NOTE: This calendar, readings and assignments MAY change as the semester goes on. Information on these changes will be posted to the class site.
Last day to withdraw: March 15th, 2015
Last day to declare Pass/Fail option (if applicable): February 9th, 2015
See http://www.kean.edu/offices/registrar/academic-calendar for other important dates.
|Week 1: Introductions||Jan.19: Class Introductions – Syllabus Overview
Assignment: Create Twitter Account, WordPress Account. Links should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org by next class.
Jan. 22: What is Cyberspace? Discussion. Share/Subscribe to course and classmate’s blogs. Assignment: 1st blog post due Jan. 25 (and every Monday after, until end of semester).
|Week 2: Beginning the Multimodal Essay.||Jan. 26: Topic development activity for Multimodal Essay.
Jan. 29: Discussion: Origins of social networking and blogging. Comments for peer blogs due today (and every Friday until end of semester).
|Week 3: Online Identities and Us||Feb. 2: Discussion/Activity: Online identities and practices.
Feb. 5: Multimodal Essay – Research and Writing. Workshop Day.
|Week 4: Beginning the Storyteller Group Project||Feb. 9: Group Project Assignments and Discussion.
Feb. 12: Planning Day for Group Projects. Proposals Due next class.
|Week 5: Introduction to Designing Websites||Feb. 16: Group Project Proposal Due. Open Workshop
Feb. 19: Design and Multimodal Composition- Wix Tutorial
|Week 6: Designing for a Digital Audience||Feb. 23: Wix Tutorials Continued. Discussions on Digital Audience.
Feb. 26: Wix Tutorials Continued. Workshop Day.
|Week 7: Workshop Week: Multimodal Essay||Written drafts of Essay content due this week for peer workshop.
Mar. 1: Multimodal Essay Workshop Week.
Mar. 4: Multimodal Essay Workshop Week.
|Week 8: Spring Break.||Mar. 8:SPRING BREAK. NO CLASSES.
Mar. 11:SPRING BREAK. NO CLASSES.
|Week 9: More on Design||Mar. 15: Discussion on working with Images, Symbols, Clipart.
Mar. 18: Workshop Day: Progress Check Up on Essay/Group Projects.
|Week 10: Including Sound and Video||Mar. 22: Lecture/activity on including music and video. Written final drafts of Essay due. Share to email@example.com.
Mar. 25:GOOD FRIDAY. UNIVERSITY CLOSED. NO CLASSES.
|Week 11: Arranging Elements with Words||Mar. 29: Website analysis activity, discussion on arranging words and images.
Apr. 1: Open workshop for Essay/Group Project meetings.
|Week 12: More on Website Analysis – Making it User Friendly||Apr. 5: Review guidelines and instructions for oral Presentations
Apr. 8: Informal “presentations” on current work: How are you doing so far? What feedback do you need?
|Week 13:Website Workshop Week.||Apr. 12:Website Workshop Week for Solo AND Group Projects
Apr. 15:Website Workshop Week for Solo AND Group Projects
|Week 14: Multimodal Essay Presentations||Multimodal Essay Due. Live, clickable link to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Apr. 19: Presentations on Multimodal Essay
Apr. 22: Presentations on Multimodal Essay
|Week 15:Group Project Presentation Week||Group Project Due. Live, clickable link to email@example.com
Apr. 26:Presentations on Group Projects.
Apr. 29:Presentations on Group Projects. (continued).
|Week 16: Final Portfolios and Reflections||May 3: Review instructions for Final Portfolio and Reflection Essay
May 6: Workshop for Final Portfolio and Reflection Essay.
Final Week. Conclusions
|May 10: No classes due to Monday exam week schedule.
May 13:Conferences and wrap up. Final workshop. Portfolios due by midnight. NO LATE WORK WILL BE ACCEPTED.