Description of what the course is about, what we'll do in the class, why students should take it, why all their friends should take it.
- Introduce myself.
- Go through the class pitch on SlideShare
- At the end of the pitch have a discussion about the merits of the class, what they're thinking, what they think sounds good, what sounds confusing.
- Take role; use the Photo Roster
- Course wiki
- Discuss interesting parts of class from my perspective:
- class wiki (that is open, evolves, contains blog so that we all can teach each other)
- twitter (I'm drsamoore)
- individualized learning
- your own wiki
- so much changes from year-to-year; for example:
- the class is revised from last year
- 4 totally new days
- 3 mostly new days
- every other day has changed non-trivially (because of technological changes, if nothing else)
- we learned lots about what tools are good, bad, and indifferent
- web-based almost completely
- little reading but lots of doing
- lots of small tasks; can't fall behind
- Office hours: MTW 3:30-4:30 in the Winter Garden
- Get a twitter account if you don't already have one.
- If you have a cell phone for which you are not charged unlimited texting, then I'd like you to set this up with twitter.
- I have set it up (for now) so that my phone will receive tweets from 9am-9pm.
- Go to Settings/Devices (from the home page) after you have set up your account.
- Also upload a photo so that I can see who is tweeting me.
- We will do more with this in future classes.
- Sign up as WikiDot member
- Apply for membership to the BIT330 web site.
- Sign up for class notes or questions (as described on the assignments page).
- Sign up for search industry updates (as described on this page).
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