directions week 12

https://youtu.be/UWr4q5Scye0

Transcript:

Week 12

Welcome to our twelfth week of class.

Before we move toward the readings, discussions, and assignments for week 12, let’s overview quickly our week 11 activities.

Week 11 was about further mastering your multimedia skills and improving our presentation skills by choosing appropriate tools and also tightening up to content of our presentations. We were exposed to the idea of digital storytelling as a method to command strong social media presence.

 

Week 12 offers an excellent opportunity to expand your horizons in regard of social media application. Concept such as OER (open educational resources) and understanding of Creative Commons can help you in the future save your company or the organization you are working for. In additional, an understanding of privacy issues can help you safeguard yourself from legal complications, as well as help you function as a good citizen by structuring your social media activities in a way they do not infringe on the rights of your fellow citizens. As usually, you are invited to contribute with your own findings/readings.

 

As in the past weeks, this weekly increment will continue to move in the following fashion:

  1. Read your articles, research and contribute with your own readings, if possible. Wed-Thursday.
    https://stcloudstate.learn.minnstate.edu/d2l/le/content/3980495/viewContent/33552393/View
  2. Discuss your findings in Facebook (brainstorming), Twitter (microblogging). Thursday-Friday. Respond, provide feedback to your peers. Friday-Saturday
  3. Complete your Evernote assignment (you can substitute for missing assignments):
    https://www.evernote.com/shard/s101/sh/1a7b96d9-946b-4f5e-abe7-ad6a604fd713/8914a80d2ae6a61d2c65acbf842e9434
  4. Explore your LIB290 blog and expand your knowledge on blog maintenance and its connectivity to the mainstream social media, such as our Facebook Group, our Twitter thread (#SCSULIB290) and your personal social media.
  5. Start working on the final draft for your final project

 

As per directions from week1, you must work on your blog:
https://www.evernote.com/shard/s101/sh/2b2c9e08-edac-4847-9322-71bdb236fced/50c74eb5d8383cf000c793553f1450e1

  • You need to change its appearance
    • Title
    • Header image
    • Start entering our daily blog entries
    • Bringing up the social media bar (pls let me know, if you need help with that) and start posting your blog entries on the FB Group page to practice a streamlining of social media tools
    • Questions? Issues? Please come to the office hours and I will help you

I encourage you to seek class support, which will help us work as a team. However, if you decide to turn directly to me, please use this Doodle link https://doodle.com/digitalliteracy

to seek a personal, live communication with me via Adobe Connect or old-fashioned phone call (320 308 3072).  I will do my best to help your success in this class

 

 

 

 

week 11 directions

https://youtu.be/gIf8nF0l9rg

Week 11

 

Welcome to our eleventh week of class.

Before we move toward the readings, discussions, and assignments for week 11, let’s overview quickly our week 10 activities.

Week tenth was about improving our multimedia skills and seek ways to enhance the impact of your social media strategy; e.g. using gaming tactics to engage your audience. Kizoa was one of the numerous platforms available for such activities.

 

Week 11 will continue these efforts. This week, we will seek improving our social media strategy learning storytelling techniques. That effort will be closely connected to our goal to improve our presentation skills by both: choosing appropriate tools and also tightening up to content of our presentations.

 

As in the past weeks, this weekly increment will continue to move in the following fashion:

  1. Read your articles, research and contribute with your own readings, if possible. Wed-Thursday.
  2. https://stcloudstate.learn.minnstate.edu/d2l/le/content/3980495/viewContent/33552382/View
  3. Discuss your findings in Facebook (brainstorming), Twitter (microblogging). Thursday-Friday. Respond, provide feedback to your peers. Friday-Saturday
  4. Complete the short class and home assignments in Evernote. Saturday-Sunday
    resolve global issue:
  5. Complete your Evernote assignment:
    https://www.evernote.com/shard/s101/sh/3938087f-40af-405c-b303-f6e5fabd3f8a/9a3a8122e925fbb13596f5175af87373
  6. Post your mini paper in the D2L Discussion and provide feedback to your peers’ mini papers. Sunday-Monday.
    https://stcloudstate.learn.minnstate.edu/d2l/le/content/3980495/viewContent/34116897/View
  7. Explore your LIB290 blog and expand your knowledge on blog maintenance and its connectivity to the mainstream social media, such as our Facebook Group, our Twitter thread (#SCSULIB290) and your personal social media.
  8. Work on your second draft for your final project

 

As per directions from week1, you must work on your blog:
https://www.evernote.com/shard/s101/sh/2b2c9e08-edac-4847-9322-71bdb236fced/50c74eb5d8383cf000c793553f1450e1

  • You need to change its appearance
    • Title
    • Header image
    • Start entering our daily blog entries
    • Bringing up the social media bar (pls let me know, if you need help with that) and start posting your blog entries on the FB Group page to practice a streamlining of social media tools
    • Questions? Issues? Please come to the office hours and I will help you

I encourage you to seek class support, which will help us work as a team. However, if you decide to turn directly to me, please use this Doodle link https://doodle.com/digitalliteracy

to seek a personal, live communication with me via Adobe Connect or old-fashioned phone call (320 308 3072).  I will do my best to help your success in this class

 

 

 

 

directions week 10

https://www.facebook.com/groups/LIB290/permalink/746859338846306/

Week 10

Welcome to our tenth week of class.

Before we move toward the readings, discussions, and assignments for week 10, let’s overview quickly our week 9 activities.

We are still making an effort to brainstorm on Facebook and discuss on D2L Discussion (minipaper) important current events concerning social media on a global scale as well as theoretical issues. Home and class assignments, however, are very hands-on oriented and aim to arm you with multimedia skills to create visually enhanced final project.
At the same time, we are slowly shifting our time, energy and efforts forward the final project. Your first draft was due March 15 and your second draft is coming soon.

In the next tenth week, we will continue to hone our multimedia skills, but we also want to explore the idea of gaming and gamification as one of the venues to enhance the impact of your social media strategy. You are most welcome to contribute to the offered literature, with your own findings and ideas; e.g. did you play Farmville on Facebook and how did you think it impacted your social media engagement? Have you considered promoting/selling ideas/items via social media? How do you think involving your followers/customers with games will impact your efforts?

In the same fashion, your home/class assignments are also flexible this week: e.g. if you prefer using different application then Kizoa, you are most welcome to propose and use it. I am very much looking forward to read your Wikipedia new entry.

 

As in the past weeks, this weekly increment will continue to move in the following fashion:

  1. Read your articles, research and contribute with your own readings, if possible. Wed-Thursday.

https://stcloudstate.learn.minnstate.edu/d2l/le/content/3980495/viewContent/33552378/View

  1. Discuss your findings in Facebook (brainstorming), Twitter (microblogging). Thursday-Friday. Respond, provide feedback to your peers. Friday-Saturday
  2. Complete the short class and home assignments in Evernote. Saturday-Sunday
    resolve global issue:
  3. https://www.evernote.com/shard/s101/sh/738a60f7-a41d-4071-96e5-c9a827f6d5dc/ad43bbcf53d3b390be285bae4e6b349f
    and
    https://www.evernote.com/shard/s101/sh/ef743d1a-4516-47fe-bc5b-408f29a9dcb9/52d79bfa20ee087900764eb6a407ec86
  4. Post your mini paper in the D2L Discussion and provide feedback to your peers’ mini papers. Sunday-Monday.
    https://stcloudstate.learn.minnstate.edu/d2l/le/content/3980495/viewContent/34069378/View
  5. Explore your LIB290 blog and expand your knowledge on blog maintenance and its connectivity to the mainstream social media, such as our Facebook Group, our Twitter thread (#SCSULIB290) and your personal social media.
  6. Work on your second draft for your final project

 

As per directions from week1, you must work on your blog:
https://www.evernote.com/shard/s101/sh/2b2c9e08-edac-4847-9322-71bdb236fced/50c74eb5d8383cf000c793553f1450e1

  • You need to change its appearance
    • Title
    • Header image
    • Start entering our daily blog entries
    • Bringing up the social media bar (pls let me know, if you need help with that) and start posting your blog entries on the FB Group page to practice a streamlining of social media tools
    • Questions? Issues? Please come to the office hours and I will help you

I encourage you to seek class support, which will help us work as a team. However, if you decide to turn directly to me, please use this Doodle link https://doodle.com/digitalliteracy

to seek a personal, live communication with me via Adobe Connect or old-fashioned phone call (320 308 3072).  I will do my best to help your success in this class

week 9 directions

Your directions to week 5 available here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/LIB290/permalink/744251335773773/

transcript:

Week 9

 

Welcome to our ninth week of class.

Before we move toward the readings, discussions, and assignments for week 8, let’s overview quickly our week 8 activities.

Spring break + week 8 was your opportunity to catch up with major assignments, due January 31 and February 15. Now the third major assignment, due March 14 is your first draft. Unless, you are renowned writer, most probably you will not be able to have an excellent grade on your final project, without submitting these three assignments – they are the guarantee, you are working diligently on your final project. Institutional social media is NOT about spur-of-the-moment tweeting, or Facebooking, unless you are a president of a major country. Social media is about good-to-perfect language and planning. If you pursue a solid final project with, respectively, good grade, you need to plan and work seriously toward it.

Week 8 and spring break were also your opportunity to catch up with class discussions, whether on Facebook or D2L. Class discussions accumulate a significant percentage of your final grade.

This past eight week, the major topic was “fake news.” Fake news, undoubtedly rules both domestically and globally the headlines. It is a topic, which is intimately connected with the essence of social media. A failure to understand the phenomenon “fake news” is not a failure of this class, it is a failure to understand real life.

 

In the next ninth week, we will be embarking full throttle into the visual aspects of social media. Multimedia and interactivity are the essence of the Internet success. The Internet rendered books and newspapers obsolete to a great degree thanks to the Internet content, which is ruled by multimedia and interactivity.

This week, you will get acquainted with Infographics and will start testing presentation tools, so you can have sufficient time to choose one for your final presentation.
Using your Evernote assignments, you will be working in teams to improve your first draft toward your final project.

 

 

As in the past weeks, this weekly increment will continue to move in the following fashion:

  1. Read your articles, research and contribute with your own readings, if possible. Wed-Thursday. https://stcloudstate.learn.minnstate.edu/d2l/le/content/3980495/viewContent/33552374/View
  2. Discuss your findings in Facebook (brainstorming), Twitter (microblogging). Thursday-Friday. Respond, provide feedback to your peers. Friday-Saturday
  3. Complete the short class and home assignments in Evernote. Saturday-Sunday
    resolve global issue:

https://www.evernote.com/shard/s101/sh/c29dac3e-6cd7-4754-b4c4-1486d0db0537/d58244b751394246d32e0df38343fe82
and
hands-on YouTube assignment:
https://www.evernote.com/shard/s101/sh/74183df6-a8fc-43eb-bbbd-64d7fd2f753b/c7b69b4208ad670eeb4a17714a78795a

  1. Post your mini paper in the D2L Discussion and provide feedback to your peers’ mini papers. Sunday-Monday.
    https://stcloudstate.learn.minnstate.edu/d2l/le/content/3980495/viewContent/34042006/View
  2. Explore your LIB290 blog and expand your knowledge on blog maintenance and its connectivity to the mainstream social media, such as our Facebook Group, our Twitter thread (#SCSULIB290) and your personal social media.

 

 

As per directions from week1, you must work on your blog:
https://www.evernote.com/shard/s101/sh/2b2c9e08-edac-4847-9322-71bdb236fced/50c74eb5d8383cf000c793553f1450e1

  • You need to change its appearance
    • Title
    • Header image
    • Start entering our daily blog entries
    • Bringing up the social media bar (pls let me know, if you need help with that) and start posting your blog entries on the FB Group page to practice a streamlining of social media tools
    • Questions? Issues? Please come to the office hours and I will help you

I encourage you to seek class support, which will help us work as a team. However, if you decide to turn directly to me, please use this Doodle link https://doodle.com/digitalliteracy

to seek a personal, live communication with me via Adobe Connect or old-fashioned phone call (320 308 3072).  I will do my best to help your success in this class

 

 

 

 

Spring break podcast

Spring Break

Some of you kept working through this week and some of you chose to take early spring break. Either way, you need to complete the requirements for week 8.

I strongly advise you to use your spring break and catch up with missing assignments, since after spring break, your workload will be complemented with by efforts toward your final project.

In regard of the final project, your first draft is due soon. I am willing to take early submissions and return feedback; this will increase your chance to collect the full allocated points for that particular draft.

I encourage you to seek class support, which will help us work as a team. However, if you decide to turn directly to me, please use this Doodle link https://doodle.com/digitalliteracy

to seek a personal, live communication with me via Adobe Connect or old-fashioned phone call (320 308 3072).  I will do my best to help your success in this class

week 8 directions

Your #week8 directions this week are delivered through Facebook Live:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/LIB290/permalink/736971126501794/

For those of you, who are used to the MediaSpace format, pls look at this as an opportunity to get exposed to new social media tools. You are STRONGLY encouraged to try Facebook Live in this class (and earn points)

Week 7

 

Welcome to our eighth week of class.

Before we move toward the readings, discussions, and assignments for week 8, let’s overview quickly our week 7 activities.

Your work is picking up. This is a great news, but also worrisome one, since we are only a week away from spring break; middle of the semester. If you are seeking an excellent grade in this class, you must now double your efforts, to compensate for missed opportunities. You can start by submitting two major assignments, which were due Jan 31 and Feb 15 and work diligently on your first draft, which is due in two weeks. You also can compensate by starting much more livelier discussions.
It is obvious that you have a lot to say and your contributions so far were thoughtful and inspiring, but they are not sufficient.

 

This past week, we looked at the rather broader picture of the intersection between social media and global issues. At the same time, you entered the very hands-on / practical part of the class, where you had to deal with multimedia. Multimedia is the backbone of social media and by now, you need also to start thinking of incorporating multimedia in your blog, Facebook postings, Twitter and any other social media of personal use. Shortly, thinking about your social media strategy.

 

Next eighth week, will a continuation of week 7: we will read, brainstorm and discuss issues such as “brand.” Brand and branding is in the heart of social media policies. Campaigning with social media is also an issue, which was placed on the table this past week and will continue to be on the table this coming week. Respectively, your Evernote assignments offer you an opportunity to apply your ideas after the reading, brainstorming and discussion, into a hands-on solution of a global problem as well as another hands-on activity, which seeks a proof of your ability to handle YouTube as part of your social media strategy.

 

As in the past weeks, this weekly increment will continue to move in the following fashion:

  1. Read your articles, research and contribute with your own readings, if possible. Wed-Thursday. https://stcloudstate.learn.minnstate.edu/d2l/le/content/3980495/viewContent/33552370/View
  2. Discuss your findings in Facebook (brainstorming), Twitter (microblogging). Thursday-Friday. Respond, provide feedback to your peers. Friday-Saturday
  3. Complete the short class and home assignments in Evernote. Saturday-Sunday
    resolve global issue:

https://www.evernote.com/shard/s101/sh/825258e8-0ead-4222-af41-72e4c0c72eae/818249f3cf6b12d69e6e1a713b46177c
and
hands-on YouTube assignment:
https://www.evernote.com/shard/s101/sh/7dbc59f1-cb1b-42db-b727-009b5e94d73b/8ac8c01976d6bfa9616a837883e366ff

  1. Post your mini paper in the D2L Discussion and provide feedback to your peers’ mini papers. Sunday-Monday.
    https://stcloudstate.learn.minnstate.edu/d2l/le/content/3980495/viewContent/33973189/View
  2. Explore your LIB290 blog and expand your knowledge on blog maintenance and its connectivity to the mainstream social media, such as our Facebook Group, our Twitter thread (#SCSULIB290) and your personal social media.

 

 

As per directions from week1, you must work on your blog:
https://www.evernote.com/shard/s101/sh/2b2c9e08-edac-4847-9322-71bdb236fced/50c74eb5d8383cf000c793553f1450e1

  • You need to change its appearance
    • Title
    • Header image
    • Start entering our daily blog entries
    • Bringing up the social media bar (pls let me know, if you need help with that) and start posting your blog entries on the FB Group page to practice a streamlining of social media tools
    • Questions? Issues? Please come to the office hours and I will help you

 

I encourage you to seek class support, which will help us work as a team. However, if you decide to turn directly to me, please use this Doodle link https://doodle.com/digitalliteracy

to seek a personal, live communication with me via Adobe Connect or old-fashioned phone call (320 308 3072).  I will do my best to help your success in this class

 

 

 

 

week 7 (directions to collaboration and digital citizenship)

Week 7

Welcome to our seventh week of class.

Before we move toward the readings, discussions, and assignments for week 7, let’s overview quickly our week 6 activities.

Your activity on Facebook this week is commendable. I see some of you reaching for badges (bonus points). Please keep track of your badges to redeem them at the end of class.

Some of you have contacted me about their falling behind class assignments. To the rest of the class, please be as supportive as you can for those, who are trying to catch up with the rest of the class.

You need to maintain participation on FB, otherwise, you will be losing precious points. Let me know, if you have issues with your FB participation and I will help you overcome it.

Some of you are still missing to submit their January 31 first major step toward your final project and the Feb. 15 second major step toward your final project. If you are not working now toward your final project, you will not be able to deliver well thought-out product; start working on it by submitting the missing projects and working toward your first draft, due March 14.

 

This past week, we explored ways to organize information and turn it into knowledge.  Some of you were very eloquent both on Facebook and in your mini-paper about new tools and new methods. Great job. Be not afraid, or intimidated also to critique; social media is a science on its own, but also a science in its infancy and we need to be able to discuss both the positives and the negatives.

 

As in the past weeks, this weekly increment will continue to move in the following fashion:

  1. Read your articles, research and contribute with your own readings, if possible. Wed-Thursday. https://stcloudstate.learn.minnstate.edu/d2l/le/content/3980495/viewContent/33552361/View
  2. Discuss your findings in Facebook (brainstorming), Twitter (microblogging). Thursday-Friday. Respond, provide feedback to your peers. Friday-Saturday
  3. Complete the short class and home assignments in Evernote. Saturday-Sunday
    https://www.evernote.com/shard/s101/sh/c61ae45b-67ee-4cfa-bd20-b6e280499c26/73853ab3c447fd6739a0cc327108c13e
    and
    https://www.evernote.com/shard/s101/sh/098b5da2-2728-4f44-8a17-7ed12a201acf/79e2c8c6f35feb716a456025563fe19a
    A word of support: by the Evernote assignments this week, you see that we are moving in the world of multimedia. Social Media IS about multimedia. For some, multimedia can be scary, uncomprehensive; but it also can be a lot of fun. If the first, please do contact me, or your peers and seek support in your endeavor, until you also start having fun.
  4. Post your mini paper in the D2L Discussion and provide feedback to your peers’ mini papers. Sunday-Monday.
    https://stcloudstate.learn.minnstate.edu/d2l/le/3980495/discussions/topics/4674824/View
  5. Explore your LIB290 blog and expand your knowledge on blog maintenance and its connectivity to the mainstream social media, such as our Facebook Group, our Twitter thread (#SCSULIB290) and your personal social media.

As per directions from week1, you must start working on your blog:
https://www.evernote.com/shard/s101/sh/2b2c9e08-edac-4847-9322-71bdb236fced/50c74eb5d8383cf000c793553f1450e1

  • You need to change its appearance
    • Title
    • Header image
    • Start entering our daily blog entries
    • Bringing up the social media bar (pls let me know, if you need help with that) and start posting your blog entries on the FB Group page to practice a streamlining of social media tools
    • Questions? Issues? Please come to the office hours and I will help you

I encourage you to seek class support, which will help us work as a team. However, if you decide to turn directly to me, please use this Doodle link https://doodle.com/digitalliteracy

to seek a personal, live communication with me via Adobe Connect or old-fashioned phone call (320 308 3072).  I will do my best to help your success in this class

 

 

 

 

class workflow

Folks,

A friendly reminder:
– by now, you have read the syllabus and the related documents in first two D2L Content modules:
https://stcloudstate.learn.minnstate.edu/d2l/le/content/3980495/Home

Any questions about the class are contained in those documents.
This is an online class and it is executed in asynchronous mode. There is no regular F2F (face-to-face) interaction, unless you request one (as specified in the syllabus), thus your orientation for this class is contained in these documents, which you must read on your own.
I provided audio (and transcribed) directions to these documents in the D2L announcement : https://stcloudstate.learn.minnstate.edu/d2l/le/news/3980495/5965650/view

You must read these documents and internalize them for the rest of the semester, since they are your plan/guide through the class.

According to these documents, we are nearing the end of our #week1:  first week (week increments start and end each Wednesday).
As it was shared to you in several Facebook group postings and Huskynet emails, by now you
1. Were supposed to cover your respective readings (Thursday-Fri)

  1. Brainstorm with your peers on the ideas from those readings and the readings you found on the FB group page and/or Twitter (Fri-Sat)
  2. Write out your solid academic response, based on the brainstorming, and post your academic response on the respective thread of the D2L Discussions (Sat-Sunday) https://stcloudstate.learn.minnstate.edu/d2l/le/3980495/discussions/threads/38093479/View
  3. Establish presence on Evernote and complete your home assignment and class assignment on Evernote (Sat-Sunday-Monday)
  4. Discuss your peers’ D2L entries and provide your feedback

Your work for the week is expected to be wrapped up latest by Wednesday morning, so I can have time to evaluate your work and enter the grades, before the new week starts.

You MUST adhere to this schedule. Belated FB/Twitter/D2L Discussion entries will not have the same weight when evaluated, since the rest of the class, as well the instructor, will be occupied with discussions for the next week and most probably will not be able to take into account your work.