Weekly outline

  • 13 January - 19 January

  • 20 January - 26 January

  • 27 January - 2 February

  • 3 February - 9 February

  • 10 February - 16 February

  • 17 February - 23 February

    • Week 6—Tuesday
      Topic: Interrogating the Interface oral presentations, in the following order: Emily Yaddof, Natalie Pick, Patrick Tarbox, Devin Rahn, Brendon Johnson, Alli Rowedder, Pat Gamble. If time permits, begin discussion of social networking unit. Assignment: Continue working on the final draft of your Interrogating the Interface assignment.

    • Week 6—Thursday

      Topic: Interrogating the Interface oral presentations, in the following order: Sabrina Greiner, Whitney Warner, Jenna Maggert, Catlin Thompson, Emma Trausch, Sam Johnson, Rob Ramirez, Eric Skarnes. If time permits, begin (or continue) discussion of social networking unit. Assignment: Submit the electronic file for your Interrogating the Interface assignment before class; bring a paper copy of your essay to class.

  • 24 February - 1 March

  • 2 March - 8 March

  • 9 March - 15 March

  • 16 March - 22 March

    • Spring Break—No Classes
  • 23 March - 29 March

    • Week 11—Tuesday
      Topic: Conclude Social Networking assignment; introduction to "kinetic texts" and the Kinetic Text assignment; in-class tutorial on using video cameras. Read: Visit the Billy Collins, Action Poet website and view at least three (preferably more) of the videos on the site. Assignment: Continue working on the final draft of your Social Networking essay; ensure that your essay uses a proper citation format (see resource below).

    • Week 11—Thursday

      Topic: iMovie workshop; gathering visual and audio resources for the Kinetic Text assignment. Read: Making a Movie in iMovie HD and iDVD 5, pages 1–70. Assignment: Select a poem, speech, or other piece of text to use for your Kinetic Text project. Also, the final draft of your Social Networking assignment is due at the beginning of class. Please bring a paper copy of the essay to class and upload an electronic copy of the document before class begins.

  • 30 March - 5 April

    • Week 12—Tuesday
      Topic: iMovie workshop; begin gathering images, video, and sound for the Kinetic Text assingment. Read: If you haven't done so already, read pages 1–70 of Creating a Movie with iMovie and iDVD (textbook). Assignment: Finalize your selection of a "text" for your Kinetic Text assignment before class; visit a Mac lab on campus and work through the tutorials in the iMovie textbook until you feel comfortable with the iMovie interface.

    • Week 12—Thursday

      Topic: iMovie workshop; assembling clips, aligning audio and video, creating titles and credits. Assignment: Bring electronic copies of all components of your Kinetic Text assignment to the lab.

  • 6 April - 12 April

    • Week 13—Tuesday
      Topic: iMovie workshop—aligning audio and video; putting it all together. Assignment: Before class on Tuesday, gather all of the raw artifacts you'll need for the Kinetic Text assignment (video clips, images, audio, etc.) and import them into your iMovie project.

    • Week 13—Thursday

      Topic: Watch kinetic text videos (in progress) and give feedback to each member of the class; continue editing videos during remaining time. Assignment: Come to class ready to share a rough version of your Kinetic Text assignment (in .mov or .mpeg format).

  • 13 April - 19 April

    • Week 14—Tuesday
      Topic: Discuss any final questions/concerns about the Kinetic Text assignment. Introduction to HTML and the Electronic Portfolio assignment. Assignment: Continue working on your Kinetic Text video; bring Creating a Web Page with HTML textbook to class.

    • Week 14—Thursday

      Topic: Watch all Kinetic Text videos. HTML and CSS workshop. Read: Chapter 1 of Creating a Web Page with HTML; The History of HTML (just that section of the Wikipedia entry on HTML). Assignment: The Kinetic Text assignment is due at the beginning of class. For the video portion of the assignment, please upload your exported video to YouTube before class begins and bring the original iMovie file to class; Quinn will copy your iMovie file to his computer. For the memo portion of the assignment, please upload an electronic copy of your memo to the class website (at the Kinetic Text assignment link) and bring a paper copy of the memo to class.

  • 20 April - 26 April

  • 27 April - 3 May

    • Week 16—Tuesday
      Topic: Web design workshop. Assignment: Come to class with electronic versions of all artifacts to be included in your portfolio, as well as a customized homepage that features significant changes to the visual appearance of the template you selected.

    • Week 16—Thursday
      Topic: Individual conferences with Quinn to discuss your final portfolio. Assignment: Sign up for a 20-minute conference with Quinn on Thursday. (If you can't meet on Thursday, please email Quinn to schedule a time for Friday.) Come to the conference prepared to show Quinn your complete portfolio. In other words, even if some of the pages are still under construction, you should have created the entire structure of your portfolio before coming to the conference. IMPORTANT: We will not meet as a class today, but the lab will be available during our class time for you to work on your portfolio.

  • 4 May - 10 May

    • Week 17—Final Exam (Tuesday, May 6, 9:45 a.m.)
      Topic: Electronic Portfolio presentations; instructor evaluations. Assignment: Before coming to the final, upload your memo of transmission in MS Word format to the Electronic Portfolio assignment. Then, add a post to the forum below with two links: one that goes to the original template you selected, and one that goes to your finished website. (Please use your newfound HTML skills to make the URLs actually work as links!) Finally, come to the final prepared to discuss your portfolio for approximately five minutes. These presentations will be somewhat informal, but please note that attendance at the final is NOT optional.