Week Date Assignment
1 1/10 First day of class — introductions
1/12  Domain set up
2 1/17 Get your domain and install subdomain for this class
Net Smart Intro and chpt 1
Avatar sketch assignment due
1/19 Net Smart chpt 2 “Crap Detection 101”

In class: begin discussing podcast

3 1/24 Writing Online intro

Discuss podcast & technology literacy narrative

Sketch 2 due

1/26 Writing Online chpt 1 “Hello World”

Rolin Moe, “All I Know Is What’s on the Internet

4 1/31 Writing Online chpt 2 “How to spot fake news” & NYT: “Inside a Fake News Sausage Factory: ‘This Is All About Income’

Sketch 3 due

2/2 No class

Technology literacy narrative due

5 2/7  Dicsuss
2/9 Glen Creeber, “Theorizing New Media” from Digital Cultures: Understanding New Media, edited by Glen Creeber and Royston Martin.
6 2/13 Sketch 4 due
2/14 Henry Jenkins, “‘Worship at the Altar of Convergence’: A New Paradigm for Understanding Media Change” from Convergence Culture: Where Old and New Media Collide.
2/16 Henry Jenkins “Why Media Spreads” from Spreadable Media: Creating Value and Meaning in a Networked Culture by  Henry Jenkins, Sam Ford, and Joshua Green.
2/17 Podcast episodes 1 (fivethrityeight) & 2 (soulpancake) published
7 2/21  Listening Project — reply to your peers, brainstorm questions, what are the objectives.

Listen to the first two podcast episodes carefully. Be prepared to discuss the episodes, observe the lessons you can take away from them as you prepare your own, think about what path they outline for the series moving forward.

2/23  Writing Online chpt 3

Move your files onto the server. Begin to think about replacing your primary domain’s WP installation with the hand-coded site you are building following along with Pullman.

Sketch 5 due

8 2/28  Sarah Hendren “All Technology Is Assistive: Six design rules on “disability

Screen reader demo

3/2  Ian Bogost “Why Nothing Works Anymore: Technology has its own purposes

Anil Dash “The Web We Lost

3/7 No class: Spring break
3/9 No class: Spring break
9 3/14  Dylan Matthews in Vox “These colleges are better than Harvard at making poor kids rich” and Gregor Aisch, Larry Buchanan, Amanda Cox and Kevin Quealy in NYT “Some Colleges Have More Students From the Top 1 Percent
Than the Bottom 60. Find Yours.”
3/16  The Equality of Opportunity Project site, especially the mobility report cards project under the data tab. Introduction to Tableau with Katie Rawson from Emory library.
10 3/21 Midway podcast series discussion. Make sure you’ve listened carefully to all 8 episodes of the podcast series to date & you’ve read the podcast reflection posts from your classmates. If you haven’t published any reflections for episodes you worked on, do so before Tuesday.

Equality of Opportunity project continued. Da

Visual Analysis Best Practices: Simple Techniques for Making Every Data Visualization Useful and Beautiful” Tableau white paper.

3/23  Listening Project posted.


11 3/28   Literacy Narrative 2: Present
12 4/4
4/6 Equality of Opportunity Project subdomain
13 4/11
14 4/18
Final 4/27 8:00a – 10:30a

This schedule is subject to change.