Depending on your level of participation in class, you can earn up to 14.28 points each day. At a minimum, you should speak up in class at least once every day to ask a substantive question or to provide a useful comment or answer to a question in class.Additional points will be awarded based on your effort in classroom activities.
When we have reading assigned for the day, you will be expected to have brought in the reading in paper form. Not doing so will result in points being taken off. There will be quizzes on the reading before discussion of the reading begins. Your performance on these quizzes will also be part of your class participation grade.
Points: max of 200 per semester
Daily point breakdown (max of 14 points per class session)
Find 6 peer-reviewed journal articles that discuss the results of a research study of an ICT that you are studying. Write a separate blog post for each article. Each post should have:
All posts must be published before the start of class (e.g., the March 20 blog posts are due by 11:10 am on March 20).
Points: up to 10 points per blog post (60 total)
You will sign up to meet with me for a half-hour appointment. We will review your work so far and discuss what the rest of the semester will look like.
Due: Appointments to be held only from March 13 and April 13 between 8 am and 5 pm. Sign up here: http://doodle.com/sfrancoeur\
Points: 50 points (if you miss out on your scheduled appointment or are 5 or more minutes late, we can still meet but there will be no points awarded)
Due: April 24
Points: Up to 40
Each student will submit a list of all the sources they are thinking of using for their project. There must be at least 10 sources on the list. Format in APA or MLA style (pick one and stick with it).
You will be graded on:
Due: May 8 by 11:59 pm (late assignments will lose 10 points per day).
Points: Up to 200
This assignment includes three parts:
Each student will do their own work on this. While you and your teammate will of course be using the same sources in your assignment, the writing about those sources and how you found them (the three parts of the assignment) should all be individually written.
Please use Google Docs to turn in your work.
Due: April 17
Points: Up to 100
Each team will do a 10-minute presentation in which they:
Due: May 15
Points: Up to 100
Each team will do a 20-minute presentation in which they:
Points: Up to 250
In this in-class exam, you will each be given a scenario describing some issue with an ICT. Your job is to describe in an essay how you would design a research study that takes a social informatics perspective to address some part of the problem mentioned in the article. You will need to explain in your essay:
This is an open-book, open-web exam. While all written work in your essay must be your own, you may search for background information in your own notes, our readings, or any published sources you find online.