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Calendar/Schedule of Assignments This schedule is subject to change (We might, as a class, decide to make changes as needed)

You are responsible for completing all assigned readings prior to arriving to
class. Each reading assignment is preceded by the boldfaced word Read.

Most readings are from CDA or linked on the course schedule; however,
some are linked to Web pages and others are .pdfs found in the Readings/Handouts folder in Course Documents in Blackboard.

Also note that due dates are preceded by the boldfaced word Due.
CDA = Compose, Design, Advocate .pdf = portable document format found in Readings/Handouts folder Linked titles take you to a Web page

Date Week 1 Tu 10 Jan

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 Read: Introduction (CDA, pp. 1-16) In-class activity: View: "In Defense of Rhetoric: Not Just for Liars" Last day to add a class. Due: Individual blog by the end of class Read: Section 1 (CDA, pp. 17-22) Read: Snider, The Intimacy of Blogs (click on linked title to access and read article) In-class activity: Discuss readings; create blog Read: Ch1 (CDA, pp. 23-31) Read: Ch8 (CDA, pp. 223-233) Read: Jones-Kavalier & Flannigan, Connecting the Digital Dots In-class activity: Discuss readings; introduce digital literacy narrative assignment Due: audio recording device (smart phone with voice memo app or digital recorder) Read: Ch2 (CDA, pp. 33-45)

Th 12 Jan

F 13 Jan Week 2 Tu 17 Jan

Th 19 Jan

Week 3 Tu 24 Jan

Beth Bensen-Barber

Eng 210 01PR Spring12

Read: Daley, Expanding the Concept of Literacy In-class activity: using Audacity to edit audio recording; Willie Young, Rabbit Hunter (listen to audio essay); work on literacy narrative W 25 Jan Th 27 Jan Last day to drop a class with a refund. Read: Ch2 (CDA, pp. 45-56) In-class activity: Discuss readings; finalize design plan; Reggie Jones, Lifeguard (listen to audio essay); 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 to listen to audio narratives) Due: final revision of audio technology narrative and written text in blog by midnight Read: Ch8 (CDA, pp. 256-258) Read: Vega: Magazine Will Cater to Mobile (and Free Lancers) In-class activity: Discuss readings; introduce eBook group project; View The Future of the Book; View Medieval Help Desk; assign groups Read: Ch9 (CDA, pp. 263-287) Read: Carmody, Making Disposable Dynamic Displays with Electronic Ink on Real Paper In-class activity: Discuss readings; view Writing Online; using Windows Live Movie Maker Read: Ch9 (CDA, pp. 288-313) 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 Read: None In-class activities: Library Research Session (classroom TBA); work in small groups 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 Read: Gielen, Handheld E-Book Readers and Scholarship Report and Reader Survey

Week 4 Tu 31 Jan Th 2 Feb

Week 5 Tu 7 Feb

Th 9 Feb

Week 6 Tu 14 Feb

Th 16 Feb

Week 7 Tu 21 Feb

Th 23 Feb

Beth Bensen-Barber

Eng 210 01PR Spring12

Read: HighWire Press 2009 Librarian eBook Survey In-class activity: Discuss readings; work in small groups Week 8 Tu 28 Feb Due: eBook Group Project in class blog by midnight In-class activities: Presentation of eBook projects Read: Ch5 (CDA, pp. 111- 115 & 133-140) In-class activity: Discuss readings; intro Research Project; begin conducting preliminary research to write your Research Paper Topic Proposal Read: Ch6 (CDA, pp. 143-160) In-class activity: Discuss readings; developing your research question; research day Due: Research Paper Topic Proposal in Blackboard by midnight Read: Ch7 (CDA, pp. 181- 200) In-class activity: Discuss readings; developing your thesis statement; research day Spring Break: 12-18 March; classes not in session Week 10 Tu 20 Mar

Th 1 Mar

Week 9 Tu 6 Mar

Th 8 Mar

Read: Ch7 (CDA, pp. 201- 222) In-class activity: Discuss readings; research day Class canceled: Use this time to work on your annotated bibliography Last day to withdraw from a class with a grade of W 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: TBA Due: Research Question/Thesis/Abstract in Blackboard by midnight In-class activity: TBA 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

Th 22 Mar Week 11 Tu 27 Mar

Th 29 Mar Week 12 Tu 3 Apr

Th 5 Apr Week 13 Tu 10 Apr

Th 12 Apr

Beth Bensen-Barber schedule Week 14 Tu 17 Apr Th 19 Apr

Eng 210 01PR Spring12

Due: Final revision of research paper in Blackboard by midnight In-class activity: Presentations In-class activity: Presentations

Week 15 Tu 24 Apr Th 26 Apr Finals Week 1 May

In-class activity: Presentations if needed; work on analytical review In-class activity: Work on analytical review Due: Analytical Review of Writing Book (both modes) during scheduled exam time (11:00 a.m. 1:40 p.m.)