Getting Close

Hi Class,

We are getting close the the end of our class together, just a few more details to finish up the semester.

  • Don’t forget to go in and comment on 3 of your classmates Voicethreads. I watched a few today and saw that some of you have already done so. I hope you enjoyed the presentations as much as Michelle and I are. Due Tuesday Dec. 8th.
  • Your final blog post and upload to Folio CI are due next Thursday, Dec. 10th
  • We would also like to request that you complete the SRTs for all your classes at CI. A reminder is sent to you via email, but you can find the link on your MyCI page as well.
  • Lastly, the UNIV program would like your feedback. Please see the msg below and take a minute our of your busy day to complete the short surveys about UNIV 349 and the experience working with a UEA/TEA (Katelyn for our class). See the msg in your email from the chair of the UNIV program, Dr. Francois. Being new to teaching this course, we did not know to integrate this into our grades, but will take the completion of the survey into account for any borderline grades.

Warmly,

Jill and Michelle

 

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Final Project VoiceThread Presentation Due Today (Challenge 6, 1.1)

This is a friendly reminder that your final project VoiceThread presentation is due today at 4:15pm. As of Thursday at 10am, 5 students (Alex, Joshua, Marina, Marisa, and Ryland) have submitted their projects. Please read the rubric and the video “Create a VoiceThread” to view the process for making *and* submitting your project. Both of these items are included on the Challenge 6 overview page (http://univ349.brocansky.cikeys.com/challenge-6-share/).

We are looking forward to engaging with your projects and we hope you are excited to engage with each others’ work, as well! If you have questions, contact us.

Here are the remaining due dates for the semester.

By Tuesday, December 8th at 4:15:  Complete Challenge 6: Component 1.2: Participate in two VoiceThread Discussions.

By Thursday, December 10th at 4:15  Complete Challenge 6: Components 2.1 and 2.2: Write final blog post reflection and upload presentation file in ti Folio CI.

best,
Michelle and Jill

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Due Dates for Challenge 6: Final Project

Dark tunnel with light at the end.

Can you see the light at the end of the tunnel?? 

We are now in the final two weeks of the semester. The Weekly Schedules for Weeks 15 and 16 have been updated to reflect the due dates for the components of Challenge 6.  Be sure to take time to review the rubric before you create your slides.

Click here to view the grading rubric, a video showing how to create and submit your VoiceThread, and step by step instructions for each component in Challenge 6.

Here is an overview of your remaining due dates.

By this Thursday, December 3rd at 4:15:  Complete Challenge 6: Component 1.1: Create and submit your VoiceThread presentation.

By Tuesday, December 8th at 4:15:  Complete Challenge 6: Component 1.2: Participate in two VoiceThread Discussions.

By Thursday, December 10th at 4:15  Complete Challenge 6: Components 2.1 and 2.2: Write final blog post reflection and upload presentation file in ti Folio CI.

If you have questions, please email both of us and one of us will reply as soon as possible. We are excited to see your final projects!

best wishes,

Michelle and Jill

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Schedule Changes

Hi everyone,

Jill and I will be discussing these details in class today, but we’d like to clearly communicate them in writing as well to ensure we are all on the same page.

Week 15: Mon, 11/30-Fri, 12/4
  • We will not meet in person this week, as specified in the syllabus. This week you will develop the online presentation component of your final project in VoiceThread. See Challenge 6-Component 1 for more details. Jill and I will be available to meet remotely via Zoom this week to support you with your final project.
Week 16: Mon, 12/7-Fri, 12/11
  • This is finals week and we will not meet in person. This week you will participate (leave comments) in your peers’ VoiceThread presentations and write your final reflection blog post (see Challenge 6-Component 2).

If you have any questions, please let us know!

best,

Michelle & Jill

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Let the Engagement Begin & A VoiceThread Reminder

Hi there, everyone.

Jill and I are on the edge of our seats watching your posts appear on our Tagboard. Thus far we commend those on Twitter who are asking critical questions and even reaching out directly to politicians (go, Melissa!). As the rest of you jump in, take time to mindfully lurk on the Tagboard and notice the practices your peers are demonstrating. This is a great way to learn. For those of you using Twitter, Jill and I may reach out with a tip or two as you progress and we will be retweeting our favorite posts.

Also, there is a low participation rate in this week’s VoiceThread. Please be sure to contribute one comment to the two VoiceThread slides (total of 2 comments) for this week (they are currently slides 3 and 4 in the VoiceThread).  Please make your comments by tomorrow to receive credit for this week.

Let us know if you have any questions along the way and we’ll see you on Thursday!

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Events on Campus this Week!

Hello class!

I hope everyone is having a great week so far! There are only a few events on campus this week! If I could recommend one event to go to on campus, it would be the Tunnel of Oppression, based off the Museum of Tolerance in Los Angeles. They are still looking for volunteers if you are interested.

See you all in class!!!

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Katelynn Crook, TEA

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Virtual CI Activity

Hi All, Here is one more event going on this week at CI. The Writing & Multiliteracy Center is hosting a National Day of Writing event on Facebook. Details are below. This link should take you to the FB site, if not search for Celebrate National Day of Writing with Stories of Writing on Facebook. Details for Twitter in the announcement below. You have until midnight on Tuesday to share your story. Feel free to use our hashtag to let us know you participated, #univ349DC.


 

October 20 is National Day of Writing. CI: Tell us a brief story (in a few sentences) how you learned to write and your name will be put in a drawing for a $50 Bookstore Gift Card! Participants can also Tweet their “writing” story for $25 Bookstore Gift Card (@csuci_wmc)! Best posts will be highlighted on the WMC website.

RULES: Please, one entry for Facebook and one entry for Twitter. You may submit on both Facebook and Twitter.

All faculty, staff, and students at CI are encouraged to submit their story.

We accept stories on this event page starting on Monday, October 19th. Entry deadline is midnight, Tuesday October 20th. Prizes are drawn on Wednesday October 21st. Prizes are gift cards and cannot be substituted for cash.


 

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Events on Campus this Week!

Hello Class!

These are some of the events happening on Campus this week! Do not forget that you need to attend three campus events and post a picture or a write-up that you attended in your blog posts! There are a lot of opportunities to volunteer on campus, which is just another great way to fill out your resume!

Katelynn Crook, TEA

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Attention: ‘Cost of Higher Ed’ group

Higher Ed group,  We noticed that the lurking challenge was proving to be a bit more difficult for this group than others. This is likely due to the nature of this challenge. Below are a few groups, sites, #’s  and articles I think might help you dig a little deeper. This is a great topic and an important conversation for us all to be having. Enjoy!

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Week 8 Assignments & Guest Speaker Details

 

Hello, class. We hope you are engaged with the lurking process by now. Here are a few important updates for you.

Week 8 Assignments Due Tomorrow:

Guest Speakers this Thursday

  • In class this Thursday, we will be joined by Michael Berman and Raechelle Clemmons, who have volunteered their time to speak with you about their experiences as “social CIOs.” Learn more and submit a question for Michael and Raechelle here: tiny.cc/whybesocial
  • If you have a Twitter account, we encourage you to Tweet your reflections and observations during our class session Thursday. Be sure to include our hashtag #UNIV349DC. Your Tweets will appear in our Twitter widget on our course page.

Option to Attend Class Virtually this Week

  • This Thursday, we (Jill and Michelle) will both be attending a conference out of the area and, therefore, will be attending class virtually. We would like to extend the same option to all of you. To be clear, this Thursday you have the option to attend class in-person or virtually using Zoom. The instructions for virtual participation are included in weekly schedule under Week 8.

Michelle & Jill

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