About Homework Assignments
The assignments that are listed on this page are to be completed before class starts the day they are due. The latest assignment will be placed at the top to reduce scrolling. Not all weeks will have specific homework assignments. For the weekly readings, see the Course Schedule.
for Thursday, January 28
We are going to be using the Learning Record portfolio system for tracking out learning and assessing our performance. Please read the Learning Record documents linked from the Readings page (scroll down past the essays). (You’ll see that there is quite a bit more to the Learning Record site than I’m asking you to read, so feel free to read more if you’d like.) Tweet questions you have about the system using the #core2s14 and #lro hashtags. I’ll address them on Twitter and/or in class when we discuss it.
Read the articles for all authors listed on the Course Schedule for this week. There’s quite a bit, so start early.
Don’t forget that the Twitter assignment starts immediately, so follow everyone in class and start tweeting your work and for #c2mondays!
If you have any general questions, tweet or email me.
for Tuesday, January 21
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.
If you do not have a free WordPress.com account, I’d like you to sign up for one at: https://signup.wordpress.com/