Wednesday, February 24, 2010

First Meeting 3 March 1-5 pm. E261!

The proposed agenda is below!

For presentation?


Remember this photo? I am hoping that in a year the networks will be like this. Maybe you could use it in the presentation...or would it scare people?

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

3/3 Proposed Agenda

Proposed Agenda
1:00-1:30
·          Lunch
·          Paul Arcario: The Broad View
·          Jason Smith: Networks 2.0: The Idea and Semester Expectations

1:30-2:00
·          Jason Smith: Blogging and Connecting
·          Ximena Gallardo: The Ning
·          Introductions and Roundtable Tech Discussion

2:00-2:30
·          Google Accounts
·          Our Network Blog Basics
·          Overview of Themes & Tags

2:30-3:00
·          Blog Entry 1: Course Descriptions
·          Developing the Lexicon: Tags Discussion
·          Tagging the Blog Entries

3:30-4:00              Group Break-out Phase 1

4:00-4:30              Group Break-out Phase 2

4:30-4:50              Blog Entry 2: Making connections

4:50-5:00              RFA Form



Monday, February 22, 2010

Notes for Organizational Pre-meeting 2/22/2010

Meet and Greet (and Eat)
·         A bit of background on the Community 2.0 Idea
·         Some formalized show and tell to get us started
·         Q&A and Impromptu show and tell
·         Theme Building Activity (Defining terms we use to connect)
·         Making Connections Between Courses
·         Techie Time   

Tasks to be Completed (These incorporate X's comments/suggestions from below)
·        Gmail Accounts
·        Blogger Basics (i.e. Follow, Post, Comment, Tag)
·        Establish Basic Lexicon of Procedural Tags (i.e. Last Name, Course Codes, etc.)
·        Establish Basic Lexicon of Course Theme Tags (i.e. Gender, Urban, Media, etc.)
·        Make initial connections between courses by posting a tagged entry to the blog with a course description.
·        Begin mapping out course activities.

Participants

Alexander, Christopher
Arcario, Paul
Cen, Ed
Clark, J. Elizabeth
Dragan, Rich
Gallagher, Kristen
Gallardo, Ximena
Hickman, Tara J.
Klages, Marisa
Lucca, Louis
McCormick, Elizabeth
Molina, Miguel
Orgel, Ros
Ovadia, Steve
Romanello, Mary
Smith, C. Jason
Stadler, Priscilla
Tanenbaum, Laura
Trapani, Santo
Vasileiou, Luke
Van Slyck, Phyllis
White, Scott

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Tags and Clouds

It just occurred to me that we could have two clouds; one for all tags (or theme tags) and one that just has our last names (the clouds are customizable) or some such. These could be over one another or the last name cloud could be to the side.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Meeting De-genda


Hi all!

I’ve been thinking about the upcoming ½ day (as described below) and how it should be organized as I get ready for the planning meeting in a few weeks and my initial thoughts are that something like the following might work. I prefer we stick to an “open plan” as much as possible as what we plan to try and do is unpredictable in its outcomes—and that is the cool part. After all, I think of this not so much as a “training” or “instructional” seminar but an “exploratory group”. I can’t tell you now where we will end up, but I am excited to start!

·         Meet and Greet (and Eat)
·         A bit of background on the Community 2.0 Idea
·         Some formalized show and tell to get us started
·         Q&A and Impromptu show and tell
·         Theme Building Activity (Defining terms we use to connect)
·         Making Connections Between Courses
·         Techie Time  

Tasks to be Completed (These incorporate X's comments/suggestions from below)
·        Gmail Accounts
·        Blogger Basics (i.e. Follow, Post, Comment, Tag)
·        Establish Basic Lexicon of Procedural Tags (i.e. Last Name, Course Codes, etc.)
·        Establish Basic Lexicon of Course Theme Tags (i.e. Gender, Urban, Media, etc.)
·        Make initial connections between courses by posting a tagged entry to the blog with a course description.
·        Begin mapping out course activities.

(IMAGE: Courtesy Flickr and Creative Commons, Sue Waters, "My Twitter network on January 31")



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gender in community


So I am thinking about the novels I am going to teach and the women's issues that will come up--this seems like a good spot to find other bloggers in Community 2.0. So for example I will be teaching Edwidge Danticat's Breath, Eyes, Memory (Haiti) and Buchi Emecheta's Second Class Citizen (Nigeria). Both have women who migrate to completely different cultures and struggle with oppression and redefinition...
We'll also be looking at conditions in Haiti and the intersections of postcolonialism and globalization