A vision of students today…

Related to our conversation today about social media and computer-mediated communication (CMC) is the way in which technology affects all of you as students. Your choices in technology (particularly CMC) affect you deeply on an individual level, but these same choices also empower you to shape your education experience and that of your peers. You have before you a historically unprecedented ability to consume and produce knowledge — and change the world, even if it’s just through your individual or group blogs.

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Reminder of Readings for Friday’s Class

As noted in the Course Schedule, you have a couple relatively short required readings for class Friday. Given how the reading quiz #1 was structured, be sure you pay attention to the key terms and concepts presented.

We will be discussing Chapter 3, with the associated readings on Blackboard in the Readings –> Communication and Information Technologies folder. Please have these read and understood so we can have an engaging class discussion on Friday. While you are reading, be making active connections between the content and your own experiences. During class, I’ll invite you to share the connections you made. Of course, you may also choose to express these connections via your individual blog. Either way counts for participation.

You don’t need to worry yet about the Chapter 7 readings.