lecture1 - cct205w07

CCT 205: Digital Innovation
and Cultural Transformation
Lecture 1: Introduction to Course
• A bit about me
• A bit about you: in pairs, answer the
• a) List three things the Internet allows you
to do that you couldn’t do ten years ago.
• b) What do you think the Internet will look
like in 2010?
Course Structure
Wiki Assignment
Concept Mashup
Learning Object
Learning Journals
Final Test
A Note on Labs
Wiki Assignment
Wikispaces vs. WebCT Vista - why?
Use of wikis in CCIT started here last year
Instructions on use
Wiki Assignment
• Concept definition already done (see next
• Feedback on projects - using wiki to
provide feedback on other student works
• Community building - things that qualify
(and things that don’t)
• Analysis and reflection - a roadmap to
Concept Mashup
• What’s a mashup, anyway?
• Concept definition from last year’s 205
(some good, some less so…)
• In groups of 2-3, you’ll be given randomly
assigned topics (minimum 3)
• Goal: create new content based on topic and
their outlines, integrating at least two into a
new idea
• Interim deadline and feedback loop
Learning Object
• What is a learning object, anyway?
• In groups (potentially the same if they work out,
but free to change) take a different concept
mashup (one you did not work on) and create an
interactive learning object using Flash
• Interim deadline and feedback
• Flash experience not required - labs will teach
basic skills
• Creativity is required - learning object should be
something that future 205 students (and others)
would find useful, engaging and instructive
Learning Journals
• Reflection on lecture material
• Guest speakers will be integrated into course
structure - definitely will be reflection questions
on those
• A few others (including next week)
• 5 questions of a choice of 7
• Due near end of class, but probably best to write
as you go
• One test, last lecture period
• Will test understanding and application vs. simple
regurgitation of information
• Example of style of questions will be posted in
• Lecture notes and guest speaker notes as study
• In the event readings are bumped to accommodate
new speakers, they won’t be tested.
• Opportunity for group work on course
• Technical assistance on issues, esp. wiki
and Flash
• Show up to your own labs!
• No lab today - but you might want to sign
up for the wiki, check out the old wiki, etc.
in the meantime
Policy Notes
• Academic dishonesty is a serious matter.
• Assignments designed to make it difficult which makes the commission of it rather
obvious and easy to catch.
• So don’t. It’s stupid, both in academe and
business (here, you’ll only fail - there,
you’ll get fired or worse.)
Citation Notes
• Referencing sources is very important (and done
very poorly these days…)
• All citation standards a) cite information clearly
retrieved from an outside source; b) do it in
context; c) make it easy for the reader to find the
• Particular style is arbitrary - but learn one and
master it.
• Bad citation will be penalized this year. There’s
no excuse.
Professional Etiquette
• What does it mean to treat people
professionally? To have others treat you
• Code of conduct ideas
Accessibility and Due Dates
• Chronic but manageable learning challenges are
accommodated, but can and should be
documented early
• Due dates - flexibility is easier to grant with
foreshadowing of problem. If you’re going to be
late, you’ll know that well before you actually are.
• Post-facto and undocumented excuses aren’t all
that effective - take ownership of the situation
Next Week
• Blogs, wikis and You
• Time article - Google it (URL was too large
- will be posted on wiki as well though.)
• First labs - group dynamics and early group
formation, perhaps assignment of topics
(either then or the week following…)