wec fall 2011 weekly schedule

About the Schedule

All readings are to be completed before class. Responses are due by the Sunday evening following class discussion. The schedule is subject to change; please make sure you are checking it regularly.

September

Week 1: 9/12
Introductions, syllabus, Yancy, Bolter, Selfe, Rettberg

Week 2: 9/19
Winsor, Study Groups Announced; Plan the Study; set up Tumblr blog; Alexa; Movers 2.0
Discuss Semester-long Research Project
Hand out Tumblr assignment

Week 3: 9/26
Web 2.0 packet, part 1, “How did we get here?”; Set up Twitter accounts; discussion doc
Hand out Twitter Assignment

October

Week 4: 10/3
Web 2.0 packet, part 2, “Where are we now?”
Hand out the Filter Bubble assignment

Week 5: 10/10
Sunday, 10/9: Initial data due via email to BW by 11:00pm
Discuss the initial study results
f-l.xls, z-y-f.xlsy-g+-w.xls, w-s-t.xls, t-l-r.xls

Week 7: 10/17
Shipka Gee, Nardi & O’Day, Spinuzzi, Spinuzzi & Zachry, Syverson; web2.0-ecology-questions.pdf
big-group-t-l-r-s-w-f.xls, big-group-y-f-l-w-g-z.xls, overall combined findings.png
Hand out Observations (Web 2.0 Genre Ecologies) assignment

Week 8: 10/24
Vaidhyanathan Shipka
Gee, Nardi & O’Day, Spinuzzi, Spinuzzi & Zachry, Syverson; web2.0-ecology-questions.pdf (cont)

Week 9: 10/31
Research Week; Class Canceled

November

Week 10: 11/7
Sunday, 11/6: All data must be completed and emailed to BW by 11:00pm
Class meets online
Observations of subjects working in professional spaces due on Tumblr

Week 11: 11/14
Hayles, Chapters 1 – 3 Vaidhyanathan; Shipka
Hand out final essay assignment
Observations of subjects working in professional spaces due on Tumblr

Week 12: 11/21
Hayles, Chapters 1 and 2; Vaidhyanathan

Week 13: 11/28
Waldrip-Fruin and Harrington; Hayles, Chapters 1 and 2

December

Week 14: 12/5
Waldrip-Fruin and Harrington; Hayles, Chapter 3 and 4

Week 15: 12/12
Hayles, Chapter 5
Last day of class; last day of class dinner in class

Finals Week: 12/19
Final essay and reflections due

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