Things to do: week 1

  • Make sure you have down loaded the course profile or at least made a note of the due dates for the two assignments.
  • Begin writing in a notebook. We can't emphasise too much how important it is to keep track of what you do and why. Your early thoughts about a topic that you may want to develop for the course.
  • Set up a Google+ account. We will use a closed community G+ site for sharing information and organising online hangouts. The information collected in this community will remain available to you well past the completion of the course.
  • When you receive the invitation to the course wiki, sign on and put a little information about yourself on the wiki.
  • If you use EndNote for managing your bibliographic references, you can download an initial library for the course from the L@G site. If you would like this data in another format simply ask.
  • Have a look at some of the topics that were chosen in previous years. Begin to write, in your notebook, about possible topics that would be useful for you professionally to explore and develop.
  • Email Chris and send him the information he asked for in the 1st course announcement.
  • Grab a copy of danah boyd's new book: boyd, danah. (2014). It's complicated : the social lives of networked teens. New Haven: Yale University Press. It's free. Something for your digital collection.