These ecologies are comprised of:
- their own spaces on the Rowan University servers
- a collaborative blog hosted by WordPress
- a netvibes.com ecosystem
- a social bookmarking site (delicious or diigo)
The main question they will be considering is: How can each of these writing spaces help form your information ecology? Through the process of composing these ecologies, students are considering: the meaning of “technology” in multiple (and often conflicting) contexts; identity; writing spaces; ownership; classification systems (tagging and folksonomies); information architecture; and writing in online environments. The topics are introduced and presented in such a way to provide a foundation for their times as Writing Arts majors and prepare them to compose their final portfolios.
Today, in a rowdy and raucous class, we set up our blogs:
They’ll be posting on the readings and their own professional, educational, and personal interests. Check ’em out and see what you think.