WEB 2.0 AND SOCIAL NETWORKS
The purpose of the Session Long Project in Trident University classes is to give you the opportunity to explore the applicability of the Module to your own life, work, and place in space and time, and to experiment with the Module to see how the otherwise academically rigorous presentation of a topic may, with more or less work and/or trauma, become “up close and personal.” This is done in a number of different ways—sometimes cumulative papers, sometimes practical hands-on experimentation with a tool of some sort, sometimes reflections on a place of work or life. The common thread is personal application, aimed at demonstrating a cumulative knowledge and understanding of the course’s material. The main purpose of the written parts of the assignments is to show that you’ve had some experiences doing the project, that you’ve thought carefully about what they mean for your own education, and that you can make some personal applications of this meaning to your own professional and/or personal understanding. Demonstrating this understanding is actually considerably more important than carrying out any specific step in the project instructions.
So—that’s the general SLP approach for this course. If you have questions at any point about what to do or how to strategize your exercises, please contact your instructor for illumination and assistance.
For Module 1, you are required to write about a social network tool you use frequently to interact with your friends.
Develop either a presentation or a paper on the following:
- The technologies behind the social network tool.
- Your experience with this tool.
- How it has changed the way you interact with your friends and family. Is the change a positive or negative one from your perspective?
If you select to do a presentation then you can use YouTube’s PodOmatic to post a presentation on your social network tool.
If you select to do a paper on the social network tool, then your paper should be short (3-5 pages, not including cover sheet and references) and should cover the three areas listed above.
For those of you that would like help in using these media, here is a guide to using YouTube from Google:
Here is a guide from Microsoft on how to use your Webcam:
Here is the PodOmatic link with step-by-step instructions: