20th, at 10:15 AM, not Simpson library. The library classroom is undergoing some work, so it would be best to start in duPont 215. As a follow-up to today’s class, you will all be expected to watch the CRAAP video, read chapters 1 and 2 of Where the Wizards Stay Up Late, and setup your domain and install WordPress in a subdomain titled internet. Below are some useful links:
This week our student panel will be discussing the social, economic, and cultural Impacts of the internet—a broad swath of potential topics. To focus the discussion, the summarized readings provided by this week’s panelists can be found here: http://theinternetcourse.net/category/impacts/
Also, for this week’s discussion, I want everyone to blog about at least one social, economic, or cultural impact of the internet and how it has directly effected your life by before class tomorrow, Tuesday march 25th. Be specific, tell a story. Don’t write a technology down and be done, narrate specifically how the one particular emmanation of the internet you chose has effected you. Tag this post “impact” (no quotes).
And here is the Google document containing the panelists specific sub-topics, talking points, resources, links, and discussions questions. It is empty yet, but I’m sure this panel will rectify that shortly, or reap what they sow!!!
Welcome back from Spring Break! Hope it was enjoyable. This week our student panel will be discussing privacy and openness as it pertains to the internet. Summarized readings provided by this week’s panelists can be found here: http://theinternetcourse.net/category/privacyopenness/
In preparation for the dicussions we would like the entire class to watch [[Lawrence Lessig]]’s TED talk “Laws that choke creativity.” The talk should make a nice bridge from last week’s discussion of consumption and creativity on the web. Once you;ve watched the video we’d like you to so a blog a reflection on the ideas he discusses. Tag the blog post “ipfairuse” (no quotes).
Also, it might also be useful to take a look at the actual copyright rules:
Welcome to Week 6 of the Internet Course wherein we’ll discuss a variety of themes around the topic of Creation/Consumption and the Internet. Paul Bond has gotten us started with a great primer post on the topic, and you can find the summaries with links to the articles for the week here.
We would like the entire class to write a quick reponse to these videos keeping the topic of creation/consumption in mind. What does the web do to our cultural ideas of creation and consumption? How do these videos frame that shift? This is due before class tomorrow. Use the tag “creation/consumption” (no quotes).