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for Tuesday, January 22
Welcome to Core 2! I’m excited to see the kinds of awesome and creative projects you come up with this semester. For the first class meeting, I’d like you to read two short pieces, one an article that takes a stab at the idea of creative research, the other on blogging:
- The Art of Creative Research by Philip Gerard
- Rettberg, J.W. (2009). What is a blog? Blogging. Malden, MA: Polity Press
Looking over the course list I see that several of you may have already read the Rettberg piece. That’s great; I’ll be looking for you to help the others with setting up and discussing blogs.
If you own a laptop, iPad, or tablet and are able to connect it to the school’s wireless network, please bring it with you to class. (Note that just because you were able to connect it last semester doesn’t automatically mean it will connect this semester. If you are bringing it to class, make sure it connects before coming to class as there will be no time to troubleshoot connection issues.) If you need a laptop, please let me know and I will try to get some for class this week. We’ll be setting up your research blogs in class so we’ll need access. If you already have an individual blog that you created another of my classes, we’ll talk about whether or not you want to use it for this course, as well.
If you do not yet have a Twitter account, please sign up for one at http://twitter.com. Twitter works best (especially for our purposes) when the username is professional and you are authentic. For example, my username is: billwolff (http://twitter.com/billwolff), and I use my full name to show who I am. My account is unlocked. Please sign up with a professional username, use your real name, and keep your account unlocked. We’ll be using Twitter in a professional way so there is no need to keep anything private. Make sure you have your username with you for the first day. We’ll be leveraging Twitter for part of our research project.