Per our class meeting on Tuesday, we have several new things that we are starting this week:
Eyman, Chapter 3: Please have half of this chapter read and the draft of a reflection post (reflection post 3) composed and ready for discussion by class time on Tues., Oct.54. Be thinking about an appropriate application idea and have that composed and ready for discussion by class time on Thurs., Oct. 7.
Book Review: Complete at least the first 1/3 of your book related to critical internet studies along with a draft of your first book review blog post by Tues., Oct. 5. These posts should be 500 words, follow our standards for academic blogging (image use, formatting, style) and should address any/all of the following questions:
- What does book contribute to the field of critical internet studies?
- How is this book relevant to my upcoming case study or app review?
- What aspect of digital rhetoric (as defined by Eyman in Ch. 1) does this utilize and challenge?
- Given the chapter/section headings, where do you anticipate that the argument is going?
Case Study: If you’re going to work on the Case Study project, I’ll be asking you to make firm choices around topics and groups. I’ll be sharing more formal assignment language about the case study in later weeks, but it will comprise a division of labor between team members that accounts for 3000 words of writing and design each, an introduction that links to all of the project pieces, and visual annotated bibliography. Case study topics should include an overarching idea that:
- Can be analyzed through at least five different organizations or individuals
- Can be studied via academic sources (start with five)
- Can be formatted into an argument about the digital rhetorical choices of the subjects
App Review: If you’re going to work on the App Review project, I’ll be asking you to make a committment to the application in Installatron that you are going to be working with. I’ll be sharing more formal assignment language about the app review in later weeks, but it will comprise a design proposal, application notes and screenshots, and an evaluation of the effectiveness of the tool (roughly 4000 words). Your choice should include:
- A list of 5 links to product use/development pages that you’ve found useful
- Several reviews of the application from outside sources
- A 150 word description of your proposed use of the application
Our schedule for the next several weeks will proceed this way:
Week Eight: Eyman, Chapter 3 and reflection post 3; Book Review first 1/3 post
Week Nine: Eyman, Chapter 4 and application post 3; Book Review second 1/3 post
Week Ten: Case Study/App Review proposals and workshop
Week Eleven: Book Review, third 1/3 post and completion of Book Review assignment
Week Twelve-Fifteen: Completion of Case Study/App Review projects and the Reflective Portfolio assignment