Domain/Web Hosting and Blog Setup
Ok, so here is what you should have done already:
- Set up your own domain and web hosting through UMW Domains.
- Installed WordPress in a subdomain on your account, something like internet.yourdomain.com
- Watched the following 5 minute video on CRAAP!
After you have your blog setup, add the URL to your site in the “Add link” section of the sidebar.
Brainstorming & Research Assignment
The brainstorming session in Thursday’s class was excellent. You took the topics in some directions we did not expect, so we’re impressed already.
Here are the topic assignments and at the very end of this post are the images of all the brainstorming we did on the whiteboards (thanks to Emily for the images):
- Dalina – how it works, social/economic/cultural impacts
- Kaitlin – how it works, how it has evolved
- Gabby – how it has evolved, creation/consumption
- Sean – how it has evolved, intellectual property/fair use
- Peter – how it has evolved, privacy/openness
- Thomas – where it’s going, digital identity
- Matthew – where it’s going, how it works
- Bridget – creation/consumption, how it has evolved
- Thomas – creation/consumption, where it’s going
- Justin – creation/consumption, intellectual property/fair use
- Sheldon – intellectual property/fair use, creation/consumption
- Josiah – intellectual property/fair use, digital identity
- Campbell – privacy/openness, social/economic/cultural impacts
- Max – privacy/openness, how it works
- Emily – privacy/openness, how it has evolved
- Erin – digital identity, where it’s going
- Douglas – digital identity, creation/consumption
- 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.