Week 12: March 30 and April 2

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Tuesday, March 30

Due Today

  • Reading. Read "Digital School" and "Ambient Awareness" in Smarter Than You Think (175-244).
  • Blogging. Address either of these two questions: From "Digital School": How does writing (and/or designing) for a public audience affect what you say, how you think about your work and what difference it might make? Or, from "Ambient Awareness": Describe the idea of "ambient contact" and how it has worked in one situation you've been involved in. As always, include two more more images (screenshots of your own workspace while producing an ebook might work well!) and two external links to the work or writing of others. TAGS: blog8, digital publics, and any others that may be relevant.

In-Class Activities

  • Work on processing ebooks for the Individual Book Project (follow-along demonstration), including Kindle and iBook formats.
  • Meet in collaborative book project groups. Prepare to present a progress report to the rest of the class on Thursday

Activities to Complete by Thursday, April 2

  • Prepare to present a progress report on your collaborative book project to the rest of the class on Thursday

Thursday, April 2

Due Today

  • Present a progress report on your collaborative book project to the rest of the class on Thursday
  • Respond to Dr. B's request for information about your blog posts, nominated blog posts, and comments.

Activities to Complete by Tuesday, April 7

  • Continue working on your ePub versions of your individual book projects during spring break
  • Reading. Read "The Connected Society" in Smarter Than You Think (245).
  • Blogging. Address either this question or one that you create: What is pluralistic ignorance and what is its impact? How does the connected society address it? What could we do with books to address it? (Think about sharing, collaborative reading, networked reading, etc.) As always, include two more more images (screenshots of your own workspace while producing an ebook might work well!) and two external links to the work or writing of others. TAGS: blog8, pluralistic ignorance, and any others that may be relevant.