Good morning, everyone!
It was an absolute pleasure to meet you all this morning. Today, we introduced ourselves and pored over the class syllabus, which you can find in your email AND on this blog site (on the page appropriately titled ‘Syllabus’).
For those who were not with us today, not to worry–this is what this blog is for! While you are expected to attend every class, reality often has a problem with best-laid plans. Therefore, in the case of a personal day, you will always be able to catch up on the basics of what we covered and access assignments for next class by checking here. This is also the go-to spot for course readings, updates to our schedule, and the eventual links to your own blogs!
For Friday, I would like you to create a Twitter account and share your handle with me (you can also use a pre-existing personal handle if you choose), and create a WordPress account. Take the week to think over what kind of blog you would like to keep this semester–whether it is a reflective diary of your journey through Writing for Cyberspace, or a themed blog related to your passions and pursuits. Whichever you choose, make sure it is a topic on which you can develop content at least once weekly for the rest of the semester.
In addition, take some time before Friday to shoot me a Google Doc or an email with an exploratory snippet about you–what you hope to learn in this class, your experience with technology and writing online, and how you might use (or already use) electronic writing in your lives.
If you (ever) have any questions (at all), please contact me.
Until Friday, have a great week!