1) Take 10 minutes as a table to A)summarize the 3 key points of an assigned section of Downey or Winston and B)find at least one image, video, or audio clip that summarizes your assigned reading. Post that to one of your blogs and tweet out the post with the #infoage hashtag.
2) We will continue to discuss the reading (revisiting the questions of “What is the Information Age?” and “What are the eras of communication technology?”).
3) We will finalize topics, assignments, and values for the syllabus
4) We will begin sign-up for weeks to lead discussion.
Today we worked with Tim Owens on Knightlab’s Timelines, Mapping, and StoryMap Jim Groom on Known, and Andy Rush on media production.
By Wednesday at 5 pm, publish a blog post about which 3 assignments you absolutely want to do this semester (with which tools/software you’d like to use*).
By Thursday at class, have read all of Downey, and the Intro for Winston.
*They can use the tools we learned about today, but they don’t have to.
During Thursday’s class, we will:
1) discuss the reading (revisiting the questions of “What is the Information Age?” and “What are the eras of communication technology?”), starting with a 5-minute activity
2) finalize topics and assignments for the syllabus
3) begin sign up for weeks to lead discussion.
The first draft of our syllabus, to be fleshed out in class discussions starts now. Go to http://infoage2014.umwblogs.org/syllabus/ and start commenting on what topics and/or assignments you’d like to do in this class this semester.
….the new site for the Fall 2014 History of the Information Age course at UMW.