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Calendar/Schedule of Assignments

You are responsible for completing all assigned readings prior to arriving to class. Each reading assignment is preceded by the boldfaced word Read. Reading assignments are linked to Web pages and others are .pdfs found in the Readings/Handouts button on the Course Menu in Blackboard. Also note that due dates are preceded by the boldfaced word Due. PDF in BB = portable document format found in Readings/Handouts button on Course Menu in Blackboard Date Week 1 T 21 Aug Linked titles take you to a Web page Click on linked titles to access texts

Due Dates /Readings/ In-class Activities (This schedule is subject to change) In-class activity: Introduction to class; discussion of class projects listed in syllabus Due: Three questions about the syllabus and course schedule Read: Rhetoric Read: Rhetorical Situations View: Purdue OWL: Introduction to Rhetoric (Remember to click on linked titles to access readings) In-class activity: View: "In Defense of Rhetoric: No Longer Just for Liars" Last day to add a class. Due: Individual blog by the end of class Read: Snider, The Intimacy of Blogs (click on linked title to access and read article) In-class activity: Discuss readings; create blog Read: Baron, From Pencils to Pixels Read: Daley, Expanding the Concept of Literacy In-class activity: Discuss readings; introduce digital literacy narrative assignment Due: audio recording device (digital recorder)

Th 23 Aug

F 24 Aug Week 2 T 28 Aug

Th 30 Aug

Week 3 T 4 Sep

Read: Jones-Kavalier & Flannigan, Connecting the Digital Dots Read: Brandt, Accumulating Literacy (PDF in BB) In-class activity: using Audacity to edit audio recording; Benson, Technologys Impact on My Literacy; work on literacy narrative W 5 Sep Th 6 Sep Last day to drop a class with a refund. Read: Wysocki and Johnson-Eilola, Blinded by the Letter (PDF in BB) In-class activity: Sharma, From Dust Slates to Digital Communication; work on literacy narrative In-class activity: continue working on narrative Due: Audio technology narrative and written text for in-class peer review In-class activity: peer review (remember to bring headphones/earbuds to listen to audio narratives) Due: final revision of audio technology narrative and written text in Blackboard by midnight Read: McLuhan, The Medium is the Message (PDF in BB) Read: Tharp, What It Is, Why It Matters, Why Its the Future (PDF in BB) In-class activity: Introduce eBook Group Project; APA Documentation Class Canceled; develop ideas for eBook project Read: Vega: Magazine Will Cater to Mobile (and Free Lancers) Read: Carmody, Making Disposable Dynamic Displays with Electronic Ink on Real Paper In-class activity: Discuss readings; introduce eBook group project; View The Future of the Book; View Medieval Help Desk; assign groups Read: none In-class activity: Library Session Faculty convocation/planning day; classes not in session Read: Slocum, What Publishers Can and Should Learn from The Elements Read: Johnson, Yes, People Still Read, But Now Its Social In-class activity: discuss readings and identify emerging themes with readings; work in small groups; view Writing Online; using Windows Live Movie Maker Read: Horrowitz, Will the Ebook Kill the Footnote? Read: Baron, The Last Print Dictionary Read: Pannapacker: Were Still in Love with Books In-class activity: Discuss readings; work in small groups

Week 4 T 11 Sep Th 13 Sep

Week 5 T 18 Sep

Th 20 Sep Week 6 T 25 Sep

Th 27 Sep Week 7 T 2 Oct Th 4 Oct

Week 8 T 9 Oct

Th 11 Oct

Read: Gielen, Handheld E-Book Readers and Scholarship Report and Reader Survey Read: HighWire Press 2009 Librarian eBook Survey In-class activity: Discuss readings; work in small groups Due: eBook Group Project in Blackboard by midnight In-class activities: Presentation of eBook projects Due: eBook reflection essay in Blackboard by midnight In-class activity: Intro Research Project; begin conducting preliminary research to write your Research Paper Topic Proposal In-class activity: Developing your research question; research day Due: Research Paper Topic Proposal in Blackboard by midnight In-class activity: Developing your thesis statement; research day Last day to withdraw from a class with a grade of W In-class activity: research day Due: Draft of Annotated Bibliography In-class activity: peer review of Annotated Bib Due: Ten to twelve source annotated bibliography in Blackboard by midnight In-class activity: research day Due: Research Question/Thesis/Abstract in Blackboard by midnight In-class activity: research day Due: Draft of research paper at the beginning of class In-class activity: peer review Due: Complete draft of research paper Class canceled; attend individual conference; check Blackboard for conference schedule Due: Complete draft of research paper Class canceled; attend individual conference; check Blackboard for conference schedule Thanksgiving Break; classes not in session Due: Final revision of research paper in Blackboard by midnight In-class activity: work on presentations

Week 9 T 16 Oct

Th 18 Oct

Week 10 T 23 Oct Th 25 Oct

F 26 Oct Week 11 T 30 Oct Th 1 Nov Week 12 T 6 Nov

Th 8 Nov Week 13 T 13 Nov

Th 15 Nov

Week 14 T 20 Nov

Th 22 Nov Week 15 T 27 Nov

Th 29 Nov Week 16 T 4 Dec Th 6 Dec Finals Week T 11 Dec

In-class activity: work on presentations Presentations Presentations Due: Finish Presentations (11:00 a.m. 1:40 p.m.)