Course Calendar of Readings


Academic Writing for the Digital Classroom

Course Calendar, Fall 2012

ENGL 100-15 / Academic Writing Strategies Mr. Ganter


COURSE WEBSITES


Course Moodle Site: http://moodle.capilanou.ca/course/view.php?id=3216 for uploading assignments, downloading readings, reviewing grade and course progress, receiving course announcements from instructor

Course Wiki: https://fall12engl100.wikispaces.com for reviewing the course calendar and schedule of readings, and occasional writing and pre-writing assignments

Instructor Home Page: http://gantercourses.net contains instructor contact information and additional resources and tutorials that will be useful for your successful completion of this course

COURSE TEXTS/SOURCES


X.J. Kennedy, et.al, Writing and Revising: A Portable Guide = [WR]
Course Wiki, Online = [CW]
Course Reader = [CR]
Note Bene = [NB]

ACTIONS


>> DISCUSS << means you should come to class having already read the text or
article, prepared to discuss it
>> REVIEW IN CLASS << means you should simply bring the textbook or article to class
and we will read and discuss it together in class
>> CROWDSOURCE << means the text is available from our course NB (Nota Bene)
Website. You should go there (link at top of Moodle) and leave at least one
comment of your own, OR a comment in response to another student comment.

MMSORP PROJECTS


MMSORP (Massively Multi-Student Online Research Project) – We will, as a class be
creating a set of wiki pages (similar to a Wikipedia page) for a few select texts this term. Each student should view themselves as an editor and creator of the page. Be prepared to contribute at least 3-6 sentences and any appropriate subject headings that will help describe this assigned reading or film. Adding links and helpful outside sources to the Wiki Page (again, similar to a Wikipedia page) is encouraged. See our Course Wiki for details.




PART ONE: New Literacies of Writing and Reading


WEEK ONE

Wed. Sept. 5 Introduction to Course: New Literacies
Argumentative Writing, Analytic Thinking, Academic Context
DISCUSS C. Thompson, “Clive Thompson on the New Literacy,” Wired Magazine ; “Are You a Techno-Optimist or a Techno-Pessmist?” The Technological Citizen [IN-CLASS HANDOUTS]
SCREEN IN CLASS “The Machine is Us/ing Us” (YouTube video)

Friday Sept. 7 What is Writing?
* MEET IN COMPUTER LAB *, Fir Building, Room 213
DISCUSS L. Grossman, “From Scroll to Screen,” NYTimes and J.D. Bolter, “Writing as Technology” from Writing Space: Computers, Hypertext, and the Remediation of Print (p. 1-4, 14-17, 21-23) [CR]
CROWDSOURCE S. Turkle, “Can You Hear Me Now?” [NB]
WORKSHOP Getting Started on Moodle, Course Wiki, Note Bene

WEEK TWO

Sunday Sept. 9 – NO CLASS MEETING
*DUE* – STUDENT INFORMATION SHEET [UPLOAD TO MOODLE] + DIGITAL CLASSROOM QUESTIONNAIRE [COMPLETED]

Wed. Sept. 12 What is Argument?
REVIEW IN CLASS Chap. 1 “Writing Processes” p. 1-10 and Chap. 5, “Strategies and Planning” p. 60-68 [WR]
WORKSHOP Thesis Argument

Friday Sept. 14 What is Reading?
DISCUSS “Literacy Debate: Online, R U Really Reading?” New York Times [CR]; “New Words are the New Cool Thanks to Social Media” [CR]
CROWDSOURCE N. Carr, “Is Google Making Us Stupid?” [NB]

WEEK THREE

Wed. Sept. 19 - What is Media?
*DUE* IN CLASS - FIRST PAPER PARAGRAPH TOPIC
DISCUSS M. McLuhan, from The Medium is the Massage [CR] and “Remediation” [class handout]

RECOMMENDED/FURTHER VIEWING/LISTENING “Marshall McLuhan Speaks” Website
< http://marshallmcluhanspeaks.com/sayings >

Friday Sept. 21 MLA Format
WORKSHOP: MLA Format [bring Writing and Revising to class: browse in class Chap. 11, p. 218-231]

WEEK FOUR

Wed. Sept. 26 - Annotating, Evaluating, + Integrating Sources
*DUE IN CLASS *- FIRST PAPER
WORKSHOP Coherence - Integrating Citations/Sources; Credibility of Sources
REVIEW IN CLASS Chap. 3 “A Spotlight on Evidence” p. 30-40 and Chap. 11 “Strategies for Integrating Sources,” p. 204-218 [WR]

Friday Sept. 28
DISCUSS:P. Levinson, Chap. 4 from New New Media (“Wikipedia”) [CR], Alan Liu Wikipedia Policy [CW] and from Wikipedia “No Original Research” entry [CW]

PART TWO: Digital Selves/Digital Commons



WEEK FIVE

Wed. Oct. 3 – Transforming Writing/Transforming Technology – Writing as Critique
DISCUSS: J. Palfrey and U. Gasser“Activists” from The Digital Divide [CR] ; K.Marx, “Letter to Ruge” and Nietzsche “Truth and Lie in an Extra Moral Sense” [In-Class Handout]

Friday Oct. 5
* DUE BEFORE COMING TO CLASS * SCREEN THE FILM RiP: A Remix Manifesto [Course Wiki] at home

RiP! A Remix Manifesto by Brett Gaylor, National Film Board of Canada


* DUE BEFORE COMING TO CLASS * MMSORP Project - WIKI-PAGE ON RiP: A Remix Manifesto
DISCUSS: RiP: A Remix Manifesto and L. Lessig, “In Defense of Piracy”, Wall Street Journal [CR] [also, Creative Commons, Radiohead/Spotify]
WORKSHOP: Coherence – Metadiscourse and Paragraphing

WEEK SIX

Wed. Oct. 10 Who Owns Knowledge?
* DUE BEFORE COMING TO CLASS * : MMSORP Project - WIKI-PAGE ON “Manifesto of the Communist Party”
DISCUSS K. Marx and F. Engels, “Manifesto of the Communist Party” [M]
IN-CLASS Receive Group Multimodal Presentation Dates
LOOKING AHEAD TO NEXT CLASS: "Every Potential 2040 President Already Unelectable Due to Facebook", Video, The Onion [satire]

Friday Oct. 12 The Private and Public Online
* DUE IN CLASS IN HARD COPY * - Completed “Digital Tattoo” Assignment, completed using the Digital Tattoo Website [CW]
CROWDSOURCE S. Turkle, “Identity Crisis” [NB]
DISCUSS IN CLASS: VPD Hockey Riots Map + Website [CW] ; “Take This Lollypop”
<http://www.takethislollipop.com/ > [link on Course Wiki]
WORKSHOP: PeekYou / Spezify / Personas/ Icorrect / Collusion

WEEK SEVEN

Wed. Oct. 17 What is Rhetoric?
DISCUSS: Chap. 10 “Strategies for Arguing,” p. 190-203 and Chap. 7 “Strategies for Developing,” p. 101-136 [WR]
WORKSHOP: Ethos, Pathos, Logos, Kairos

Friday Oct. 19
* MEET IN COMPUTER LAB, Fir Building Room 213
REVIEW IN CLASS: “Digital Writing” Wiki
< //http://w350digitalwriting.wikidot.com/start#toc1// >
WORKSHOP: In-class rhetorical analysis of blog
DISCUSS: Chap. 6 “Strategies for Drafting” p. 83-100 in X.J. Kennedy[WR]

Saturday Oct. 20 – NO CLASS MEETING
OPTIONAL EVENT Cory Doctorow, author of Little Brother, appears in conversation with science-fiction author William Gibson (tickets go on sale Sept. 5th) at the Vancouver Writer’s Fest < http://www.writersfest.bc.ca/2012festival >

WEEK EIGHT

Sunday - NO CLASS MEETING
*DUE* UPLOADED TO MOODLE BY MIDNIGHT: SECOND PAPER THESIS
PARAGRAPH

Wed. Oct. 24
WORKSHOP: Coherence – Counterargument, Logical Fallacies
WORKSHOP: Digital Audio Composition – Exploring Rhetoric Project

Friday Oct. 26
WORKSHOP: Time given in class to work on Audio Composition

WEEK NINE

Wed. Oct. 31 -
*DUE* IN CLASS - SECOND PAPER
* MEET IN COMPUTER LAB, Fir Building, Room 215

Friday Nov. 2

WORKSHOP: MLA Format - Citation and Documentation of Sources - Citing Electronic and On-Line Sources

WEEK TEN

Wed. Nov. 7
* MEET IN LIBRARY ROOM 322 (3rd floor)
GUEST SPEAKER: Peter Rawsthorne, Mozilla, “College Degrees, No. Badges, Yes: The Meaning of Open Education for Students”

Friday. Nov. 9
SCREEN IN CLASS: Digital Nation: Life on the Virtual Frontier (from the series Frontline) < http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/digitalnation/view/ >
*DUE* IN CLASS – MMSORP Project: Completed Wiki Page for “Digital Nation”

WEEK ELEVEN

Wed. Nov. 14
DISCUSS: Digital Nation and M. Prensky, “Digital Natives/Digital Immigrants” [CR];
WORKSHOP IN CLASS: MIT Open Courseware/iTUnesU/P2PU ;
TIME GIVEN: For working on Multimodal Presentations

Friday Nov. 16
REVIEW IN CLASS: Chap. 8 “Strategies for Revising” p. 137-154 and Chap. 9 “Strategies for Editing and Proofreading” p. 155-189 in X.J. Kennedy[WR]
SCREEN IN CLASS: “A Vision of Students Today” (YouTube)
WORKSHOP: Crowdsourcing (Quora), Select Research Quadrants for the Third Paper

WEEK TWELVE

Sunday Nov. 18 - NO CLASS MEETING

*DUE* UPLOADED TO MOODLE BY MIDNIGHT: THIRD PAPER THESIS

PARAGRAPH

Wed. Nov. 21
MULTIMODAL PRESENTATION NO. 1: Open Source Education / PRESENTING GROUP: Turquoise Fur Heights
DISCUSS A. Kamenetz, “How Web-Savvy Edupunks Are Transforming American Higher Education” Fast Company ; J. Jacobs, “Digital Badges Threaten Colleges’ Monopoly on Credentials”; and T. Lewin, “Instruction for Masses Knocks Down Campus Walls” [CR]

MULTIMODAL PRESENTATION NO 2: Social Media and the Classroom / Velawsome Raptors
BROWSE BEFORE CLASS: “Learning from YouTube” Course < http://vectors.usc.edu/projects/learningfromyoutube/texteo.php?composite=215&tour=15>; “7 Things you Should Know about Social Bookmarking”
< http://net.educause.edu/ir/library/pdf/ELI7001.pdf > [CW]

Friday Nov. 23
ONLINE CLASS TODAY (INSTRUCTOR AWAY): NO FACE-TO-FACE CLASS MEETING
WORKSHOP: Visit the Internet Detective Website and complete the "Internet Detective/Advanced Internet Research Assignment" found in our Moodle "Course Assignments" folder -- print out a hard copy and write responses on it, bring to class next time we meet. You may complete this assignment from a computer on campus or from home. Use remaining class time to work on your third and final paper and prepare a rough draft for posting on our course Wiki.

WEEK THIRTEEN

Wed. Nov. 28
DUE BEFORE THE START OF CLASS: POSTED ON YOUR USER PAGE ON THE COURSE WIKI: ROUGH DRAFT OF THIRD PAPER (@ 1000 words), WITH WORKS CITED PAGE - those who come UNPREPARED for class without their 4 PAGES (@1000 words) will be marked off two points in the final paper grade

MULTIMODAL PRESENTATION NO. 1: Education, Social Media, Social Change / PRESENTING GROUP: "Herbs Have I Loved"
LISTEN IN CLASS: “Are Colleges Obligated to Save the World?” NPR (National Public Radio)
< http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=94420624 >
DISCUSS: M. Gladwell, “Small Change” from The New Yorker ; Ebert and Zavarzadeh, “E-Education,” L.A. Times [CR]

MULTIMODAL PRESENTATION NO. 2: Gaming in the Classroom / PRESENTING GROUP: Tetrahydrocannabinol
SCREEN IN CLASS: J.P. Gee, “Big Thinkers: Grading with Games” < http://www.edutopia.org/james-gee-games-learning-video >
DISCUSS: J.P. Gee, “Learning Theory, Video Games, and Popular Culture” [CR]; “Teach With Portals” < http://www.teachwithportals.com/ >; The Education Arcade < http://www.educationarcade.org/ > ; D.D. Guttenplan, “Harnessing Gaming for the Classroom” The New York Times [CR]

Friday Nov. 30
MULTIMODAL PRESENTATION NO. 1: Interactive Storytelling / PRESENTING GROUP: The Smoke Signals
DISCUSS: C. Doctorow, Little Brother
WORKSHOP: On Composing an Academic Title

WEEK FOURTEEN – NO CLASS MEETING

* DUE * THIRD PAPER
Final Paper completed and posted on your user page on our course wiki by 5pm FRIDAY DECEMBER 7th
MATERIALS SUBMITTED AFTER THE DATE + TIME ABOVE WILL NOT BE INCLUDED IN FINAL COURSE GRADE