Taught by Prof. Kathi Inman Berens, COMM 499 is the class that designed and built this app.
COMM 499 in Spring 2012 will meet M/W 10-11:50. 60% of the classes happen synchronously online. 40% happen face-to-face synchronously in our classroom in ASC.
Students co-create the syllabus with Dr. Berens. She asks students what they want to learn and correlates those inputs with the 9 desired learning outcomes specified on her syllabus. Readings are almost exclusively hypertextual. Students learn how to take notes digitally and archive their reading and notes. They immerse themselves in social media platforms such as Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and Diigo [a social bookmarking platform] to test the affordances and constraints of the platform. They write and build: activities that are largely the same conceptually.