Theme: Setting the Stage
Before we get into the study of living online (digital citizenship) and all that stems from it (intellectual property in the digital age, copryight and fair use, legal issues), we need to establish our communication channels and your online home for the class. For this course those will be: Twitter and your own web site—starting with a blog and growing from there (plus other useful applications and tools as we go along).
Complete the following required activities and your choice of the optional activities totaling up to 150 points (that’s right, 150…in other words, 25 points possible of ‘extra’ credit).
- Get Your Domain On! REQUIRED: (25 pts) | Due: May 25 | Purchase your domain and hosting (or verify that your existing domain and hosting will work for this class)
- Tweet, Tweet, Tweet REQUIRED: (15 pts) | Due: May 26 | Use Twitter to post a link to your site and send a direct message to me
- Start Your Blog Engine REQUIRED: (10 pts) | Due: May 29 | Install WordPress on your site
- Sound Your Barbaric Blog Yawp REQUIRED (25 pts) | Due: May 31 | Your first big, audacious blog post
- Your Choice Assignments YOUR CHOICE: (up to 75 pts) | Due: June 1 | Choose from a variety of assignments.
How to Submit Your Collection
Since you now have a class blog (the one you set up as part of this collection!), lets use it!
- Publish a blog post tagged
collection1that links to all of your Collection 1 work.
- Announce your collection on Twitter, including a link to your blog post. Don’t forget to use the
I read all Twitter posts using the class tag. When I see yours, you will have successfully submitted the collection and it will be eligible for grading.
Seeing Your Grade
I will provide general comments on your collection on your blog, including requests for revisions. You can see your official grade and private comments using the Grade Center in Blackboard.