WELCOME!!

WEEK ONE:
OBJECTIVES: Understand What Web 2.0 really is. Begin to grasp what the internet/web really is and what it can do.
1. Read the following article on student study habits:
http://www.how-to-study.com/study-skills-articles/study-habits-of-successful-students.asp

After reading the article on study habits, list three ideas you plan to implement to help you succeed in this course and your career as a student.
Here are a few of mine: Work out regularly, eat right, examine which grades need input soon, check e-mail, etc. Once I do these items first, I go on with the day knowing I won't skip the items that really must be done each day.
Welcome and please stay on track with your work. This course starts slow, but ends up fast-paced.

2. Watch the attached video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sVtN8jlTCUM

3. Read the following article on Web 2.0:
http://assets.en.oreilly.com/1/event/51/webexny2010_what-is-web-20.pdf

4. Read the following article:
https://webfoundation.org/about/vision/history-of-the-web/

5. In your search for sources for your paper, here is another one that may help:
https://webfoundation.org/about/vision/history-of-the-web/
Be sure and check the "Resources" at the bottom of the article. These will help you find other sources and information.

6. Read the following for the quiz on Monday, 1/12:









PAPERS ARE DUE: Wednesday, 01/14/14. Hard copies must be printed out for corrections that day.
FINAL DRAFTS ARE DUE: Friday, 01/16/14. DO NOT BE LATE!!! Late papers will NOT be accepted.




Predicting Web 3.0! This is part of Tuesday, 2/3 assignment. Bring headphones for in-class viewing!
http://www.articlesbase.com/videos/5min/516897528


PAPER ASSIGNMENT:



SOCIAL MEDIA TIME!! YEA!!!!
http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/227392#ixzz2bTdZOih9


Second MAJOR assignment: (DUE FRIDAY, 2/13)


Weeks of 2/2-2/13:

Tips on setting up a twitter account:

http://www.twitip.com/how-to-set-up-a-twitter-account/
What is google +:

http://www.businessinsider.com/what-is-google-plus-2011-6?op=1
Set-up a google+ account:
https://accounts.google.com/ServiceLogin?service=oz&passive=1209600&continue=https://plus.google.com/?gpsrc%3Dgplp0%26partnerid%3Dgplp0&followup=https://plus.google.com/?gpsrc%3Dgplp0%26partnerid%3Dgplp0
Social media and international politics:

http://www.mediameasurement.com/the-role-of-social-media-in-the-syrian-civil-war/
Twitter news:

http://www.cnn.com/2013/04/23/tech/social-media/tweet-ripple-effect/index.html?iref=allsearch
Twitter Security:

http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/05/22/twitter-security-idUSL2N0E32C820130522
Twitter:

How to send the perfect tweet.
http://www.fuelingnewbusiness.com/2013/03/06/a-blueprint-for-writing-the-perfect-tweet/

Foursquare:
http://mashable.com/2013/05/23/foursquare-super-specific-search/
Facebook integration with pandora:

http://mashable.com/2013/05/22/pandora-facebook-2/
Facebook news + photography news:

http://www.sfgate.com/default/article/Apogee-Photo-Magazine-Announces-Recent-Launch-of-4541562.php

Facebook revenue 2013:

http://www.engadget.com/2013/05/01/facebook-q1-2013-results/

Googe + loss of privacy, is it too much?

http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/05/17/at-google-conference-even-cameras-in-the-bathroom/?ref=googleinc

Facebook verses Google and social media tools:

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-01-15/facebook-unveils-tool-to-search-social-network-rather-than-web.html
Please review this slide presentation:

http://www.labnol.org/internet/web-3-concepts-explained/8908/

EDMODO Sign-Up - Due by 2/25:

Sign up for Edmodo, if you haven't already.
The group code is t24pkj.
Once you have signed in,


W7A2: Wordpress Blog: Worth 30 Points Submit by March 2, 2015


For this assignment you will be creating a blog on Wordpress. Your blog can be about anything. Format your blog to fit your blog concept or your personal style and then create a blog post.

Here is a link to a tutorial

THE NEXT STEP

Go to http://www.molly-greene.com/how-to-set-up-a-free-wordpress-blog/
  • Create a blog
  • Format your blog
  • Post 3 paragraphs about social media and it's significance to the field of Digital Media Design.

NEXT ASSIGNMENT:
What is the difference between a Wiki and a Blog? What sites are the most common blogging sites?
1. Post a link to a recent article about Wikis or Blogs to another student's blog that provides additional information to the class about this topic. (all of them will be listed on Edmodo)
2. Answer the following questions ON EDMODO:
Are wikis and blogs used frequently in 2015? If so, in what way?
In what ways could you use wikis or blogs as a student? In what ways could you use wikis or blogs as a business professional promoting your business?
3. Discuss the details of the wiki or blog in a one page post on your site. Include the sources of your information.
4. Read 2 other student articles and comment on their posts.


March 2-6


For this assignment you will create an informative blog post on content managment systems on your Wordpress Blog that you created. You will need to cite resources for your info. You can cite them using links in your text if you desire.

READ:

A. Click http://compnetworking.about.com/library/weekly/aa122999a.htm link to open resource.
B. http://www.joomla.org/about-joomla.html

THE NEXT STEP:

Create a Content Management System post for your blog.

The post criteria

1. At least three paragraphs
2. Address the topic how content management systems are changing web design.
3. Compare this type of site design to developing a site in Adobe Dreamweaver. (Adobe's web design software)
Provide at least two resources for your information.
4. Do not plagiarize!

Make sure to include the url of your blog so I may easily find it.

FAQ: (Run your curser through the web address.)

FOLLOW THESE LINKS FOR THIS WEEKS' READING AND ASSIGNMENTS FOR YOUR BLOG (March 16-20):


http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2372163,00.asp#fbid=CDQGL8QmD3y

http://www.apple.com/icloud/setup/

http://www.adobe.com/creativecloud.html

https://www.amazon.com/clouddrive/learnmore

http://opensource.org/

https://developers.google.com/open-source/?csw=1

https://developer.apple.com/opensource/

http://www.pcworld.com/article/248514/10_new_open_source_projects_you_may_not_know_about.html

http://www.enterprisecioforum.com/en/blogs/richa-pokhriyal/%E2%80%9Ccloud-and-mobile%E2%80%9D-what-future-relations

http://mashable.com/2011/06/20/app-use-overtakes-web-use/

YOUR ASSIGNMENT FOR OPEN SOURCE AND CLOUD COMPUTING:
ABOUT

For this assignment you will create 3 informative blog posts on:
• The Cloud
• Mobile Apps
• Open Source
on your Wordpress Blog that you created earlier in the course.
Each will need to be two paragraphs
You will need to cite resources for your info.



PRESENTATION (100 Points) Due: Friday, April 24!
Sign up to use Prezi (http://prezi.com/)
Using Prezi, create a presentation that covers all the topics that we discussed in this course. The title of your presentation should be: E-Life. You should have a new pages for each week. (Some weeks are together.) Discuss the topic in several paragraphs of each page. Make sure we are able to see your name also on a page.
This should not be too difficult as you have already read all of the content and researched the topics thoroughly at this point!
Focus on creating an organized presentation that is graphically pleasing. Use the cool animated features of Prezi to flow between images and ideas and between slides.
You will need to publish your project so that you have a public link to share with me as well as your fellow students. It will be fun to compare presentations!

REQUIRED PRESENTATION TOPICS
All of the topics below must be covered in your presentation:
1. History and Evolution of the Web
2. Social Networks and Utilities (must include Facebook, Twitter and Google +)
3. Wikis
4. Blogs
5. Content Management Systems
6. The Cloud
7. Open Source
8. Mobile Apps

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES
For this assignment, you will need to submit:
1. A link to your Prezi Presentation to the Edmodo website under your name.
2. As a backup, you may want to submit an email of your presentation to: talexander@reyn.org
3. ALL PRESENTATIONS DUE BY FRIDAY, 04/24/2015, 8:00a.m.

GRADING CRITERIA
You will be graded on the amount of information and the accuracy and organization of your content as well as the quality of your presentation.
Final Projects submitted after the due date will automatically receive a zero.