• COM 3200 Internet Communication

  • Office Hours & Contact Information

  • Class 1 - First Day of Class

    Monday January 11

  • Class 2 - Brainstorming Project Ideas

    Wednesday January 13

  • MLK Day - NO CLASS

    Monday January 18

  • Class 3 - How to Make Toast / Wiki Work

    Wednesday January 20

  • Class 4 - Wiki Open Lab (Wiki due at midnight tonight!)

    Monday January 25

  • Class 5 - Logos, Colors, & Fonts, Oh! My! assign readings

    Wednesday January 27

  • Class 6 - Logo Open Lab

    Monday February 1

  • Class 7 - Logo PDF presentations, photos intro

    Wednesday February 3

  • Class 8 - Photo open lab

    Monday February 8

  • Class 9 - Photo assignments due; first discussion leaders reading

    Wednesday February 10

  • Class 10 - lab

    Monday February 15

  • Class 11 - DL 2

    Wednesday February 17

  • Class 12 - lab

    Monday February 22

  • Class 13 - DL 3

    Wednesday February 24

  • Class 14 - DL 4

    Monday February 29

  • Class 15 - lab

    Wednesday March 2

  • SPRING BREAK

  • Class 16 -

    Monday March 14

  • Class 17 - DL 5

    Wednesday March 16

  • Class 18 - lab

    Monday March 21

  • Class 19 - DL 6

    Wednesday March 23

  • STATE HOLIDAY BREAK

  • Class 20 - DL 7

    Wednesday March 30

  • Class 21 - lab

    Monday April 4

  • Class 22- DL 8

    Wednesday April 6

  • Class 23 - lab

    Monday April 11

  • Class 24 - DL 9

    Wednesday April 13

  • Class 25 - lab

    Monday April 18

  • Class 26 - DL 10

    Wednesday April 20

  • Class 27 - final project presentations

    Monday April 25

  • Class 28 - final project presentations, merlefest?

    Wednesday April 27

  • Class 29 - final project presentations

    Monday May 2

  • Class 30 - final project presentations, last day of class

    Wednesday May 4

  • Final Exam

    Friday, May 6, noon to 2:30 p.m.

  • Welcome!

    I am excited to join with you in our academic pursuits this semester as we create an interactive, supportive, and fun learning-community together. I not only want to build connections and support networks between students, but also to become a resource for you now and into your future. I have high expectations for each of you, of myself, and of this course. If there is anything I can do to make your experience in this class more meaningful, please let me know.

    This class is designed for serious students willing to read, write, think, share, discuss, study, work, and interact with the issues at hand. To do well in this class, you must attend regularly, participate, write, speak up in class, and do all the reading. If you want an “easy” class, please look elsewhere because you will not be happy here.

  • William Purcell • Senior Lecturer

    Department of Communication • Appalachian State University

    Office: 134 Walker Hall

    Office Hours: Tuesdays 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.; Wednesdays 11 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

    Call/text: 828.964.2355 (between 10 a.m. and 10 p.m.)

    purcellwh@appstate.edu

  • Cover Syllabus

  • Technology Policy Reminder

    silence and stow

    out of sight

    no appearance

    a letter grade deduction from final grade if a violation occurs

  • New Students?

    pass out copy of syllabus to them

    meet with them after class to catch them up

    have them read syllabus and come by and meet with me if needed to get up to speed

  • Check Homework Completion

    If a student did not finish homework, send them down the hall to the computer lab to finish before returning to class

  • Lecture: Final Project - what makes a great final project idea?

  • Share Past Project Ideas

    Highlander Music - a Boone-based small business that is like a guitar center, but in Boone catering to college students

    Take Paws - an indoor pet-walking facility for Boone

    Diversify - an advocacy club at App to promote policies to make ASU a more diverse and diverse-friendly campus

    Trails to Tranquility - a yoga in the wild program

    Faith for Tatas - a nonprofit with a Christian focus to raise money for breast cancer research, and provide Christian support groups for those battling breast cancer and their families

    Muddy Trails - a video production company focusing on weddings in the high country

    The Brew Crew - a beer delivery service for Boone

    HCSOA - High Country Soccer Officials Association

  • Wiki Slide Activity

    Have everyone pull up their homework wiki

    Maximize screen, pull on bottom corner to stretch

    Everyone slide to the right

    Read, look at wiki

    Type your name at bottom, then add project ideas this person could do

    Don’t stress about spelling or grammar

    List as many ideas as possible, even funny, wild ideas

    Use timer to allow about 1 minute for each rotation

    Rotate through entire class

    Print wikis

    Pair up with person across from you

    Exchange wikis

    Decide which are the three best ideas, circle

    Report out the best idea to class

    Take up printed wikis, award bonus points to the best

  • Homework

    Read syllabus

    Keep thinking about your project idea, will have to decide soon

  • Technology Policy Reminder

    silence and stow

    out of sight

    no appearance

    a letter grade deduction from final grade if a violation occurs

  • How to Make Toast

    Pass out paper, markers

    SILENCE must be maintained for this exercise throughout

    Draw instructions for making toast, you can’t use words

    After everyone has a chance, discuss next step

    Areas on board with markers, index card area, post it note area, paper area

    Still no talking, the group should construct a larger, better model for how to make toast

    Divide into wiki groups

    Once groups finish, take up individual sheets

    Have groups present out

    Lecture: the point, how do you convey a simple message to an audience: nodes and connections

    how do we do this for something as complex as The History of the Internet?

    break it down, just like instructions for toast

    create a model for the audience to follow

    simplify first then add complexity

  • Wiki Lecture

    a wiki starts with a blank page

    unlimited pages

    tools: text, media, linking

    demo helpful buttons: toggle full screen

    how to add a page

  • Group Wiki Assignment

    Overview of assignment

    Communication issues - how to

    Rubric

  • Homework

    Facebook Group: if you going to join, join within the next hour, I will change group setting to secret this afternoon

    Group Wiki: This is your first graded assignment. It is worth 100 points. There are 20 bonus points available for the members of the best group.

    You will also have a chance to grade your peers in your group, so if someone is a slacker you can take care of that in the grade you give them. Don’t be that guy! Right!

    Monday is a lab night: take advantage of being here to work on the wiki, work together in groups, and the ability to get personal help from me!

    The deadline is midnight on Monday.

  • Open Lab

    Group Wiki: This is your first graded assignment. It is worth 100 points. There are 20 bonus points available for the members of the best group.

    Hopefully, you’ve spent 2-3 hours working on this assignment over the past 5-6 days…if so, you are most likely in great shape, if not, you should clear your calendar for tonight.

    Lab time can be used to work in your groups or individually. Take advantage of being here to work on the wiki, work together in groups, and the ability to get personal help from me!

    The deadline is midnight on Monday - TONIGHT!

  • Quiz on discussion readings

  • Anyone who didn’t present logos last week, will present today

  • Photo presentations to class

  • Discussion Leaders - lead discussion on first set of articles

  • William Purcell • Senior Lecturer

    Department of Communication • Appalachian State University

    Office: 134 Walker Hall

    Office Hours: Tuesdays 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.; Wednesdays 11 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

    Call/text: 828.964.2355 (between 10 a.m. and 10 p.m.)
    purcellwh@appstate.edu

    Universal access: the syllabus and other class materials are available in any format for the reader (large/variable font size, etc.) by request and working with the Office of Disability Services at Appalachian, please let me know how I can help meet your learning needs.

    Welcome!

    I am excited to join with you in our academic pursuits this semester as we create an interactive, supportive, and fun learning-community together. I not only want to build connections and support networks between students, but also to become a resource for you now and into your future. I have high expectations for each of you, of myself, and of this course. If there is anything I can do to make your experience in this class more meaningful, please let me know.

    This class is designed for serious students willing to read, write, think, share, discuss, study, work, and interact with the issues at hand. To do well in this class, you must attend regularly, participate, write, speak up in class, and do all the reading. If you want an “easy” class, please look elsewhere because you will not be happy here.

    COM 3200 Internet Communication • Spring 2016

    Course Description: Practical and theoretical introduction to the Internet as a communication medium. Training in effective online communication, including human-computer interaction and web production. Discussion of social, political, and personal impact of online interactions via networks from a variety of theoretical, historical, and critical perspectives.

    Course Goals: to develop a robust portfolio of creative, relevant, and market-centered materials that will prepare students for future courses, internships, and jobs within the industry; to better understand the social and global impact of the Internet; to develop a critical understanding of the Internet and new media; to understand the ways new media shape an information society and its economy; to develop skills for basic and effective online communication.

    Textbook: none…readings will be provided in-class or posted on AsULearn.

    Materials required: minimum of $10 for printing, could be more according to your needs; $10 for homework/final project supplies, could be more according to your needs; I highly recommend cloud storage or USB drive; you will need access to a variety of online platforms and/or Apps, though there are free versions of all platforms/Apps we need for class, you might find paying for additional services/Apps, etc. might be worthwhile to the work you are creating: for example, purchasing a stock photo or subscribing to a premium web site builder
    Earning Grades
    You determine your grade through participation…

    Students will earn points throughout the semester based on the quality and quantity of work you produce. Students begin the semester with zero points and hopefully earn 2,000 points by the end of the semester in order to earn an “A”. Points are simply earned and added up for a grand total. No fancy math needed. Simply add up your point total and find your grade in the chart below.

    Points are not guaranteed by your body being in the room; points are reflective of the level of engagement a student demonstrates by coming to class prepared, completing assignments, speaking up, being active, performing activities, etc. Students who are not engaged in course content or spend time on topics not related to class will not earn points: speaking up is more than just speaking, it is having something to say connected to the course content. An engaged student who is fully prepared, intently listening, responsive, speaking up, and connecting course material to the conversation should earn a high level of points. Points are also available for specific assignments and projects.

    There are more points available than needed for an “A” in the course. This means a certain number of missed points (for absences or poor performance, etc.) are built into the system. Thus, late work or make-up work is not needed or accepted (unless it is a major assignment that a student missed during extreme, documented circumstances).

    Assignments:

    100 points: wiki assignments
    200 points: discussion leader
    200 points: email assignments
    200 points: Facebook page
    500 points: blog
    200 points: video
    600 points: final project - web site
    300 points: final exam

    2,300 points total

    Grading Scale:
    A = 2,000 - 2,300 points
    A minus = 1,900 - 1,999 points
    B plus = 1,800 - 1,899 points
    B = 1,700 - 1,799 points
    B minus = 1,600 - 1,699 points
    C plus = 1,500 - 1,599 points
    C = 1,400 - 1,499 points
    C minus = 1,300 - 1,399 points
    D plus = 1,200 - 1,299 points
    D = 1,100 - 1,199 points
    D minus = 1,000 - 1,099 points
    F = 999 - 0 points

    Bonus Points: I rarely offer extra credit. However, I do reward outstanding work with “bonus” points for student work that goes beyond what is expected. This is particularly important reason to attend class and participate well. These points may be very helpful at the end of the semester.

    NEVER email/text about grades: Instead, make an appointment or drop by during office hours to chat in person. I will not respond to emails concerning grades. DO NOT ask me about grades before, during, or after class, or in front of other students. Your grades are private and protected information that federal law prevents me from discussing anywhere except my office where the integrity of the privacy of the information can be maintained.

    24/7 Rule: If you have a concern about a grade, I ask that you first take 24 hours to review the comments and to think about the assignment. After 24 hours, you have seven days to schedule an office appointment to discuss any concerns. The obvious exception is during exam week.

    Late Work/Makeup Work: Only accepted/given in extreme circumstances with documented reasons. If you can’t get your assignment to class on time, get someone else to bring it. Make an office appointment for a decision. All late work penalized at the instructor’s discretion. DO NOT EMAIL LATE ASSIGNMENTS w/o permission.

    NEVER email assignments: unless you are specifically asked to do so.

    Attendance

    You should attend all classes…

    If you do not plan on attending class, you should drop immediately. That said, there is no attendance policy. I don’t keep track of attendance. If you want to learn, come to class. If you don’t, don’t come to class.

    If you miss a class: It is your responsibility to discover what you missed from being absent. Make a friend in class and ask that friend for notes and assignments. Make an appointment or drop by during my office hours. I don’t need to know why you were not in class. I assume students missing class have a good reason. If you have a unique situation that involves you requesting any type of make-up work, please set up a meeting during my office hours. Bring the appropriate documentation to the meeting. I will create an additional assignment/s for valid, documented, excusable reasons.

    NEVER email me to ask what you missed in class: Instead, make an appointment or drop by during office hours to chat in person.

    Late or have to leave early? Come on in! I’d rather you get part of the class rather than none at all. My philosophy is to learn by doing and you have to be here to learn. However, don’t make it a habit.

    Policy on Personal Electronic Devices
    Personal Electronic Devices (PED) includes laptops, smart watches, tablets, mobile phones, or any web enabled communication device. PEDs are ubiquitous both in and outside the classroom. Research and my own experience finds that when someone is using a PED they are, for all practical purposes, “absent” from class as completely as if they are physically gone. Of course, for the individual student, being physically absent is a personal choice.

    However, in-class use of PEDs ceases to be a personal choice when it has negative impacts on peers and the course. Experience has shown that:

    • PED use is annoying and distracting to those around you and interferes with your peer’s classroom experience. Students complain about it regularly.

    • PED users are much more likely to ask questions on information that has already been discussed in class. This wastes class time and is annoying to both your peers and myself. This is effectively stealing others time – time, which they and taxpayers have paid for.

    • PED users are much more likely to be confused on class assignments and expectations or miss critical information with three results:

     1. Contacting the instructor with requests for repeating information disseminated in class, which is disrespectful of
    
     my time.
    
     2.  Being much more likely to misinterpret assignment directions and miss important deadlines and instructions and
    
     thus receive lower grades or no points for missed assignments/deadlines.
    
     3. Habitual in class PED users earn poorer final grades.

    Rules on use of Policy on Personal Electronic Devices

    1. PEDs are to be silenced and stowed out of sight for the duration of class (ear phones should be removed and stored).

    2. Checking PEDs for messages, texting, or any other activity is prohibited.

    3. Students who violate this policy will receive one letter grade deduction for each infraction. For example, at the end of the semester an “A” grade becomes a “B”, if there is a violation of this policy.

    PED use is allowed when:

     • It is explicitly authorized by the instructor. Laptops and smart phones may be used for some activities or during breaks.
    
     • If students have an ongoing need to be available via mobile phone such as communication with young children, family medical issues, or other similar serious and compelling reasons they need to contact me to work out an arrangement immediately. 
    
     • If students have a serious and compelling reason on a particular day such as an emergency situation involving family or work they need to contact me at the start of class and exit the classroom to answer calls or text replies. Note that abuse of this privilege will not be tolerated.
    
     • If you have an official accommodation from the Office of Disability Services, please speak with me after our first class to arrange the appropriate accommodation.

    Other
    Privacy: This class requires students to engage in creation of content for the Internet. We will discuss privacy issues in class, however it is the responsibility of each student to control the personal privacy settings of the tools the student chooses to use to complete assignments in class. For example, although we will be creating a Facebook page associated with a project in this class, the student can and should maintain privacy by choosing the correct Facebook settings. Another example is the web site the student develops for class: the student is responsible for decisions on what content to make public or not. The entire class can be completed with anonymity. Please, ask the professor if you have any concerns or questions.

    Student Engagement (homework): Be prepared to spend six hours each week (outside of class time) on work for this course. This is consistent with Appalachian’s Statement on Student Engagement with Courses.

    Assignment Formats: I will only accept assignments in the appropriate form as indicated by the assignment instructions. DO NOT EMAIL assignments, unless specifically asked to by the instructor.

    E-mail: I will use your official appstate.edu email to communicate with you. I didn’t get the email is not an excuse. Check your email daily.

    ASULEARN: We will use ASULEARN for our course web site. Check it daily.

    Etiquette: Be respectful. Be mindful of others. The classroom should be a sacred place of learning regarded with the respect deserving of the opportunity you have been given to study here and the investment society has put into your potential. Any etiquette violations will result in a one letter grade deduction from your final grade. This includes, but is not limited to: speaking while professor is speaking or while a peer is speaking, side-conversations, distractions during lecture or presentations, packing up before class is over, being chronically late to class or leaving early, not being prepared for class, etc. As young adults who are training to be professionals and productive leaders in society, your behavior in this class should exhibit respect for others, respect for yourself and a willingness to take responsibility for your actions. Be mindful of informal language that may offend others. Here we work to create a space where ALL people are accepted and appreciated.

    Recording: No recording of class without my permission: this includes audio, video, photography, or any other means of capturing course content. This also includes screenshots, video, audio, etc. of our AsUlearn site or any other resource used for class.

    Inclement Weather: DO NOT call the Communication Department main office. Call me. Check your e-mail. It is very rare that I cancel class because of weather. Because of the potential for extreme weather, the following will be the inclement weather policy for this class: should this class be cancelled for inclement weather more than two times, additional required classes will be taught. They may be in the evening or even on the weekend. Classes will meet on a one-for-one basis (one extra class for each class cancelled). The professor reserves the right to alter this policy as needed. Please make sure you let your employer know this policy.

    Academic Policies of the University: Please become familiar with the information on this website: https://academicaffairs.appstate.edu/resources/syllabi-policy-and-statement-information . It contains information about Academic Integrity, Disability Services, Attendance Policy (including religious observances), and Student Engagement with Courses.

    Course Calendar
    Posted on our class web site…AsULearn: www.asulearn.appstate.edu

  • Exam Question?

    What’s the point to drawing how to make toast?

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I not only want to build connections and support networks between students, but also to become a resource for you now and into your future. I have high expectations for each of you, of myself, and of this course. If there is anything I can do to make your experience in this class more meaningful, please let me know.\n\nThis class is designed for serious students willing to read, write, think, share, discuss, study, work, and interact with the issues at hand. To do well in this class, you must attend regularly, participate, write, speak up in class, and do all the reading. If you want an “easy” class, please look elsewhere because you will not be happy here.\n\n\nCOM 3200 Internet Communication • Spring 2016\n\nCourse Description: Practical and theoretical introduction to the Internet as a communication medium. Training in effective online communication, including human-computer interaction and web production. Discussion of social, political, and personal impact of online interactions via networks from a variety of theoretical, historical, and critical perspectives. \n\nCourse Goals: to develop a robust portfolio of creative, relevant, and market-centered materials that will prepare students for future courses, internships, and jobs within the industry; to better understand the social and global impact of the Internet; to develop a critical understanding of the Internet and new media; to understand the ways new media shape an information society and its economy; to develop skills for basic and effective online communication. \n\nTextbook: none...readings will be provided in-class or posted on AsULearn.\n\nMaterials required: minimum of $10 for printing, could be more according to your needs; $10 for homework/final project supplies, could be more according to your needs; I highly recommend cloud storage or USB drive; you will need access to a variety of online platforms and/or Apps, though there are free versions of all platforms/Apps we need for class, you might find paying for additional services/Apps, etc. might be worthwhile to the work you are creating: for example, purchasing a stock photo or subscribing to a premium web site builder\nEarning Grades\nYou determine your grade through participation...\n\nStudents will earn points throughout the semester based on the quality and quantity of work you produce. Students begin the semester with zero points and hopefully earn 2,000 points by the end of the semester in order to earn an “A”. Points are simply earned and added up for a grand total. No fancy math needed. Simply add up your point total and find your grade in the chart below. \n\nPoints are not guaranteed by your body being in the room; points are reflective of the level of engagement a student demonstrates by coming to class prepared, completing assignments, speaking up, being active, performing activities, etc. Students who are not engaged in course content or spend time on topics not related to class will not earn points: speaking up is more than just speaking, it is having something to say connected to the course content. An engaged student who is fully prepared, intently listening, responsive, speaking up, and connecting course material to the conversation should earn a high level of points. Points are also available for specific assignments and projects.\n\nThere are more points available than needed for an “A” in the course. This means a certain number of missed points (for absences or poor performance, etc.) are built into the system. Thus, late work or make-up work is not needed or accepted (unless it is a major assignment that a student missed during extreme, documented circumstances).\n\nAssignments: \n\n100 points: wiki assignments\n200 points: discussion leader\n200 points: email assignments\n200 points: Facebook page\n500 points: blog\n200 points: video\n600 points: final project - web site\n300 points: final exam\n\n2,300 points total \n\n\n\nGrading Scale: \nA = 2,000 - 2,300 points\nA minus = 1,900 - 1,999 points\nB plus = 1,800 - 1,899 points\nB = 1,700 - 1,799 points\nB minus = 1,600 - 1,699 points\nC plus = 1,500 - 1,599 points\nC = 1,400 - 1,499 points\nC minus = 1,300 - 1,399 points\nD plus = 1,200 - 1,299 points\nD = 1,100 - 1,199 points\nD minus = 1,000 - 1,099 points\nF = 999 - 0 points\n\n\n\nBonus Points: I rarely offer extra credit. However, I do reward outstanding work with “bonus” points for student work that goes beyond what is expected. This is particularly important reason to attend class and participate well. These points may be very helpful at the end of the semester. \n\nNEVER email/text about grades: Instead, make an appointment or drop by during office hours to chat in person. I will not respond to emails concerning grades. DO NOT ask me about grades before, during, or after class, or in front of other students. Your grades are private and protected information that federal law prevents me from discussing anywhere except my office where the integrity of the privacy of the information can be maintained. \n\n24/7 Rule: If you have a concern about a grade, I ask that you first take 24 hours to review the comments and to think about the assignment. After 24 hours, you have seven days to schedule an office appointment to discuss any concerns. The obvious exception is during exam week. \n\nLate Work/Makeup Work: Only accepted/given in extreme circumstances with documented reasons. If you can't get your assignment to class on time, get someone else to bring it. Make an office appointment for a decision. All late work penalized at the instructor’s discretion. DO NOT EMAIL LATE ASSIGNMENTS w/o permission.\n\nNEVER email assignments: unless you are specifically asked to do so.\n\nAttendance\n\nYou should attend all classes...\n\nIf you do not plan on attending class, you should drop immediately. That said, there is no attendance policy. I don't keep track of attendance. If you want to learn, come to class. If you don't, don't come to class. \n\nIf you miss a class: It is your responsibility to discover what you missed from being absent. Make a friend in class and ask that friend for notes and assignments. Make an appointment or drop by during my office hours. I don't need to know why you were not in class. I assume students missing class have a good reason. If you have a unique situation that involves you requesting any type of make-up work, please set up a meeting during my office hours. Bring the appropriate documentation to the meeting. I will create an additional assignment/s for valid, documented, excusable reasons. \n\nNEVER email me to ask what you missed in class: Instead, make an appointment or drop by during office hours to chat in person.\n\nLate or have to leave early? Come on in! I’d rather you get part of the class rather than none at all. My philosophy is to learn by doing and you have to be here to learn. However, don’t make it a habit. \n\nPolicy on Personal Electronic Devices\nPersonal Electronic Devices (PED) includes laptops, smart watches, tablets, mobile phones, or any web enabled communication device. PEDs are ubiquitous both in and outside the classroom. Research and my own experience finds that when someone is using a PED they are, for all practical purposes, “absent” from class as completely as if they are physically gone. Of course, for the individual student, being physically absent is a personal choice.\n\nHowever, in-class use of PEDs ceases to be a personal choice when it has negative impacts on peers and the course. Experience has shown that:\n\n• PED use is annoying and distracting to those around you and interferes with your peer’s classroom experience. Students complain about it regularly.\n\n• PED users are much more likely to ask questions on information that has already been discussed in class. This wastes class time and is annoying to both your peers and myself. This is effectively stealing others time – time, which they and taxpayers have paid for.\n\n• PED users are much more likely to be confused on class assignments and expectations or miss critical information with three results:\n\n 1. Contacting the instructor with requests for repeating information disseminated in class, which is disrespectful of\n\n my time.\n\n 2. Being much more likely to misinterpret assignment directions and miss important deadlines and instructions and\n\n thus receive lower grades or no points for missed assignments/deadlines.\n\n 3. Habitual in class PED users earn poorer final grades.\n\nRules on use of Policy on Personal Electronic Devices\n\n1. PEDs are to be silenced and stowed out of sight for the duration of class (ear phones should be removed and stored).\n\n2. Checking PEDs for messages, texting, or any other activity is prohibited.\n\n3. Students who violate this policy will receive one letter grade deduction for each infraction. For example, at the end of the semester an \"A\" grade becomes a \"B\", if there is a violation of this policy. \n\nPED use is allowed when:\n\n • It is explicitly authorized by the instructor. Laptops and smart phones may be used for some activities or during breaks.\n\n • If students have an ongoing need to be available via mobile phone such as communication with young children, family medical issues, or other similar serious and compelling reasons they need to contact me to work out an arrangement immediately. \n\n • If students have a serious and compelling reason on a particular day such as an emergency situation involving family or work they need to contact me at the start of class and exit the classroom to answer calls or text replies. Note that abuse of this privilege will not be tolerated.\n\n • If you have an official accommodation from the Office of Disability Services, please speak with me after our first class to arrange the appropriate accommodation.\n\nOther\nPrivacy: This class requires students to engage in creation of content for the Internet. We will discuss privacy issues in class, however it is the responsibility of each student to control the personal privacy settings of the tools the student chooses to use to complete assignments in class. For example, although we will be creating a Facebook page associated with a project in this class, the student can and should maintain privacy by choosing the correct Facebook settings. Another example is the web site the student develops for class: the student is responsible for decisions on what content to make public or not. The entire class can be completed with anonymity. Please, ask the professor if you have any concerns or questions. \n\nStudent Engagement (homework): Be prepared to spend six hours each week (outside of class time) on work for this course. This is consistent with Appalachian’s Statement on Student Engagement with Courses.\n\nAssignment Formats: I will only accept assignments in the appropriate form as indicated by the assignment instructions. DO NOT EMAIL assignments, unless specifically asked to by the instructor.\n\nE-mail: I will use your official appstate.edu email to communicate with you. I didn't get the email is not an excuse. Check your email daily.\n\nASULEARN: We will use ASULEARN for our course web site. Check it daily. \n\nEtiquette: Be respectful. Be mindful of others. The classroom should be a sacred place of learning regarded with the respect deserving of the opportunity you have been given to study here and the investment society has put into your potential. Any etiquette violations will result in a one letter grade deduction from your final grade. This includes, but is not limited to: speaking while professor is speaking or while a peer is speaking, side-conversations, distractions during lecture or presentations, packing up before class is over, being chronically late to class or leaving early, not being prepared for class, etc. As young adults who are training to be professionals and productive leaders in society, your behavior in this class should exhibit respect for others, respect for yourself and a willingness to take responsibility for your actions. Be mindful of informal language that may offend others. Here we work to create a space where ALL people are accepted and appreciated.\n\nRecording: No recording of class without my permission: this includes audio, video, photography, or any other means of capturing course content. This also includes screenshots, video, audio, etc. of our AsUlearn site or any other resource used for class. \n\nInclement Weather: DO NOT call the Communication Department main office. Call me. Check your e-mail. It is very rare that I cancel class because of weather. Because of the potential for extreme weather, the following will be the inclement weather policy for this class: should this class be cancelled for inclement weather more than two times, additional required classes will be taught. They may be in the evening or even on the weekend. Classes will meet on a one-for-one basis (one extra class for each class cancelled). The professor reserves the right to alter this policy as needed. Please make sure you let your employer know this policy. \n\nAcademic Policies of the University: Please become familiar with the information on this website: https://academicaffairs.appstate.edu/resources/syllabi-policy-and-statement-information . It contains information about Academic Integrity, Disability Services, Attendance Policy (including religious observances), and Student Engagement with Courses.\n\nCourse Calendar\nPosted on our class web site...AsULearn: www.asulearn.appstate.edu\n\n\n\n\n"},{"_id":"623cc1ed51b54d6cb30000db","treeId":"623cb4f951b54d6cb30000d4","seq":5902346,"position":4,"parentId":null,"content":"Class 2 - Brainstorming Project Ideas\n\nWednesday January 13"},{"_id":"623cfeb951b54d6cb30000ff","treeId":"623cb4f951b54d6cb30000d4","seq":5902494,"position":1,"parentId":"623cc1ed51b54d6cb30000db","content":"**Technology Policy Reminder**\n\nsilence and stow\n\nout of sight\n\nno appearance\n\na letter grade deduction from final grade if a violation occurs "},{"_id":"623d011251b54d6cb3000101","treeId":"623cb4f951b54d6cb30000d4","seq":5902497,"position":2,"parentId":"623cc1ed51b54d6cb30000db","content":"**New Students?**\n\npass out copy of syllabus to them\n\nmeet with them after class to catch them up\n\nhave them read syllabus and come by and meet with me if needed to get up to speed"},{"_id":"623d154951b54d6cb3000107","treeId":"623cb4f951b54d6cb30000d4","seq":5902522,"position":2.5,"parentId":"623cc1ed51b54d6cb30000db","content":"**Check Homework Completion**\n\nIf a student did not finish homework, send them down the hall to the computer lab to finish before returning to class"},{"_id":"623d037351b54d6cb3000102","treeId":"623cb4f951b54d6cb30000d4","seq":5902503,"position":3,"parentId":"623cc1ed51b54d6cb30000db","content":"**Lecture: Final Project** - what makes a great final project idea?"},{"_id":"623d06ea51b54d6cb3000103","treeId":"623cb4f951b54d6cb30000d4","seq":5902513,"position":1,"parentId":"623d037351b54d6cb3000102","content":"![](https://www.filepicker.io/api/file/TfOiBYaBT7iT4eDEKSuL)"},{"_id":"623d10c551b54d6cb3000104","treeId":"623cb4f951b54d6cb30000d4","seq":6128886,"position":2,"parentId":"623d037351b54d6cb3000102","content":"![](https://www.filepicker.io/api/file/RPGDVKaJTZaaYy4loOHC)"},{"_id":"623d117451b54d6cb3000105","treeId":"623cb4f951b54d6cb30000d4","seq":6128885,"position":3,"parentId":"623d037351b54d6cb3000102","content":"![](https://www.filepicker.io/api/file/b69LyRH2Vc5Nf3oNF8AM)"},{"_id":"623d11e551b54d6cb3000106","treeId":"623cb4f951b54d6cb30000d4","seq":5902517,"position":4,"parentId":"623d037351b54d6cb3000102","content":"![](https://www.filepicker.io/api/file/EsvZsPLsQuywO08gHlMZ)"},{"_id":"623d185b51b54d6cb3000108","treeId":"623cb4f951b54d6cb30000d4","seq":5902524,"position":4,"parentId":"623cc1ed51b54d6cb30000db","content":"**Share Past Project Ideas**\n\n\nHighlander Music - a Boone-based small business that is like a guitar center, but in Boone catering to college students\n\nTake Paws - an indoor pet-walking facility for Boone\n\nDiversify - an advocacy club at App to promote policies to make ASU a more diverse and diverse-friendly campus\n\nTrails to Tranquility - a yoga in the wild program\n\nFaith for Tatas - a nonprofit with a Christian focus to raise money for breast cancer research, and provide Christian support groups for those battling breast cancer and their families\n\nMuddy Trails - a video production company focusing on weddings in the high country\n\nThe Brew Crew - a beer delivery service for Boone\n\nHCSOA - High Country Soccer Officials Association "},{"_id":"623d1bcd51b54d6cb3000109","treeId":"623cb4f951b54d6cb30000d4","seq":5902540,"position":5,"parentId":"623cc1ed51b54d6cb30000db","content":"**Wiki Slide Activity**\n\nHave everyone pull up their homework wiki\n\nMaximize screen, pull on bottom corner to stretch\n\nEveryone slide to the right\n\nRead, look at wiki\n\nType your name at bottom, then add project ideas this person could do\n\nDon't stress about spelling or grammar\n\nList as many ideas as possible, even funny, wild ideas\n\nUse timer to allow about 1 minute for each rotation\n\nRotate through entire class\n\nPrint wikis\n\nPair up with person across from you\n\nExchange wikis\n\nDecide which are the three best ideas, circle\n\nReport out the best idea to class\n\nTake up printed wikis, award bonus points to the best"},{"_id":"623d23f651b54d6cb300010a","treeId":"623cb4f951b54d6cb30000d4","seq":5902533,"position":6,"parentId":"623cc1ed51b54d6cb30000db","content":"**Homework**\n\nRead syllabus\n\nKeep thinking about your project idea, will have to decide soon"},{"_id":"623cc35551b54d6cb30000dc","treeId":"623cb4f951b54d6cb30000d4","seq":5902347,"position":5,"parentId":null,"content":"MLK Day - NO CLASS\n\nMonday January 18"},{"_id":"623cc40551b54d6cb30000dd","treeId":"623cb4f951b54d6cb30000d4","seq":5902352,"position":6,"parentId":null,"content":"Class 3 - How to Make Toast / Wiki Work\n\nWednesday January 20\n"},{"_id":"623d002f51b54d6cb3000100","treeId":"623cb4f951b54d6cb30000d4","seq":5902495,"position":1,"parentId":"623cc40551b54d6cb30000dd","content":"**Technology Policy Reminder**\n\nsilence and stow\n\nout of sight\n\nno appearance\n\na letter grade deduction from final grade if a violation occurs "},{"_id":"623d273551b54d6cb300010b","treeId":"623cb4f951b54d6cb30000d4","seq":5902601,"position":2,"parentId":"623cc40551b54d6cb30000dd","content":"**How to Make Toast**\n\nPass out paper, markers\n\nSILENCE must be maintained for this exercise throughout\n\nDraw instructions for making toast, you can't use words\n\nAfter everyone has a chance, discuss next step\n\nAreas on board with markers, index card area, post it note area, paper area\n\nStill no talking, the group should construct a larger, better model for how to make toast\n\nDivide into wiki groups\n\nOnce groups finish, take up individual sheets\n\nHave groups present out\n\nLecture: the point, how do you convey a simple message to an audience: nodes and connections\n\nhow do we do this for something as complex as The History of the Internet?\n\nbreak it down, just like instructions for toast\n\ncreate a model for the audience to follow\n\nsimplify first then add complexity"},{"_id":"623d327951b54d6cb300010c","treeId":"623cb4f951b54d6cb30000d4","seq":5902576,"position":1,"parentId":"623d273551b54d6cb300010b","content":"**For Further Exploration**\n\nWhy drawing toast helps one think about solving problems?\n\nhttps://www.ted.com/talks/tom_wujec_got_a_wicked_problem_first_tell_me_how_you_make_toast?language=en"},{"_id":"623d35be51b54d6cb300010d","treeId":"623cb4f951b54d6cb30000d4","seq":5902578,"position":1,"parentId":"623d327951b54d6cb300010c","content":"**Exam Question?**\n\nWhat's the point to drawing how to make toast?"},{"_id":"623d36e951b54d6cb300010e","treeId":"623cb4f951b54d6cb30000d4","seq":5905721,"position":3,"parentId":"623cc40551b54d6cb30000dd","content":"**Wiki Lecture**\n\na wiki starts with a blank page\n\nunlimited pages\n\ntools: text, media, linking\n\ndemo helpful buttons: toggle full screen\n\nhow to add a page\n"},{"_id":"623e9ec751b54d6cb3000110","treeId":"623cb4f951b54d6cb30000d4","seq":5905731,"position":3.5,"parentId":"623cc40551b54d6cb30000dd","content":"**Group Wiki Assignment**\n\nOverview of assignment\n\nCommunication issues - how to\n\nRubric\n\n"},{"_id":"623ea14051b54d6cb3000111","treeId":"623cb4f951b54d6cb30000d4","seq":5905737,"position":1,"parentId":"623e9ec751b54d6cb3000110","content":"![](https://www.filepicker.io/api/file/gRJREe7nQ6Cq8AgfbjA0)"},{"_id":"623d3c4c51b54d6cb300010f","treeId":"623cb4f951b54d6cb30000d4","seq":5902597,"position":4,"parentId":"623cc40551b54d6cb30000dd","content":"**Homework**\n\n**Facebook Group:** if you going to join, join within the next hour, I will change group setting to secret this afternoon\n\n**Group Wiki:** This is your first graded assignment. It is worth 100 points. There are 20 bonus points available for the members of the best group. \n\nYou will also have a chance to grade your peers in your group, so if someone is a slacker you can take care of that in the grade you give them. Don't be that guy! Right!\n\nMonday is a lab night: take advantage of being here to work on the wiki, work together in groups, and the ability to get personal help from me!\n\nThe deadline is midnight on Monday.\n\n"},{"_id":"623cc5f851b54d6cb30000de","treeId":"623cb4f951b54d6cb30000d4","seq":5902359,"position":7,"parentId":null,"content":"Class 4 - Wiki Open Lab (Wiki due at midnight tonight!)\n\nMonday January 25"},{"_id":"627fa8bb3e83bd3589000054","treeId":"623cb4f951b54d6cb30000d4","seq":5964654,"position":1,"parentId":"623cc5f851b54d6cb30000de","content":"**Open Lab**\n\n**Group Wiki:** This is your first graded assignment. It is worth 100 points. There are 20 bonus points available for the members of the best group.\n\nHopefully, you've spent 2-3 hours working on this assignment over the past 5-6 days...if so, you are most likely in great shape, if not, you should clear your calendar for tonight.\n\nLab time can be used to work in your groups or individually. Take advantage of being here to work on the wiki, work together in groups, and the ability to get personal help from me!\n\nThe deadline is midnight on Monday - TONIGHT! "},{"_id":"627fae913e83bd3589000055","treeId":"623cb4f951b54d6cb30000d4","seq":5964668,"position":1,"parentId":"627fa8bb3e83bd3589000054","content":"By now you surely know how to access AsULearn...just in case, here is the link\n\nhttp://www.asulearn.appstate.edu"},{"_id":"623cc96851b54d6cb30000e0","treeId":"623cb4f951b54d6cb30000d4","seq":5902391,"position":7.5,"parentId":null,"content":"Class 5 - Logos, Colors, & Fonts, Oh! My! assign readings\n\nWednesday January 27"},{"_id":"629aeadb50ab4873cb000049","treeId":"623cb4f951b54d6cb30000d4","seq":5991089,"position":1,"parentId":"623cc96851b54d6cb30000e0","content":""},{"_id":"623ccb0d51b54d6cb30000e1","treeId":"623cb4f951b54d6cb30000d4","seq":5902369,"position":7.75,"parentId":null,"content":"Class 6 - Logo Open Lab\n\nMonday February 1"},{"_id":"623cccd651b54d6cb30000e2","treeId":"623cb4f951b54d6cb30000d4","seq":6128949,"position":7.875,"parentId":null,"content":"Class 7 - Logo PDF presentations, photos intro\n\nWednesday February 3"},{"_id":"623cd09f51b54d6cb30000e3","treeId":"623cb4f951b54d6cb30000d4","seq":6128946,"position":7.9375,"parentId":null,"content":"Class 8 - Photo open lab\n\nMonday February 8"},{"_id":"623cd27351b54d6cb30000e4","treeId":"623cb4f951b54d6cb30000d4","seq":6128889,"position":7.96875,"parentId":null,"content":"Class 9 - Photo assignments due; first discussion leaders reading\n\nWednesday February 10"},{"_id":"635329c19046f887fb00004a","treeId":"623cb4f951b54d6cb30000d4","seq":6128891,"position":1,"parentId":"623cd27351b54d6cb30000e4","content":"Quiz on discussion readings"},{"_id":"63532a4a9046f887fb00004b","treeId":"623cb4f951b54d6cb30000d4","seq":6128892,"position":2,"parentId":"623cd27351b54d6cb30000e4","content":"Anyone who didn't present logos last week, will present today\n"},{"_id":"63532b3e9046f887fb00004c","treeId":"623cb4f951b54d6cb30000d4","seq":6128893,"position":3,"parentId":"623cd27351b54d6cb30000e4","content":"Photo presentations to class"},{"_id":"63532bc19046f887fb00004d","treeId":"623cb4f951b54d6cb30000d4","seq":6128895,"position":4,"parentId":"623cd27351b54d6cb30000e4","content":"Discussion Leaders - lead discussion on first set of articles"},{"_id":"623cd61d51b54d6cb30000e5","treeId":"623cb4f951b54d6cb30000d4","seq":5902402,"position":7.984375,"parentId":null,"content":"Class 10 - lab\n\nMonday February 15"},{"_id":"63be053522f801734200004e","treeId":"623cb4f951b54d6cb30000d4","seq":6213753,"position":7.98828125,"parentId":null,"content":""},{"_id":"623cd6fc51b54d6cb30000e6","treeId":"623cb4f951b54d6cb30000d4","seq":6128896,"position":7.9921875,"parentId":null,"content":"Class 11 - DL 2\n\nWednesday February 17"},{"_id":"623cd79551b54d6cb30000e7","treeId":"623cb4f951b54d6cb30000d4","seq":5902404,"position":7.99609375,"parentId":null,"content":"Class 12 - lab\n\nMonday February 22"},{"_id":"623cd81c51b54d6cb30000e8","treeId":"623cb4f951b54d6cb30000d4","seq":6128898,"position":7.998046875,"parentId":null,"content":"Class 13 - DL 3\n\nWednesday February 24"},{"_id":"623cd8e251b54d6cb30000e9","treeId":"623cb4f951b54d6cb30000d4","seq":6128900,"position":7.9990234375,"parentId":null,"content":"Class 14 - DL 4\n\nMonday February 29"},{"_id":"623cdaa151b54d6cb30000ea","treeId":"623cb4f951b54d6cb30000d4","seq":5902414,"position":7.99951171875,"parentId":null,"content":"Class 15 - lab\n\nWednesday March 2"},{"_id":"623cdb2951b54d6cb30000eb","treeId":"623cb4f951b54d6cb30000d4","seq":5902415,"position":7.999755859375,"parentId":null,"content":"SPRING BREAK "},{"_id":"623cdb6751b54d6cb30000ec","treeId":"623cb4f951b54d6cb30000d4","seq":5902433,"position":7.9998779296875,"parentId":null,"content":"Class 16 - \n\nMonday March 14"},{"_id":"623ce8a051b54d6cb30000ed","treeId":"623cb4f951b54d6cb30000d4","seq":6128905,"position":7.99993896484375,"parentId":null,"content":"Class 17 - DL 5\n\nWednesday March 16"},{"_id":"623ce9c751b54d6cb30000ee","treeId":"623cb4f951b54d6cb30000d4","seq":6128903,"position":7.999969482421875,"parentId":null,"content":"Class 18 - lab\n\nMonday March 21"},{"_id":"623cea6651b54d6cb30000ef","treeId":"623cb4f951b54d6cb30000d4","seq":6128906,"position":7.9999847412109375,"parentId":null,"content":"Class 19 - DL 6\n\nWednesday March 23"},{"_id":"623ceb3f51b54d6cb30000f0","treeId":"623cb4f951b54d6cb30000d4","seq":5902443,"position":7.999992370605469,"parentId":null,"content":"STATE HOLIDAY BREAK"},{"_id":"623cebd351b54d6cb30000f1","treeId":"623cb4f951b54d6cb30000d4","seq":6128907,"position":7.999996185302734,"parentId":null,"content":"Class 20 - DL 7\n\nWednesday March 30"},{"_id":"623cec9b51b54d6cb30000f2","treeId":"623cb4f951b54d6cb30000d4","seq":5902447,"position":7.999998092651367,"parentId":null,"content":"Class 21 - lab\n\nMonday April 4"},{"_id":"623ced2e51b54d6cb30000f3","treeId":"623cb4f951b54d6cb30000d4","seq":6128909,"position":7.999999046325684,"parentId":null,"content":"Class 22- DL 8\n\nWednesday April 6"},{"_id":"623ceddc51b54d6cb30000f4","treeId":"623cb4f951b54d6cb30000d4","seq":5902449,"position":7.999999523162842,"parentId":null,"content":"Class 23 - lab\n\nMonday April 11"},{"_id":"623cee6c51b54d6cb30000f5","treeId":"623cb4f951b54d6cb30000d4","seq":6128914,"position":7.999999761581421,"parentId":null,"content":"Class 24 - DL 9\n\nWednesday April 13"},{"_id":"623cef2651b54d6cb30000f6","treeId":"623cb4f951b54d6cb30000d4","seq":6128915,"position":7.9999998807907104,"parentId":null,"content":"Class 25 - lab\n\nMonday April 18"},{"_id":"623cf05a51b54d6cb30000f7","treeId":"623cb4f951b54d6cb30000d4","seq":6128916,"position":7.999999940395355,"parentId":null,"content":"Class 26 - DL 10\n\n\nWednesday April 20"},{"_id":"623cf12651b54d6cb30000f8","treeId":"623cb4f951b54d6cb30000d4","seq":5902458,"position":7.999999970197678,"parentId":null,"content":"Class 27 - final project presentations\n\nMonday April 25"},{"_id":"623cf1f751b54d6cb30000f9","treeId":"623cb4f951b54d6cb30000d4","seq":5902461,"position":7.999999985098839,"parentId":null,"content":"Class 28 - final project presentations, merlefest?\n\nWednesday April 27"},{"_id":"623cf2e551b54d6cb30000fa","treeId":"623cb4f951b54d6cb30000d4","seq":5902463,"position":7.999999992549419,"parentId":null,"content":"Class 29 - final project presentations\n\nMonday May 2"},{"_id":"623cf3b851b54d6cb30000fb","treeId":"623cb4f951b54d6cb30000d4","seq":5902465,"position":7.99999999627471,"parentId":null,"content":"Class 30 - final project presentations, last day of class\n\nWednesday May 4"},{"_id":"623cf49551b54d6cb30000fc","treeId":"623cb4f951b54d6cb30000d4","seq":5902481,"position":7.999999998137355,"parentId":null,"content":"**Final Exam**\n\nFriday, May 6, noon to 2:30 p.m."},{"_id":"623cc80d51b54d6cb30000df","treeId":"623cb4f951b54d6cb30000d4","seq":5902357,"position":8,"parentId":null,"content":""}],"tree":{"_id":"623cb4f951b54d6cb30000d4","name":"COM 3200 Internet Communication","publicUrl":"com3200internetcommunication"}}