As this course is collaborative, you will be creating some of the material. This material will be posted on this site.This page addresses:
There are eight (8) categories that you can post to:
- Assaying pages try to demonstrate an understanding of subjects, analysis (perform detailed examination of anything complex to understand its nature or determine its essential facts), and judgement of worth. This pertains to questions of what constitutes more/less valuable information/knowledge.
- Comparison pages take two or more subjects and compare them by relating them to an abstract unifying theme, e.g. freedom, law, justice. The relation of the artefacts to the theme must be stated clearly.
- The glossary page is where you list vocabulary that you learned from the reading, with definitions. Note the vocabulary quota/semster listed in the syllabus.
- Reflections pages seek to apply the weekly topic to real life situations that you are familiar with, and draw on your own illustrations/support, etc. Reflections pages also seek to demonstrate an understanding of subjects/artefacts even where they differ from your habitual point of view. This is an important aspect of this course.
- You may also share with your colleagues resources that you find useful (names of books, links to articles, etc.). However, please know that sharing resources may lead to discussions of criteria.
- Summary pages are where you summarise – in your own words – the material that is assigned. These pages will have a comments section where peers will evaluate the summary.
- Weekly questions
- You are also encouraged to ask intelligent questions. Such posts will also be given a comments section, and you can answer each other’s questions. You will be allowed to submit record of the answers you posted throughout the semester for a percentage of your grade.
- Wild Card
- For some fun.
You will be given “freelance” status which will allow you to write entries for these categories.
You will write the Title, Body text, and an Excerpt. Please see the picture below and note that when writing a first draft, you will not have to enter anything on the right hand of the page except you will have to click the Save button (also indicated below) when you are done.
The work that you write will be moderated before it is posted. This is to give you an opportunity to revise your post if it needs improvements and to provide assistance with any technical difficulties. Work that needs to be revised will have commentary at the top indicating how it can be improved and will be saved as a “draft”. To see this work, click on Content, scroll down to and click on Articles:
If you want to make improvements and submit the article again to the queue where work pending publishing belongs, you need to change the status of your post from “draft” to “pending” as indicated below:
Moving on to post presentation, some of you may wish include images on your pages. Note that this is not required! It is merely an option for those who want to get creative with their pages. You will not be able to upload images to the site, but you will be able to link to images (providing the image license permits sharing) as explained here.You may also choose to use basic formatting, as explained below. Please note again: this is not required. However, students choosing to embellish their pages in this way will gain very elementary experience in basic digital literacy.
- Bold text is to be wrapped in asterisks:
- Italics wrapped in an underline:
- Links are included with the following code:
<a href="https://URL.com/">Site Name</a>
- And once again, if you wish to include images, please follow the instructions here.