I need your help

I’m very excited about my latest iron in the fire.

I will be teaching a class at Western Kentucky University this fall that explores interactive online technologies and methods used in journalism and media.

My big idea for the class revolves around two platforms:
1) discussion/reaction of online journalistic concepts presented to them in online sources, textbooks, and other books. There would be class discussion and each student would react on their personal blog developed for the class (Example: Read X blog, write a reaction on your blog, and be prepared to discuss in class on Monday.)
2) Students doing hands-on projects (website, online video/multimedia, and audio podcast).

I’m currently in the process of developing the syllabus / outline for the course. And in the vein of online content, I am developing it open source in blog form. It’s still in a very rough form and will be edited heavily before the semester begins. And there are large chunks that are missing. You can view it here – http://wku232i.blogspot.com/.

What do you think is missing? What do you think needs to be added? I would deeply appreciate your comments/suggestions and for you to forward the link to people you think might have helpful input.

1 thought on “I need your help

  1. Mack Collier

    Chris are you planning on devoting any time to explaining how memes are created in the blogosphere? Like maybe show how ideas like Dell Hell, The Z-List (which you could relate back to how it affected your blog), etc spread among blogs. I think if you can walk students through some examples and let them see for themselves how quickly the right idea can take off in this space, it would likely make a big impression on them.Either way, I think it’s great that you’re getting this opportunity, and kudos to WKU for letting someone that’s so knowledgeable about this space, explain it to their students!

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