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April 23, 2012

posted Apr 23, 2012, 11:07 AM by Rochelle Rodrigo   [ updated Apr 23, 2012, 3:07 PM ]

last synchronous class 
  • New Books Presentation: 10-12 minute presentations then Q&A
  • Final Reflection: Pick one of the key terms and briefly describe how/why it best represents where you are, or where you are going, in terms of "new media studies." 
  • Celebrations:
    • Jennifer's last class as PhD
    • others...???
Finishing Up the Semester

April 16, 2012

posted Apr 16, 2012, 1:05 PM by Rochelle Rodrigo   [ updated Apr 16, 2012, 2:34 PM ]

Team Presentation (general trend of topics, methods, style, etc.; submission guidelines; how/why relevant to what you've been reading/thinking; when/how/why you might/not submit)--sign up for your preferred journal by editing the wiki page, 2-3 people per journal
Wrapping Up the Semester

April 2, 2012

posted Apr 2, 2012, 8:41 AM by Rochelle Rodrigo   [ updated Apr 2, 2012, 1:43 PM ]

2. Discussion
3. Key Terms MindMap (spend some time making connections)
4. Discussion
  • content
  • format
7. New Book Wiki Pages
8. Individual Projects Expectations

March 26, 2012

posted Mar 26, 2012, 12:18 PM by Rochelle Rodrigo   [ updated Mar 26, 2012, 12:35 PM ]

Everyone online from computers they can access on their own (so Shelley doesn't share her germs!)

1. Key Terms MindMap
  • Make a Mindmeister account (or quickly start a mindmap in another application w/the 12 key terms)
  • Make a copy of THIS mindmap
  • Map in the the Canonical Text pages you read for this week
  • Map in your project
  • Start making your own connections; consider linking to/embedding your mindmap in your blog
2. Discuss projects and connections to theory

February 27, 2012

posted Feb 27, 2012, 12:32 PM by Rochelle Rodrigo   [ updated Feb 27, 2012, 12:48 PM ]

lego figures dressed like office workers lounging on a computer
0. Everyone use WebEx as individuals tonight. 


1. Ticket Out from last week...
2. WIIFM or Why New Media in English Studies or what is "robust & complex & pushing yourself"? (you maybe not have access to all of these after the fact...the links are for me to talk through the example)
3. Discussion

February 20, 2012

posted Feb 19, 2012, 3:33 PM by Rochelle Rodrigo   [ updated Feb 20, 2012, 10:59 AM ]

Hot sauce bottle called Really, Really HOT CRAP
Face-to-face students please bring headphones!


0. Everyone use WebEx as individuals tonight.

1. Presentations/Sharing: Technology Research Assignment
2. Ticket Out from last week...
3. C.R.A.P. Activity
  • 30 minutes: revise your Technology page so that you can discuss one example (good or bad) of each:
    • Contrast
    • Repetition
    • Alignment
    • Proximity
  • 30 minutes (5 minutes each group): Share
4. Canonical Book Processing Assignment:
  • 10 minutes: Select one of the course key concepts that most aligns with what you've read thus far in your canonical text. Go to that page and add notes about your text.
  • 15 minutes: With your collaborator discuss what you are thinking thus far about your canonical text.
5. Q&A

6. Due Next Time: February 27, 2012

7. Ticket Out...

CC image posted at Flickr by Editor B

February 13, 2012

posted Feb 13, 2012, 8:05 AM by Rochelle Rodrigo   [ updated Feb 13, 2012, 8:59 AM ]

Screencapture of multiple windows with computer code
Face-to-face students; if you read this prior to coming to class, please bring headphones!


0. Everyone use WebEx as individuals tonight.

1. Ticket Out from last week...
  • learned: "brain gymnastics" of connecting terms (and it helped)
  • excited:
    • "hands on" discussion
    • seeing/connecting with everyone
  • confused:
    • foggy, but starting to lift
    • more time to learn (esp. Brookes); fear of not "getting"/understanding all the terms
    • mindmap (we'll go there if we get time; basically more "brain gymnastics")--you could still start your own?!
    • finances to support coding (LOL; I wish! I hope to work on it...but not in time for this class)
  • know more:
    • read/respond to one another...yes...been trying to figure out how/why and I'm just going to do it!
    • concept of code, I'll add application, program, and language.
    • build towards "a" theory...not sure if we'll get one; but we'll keep teasing out aspects that work for our projects/thinking/experiences.
    • Hermione's time turner :)
2. Presentations/Sharing: Technology Research Assignment
2.99 Take Collaboration Survey for Technology Research Assignment

3. Discuss: Canonical Books Assignment

4. Discuss: Individual Tutorials & Reflection Assignment

5. Due Next Time: February 20, 2012

6. Ticket Out...

CC image posted at Flickr by aranarth

February 6, 2012

posted Feb 6, 2012, 5:16 AM by Rochelle Rodrigo   [ updated Feb 6, 2012, 2:10 PM ]


Cover of Lingua Fracta
Face-to-face students; if you read this prior to coming to class, please bring headphones!

0. Everyone use WebEx as individuals tonight.
1. Ticket Out from last week...
  • learned: ecologies
  • excited: 
    • notes
    • time w/LF
  • confused: 
    • canonical groups need to be settled (S: just get reading?)
    • more time w/LF
    • too much reading/content; need to slow down
    • group discussion, not able to hear everyone
  • know more:
    • wanting more time on own w/work...(order of how we are processing?)
    • "analysis of 'patterns' in new media"
    • What from the reading we're going to have to draw on in order to get As on our projects.
Screencapture of a Google Image Searh for the cover of Lingua Fracta. The results show an image from one of our student blogs just from last week!
2. Discuss Canonical Books Assignment: Wil, Azania, Crystal

3. Work & Discuss Lingua Fracta
  • Freewrite
  • Collaborative Wiki Page
  • Read/Respond to Another Wiki Page
    • Interface: Amanda, Cheri, Mat,
    • Proairesis: Smitha, Suzanne S.
    • Pattern: Crystal, Jennifer, Wil
    • Perspective: Diane, Laura, Azania
    • Persistence: Eric, Sarah
    • Performance: James, Susanne N
  • Discuss as a Group
3.5 (if time), Key Concepts MindMap
  • Make a Mindmeister account (or quickly start a mindmap in another application w/the 12 key concepts)
  • Make a copy of THIS mindmap
  • Start making your own connections; consider linking to/embedding your mindmap in your blog
4. Discuss & Work on Technology Research Assignment
  • Question regarding our Technology Research Assignments: Where we provide links to resources and demos, do we ALSO cite full academic citations to the same links in the Works Cited section or is that redundant?
  • Lynda.com (see instructions below)
  • Peer Review (respond in Comments area at the bottom of pages): like, confused, know more

5. Due Next Time: February 13, 2012

6. Ticket Out...

January 30, 2012

posted Jan 30, 2012, 10:12 AM by Rochelle Rodrigo   [ updated Jan 30, 2012, 12:14 PM ]

Muséum national d’Histoire naturelle in Paris
1. Syllabus "sign" and email (from official ODU email; attachment): Suzanne S., Wil, Smitha, James, Crystal, Azania

2. Ticket Out from last week...
  • SORRY last week!
  • learned: content & format
  • excited: again content & format; empathy/affect
  • confused:
    • hanging in there, keeping up
    • more time talk
    • preparing for class discussion/activity
  • know more
    • more time to talk
    • how handle next five weeks of exploring language (goals?)
    • technology project (research vs. tutorial vs. final project)
    • Diigo
3. Discuss Canonical Books Assignment: Suzanne S., Wil, Mathieu, Azania, Crystal

4. Ecologies and the Key Concepts

5. Discuss Readings (next week we'll work on those wiki pages again!)

START at 6:00pm (or earlier!)
7. Discuss & Work on Technology Research Assignment

8. Due Next Time: February 6, 2012

9. Ticket Out...

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