Week Sixteen: April 23-27
Wednesday- Presentations/course wrap-up; last day to submit online course evaluations
Friday- NO class: reading day; final project essays due by 5:00PM in E-Learning drop box
***Reminder: final blog responses must be submitted by midnight on Saturday, April 28
Blog Prompt # 16: for the week of April 23-27
For the final blog prompt of the semester, you may reflect upon any aspect or topic of the course of your choosing. You might consider how the course has challenged you to think differently about argumentative writing or how studying rhetorical theory alongside changes in new media technology and the ways that writers and readers interact have encouraged you to think about how we can use the Internet as a rhetorical space.
Respond to this prompt in your individual course blog by midnight on Saturday, April 28
Week Sixteen: April 23-27
Friday- no class: reading day; final project essays due by 5:00PM in E-Learning drop box
Blog Prompt # 15: for the week of April 16-20
This week’s prompt asks you to revisit the idea of social media as educational tools and rhetorical spaces that challenge us to think about the way we engage with the world around us.
Twitter has recently become a popular site for activity that engages in revitalizing events of historical and cultural significance, from creating accounts and tweeting as nineteenth-century authors and fictional characters of Jane Austen novels to reenacting the nativity, the events of World War II, and the sinking of the Titanic. How might such activities be used as educational tools? (i.e. how can they cultivate and deepen our understanding of literature, history,etc?). Can students benefit from the usage of social media to commemorate or reenact landmark historical moments? How can posing as authors or role-playing fictional characters on Twitter create revisionary spaces for writers, scholars, and fans of literature?
Respond to this prompt in your individual course blog by midnight on Saturday, April 21.
Week Fifteen: April 16-20
Friday- Presentations; essay 3 due
Blog Prompt # 14: for the week of April 9-13
This week’s prompt asks you to reflect upon our viewing of “The Social Network”.
Choose one of the following questions to respond to:
1. How does “The Social Network” challenge us to reevaluate the ways that we think about intellectual property?
2. “The Social Network” is more than a film about Facebook; it is a film about relationships–personal, professional, online, and face-to-face. How are these types of relationships portrayed in the film, and how does Facebook impact these relationships, whether negatively or positively? How has social media impacted your interpersonal relationships, whether negatively or positively?
Respond to this prompt in your individual course blog by midnight on Saturday, April 14.
Week Fourteen: April 9-13
Monday- Film: “The Social Network” continued
Friday- No class: instructor at a conference