Revision history for WCWSyllabus


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=== Make text short and scannable ===
When the shadow of the sash appeared on the curtains it was between seven and eight o' clock and then I was in time again, hearing the watch. It was Grandfather's and when Father gave it to me he said I give you the mausoleum of all hope and desire; it's rather excruciatingly apt that you will use it to gain the reducto absurdum of all human experience which can fit your individual needs no better than it fitted his or his father's. I give it to you not that you may remember time, but that you might forget it now and then for a moment and not spend all your breath trying to conquer it. Because no battle is ever won he said. They are not even fought. The field only reveals to man his own folly and despair, and victory is an illusion of philosophers and fools. Faulkner, //The Sound and the Fury//.
- What changes? In the text? In a reader's understanding?
- Is this already scannable? Are the changes any more clear?
- What's gained? Time? What will you do with that?
- Is a polished surface too slippery to gain purchase?


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==== Week of 25 Jan ====
- Krug, chap 6. Designing Navigation
- Read, take notes. For this chapter, choose a university or shopping site and use it as a target example to critique Krug's guidelines and illustrate your notes. For each element Krug mentions, locate and comment on how it works - or doesn't.
- Discuss chap 5: omit needless words and review work wth MakeThisScannable
- Review chap 6: Nav, with your examples
- What Krug does't mention: ontology and labels


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==== Week of 18 Jan ====
In class -
- Review of notes on Krug, chaps 1 - 5
- Link to sites. Embedding images?
- Discussion on these chapters as Guiding Principles.
- Discussion aimed at investigating examples, questioning assumptions, querying his recommendations.
- Exercise: MakeThisScannable


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The first course meeting is R, 11 Jan, 12:30 - 1:45, HS 248B. New materials will come online each Thursday or Friday. We'll be using both a local wiki and perhaps other spaces.
- "A class in New Media Writing ... is a class largely concerned with how to talk about reading and creating digital texts." Craig Stroup, "The Rhetoric of Irritation." That means a class in **critical discussion.**
- Notes and note-taking: [[http://erhetoric.org/Erhetoric/wikka.php?wakka=AndByNotesIMean | And by notes I mean...]]
- Intro to the wiki. I'll walk through this on-screen. You can use SettingUpAWikiNamePage and GettingStarted to set up your page.
- **Online students: Email me** (mmorgan@bemidjistate.edu) for the Invitation code for the wiki. Download or print the PDF tutorial **[[http://mcmorgan.clarify-it.com/d/dkyv7d | Getting Started on the Wiki]]**. Use the tutorial to register on the wiki, create your wiki name page, and practice editing on the wiki.
- Bring a laptop. Be ready to talk and write.
for week of 18 Jan
- GettingStarted: A reference page for wiki markup.
- SettingUpAWikiNamePage.
- **Read and take notes on** Krug, chaps 1 - 5
- [[And by notes I mean]]...


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===== Participants =====
HannahCook | SamanthaCrews | EricKvale | TonyLien | ChristopherSanderson | MorganAdmin | PastParticipants


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For 2018, we'll be using this wiki for drafting, notes, and final articles.
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=== 4 Jan 2018 draft===
For 2018, we'll be using this wiki for drafting, and medium.com as a publishing platform. If you want to get a start on things, set up a twitter account and a medium.com account.


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- Intro to wiki
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- BootCamp assigned for Mon 15 Jan and Thu 18 Jan. You'll set up a Medium.com account, and then draft an short introduction, and share it so we can all see it. You'll also be emailing me your medium.com name so I can add it to this page.
- Setting up Medium: Check if we can see each other's comments. See how comments and replys operate.
- First responses to introductions to self.


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=== 4 Jan 2018 draft===


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The first course meeting is R, 11 Jan, 12:30 - 1:45, HS 229. New materials will come online each Thursday or Friday. We'll be using both a local wiki and perhaps other spaces.
- BootCamp assigned for Mon 15 Jan and Thu 18 Jan. You'll set up a Medium.com account, and then draft an short introduction, and share it so we can all see it. You'll also be emailing me your medium.com name so I can add it to this page.
- Intro to the wiki. Set up to make notes in the wiki for week of 23 Jan.
- GettingStarted.
- SettingUpAWikiNamePage. Done in class on 18 Jan 2018
Deletions:
The first course meeting is R, 11 Jan, 12:30 - 1:45, HS 229. New materials will come online each Thursday or Friday. We'll be using both a local wiki for some work and medium.org for other work. The wiki gives us a local area to draft in. Medium is a space to publish.
- BootCamp assigned for Mon 16 Jan and Wed 18 Jan. You'll set up a Medium.com account, and then draft an short introduction, and share it so we can all see it. You'll also be emailing me your medium.com name so I can add it to this page.
- Intro to the wiki. Set up to make notes in the wiki for week of 26 Jan.
- GettingStarted.
**Due date for EditorialStyleAndOthers is midnight, Tues, 31 Jan.**
- Add a link on the wiki to your medium account to your wiki name page, along with a link to your email.
- Get a copy of the handout for this week. There's a link to download it in the News section of d2l. The Fahnestock handout, "Language Varieties," is now available outside office in HS 314. Get it in print. It's easier to work with the ideas in the paper version.
- Work with the exercise EditorialStyleAndOthers. The exercise is bound to take 4 - 6 hours to do well, so get started early. **Post your variations on a page you create on the wiki**. You may post them to Medium. If you do, link to the draft and make it commentable.
- **Deadline**: ++Wed midnight 25 Jan++, Tues, 31 Jan for discussion on Thu 2 Feb class.
=== 2 Feb, in class ===
- Discussion on Editorial Style: examples, counter-examples
- After our discussion, choose one of the introductions you worked on for this exercise - or draft another. Add an image that works with the writer-audience relationship you're establishing in the written intro. Post this an an intro on Medium to replace the first one you posted. **Due: Mon 6 Feb midnight**
- [[http://webstyleguide.com/wsg3/9-editorial-style/index.html | Web Style Guide, Editorial Style]]
- [[https://medium.freecodecamp.com/a-style-guide-for-writing-on-medium-fcbad27492ea#.84ey7uxpd | A style guide for writing on Medium]]. Esp page on Online Style
=== for week of 9 Feb ===
- MakeMeThinkAboutLength
- Notes on the wiki due Wed 8 Feb midnight
=== 9 Feb class meeting ===
- Check for materials submitted and comments: D2L > Assessments > User Progress > Grades
- House keeping: Linking to Medium. Revisions of profile on Medium. When to use which platform. Integrating the wiki and Medium. **Whatever you post to Medium needs to be linked from your wiki name page.**
- EmmaGuthrie - as a sample of how to integrate drafting and notes on the wiki with more polished versions on Medium.
- Discussing MakeMeThinkAboutLength
- examples, counter examples, complications, yes but ...
- Notes about notes
- not just copy paste
- a note drawn from a source is a starting point for your observations, remarks, extensions, testing, engagement.
- the extent to which your notes adds to the starting point is a measure of engagement
- NotesAboutLengthELG
=== for 15 Feb ===
- MakeMeThinkAboutLengthWithAFolkTale

=== 16 Feb class meeting ===
- Look a drafts for MakeMeThinkAboutLengthWithAFolkTale
- Guiding questions for look at FolkTaleDrafts
- MakeMeThinkAboutLength
- Is it length or attention we should be talking about?
- Final drafts published on Medium by midnight Sun 19 Feb
==== Back pages for Organizing Project ====
=== for 23 Mar ===
- MakeMeThinkAboutOrganizingWithADialogue
- **Draft on the wiki**: due at classtime 23 Mar
=== 23 Feb class meeting ===
- MakeMeThinkAboutOrganizingExercise
- Discussion on Lynch, chap 3
- Card sort
- Shopping lists and specification
=== for Mar 9 ===
Have your map in hand for the class on Thursday!
We're now meeting in HS 248A.
- Lynch, [[http://webstyleguide.com/wsg3/3-information-architecture/index.html | Chap 3: Information Architecture]]
- Lynch, [[http://webstyleguide.com/wsg3/4-interface-design/index.html | Chap 4: Interface Design]]
- WayfindingExercise
- Some notes: WhatsInterestingAboutOrganizing
=== for Thu 30 Mar ===
This article is proving to be trickier than expected, so the deadline is extended to our next meeting:
- **final draft** of MakeMeThinkAboutOrganizingWithADialogue due on Medium by classtime
- We'll review and discuss what we're seeing.
Back pages for Organizing
- MakeMeThinkAboutOrganizingExercise
- Lynch, [[http://webstyleguide.com/wsg3/3-information-architecture/index.html | Chap 3: Information Architecture]]
- Lynch, [[http://webstyleguide.com/wsg3/4-interface-design/index.html | Chap 4: Interface Design]]
- WayfindingExercise
- Some notes: WhatsInterestingAboutOrganizing


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Additions:
For 2018, we'll be using this wiki for drafting, and medium.com as a publishing platform. If you want to get a start on things, set up a twitter account and a medium.com account.
==== Week of 9 Jan ====
The first course meeting is R, 11 Jan, 12:30 - 1:45, HS 229. New materials will come online each Thursday or Friday. We'll be using both a local wiki for some work and medium.org for other work. The wiki gives us a local area to draft in. Medium is a space to publish.
Deletions:
For 2017, we'll be using this wiki for drafting, and medium.com as a publishing platform. If you want to get a start on things, set up a twitter account and a medium.com account.
==== Week of 12 Jan ====
The first course meeting is R, 12 Jan, 12:30 - 1:45, HS 229. New materials will come online each Thursday or Friday. We'll be using both a local wiki for some work and medium.org for other work. The wiki gives us a local area to draft in. Medium is a space to publish.


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===== Participants =====
HannahCook | SamanthaCrews | EricKvale | TonyLien | ChristopherSanderson | MorganAdmin | PastParticipants
WCWSyllabusSpring2017


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=== for Thu 30 Mar ===
This article is proving to be trickier than expected, so the deadline is extended to our next meeting:
- **final draft** of MakeMeThinkAboutOrganizingWithADialogue due on Medium by classtime
- We'll review and discuss what we're seeing.
Back pages for Organizing


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==== Back pages for Organizing Project ====
=== for 23 Mar ===
- MakeMeThinkAboutOrganizingWithADialogue
- **Draft on the wiki**: due at classtime 23 Mar
=== 23 Feb class meeting ===
- MakeMeThinkAboutOrganizingExercise
- Discussion on Lynch, chap 3
- Card sort
- Shopping lists and specification
=== for Mar 9 ===
Have your map in hand for the class on Thursday!
We're now meeting in HS 248A.
- Lynch, [[http://webstyleguide.com/wsg3/3-information-architecture/index.html | Chap 3: Information Architecture]]
- Lynch, [[http://webstyleguide.com/wsg3/4-interface-design/index.html | Chap 4: Interface Design]]
- WayfindingExercise
- Some notes: WhatsInterestingAboutOrganizing


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=== for 15 Feb ===
- MakeMeThinkAboutLengthWithAFolkTale

=== 16 Feb class meeting ===
- Look a drafts for MakeMeThinkAboutLengthWithAFolkTale
- Guiding questions for look at FolkTaleDrafts
- Is it length or attention we should be talking about?
- Final drafts published on Medium by midnight Sun 19 Feb


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=== for week of 9 Feb ===
- MakeMeThinkAboutLength
- Notes on the wiki due Wed 8 Feb midnight
=== 9 Feb class meeting ===
- Check for materials submitted and comments: D2L > Assessments > User Progress > Grades
- House keeping: Linking to Medium. Revisions of profile on Medium. When to use which platform. Integrating the wiki and Medium. **Whatever you post to Medium needs to be linked from your wiki name page.**
- EmmaGuthrie - as a sample of how to integrate drafting and notes on the wiki with more polished versions on Medium.
- Discussing MakeMeThinkAboutLength
- examples, counter examples, complications, yes but ...
- Notes about notes
- not just copy paste
- a note drawn from a source is a starting point for your observations, remarks, extensions, testing, engagement.
- the extent to which your notes adds to the starting point is a measure of engagement
- NotesAboutLengthELG


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**Due date for EditorialStyleAndOthers is midnight, Tues, 31 Jan.**
- Add a link on the wiki to your medium account to your wiki name page, along with a link to your email.
- Get a copy of the handout for this week. There's a link to download it in the News section of d2l. The Fahnestock handout, "Language Varieties," is now available outside office in HS 314. Get it in print. It's easier to work with the ideas in the paper version.
- Work with the exercise EditorialStyleAndOthers. The exercise is bound to take 4 - 6 hours to do well, so get started early. **Post your variations on a page you create on the wiki**. You may post them to Medium. If you do, link to the draft and make it commentable.
- **Deadline**: ++Wed midnight 25 Jan++, Tues, 31 Jan for discussion on Thu 2 Feb class.
=== 2 Feb, in class ===
- Discussion on Editorial Style: examples, counter-examples
- After our discussion, choose one of the introductions you worked on for this exercise - or draft another. Add an image that works with the writer-audience relationship you're establishing in the written intro. Post this an an intro on Medium to replace the first one you posted. **Due: Mon 6 Feb midnight**
- [[http://webstyleguide.com/wsg3/9-editorial-style/index.html | Web Style Guide, Editorial Style]]
- [[https://medium.freecodecamp.com/a-style-guide-for-writing-on-medium-fcbad27492ea#.84ey7uxpd | A style guide for writing on Medium]]. Esp page on Online Style


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Miss class? Email me for the invitation code to register for the wiki.
- Use the tutorial [[http://mcmorgan.clarify-it.com/d/dkyv7d | Getting Started on the Wiki]]
- GettingStarted is a reference page for markup.


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=== in class ===
- Questions on [[WCWStatement]]
- Deadlines are firm.
- Late and slapdash work. 0 and negative points.
- Setting up Medium: Check if we can see each other's comments. See how comments and replys operate.
- First responses to introductions to self.
- Intro to the wiki. Set up to make notes in the wiki for week of 26 Jan.
- GettingStarted.
- SettingUpAWikiNamePage. Done in class on 19 Jan 2017


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=====Announcements=====
For 2017, we'll be using this wiki for drafting, and medium.com as a publishing platform. If you want to get a start on things, set up a twitter account and a medium.com account.
Deletions:
For 2017, we'll be using medium.com as an editing and publishing platform. If you want to get a start on things, set up a twitter account and a medium.com account.
The first course meeting is R, 12 Jan, 12:30 - 1:45, HS 229. New materials will come online each Thursday or Friday.
- intros
- BootCamp assigned for Mon 16 Jan and Wed 18 Jan
- **Deadline: 18 Jan**
=== for week of 26 Jan ===
Read [[http://webstyleguide.com/wsg3/9-editorial-style/index.html | Web Style Guide, chap 9: Editorial Style]]. The chapter addresses the commonplace conventions of writing text for The Web. Read the entire chapter.
=== Medium links ===
- StudentNameAndMediumAddress
- StudentNameAndMediumAddress
- StudentNameAndMediumAddress
- ...
===Part 2 ===
- Wiki info: Refer to GettingStarted for formatting.
- Work with the exercise EditorialStyleAndOthers
- Deadline: Wed midnight 25 Jan, for discussion on Thu 26 Jan class.
=== Finish up ===
- After our discussion, choose one of the introductions you worked on for this exercise - or draft another - and post it as a an intro on Medium to replace the first one you posted.
- Add an image that works with the writer-audience relationship you're establishing in the written intro.


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==== Week of 12 Jan ====
The first course meeting is R, 12 Jan, 12:30 - 1:45, HS 229. New materials will come online each Thursday or Friday. We'll be using both a local wiki for some work and medium.org for other work. The wiki gives us a local area to draft in. Medium is a space to publish.
- Introductions
- BootCamp assigned for Mon 16 Jan and Wed 18 Jan. You'll set up a Medium.com account, and then draft an short introduction, and share it so we can all see it. You'll also be emailing me your medium.com name so I can add it to this page.
Deletions:
==== for the Week of 19 Jan ====
- BootCamp deadlines: Mon 16 Jan and Wed 18 Jan
=== in class ===
- Bring a laptop
- Questions on WCWStatement
- Responses to Medium: Confusion, different spaces to post, following and the like. We won't be using Medium this coming week but will use it next week.
- Responses to introductions to self. BootCamp asked you to "1. Draft a short article (no longer than 1 minute reading time) to serve as an introduction of yourself to the class and the world. Include an image, and at least one link. What might this intro be? A CV, perhaps. A short autobio in first, second, or third person. A short self-introduction. A short statement of what you're doing this semester. Something that "can serve as an introduction of yourself to the class." The form is up to you. So, try a few different options and keep your drafts in the drafts section of your Medium space." To what extent did you take on the opportunity the exercise gave you?
- Late and slapdash work


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=== for week of 26 Jan ===
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=== Reading for Thu 26 Jan ===


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For 2017, we'll be using medium.com as an editing and publishing platform. If you want to get a start on things, set up a twitter account and a medium.com account.
The first course meeting is R, 12 Jan, 12:30 - 1:45, HS 229. New materials will come online each Thursday or Friday.
- BootCamp assigned for Mon 16 Jan and Wed 18 Jan
- **Deadline: 18 Jan**
==== for the Week of 19 Jan ====
- BootCamp deadlines: Mon 16 Jan and Wed 18 Jan
=== Reading for Thu 26 Jan ===
- StudentNameAndMediumAddress
- StudentNameAndMediumAddress
- StudentNameAndMediumAddress
- ...
- Deadline: Wed midnight 25 Jan, for discussion on Thu 26 Jan class.
WCWSyllabusSpring2016
Deletions:
For 2015, we'll be using medium.com as an editing and publishing platform. If you want to get a start on things, set up a twitter account and a medium.com account.
The first course meeting is R, 14 Jan, 12:30 - 1:45, HS 109. New materials will come online each Thursday or Friday.

- BootCamp assigned for Sun 17 Jan and Tue 19 Jan
- **Deadline: 17 Jan**
==== Week of 19 Jan ====
- BootCamp deadlines: Sunday, 17 Jan and Tue 19 Jan.
-
=== Reading for Thu 21 Jan ===
- Emma: https://medium.com/@eMma_guthrie13
- Ryan: https://medium.com/@ryan_petter
- Emily: https://medium.com/@emilyhanson_89869
- Whitney: https://medium.com/@whitneypjackson
- Deadline: Wed midnight 27 Jan, for discussion on Thu 28 Jan class.
=== Reading and exercise for 4 Feb ===
- MakeMeThinkAboutLength - reading and notes posted to the wiki due Wed Feb 3, midnight, for discussion Thursday
- Part 2 Due Thu, 11 Feb: MakeMeThinkAboutLengthWithAFolkTale
=== Week of Feb 11 - 18 ===
- MakeMeThinkAboutLengthWithAFolkTale drafts due **by the end of the day Thursday**
- Post the draft to Medium as a draft or as public. You'll want it on Medium so you can start formatting it. If you post it as a draft, it isn't shared with the public.
=== how to post a link to your draft ===
On Medium
- When you have a draft ready to look at, click on the Share button, next to the Publish button.
- Copy the link.
Switch over to the WCW wiki.
- Log in if you need to.
- Go to your wiki name page.
- Edit the page.
- Paste the draft link into your wiki name page. Use [[ ]] to make the link informative
- Save the page.
==== for Thu 18 Feb ====
**posted 12 Feb. update 17 Feb 2016**
Help each other out with comments on drafts.
- Guiding questions for commenting on the FolkTaleDrafts
- Comment on each draft at least once by Wednesday morning so that your colleagues can revise and finalize a draft by Wednesday midnight, and be ready to post the final right after class on Thursday.
- Final drafts will go to Medium right after class on Thursday. We'll use some of our time tomorrow to review final drafts.
- We'll meet at the usual time on Thu 18 Feb to review the final versions of your folktales, and to introduce the next project.
==== for week of 18 Feb - 25 Feb ====
- Reading and notes for MakeMeThinkAboutLinks
- Notes due class time Thu 25 Feb to discuss in class.
- Morgan's notes: [[http://erhetoric.org/Erhetoric/wikka.php?wakka=BurbulesHandlistOfLinks Burbules's Handlist of Links]], on E-Rhetoric.
==== for the week of 25 Feb - 3 Mar ====
- ReadingHypertextGardens
- Have notes ready by class time on 3 Mar so we can talk
=== from last year ===
Maps, i.e. Reading paths
- [[https://medium.com/@Amber_N_Gordon/gardens-88d189989227 Amber]]
- [[https://medium.com/@BrittGoettlich/843d8f34d43c Brittany]]
- [[https://medium.com/@JuenemannAshley/e9a68779a1e5 Ashley]]
- [[https://medium.com/@AndreaCNadeau/hypertext-gardens-notes-part-1-4797c5cfb374 Andrea, 1]]
- [[https://medium.com/@AndreaCNadeau/hypertext-gardens-notes-part-2-c15e297076c2 Andrea, 2]]
- [[https://medium.com/@KelseySuttonBSU/9ef009ade8fd Kelsey]]
- [[https://medium.com/@Jen_Louise30/22592395e61f Jen]]
- [[https://medium.com/p/722b3a5eed5c/edit Craig]]
- [[https://medium.com/@jnasty7986/8e3e16ffd76d Joel]]
==== Week of Mar 3 - 10 ====
** update 10 Mar 2016** Stuck? Looks like you might be. We'll take time today to unstick.
- MakeMeThinkAboutLinksWithAnEncomium
- Medium article draft due **Thu 10 Mar, class time**. Post to a wiki page, or to your Medium account, with a link from the wiki to your draft.
- We'll review drafts, make suggestions on revisions.
++ - Post final by end of the week.++
Read / skim / look at as a way of starting a heuristic search
- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hyperlink
- https://eloninteractive.wordpress.com/2008/01/07/history-of-the-hyperlink/
- https://www.nngroup.com/articles/hypertext-history/
- http://www.cyberartsweb.org/cpace/ht/jhup/history.html
- http://www.cyberartsweb.org/cpace/ht/jhup/htov.html
- http://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2014/05/in-search-of-the-proto-memex/371385/
- http://www.garlikov.com/teaching/hyperlinks.htm
- http://www.businessdictionary.com/definition/hyperlink.html
- [[http://quod.lib.umich.edu/n/nmw/5680986.0001.001/1:2/--hyperlinked-society-questioning-connections-in-the-digital?g=dculture;rgn=div1;view=fulltext;xc=1#2.3]]
- http://www.altx.com/ebr/ebr12/park/park.htm
- https://journals.tdl.org/jodi/index.php/jodi/article/view/23/24
- http://www.wordcircuits.com/htww/morgan1.htm
==== Week of Mar 21 - 24 ====
- New version of MakeMeThinkAboutLinksWithAnEncomium due by class time Thu 24 Mar.
- Discuss - comment - revise
- Morgan's NotesOnHypotaxisAndParataxis
- Final rev posted by Fri 25 Mar, midnight local time. (CDT in Bemidji. GMT in Oxford)
-
==== Week of Mar 24 - 31 ====
- MakeMeThinkAboutOrganizingExercise. **Due: By class time 31 Mar so we can discuss them.**
- There will be a part 2 after we meet next week.
=== Week of Apr 14 - 21 ===
- MakeMeThinkAboutOrganizingExercise, part 2
- Meet on Apr 14 to look at part 2.
Last Medium article: MakeMeThinkAboutOrganizingWithADialogue
- Draft due for discussion 21 Apr.
- Final due the following Sunday.


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=== Week of Apr 14 - 21 ===
- MakeMeThinkAboutOrganizingExercise, part 2
- Meet on Apr 14 to look at part 2.
Last Medium article: MakeMeThinkAboutOrganizingWithADialogue
- Draft due for discussion 21 Apr.
- Final due the following Sunday.


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==== Week of Mar 24 - 31 ====
- MakeMeThinkAboutOrganizingExercise. **Due: By class time 31 Mar so we can discuss them.**
- There will be a part 2 after we meet next week.


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==== Week of Mar 21 - 24 ====
- New version of MakeMeThinkAboutLinksWithAnEncomium due by class time Thu 24 Mar.
- Discuss - comment - revise
- Morgan's NotesOnHypotaxisAndParataxis
- Final rev posted by Fri 25 Mar, midnight local time. (CDT in Bemidji. GMT in Oxford)


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==== Week of Mar 3 - 10 ====
** update 10 Mar 2016** Stuck? Looks like you might be. We'll take time today to unstick.
- MakeMeThinkAboutLinksWithAnEncomium
- Medium article draft due **Thu 10 Mar, class time**. Post to a wiki page, or to your Medium account, with a link from the wiki to your draft.
- We'll review drafts, make suggestions on revisions.
++ - Post final by end of the week.++
Read / skim / look at as a way of starting a heuristic search
- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hyperlink
- https://eloninteractive.wordpress.com/2008/01/07/history-of-the-hyperlink/
- https://www.nngroup.com/articles/hypertext-history/
- http://www.cyberartsweb.org/cpace/ht/jhup/history.html
- http://www.cyberartsweb.org/cpace/ht/jhup/htov.html
- http://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2014/05/in-search-of-the-proto-memex/371385/
- http://www.garlikov.com/teaching/hyperlinks.htm
- http://www.businessdictionary.com/definition/hyperlink.html
- [[http://quod.lib.umich.edu/n/nmw/5680986.0001.001/1:2/--hyperlinked-society-questioning-connections-in-the-digital?g=dculture;rgn=div1;view=fulltext;xc=1#2.3]]
- http://www.altx.com/ebr/ebr12/park/park.htm
- https://journals.tdl.org/jodi/index.php/jodi/article/view/23/24
- http://www.wordcircuits.com/htww/morgan1.htm


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==== for week of 18 Feb - 25 Feb ====
- Reading and notes for MakeMeThinkAboutLinks
- Notes due class time Thu 25 Feb to discuss in class.
- Morgan's notes: [[http://erhetoric.org/Erhetoric/wikka.php?wakka=BurbulesHandlistOfLinks Burbules's Handlist of Links]], on E-Rhetoric.
==== for the week of 25 Feb - 3 Mar ====
- ReadingHypertextGardens
- Have notes ready by class time on 3 Mar so we can talk
=== from last year ===
Maps, i.e. Reading paths
- [[https://medium.com/@Amber_N_Gordon/gardens-88d189989227 Amber]]
- [[https://medium.com/@BrittGoettlich/843d8f34d43c Brittany]]
- [[https://medium.com/@JuenemannAshley/e9a68779a1e5 Ashley]]
- [[https://medium.com/@AndreaCNadeau/hypertext-gardens-notes-part-1-4797c5cfb374 Andrea, 1]]
- [[https://medium.com/@AndreaCNadeau/hypertext-gardens-notes-part-2-c15e297076c2 Andrea, 2]]
- [[https://medium.com/@KelseySuttonBSU/9ef009ade8fd Kelsey]]
- [[https://medium.com/@Jen_Louise30/22592395e61f Jen]]
- [[https://medium.com/p/722b3a5eed5c/edit Craig]]
- [[https://medium.com/@jnasty7986/8e3e16ffd76d Joel]]


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==== for Thu 18 Feb ====
**posted 12 Feb. update 17 Feb 2016**
Help each other out with comments on drafts.
- Guiding questions for commenting on the FolkTaleDrafts
- Comment on each draft at least once by Wednesday morning so that your colleagues can revise and finalize a draft by Wednesday midnight, and be ready to post the final right after class on Thursday.
- Final drafts will go to Medium right after class on Thursday. We'll use some of our time tomorrow to review final drafts.
- We'll meet at the usual time on Thu 18 Feb to review the final versions of your folktales, and to introduce the next project.


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=== how to post a link to your draft ===
On Medium
- When you have a draft ready to look at, click on the Share button, next to the Publish button.
- Copy the link.
Switch over to the WCW wiki.
- Log in if you need to.
- Go to your wiki name page.
- Edit the page.
- Paste the draft link into your wiki name page. Use [[ ]] to make the link informative
- Save the page.


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=== Week of Feb 11 - 18 ===
- MakeMeThinkAboutLengthWithAFolkTale drafts due **by the end of the day Thursday**
- Post the draft to Medium as a draft or as public. You'll want it on Medium so you can start formatting it. If you post it as a draft, it isn't shared with the public.


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=== Reading and exercise for 4 Feb ===
- MakeMeThinkAboutLength - reading and notes posted to the wiki due Wed Feb 3, midnight, for discussion Thursday
- Part 2 Due Thu, 11 Feb: MakeMeThinkAboutLengthWithAFolkTale


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=== Reading for Thu 21 Jan ===
Read [[http://webstyleguide.com/wsg3/9-editorial-style/index.html | Web Style Guide, chap 9: Editorial Style]]. The chapter addresses the commonplace conventions of writing text for The Web. Read the entire chapter.
=== Medium links ===
- Emma: https://medium.com/@eMma_guthrie13
- Ryan: https://medium.com/@ryan_petter
- Emily: https://medium.com/@emilyhanson_89869
- Whitney: https://medium.com/@whitneypjackson
===Part 2 ===
- Wiki info: Refer to GettingStarted for formatting.
- Work with the exercise EditorialStyleAndOthers
- Deadline: Wed midnight 27 Jan, for discussion on Thu 28 Jan class.
=== Finish up ===
- After our discussion, choose one of the introductions you worked on for this exercise - or draft another - and post it as a an intro on Medium to replace the first one you posted.
- Add an image that works with the writer-audience relationship you're establishing in the written intro.
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=== in class ===
- Bring a laptop
- Questions on WCWStatement
- Responses to Medium: Confusion, different spaces to post, following and the like. We won't be using Medium this coming week but will use it next week.
- Responses to introductions to self. BootCamp asked you to "1. Draft a short article (no longer than 1 minute reading time) to serve as an introduction of yourself to the class and the world. Include an image, and at least one link. What might this intro be? A CV, perhaps. A short autobio in first, second, or third person. A short self-introduction. A short statement of what you're doing this semester. Something that "can serve as an introduction of yourself to the class." The form is up to you. So, try a few different options and keep your drafts in the drafts section of your Medium space." To what extent did you take on the opportunity the exercise gave you?
- Late and slapdash work
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The first course meeting is R, 14 Jan, 12:30 - 1:45, HS 109. New materials will come online each Thursday or Friday.

- intros
- [[WCWStatement]]
- "A class in New Media Writing ... is a class largely concerned with how to talk about reading and creating digital texts." Craig Stroup, "The Rhetoric of Irritation."
- BootCamp assigned for Sun 17 Jan and Tue 19 Jan
- **Deadline: 17 Jan**
==== Week of 19 Jan ====
- BootCamp deadlines: Sunday, 17 Jan and Tue 19 Jan.
Deletions:
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The first course meeting is R, 14 Jan, 12:30 - 1:45, HS 109. New materials will come online each Thursday.
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The first course meeting is R, 15 Jan, 12:00 - 1:15, HS 109. New materials will come online each Thursday.
==== Thu 15 Jan ====
- [[WCWStatement]]: Read, print out. This is the guide to the course. You'll need this information.
- BootCamp: The first set of exercises to get everyone up and running, and connected to each other. Deadlines on Sunday and Tuesday.
- Once you have registered on Medium, you will be able to see and comment on drafts that are made available to you, Try that out with this draft: [[https://medium.com/@ThisIsOnline/7c52ee01066f | Hello WCW]]. Mouse-over a paragraph and you should see a + appear. Click that and you can comment on that paragraph. Try it out: Leave a comment or two.
- Update 16 Jan 2015. I have made some of the comments public but unlisted so that commenters can see some of them. When you post a comment, it seems to be private by default.
=== Medium.Com ===
We'll be working primarily not in a collective wiki space but in individual spaces on medium.com. BootCamp will ask you to set up a work space at medium and email the medium address to mmorgan@bemidjistate.edu. I'll add your space to this wiki page so we can use this page as a hub.
==== Thu 22 Jan ====
- Problems? Solutions!
- We'll try to put together a smoother workflow for using Medium. See MorgansNotes22Jan2105
- How did you publish? Unlisted or World?
- Did you share the draft? Did you get any notes from others?
- We'll review the intros and discuss how they work as persona to persona, from Price, chap 1. Practice adding comments. Publish revisions.
- MorgansNotes22Jan2105

==== Exercise due Mon 26 Jan ====
- MakeMeThinkAboutTailoringMyTextExercise - aka about Personas, Style, Attitude, and Attention. Along with the exercise: MorgansNotesOnPricePartOne
Sharing links
- Everyone in the class has been added as a writer to [[https://medium.com/tio-lab-space | TIO Labs]]. If you make the intro you wrote for this week public, you can also add it to the TIO Labs publication. Check Medium for how to. Eventually, you should make your intro public and add it to TIO Labs, but you may want to refine it over the next week or so.
- Link to FB page: [[https://www.facebook.com/groups/1529306574007576/ Web Content Writing Drafts]]. We're going to post private links to work on Medium to a FB page as a central place to access them from. People are being friended by Andrea and Brittany. You know the routine better than I do: Accept the invite, and get thee to the FB page to add your links.
- **Update 26 Jan 2015:** Andrea and Brittany have set up a secret group page at [[https://www.facebook.com/groups/1529306574007576/ Web Content Writing Drafts]] for sharing drafts. Joel isn't on FB so I'll post his in.
- For review of Thursday's class meeting: for the online folk: MorgansNotes22Jan2105
==== Thu 29 Jan ====
- Sharing Link to drafts and unlisted versions **Update 26 Jan 2015:** Andrea and Brittany have set up a secret group page at [[https://www.facebook.com/groups/1529306574007576/ Web Content Writing Drafts]] for sharing drafts. Joel isn't on FB so I'll post his in.
- Ready for review and discussion: MakeMeThinkAboutTailoringMyTextExercise - aka about Personas, Style, Attitude, and Attention.
- We'll look at how the workflow went: using FB as a hub, commenting, ...
=== Then ===
- We'll look at how everyone varied the four personas Draw on Price for features and terms, and on CommentingOnTailoringMyText. We're interested in how Price's idea play out in practice.
- While you may comment on anything you like,//the focus of comments in this exercise is on using stylistic moves// to create personas that are suited to the situation, and that allow the reader to assume and play the role designated. Focus on how attitude and tone are created by way of stylistic moves in the text and image rather than response.
- Use your comments to compare the versions - either the same persona across writers or different personas. Watch for variations to see subtle effects.
- Comment on your own or on those of others.
- Notes for in-class work on discussing and commenting: CommentingOnTailoringMyText
- Note for the exercise: MorgansNotesOnPricePartOne
- http://www.expresso-app.org
=== and then ===
for Friday, midnight
- Comment on your own or others concerning style
- Revise yours to see how stylistic moves shape and reshape the persona relations. I'll add the work to TIO Labs this weekend, with and linked to the original assignment.
=== Update 30 Jan 2015 ===
About commenting on 4 intros
- You should comment on style - as detailed in the notes from Thursday: CommentingOnTailoringMyText. This means get in close, as we did in class on Thursday, and consider how the patterns of stylistic moves builds up into a persona. Use the comments less for fast feedback and more as a place to post a close consideration. Focus on the stylistic moves and characterizing the overall style of the intro. That's tricky but well worth it.
- Espresso is ok for counting things, but it doesn't analyze style: it just counts things, which lets you look at the larger sense of the intro's style. What's going to help you is looking Stylistic affordances.
- Stylistic considerations take time: the stylistic moves you and others are making demand the effort of time, so don't try to do this as a fly by exercise.

I'll review edits and comments on Saturday and will then accept your work into publication on TIO Labs. I think you'll get a notice from Medium when it's accepted, so watch for that. See you next Thursday
===Texts===
== Required ==
Jonathan and Lisa Price. //Hot Text: Web Writing that Works//. New Riders, 2002. [[http://www.amazon.com/Hot-Text-Writing-that-Works/dp/0735711518/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1325867373&sr=8-1 Amazon]].
== Reference ==
Lynch and Horton. //Web Style Guide//, 3rd ed. In print from Amazon, or online http://webstyleguide.com/wsg3/. This is the //Elements of Style// when it comes to web design and content writing.
==== for Thu 5 Feb ====
MakeMeThinkAboutLengthExercise. Reading and notes. Don't publish these notes. Leave them in draft. Do them over a number of days or sittings. As soon as you start the notes, post a link to them on the FB page so we can all get a sense of what everyone else is doing. The deadline for the notes is **Wednesday, midnight**. We'll review what we have on Thursday, and start considering how to handle an article.
==== Thur 5 Feb ====
We discussed in class collective notes on Price, chaps 5 - 6. Price's advice is found wanting. My notes for the class discussion are here: MorgansNotesOnTheLengthExercise.
==== for Thu 12 Feb ====
MakeMeThinkAboutLengthWithAFolkTale
Which has become a consideration of reading, understanding, and attention.
Deadlines
- Drafts on Medium and announced on FB by midnight Weds
- Class time on Thurs 12 Feb to review and revise
- Finals published on Medium and submitted to TIO Labs by midnight Fri 13 Feb.
==== Thur 12 Feb ====
- Most drafts of the folktales have been posted to the FB page.
- In class, we'll read them over, with eyes on how each makes us think, what elements are active, how changing those elements changes meaning.
== Commenting today ==
- To help the writer revise: Focus your comments on how the folktale makes its meaning - what things contribute to meaning what and how. Focus your comments on alternative possibilities for meaning.
- I'm finding it revealing to meaning if I come up with an alternative moral. That suggests that the moral can be used to shape a re-reading.
- Comment on your own, if you wish.
===For Saturday, midnight ===
- Revise the folktale and / or moral t0 open up thinking rather close it down or resolve it.
- Revise so that re-reading the folk tale is more rewarding than reading it once.
- Revise so that every stylistic choice is engaged in the meaning: every word choice, register change, sentence structure, name, action, allusion ... To test, changing a word or action should change the meaning.
==== For Thus 25 Feb: Linking ====
I'll be emailing grades and comments this week. In the meantime, work on reading and notes for the next project.
==== Thur 19 Feb ====
- MakeMeThinkAboutLengthDebriefing: We're going to talk about a few of your folk tales, what they illustrate, how they *get* us to think about reading and attention, and how they *help* us think about reading and attention: how they work, essentially. So, read. Choose a fave to talk about with respect to what it illustrates and how it works.
- [[https://medium.com/tio-lab-space TIO Labs]]
- MakeMeThinkAboutLinksExercise ** Two set of notes due this week** Notes on Price by **midnight Tuesday**, and a set of notes on [[http://www.eastgate.com/garden/Enter.html Hypertext Gardens]] by **midnight Wednesday**.
- Get started early. These notes will take some time - and the notes are a central part of your grade in the projects.
- I'm updating MakeMeThinkAboutLengthDebriefing this weekend.
==== for 5 Mar ====
- **Face to face meeting for Mar 5 is cancelled**.
- MakeMeThinkAboutLinks. This is the project for the next few weeks addressing your work with Price and Bernstein on links and linking. Skim at your own risk! This project is assigned today.
- A draft is due posted to Medium with a link to the FB page by **midnight Weds 18 Mar**, for discussion on 19 Mar.
- Have a good break.
==== Thur 26 Feb: Linking ====
- Discuss MakeMeThinkAboutLinksExercise by looking at notes on Price, Hot Links, and at reading paths and other traces in reading this linked essay. My notes will follow the face to face class meeting.
Maps, i.e. Reading paths
- [[https://medium.com/@Amber_N_Gordon/gardens-88d189989227 Amber]]
- [[https://medium.com/@BrittGoettlich/843d8f34d43c Brittany]]
- [[https://medium.com/@JuenemannAshley/e9a68779a1e5 Ashley]]
- [[https://medium.com/@AndreaCNadeau/hypertext-gardens-notes-part-1-4797c5cfb374 Andrea, 1]]
- [[https://medium.com/@AndreaCNadeau/hypertext-gardens-notes-part-2-c15e297076c2 Andrea, 2]]
- [[https://medium.com/@KelseySuttonBSU/9ef009ade8fd Kelsey]]
- [[https://medium.com/@Jen_Louise30/22592395e61f Jen]]
- [[https://medium.com/p/722b3a5eed5c/edit Craig]]
- [[https://medium.com/@jnasty7986/8e3e16ffd76d Joel]]
==== for week of 26 Feb - 5 Mar and Break ====
- Breather: No reading or assignments until 5 Mar.
- You should update your notes in response to our discussion this week.
- ReadingAboutLinksNotes - my notes on our discussion.
- ReadingHypertextGardensMCM - my notes on reading HT
==== for Thu 19 Mar ====
- Draft deadline midnight Wed 18 Mar
- Draft for MakeMeThinkAboutLinks. This is the project for the next two weeks addressing your work with Price and Bernstein on links and linking. Skim at your own risk!
- A draft is due posted to Medium with a link to the FB page by **midnight Weds 18 Mar**, for discussion on 19 Mar.
- MorgansNotesOnMakeMeThinkAboutLinks project.
- Other notes are archived on the [[WCWSyllabus]] page.
==== for Thu 26 Mar ====
- **Substantive redrafting of encomium / vituperation** due to review in class.
- I would expect periodic revisions to appear in draft on Medium over the week. Look in. Comment.
- MorgansNotesOnMakeMeThinkAboutLinks project
- **Updated**: MorgansNotesOnDraftsForMakeMeThinkAboutLinks
- Other notes are archived on the [[WCWSyllabus]] page.
- What about using links?
- What about using images?
- What about using call-outs and headers in rhetorically effective ways?
- A serendipitous vituperation: [[http://chronicle.com/article/The-Electronic-Panopticon/228419/?cid=wc&utm_source=wc&utm_medium=en The Electronic Panopticon]]. "We should be outraged that the Internet carries with it so much prying, that it has become an electronic panopticon. But to curb these tendencies, we have to channel our indignation into a unified political voice. We must let policy makers and corporate chiefs know that electronic privacy is a primary concern, one that factors into our values, our votes, and our spending."
=== drafts ===
[[https://medium.com/@jnasty7986/3145f1976e0 Joel]]
[[https://medium.com/@Amber_N_Gordon/make-me-think-about-links-and-linking-875cadc6e866 Amber]]
[[https://medium.com/@JuenemannAshley/6de2d2776b37 Ashley]] [[https://medium.com/@JuenemannAshley/9d49a0a84600 Ashley v 2]]
[[https://medium.com/@KelseySuttonBSU/182f55f87d11 Kelsey]]
[[https://medium.com/@AndreaCNadeau/making-you-think-about-links-bf23a30efe88 Andrea]]
[[https://medium.com/@Jen_Louise30/87f91ff6efd0 Jen]]
[[https://medium.com/p/ef18efb8dbef/edit Craig]]
[[https://medium.com/@jennabeelonger/bb31b0dcd509 Jenna]]
[[https://medium.com/@BrittGoettlich/bd6a19fca84e Brittany]] [[https://medium.com/@BrittGoettlich/9d8213c1767c Brittany 2]]
[[https://medium.com/@ChristineBelg/919a3eb0fa27 Kris]] [[https://medium.com/@ChristineBelg/81e1e228b6f Kris 2]]
==== ** Deadline for the Encomium, Friday, midnight.**====
- Make your final version public and submit it to TIO. If it is an encomium or vituperation, I'll approve it and give you some feedback on its effectiveness. If it isn't ... well, it should be.
==== for Thu 2 April ====
Start the MakeMeThinkAboutOrganizingExercise. Get started on this by class time Thursday - having read the three pages, and having started your notes page on Medium. We'll look at your starting points in class.
MorgansNotesOnOrganizingProject
PeterMorvilleOnOrganizing
[[http://www.bemidjistate.edu BSU]]
=== Sat 4 April===
- Deadline for first set of notes
==== for Thu 9 Apil====
Read my notes on what you've done so far: MorgansNotesOnOrganizingProject
Then, do some more notes.
- [[http://erhetoric.org/WebWritingAndDesign/wikka.php?wakka=MakeMeThinkAboutOrganizingExercise#hn_Part_2:_More_Notes_and_a_Thought_Experiment Make Me Think about Organizing Exercise, part 2]]
- Use your existing notes, and add these new notes to them. This part of the exercise asks you to consider alternative organizational schemes and alternative purposes. Your notes should reflect those considerations and a willingness to engage in alternatives.
- Deadline for these notes is **midnight, Weds**.
==== 9 April ====
Cancelled due to illnes
==== 16 April ====
Update: We'll meet f2f on Thursday, April 16, to review your notes, and I'll assign the last Medium paper for Make Me Think about Organizing. We'll have a look at drafts on 23 April, and the final version will be due 28 April. That's sort of a slow pace but it gives you plenty of time to work with the ideas.
- Article for Medium: MakeMeThinkAboutOrganizing
==== 23 April ====
- last day of class
- Article for Medium: MakeMeThinkAboutOrganizing draft due for response and work
- WhatsInterestingAboutThisExperiment
- MorgansNotesOnMakeMeThinkAboutOrganizing


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==== 23 April ====
- last day of class
- Article for Medium: MakeMeThinkAboutOrganizing draft due for response and work
- WhatsInterestingAboutThisExperiment
- MorgansNotesOnMakeMeThinkAboutOrganizing


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==== for Thu 9 Apil====
Read my notes on what you've done so far: MorgansNotesOnOrganizingProject
Then, do some more notes.
- [[http://erhetoric.org/WebWritingAndDesign/wikka.php?wakka=MakeMeThinkAboutOrganizingExercise#hn_Part_2:_More_Notes_and_a_Thought_Experiment Make Me Think about Organizing Exercise, part 2]]
- Use your existing notes, and add these new notes to them. This part of the exercise asks you to consider alternative organizational schemes and alternative purposes. Your notes should reflect those considerations and a willingness to engage in alternatives.
- Deadline for these notes is **midnight, Weds**.
==== 9 April ====
Cancelled due to illnes
==== 16 April ====
Update: We'll meet f2f on Thursday, April 16, to review your notes, and I'll assign the last Medium paper for Make Me Think about Organizing. We'll have a look at drafts on 23 April, and the final version will be due 28 April. That's sort of a slow pace but it gives you plenty of time to work with the ideas.
- Article for Medium: MakeMeThinkAboutOrganizing


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==== for Thu 2 April ====
Start the MakeMeThinkAboutOrganizingExercise. Get started on this by class time Thursday - having read the three pages, and having started your notes page on Medium. We'll look at your starting points in class.
MorgansNotesOnOrganizingProject
PeterMorvilleOnOrganizing
[[http://www.bemidjistate.edu BSU]]
=== Sat 4 April===
- Deadline for first set of notes


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==== for Thu 26 Mar ====
- **Substantive redrafting of encomium / vituperation** due to review in class.
- I would expect periodic revisions to appear in draft on Medium over the week. Look in. Comment.
- MorgansNotesOnMakeMeThinkAboutLinks project
- **Updated**: MorgansNotesOnDraftsForMakeMeThinkAboutLinks
- What about using links?
- What about using images?
- What about using call-outs and headers in rhetorically effective ways?
- A serendipitous vituperation: [[http://chronicle.com/article/The-Electronic-Panopticon/228419/?cid=wc&utm_source=wc&utm_medium=en The Electronic Panopticon]]. "We should be outraged that the Internet carries with it so much prying, that it has become an electronic panopticon. But to curb these tendencies, we have to channel our indignation into a unified political voice. We must let policy makers and corporate chiefs know that electronic privacy is a primary concern, one that factors into our values, our votes, and our spending."
=== drafts ===
[[https://medium.com/@jnasty7986/3145f1976e0 Joel]]
[[https://medium.com/@Amber_N_Gordon/make-me-think-about-links-and-linking-875cadc6e866 Amber]]
[[https://medium.com/@JuenemannAshley/6de2d2776b37 Ashley]] [[https://medium.com/@JuenemannAshley/9d49a0a84600 Ashley v 2]]
[[https://medium.com/@KelseySuttonBSU/182f55f87d11 Kelsey]]
[[https://medium.com/@AndreaCNadeau/making-you-think-about-links-bf23a30efe88 Andrea]]
[[https://medium.com/@Jen_Louise30/87f91ff6efd0 Jen]]
[[https://medium.com/p/ef18efb8dbef/edit Craig]]
[[https://medium.com/@jennabeelonger/bb31b0dcd509 Jenna]]
[[https://medium.com/@BrittGoettlich/bd6a19fca84e Brittany]] [[https://medium.com/@BrittGoettlich/9d8213c1767c Brittany 2]]
[[https://medium.com/@ChristineBelg/919a3eb0fa27 Kris]] [[https://medium.com/@ChristineBelg/81e1e228b6f Kris 2]]
==== ** Deadline for the Encomium, Friday, midnight.**====
- Make your final version public and submit it to TIO. If it is an encomium or vituperation, I'll approve it and give you some feedback on its effectiveness. If it isn't ... well, it should be.


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==== for Thu 19 Mar ====
- Draft deadline midnight Wed 18 Mar
- Draft for MakeMeThinkAboutLinks. This is the project for the next two weeks addressing your work with Price and Bernstein on links and linking. Skim at your own risk!
- MorgansNotesOnMakeMeThinkAboutLinks project.
- Other notes are archived on the [[WCWSyllabus]] page.


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==== for 5 Mar ====
- **Face to face meeting for Mar 5 is cancelled**.
- MakeMeThinkAboutLinks. This is the project for the next few weeks addressing your work with Price and Bernstein on links and linking. Skim at your own risk! This project is assigned today.
- A draft is due posted to Medium with a link to the FB page by **midnight Weds 18 Mar**, for discussion on 19 Mar.
- Have a good break.
==== Thur 26 Feb: Linking ====
- Discuss MakeMeThinkAboutLinksExercise by looking at notes on Price, Hot Links, and at reading paths and other traces in reading this linked essay. My notes will follow the face to face class meeting.
Maps, i.e. Reading paths
- [[https://medium.com/@Amber_N_Gordon/gardens-88d189989227 Amber]]
- [[https://medium.com/@BrittGoettlich/843d8f34d43c Brittany]]
- [[https://medium.com/@JuenemannAshley/e9a68779a1e5 Ashley]]
- [[https://medium.com/@AndreaCNadeau/hypertext-gardens-notes-part-1-4797c5cfb374 Andrea, 1]]
- [[https://medium.com/@AndreaCNadeau/hypertext-gardens-notes-part-2-c15e297076c2 Andrea, 2]]
- [[https://medium.com/@KelseySuttonBSU/9ef009ade8fd Kelsey]]
- [[https://medium.com/@Jen_Louise30/22592395e61f Jen]]
- [[https://medium.com/p/722b3a5eed5c/edit Craig]]
- [[https://medium.com/@jnasty7986/8e3e16ffd76d Joel]]
==== for week of 26 Feb - 5 Mar and Break ====
- Breather: No reading or assignments until 5 Mar.
- You should update your notes in response to our discussion this week.
- ReadingAboutLinksNotes - my notes on our discussion.
- ReadingHypertextGardensMCM - my notes on reading HT


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==== For Thus 25 Feb: Linking ====
I'll be emailing grades and comments this week. In the meantime, work on reading and notes for the next project.
- MakeMeThinkAboutLinksExercise ** Two set of notes due this week** Notes on Price by **midnight Tuesday**, and a set of notes on [[http://www.eastgate.com/garden/Enter.html Hypertext Gardens]] by **midnight Wednesday**.
- Get started early. These notes will take some time - and the notes are a central part of your grade in the projects.
- I'm updating MakeMeThinkAboutLengthDebriefing this weekend.


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==== Thur 19 Feb ====
- MakeMeThinkAboutLengthDebriefing: We're going to talk about a few of your folk tales, what they illustrate, how they *get* us to think about reading and attention, and how they *help* us think about reading and attention: how they work, essentially. So, read. Choose a fave to talk about with respect to what it illustrates and how it works.
- [[https://medium.com/tio-lab-space TIO Labs]]


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==== Thur 12 Feb ====
- Most drafts of the folktales have been posted to the FB page.
- In class, we'll read them over, with eyes on how each makes us think, what elements are active, how changing those elements changes meaning.
== Commenting today ==
- To help the writer revise: Focus your comments on how the folktale makes its meaning - what things contribute to meaning what and how. Focus your comments on alternative possibilities for meaning.
- I'm finding it revealing to meaning if I come up with an alternative moral. That suggests that the moral can be used to shape a re-reading.
- Comment on your own, if you wish.
===For Saturday, midnight ===
- Revise the folktale and / or moral t0 open up thinking rather close it down or resolve it.
- Revise so that re-reading the folk tale is more rewarding than reading it once.
- Revise so that every stylistic choice is engaged in the meaning: every word choice, register change, sentence structure, name, action, allusion ... To test, changing a word or action should change the meaning.


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==== for Thu 5 Feb ====
MakeMeThinkAboutLengthExercise. Reading and notes. Don't publish these notes. Leave them in draft. Do them over a number of days or sittings. As soon as you start the notes, post a link to them on the FB page so we can all get a sense of what everyone else is doing. The deadline for the notes is **Wednesday, midnight**. We'll review what we have on Thursday, and start considering how to handle an article.
==== Thur 5 Feb ====
We discussed in class collective notes on Price, chaps 5 - 6. Price's advice is found wanting. My notes for the class discussion are here: MorgansNotesOnTheLengthExercise.
==== for Thu 12 Feb ====
MakeMeThinkAboutLengthWithAFolkTale
Which has become a consideration of reading, understanding, and attention.
Deadlines
- Drafts on Medium and announced on FB by midnight Weds
- Class time on Thurs 12 Feb to review and revise
- Finals published on Medium and submitted to TIO Labs by midnight Fri 13 Feb.


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=== Update 30 Jan 2015 ===
About commenting on 4 intros
- You should comment on style - as detailed in the notes from Thursday: CommentingOnTailoringMyText. This means get in close, as we did in class on Thursday, and consider how the patterns of stylistic moves builds up into a persona. Use the comments less for fast feedback and more as a place to post a close consideration. Focus on the stylistic moves and characterizing the overall style of the intro. That's tricky but well worth it.
- Espresso is ok for counting things, but it doesn't analyze style: it just counts things, which lets you look at the larger sense of the intro's style. What's going to help you is looking Stylistic affordances.
- Stylistic considerations take time: the stylistic moves you and others are making demand the effort of time, so don't try to do this as a fly by exercise.
I'll review edits and comments on Saturday and will then accept your work into publication on TIO Labs. I think you'll get a notice from Medium when it's accepted, so watch for that. See you next Thursday


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- For review of Thursday's class meeting: for the online folk: MorgansNotes22Jan2105
==== Thu 29 Jan ====
- Sharing Link to drafts and unlisted versions **Update 26 Jan 2015:** Andrea and Brittany have set up a secret group page at [[https://www.facebook.com/groups/1529306574007576/ Web Content Writing Drafts]] for sharing drafts. Joel isn't on FB so I'll post his in.
- Ready for review and discussion: MakeMeThinkAboutTailoringMyTextExercise - aka about Personas, Style, Attitude, and Attention.
- We'll look at how the workflow went: using FB as a hub, commenting, ...
=== Then ===
- We'll look at how everyone varied the four personas Draw on Price for features and terms, and on CommentingOnTailoringMyText. We're interested in how Price's idea play out in practice.
- While you may comment on anything you like,//the focus of comments in this exercise is on using stylistic moves// to create personas that are suited to the situation, and that allow the reader to assume and play the role designated. Focus on how attitude and tone are created by way of stylistic moves in the text and image rather than response.
- Use your comments to compare the versions - either the same persona across writers or different personas. Watch for variations to see subtle effects.
- Comment on your own or on those of others.
- Notes for in-class work on discussing and commenting: CommentingOnTailoringMyText
- Note for the exercise: MorgansNotesOnPricePartOne
- http://www.expresso-app.org
=== and then ===
for Friday, midnight
- Comment on your own or others concerning style
- Revise yours to see how stylistic moves shape and reshape the persona relations. I'll add the work to TIO Labs this weekend, with and linked to the original assignment.


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==== Exercise due Mon 26 Jan ====
- MakeMeThinkAboutTailoringMyTextExercise - aka about Personas, Style, Attitude, and Attention. Along with the exercise: MorgansNotesOnPricePartOne
Sharing links
- Everyone in the class has been added as a writer to [[https://medium.com/tio-lab-space | TIO Labs]]. If you make the intro you wrote for this week public, you can also add it to the TIO Labs publication. Check Medium for how to. Eventually, you should make your intro public and add it to TIO Labs, but you may want to refine it over the next week or so.
- Link to FB page: [[https://www.facebook.com/groups/1529306574007576/ Web Content Writing Drafts]]. We're going to post private links to work on Medium to a FB page as a central place to access them from. People are being friended by Andrea and Brittany. You know the routine better than I do: Accept the invite, and get thee to the FB page to add your links.
- **Update 26 Jan 2015:** Andrea and Brittany have set up a secret group page at [[https://www.facebook.com/groups/1529306574007576/ Web Content Writing Drafts]] for sharing drafts. Joel isn't on FB so I'll post his in.


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==== Thu 22 Jan ====
- Problems? Solutions!
- We'll try to put together a smoother workflow for using Medium. See MorgansNotes22Jan2105
- How did you publish? Unlisted or World?
- Did you share the draft? Did you get any notes from others?
- We'll review the intros and discuss how they work as persona to persona, from Price, chap 1. Practice adding comments. Publish revisions.
- MorgansNotes22Jan2105

===Texts===
== Required ==
Jonathan and Lisa Price. //Hot Text: Web Writing that Works//. New Riders, 2002. [[http://www.amazon.com/Hot-Text-Writing-that-Works/dp/0735711518/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1325867373&sr=8-1 Amazon]].
== Reference ==
Lynch and Horton. //Web Style Guide//, 3rd ed. In print from Amazon, or online http://webstyleguide.com/wsg3/. This is the //Elements of Style// when it comes to web design and content writing.


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==== Thu 15 Jan ====
- [[WCWStatement]]: Read, print out. This is the guide to the course. You'll need this information.
- BootCamp: The first set of exercises to get everyone up and running, and connected to each other. Deadlines on Sunday and Tuesday.
- Once you have registered on Medium, you will be able to see and comment on drafts that are made available to you, Try that out with this draft: [[https://medium.com/@ThisIsOnline/7c52ee01066f | Hello WCW]]. Mouse-over a paragraph and you should see a + appear. Click that and you can comment on that paragraph. Try it out: Leave a comment or two.
- Update 16 Jan 2015. I have made some of the comments public but unlisted so that commenters can see some of them. When you post a comment, it seems to be private by default.
=== Medium.Com ===
We'll be working primarily not in a collective wiki space but in individual spaces on medium.com. BootCamp will ask you to set up a work space at medium and email the medium address to mmorgan@bemidjistate.edu. I'll add your space to this wiki page so we can use this page as a hub.


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For 2015, we'll be using medium.com as an editing and publishing platform. If you want to get a start on things, set up a twitter account and a medium.com account.
The first course meeting is R, 15 Jan, 12:00 - 1:15, HS 109. New materials will come online each Thursday.
Deletions:
=== Tue 14 Jan ===
- Intros
- [[WCWStatement]]
**Required texts**
- Lynch and Horton. Web Style Guide, 3rd ed. In print from Amazon or BSU Bookstore, or online http://webstyleguide.com/wsg3/ Or go0ogle for a PDF of the 3rd edition.
- Jonathan and Lisa Price. //Hot Text: Web Writing that Works//. New Riders, 2002. [[http://www.amazon.com/Hot-Text-Writing-that-Works/dp/0735711518/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1325867373&sr=8-1 Amazon]].
- You will need Price at the beginning of week 3
- Optional but useful: a markdown or plain text editor for your computer. **Do not use MS Word for materials that will end up in TIO**.
=== Thu 16 Jan ===
Web Design Principles exercises
- Read the statement. Come with qs
- Read //and take notes on// [[http://webstyleguide.com/wsg3/2-universal-usability/index.html | Lynch, chap 2]]. You'll be working with the concepts in this chapter in class.
- Start ReverseEngineeringAPersona
=== Tue 21 Jan ===
- Review your solutions to ReverseEngineeringAPersona
For Tues 28 Jan
Read Lynch chap 3

=== Thu 23 Jan ===
- No class.


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WCWSyllabusSpring2014
Deletions:
=== Tue 28 Jan ===
- Class cancelled. Weblogs and Wikis will meet at 4:00
=== Thu 30 Jan ===
- Lynch, chap 3: IA
- Exercise in reverse engineering the taxonomy and hierarchy of Mankato - mnsu.edu
- Continue over weekend
=== Tue 4 Feb ===
- Results of Thursday exercise
- [[http://webstyleguide.com/wsg3/4-interface-design/index.html | Lynch, chap 4: Navigation]]
=== Thu 6 Feb ===
- Debrief. TBA.
- A look at [[http://thisisonline.org | TIO]]
- Register: Real Name as you want it to appear. Real email - this doesn't need to appear.
- notes on writing in plain text
- There's a presentation by White Whale on their proposed redesign of the BSU site at 3:00 - 4:00 today, Crying Wolf.
Over the weekend, for Tuesday
- Read Hot Text, part 1, chaps 1 - 3
- Prepare an autobiography of 250 - 500 words and an image. This autobiography will be linked to your bylined work on TIO. Refer to Price part 1 for a sense of how to approach this problem.
- Have a look at [[http://thisisonline.org/index.php/whos-who | The Writers]]
=== Tue 11 Feb ===
Over the weekend, for Tuesday
- Read Hot Text, part 1, chaps 1 - 3
- Prepare an autobiography of 250 - 500 words and an image. This autobiography will be linked to your bylined work on TIO. Refer to Price part 1 for a sense of how to approach this problem.
- Have a look at [[http://thisisonline.org/index.php/whos-who | The Writers]]
In class
- a look at Hot Text, chaps 1 - 4
- some texts
=== Thu 13 Feb ===
- workday: revising and publishing your autobiography
- generating article ideas
- posting article ideas
for Tues
- Submit 2 article ideas to TIO, as covered in class
- Bio ready to publish
=== Tue 18 Feb ===
- Bios: Go to edit. Metadata options. Brief desc, something like, Bio of XX, just to see how it appears on Google.
- Edit. Decide where to set the Read More ... break.
- Review article ideas. Select.
- What software are you writing with? Not MS Word, right?
- Affordances to write with: images, heads, subs, lists, callouts, links.
=== Thu 20 Feb ===
Latecomers
- Bios: Go to edit. Metadata options. Brief desc, something like, Bio of XX, just to see how it appears on Google.
- Edit. Decide where to set the Read More ... break.
== deadline ==
- Review article proposals. Select. Get approval on a proposal before end of class today!
- Chap 5: Shorten that text (and how to do so).
=== Tue 25 Feb ===
- Drafts of article to work with
- Where are we? What's next? Revisions for Thursday.
- Deadline for first article: Mar 4.
=== Thu 27 Feb ===
- Revisions to drafts: plans
- In revising towards a final draft,
- Read HotText. chap 6: Titles and headings
- Try reading and editing your draft in [[http://hemingwayapp.com | Hemmingway]]. The app highlights potential editing points and can give you a new take on your sentences (Is that one really too long?) and word and phrase choices (Are those adjectives focusing or diffusing attention? Is that repetition bring connection and coherence or is it an accident?)
- Locate or create an image to accompany the text.
=== Tue 4 Mar: cancelled ===
=== Thu 6 Mar===
- Read HotText. chap 6: Titles and headings
- Try reading and editing your draft in Hemmingway. The app highlights potential editing points and can give you a new take on your sentences (Is that one really too long?) and word and phrase choices (Are those adjectives focusing or diffusing attention? Is that repetition bring connection and coherence or is it an accident?)
Locate or create an image to accompany the text.
Last workday for this project
- Notes on heads: when, what, how to format them. Structural units, not display.
- Staus of drafts - Final edits
- Add a metadata description of your article. This is sentence or two that potential readers will see if they find the article through Google or Bing. It will present the same register as the article - register is a predictor - so reader can decide to click through. Think informative tweet: 14o characters.
- Micro-bio with contact link? Have a look at Brad Tramel's Indie Game. (Better to format in itals rather than bold.)
- When you declare your article ready to publish, change the category to Ready to Publish.
== Publishing Deadline: Friday, 6:00 pm ==
Some articles will go out Saturday, others may be on hold until we're back from break.
For //Thurs//: Post two article ideas. As you did in the first round. Use the ProposalTemplate. SPECIAL EMPHASIS on links and linking in this article.
- Categorize your proposal Publishing > Article Proposal
- Status: Published
- Access: Special
- Read Hot Text, chap 7. Bring your text, too.
- We'll also be looking at [[http://webstyleguide.com/wsg3/9-editorial-style/6-web-links.html | Lynch, chap 9: Editorial Style]], on links.
=== Thu 20 Mar ===
- Review front page appearance.
- Check: Meta descriptions?
- Article ideas for the next round. I'll review for Tuesday.
- A look at links - and links exercise for Tuesday
Examples
- [[http://transcendentalism-legacy.tamu.edu/authors/emerson/essays/dsahyp.html first 4 paragraphs of Transcendentalism]]
- [[http://www.theguardian.com/media/pda/2010/oct/08/bbc-link-guidelines BBC Link Guidelines]]
- [[http://publishing2.com/2008/05/22/new-york-times-embraces-link-journalism/ NYT embraces links]]
- [[http://craigmod.com/journal/ebooks/?success Embracing the digital book]]
- [[https://jerz.setonhill.edu/writing/etext/hypertext.htm Hypertext essays]]
- [[http://ensemble.va.com.au/speak/ Speak: A Hypertext Essay]]
- [[http://kairos.technorhetoric.net/11.1/topoi/kalmbach/types.html Reading the Archives: Types of Hypertext]]
- [[https://tspace.library.utoronto.ca/citd/JeanMason/context/theories/digital.html Hypertext Theory in Digital Form]]
**For Tuesday, to discuss in class**
- LinkAnalysisExercise
=== Tue 1 April ===
- Draft due. Comments. Work day.
Linking for lyrical effect
- Make links relevant by shaping your text. See PragmaticLinksAndEvocativeLinks.
- for "a structure where the relevance is determined by the cognitive effects of exploring a context made up of a wide range of weak implicatures." That is, "INCREASED PROCESSING EFFORT + MAXIMAL (LYRICAL) COGNITIVE EFFECTS."
- early language learning? Google it. look and read other accounts, draw those accounts into your narrative.
- BSed as a kid? Google it: socially, psychologically, narratively. Draw what you find into the essay.
- Other issues/topics in your draft? Google them. Draw your encounter with those others into your draft.
Unrequested Sermon
No man is an island,
Entire of itself,
Every man is a piece of the continent,
A part of the main.
If a clod be washed away by the sea,
Europe is the less.
As well as if a promontory were.
As well as if a manor of thy friend's
Or of thine own were:
Any man's death diminishes me,
Because I am involved in mankind,
And therefore never send to know for whom the bell tolls;
It tolls for thee.
[[http://www.poemhunter.com/poem/no-man-is-an-island/ | John Donne]]
=== Thu 3 April ===
- Drafts for overview and comment. Links.
=== Tue 8 April ===
- final drafts due at start of class
- review finals considering links: PragmaticLinksAndEvocativeLinks
- metadata
- ready to publish
=== Thu 10 Apr ===
- considering arrangement (Pyramids are so 3rd century BC) and LayeredText
- for Tues: final article proposal
=== Tue 15 Apr ===
- meet for feedback and approval of last proposal
=== Thu 17 Apr ===
- Workday: no meeting
=== Tue 22 Apr ===
- draft due: drafts meeting
- When your draft is finished and all parts are published, you will have to update the internal links to other parts of the article - OR - be logged in.
=== Thu 24 Apr ===
- Workday: optional
=== Tue 29 Apr ===
- last day of class
- final versions LayeredText due: ready to publish.
- Address problems?
- Review some for feedback and awe.
- [[https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/embeddedform?formkey=dFVscjNWSW9ZNlNLNXB5Z2wyRjlYNWc6MA | Course evaluation]]


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=== Tue 29 Apr ===
- last day of class
- final versions LayeredText due: ready to publish.
- Address problems?
- Review some for feedback and awe.
- [[https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/embeddedform?formkey=dFVscjNWSW9ZNlNLNXB5Z2wyRjlYNWc6MA | Course evaluation]]


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Additions:
=== Tue 8 April ===
- final drafts due at start of class
- review finals considering links: PragmaticLinksAndEvocativeLinks
- metadata
- ready to publish
=== Thu 10 Apr ===
- considering arrangement (Pyramids are so 3rd century BC) and LayeredText
- for Tues: final article proposal
=== Tue 15 Apr ===
- meet for feedback and approval of last proposal
=== Thu 17 Apr ===
- Workday: no meeting
=== Tue 22 Apr ===
- draft due: drafts meeting
- When your draft is finished and all parts are published, you will have to update the internal links to other parts of the article - OR - be logged in.
=== Thu 24 Apr ===
- Workday: optional


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Additions:
=== Tue 1 April ===
- Draft due. Comments. Work day.
Linking for lyrical effect
- Make links relevant by shaping your text. See PragmaticLinksAndEvocativeLinks.
- for "a structure where the relevance is determined by the cognitive effects of exploring a context made up of a wide range of weak implicatures." That is, "INCREASED PROCESSING EFFORT + MAXIMAL (LYRICAL) COGNITIVE EFFECTS."
- early language learning? Google it. look and read other accounts, draw those accounts into your narrative.
- BSed as a kid? Google it: socially, psychologically, narratively. Draw what you find into the essay.
- Other issues/topics in your draft? Google them. Draw your encounter with those others into your draft.
Unrequested Sermon
No man is an island,
Entire of itself,
Every man is a piece of the continent,
A part of the main.
If a clod be washed away by the sea,
Europe is the less.
As well as if a promontory were.
As well as if a manor of thy friend's
Or of thine own were:
Any man's death diminishes me,
Because I am involved in mankind,
And therefore never send to know for whom the bell tolls;
It tolls for thee.
[[http://www.poemhunter.com/poem/no-man-is-an-island/ | John Donne]]
=== Thu 3 April ===
- Drafts for overview and comment. Links.


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Additions:
For //Thurs//: Post two article ideas. As you did in the first round. Use the ProposalTemplate. SPECIAL EMPHASIS on links and linking in this article.
- Categorize your proposal Publishing > Article Proposal
- Status: Published
- Access: Special
- Read Hot Text, chap 7. Bring your text, too.
- We'll also be looking at [[http://webstyleguide.com/wsg3/9-editorial-style/6-web-links.html | Lynch, chap 9: Editorial Style]], on links.
=== Thu 20 Mar ===
- Review front page appearance.
- Check: Meta descriptions?
- Article ideas for the next round. I'll review for Tuesday.
- A look at links - and links exercise for Tuesday
Examples
- [[http://transcendentalism-legacy.tamu.edu/authors/emerson/essays/dsahyp.html first 4 paragraphs of Transcendentalism]]
- [[http://www.theguardian.com/media/pda/2010/oct/08/bbc-link-guidelines BBC Link Guidelines]]
- [[http://publishing2.com/2008/05/22/new-york-times-embraces-link-journalism/ NYT embraces links]]
- [[http://craigmod.com/journal/ebooks/?success Embracing the digital book]]
- [[https://jerz.setonhill.edu/writing/etext/hypertext.htm Hypertext essays]]
- [[http://ensemble.va.com.au/speak/ Speak: A Hypertext Essay]]
- [[http://kairos.technorhetoric.net/11.1/topoi/kalmbach/types.html Reading the Archives: Types of Hypertext]]
- [[https://tspace.library.utoronto.ca/citd/JeanMason/context/theories/digital.html Hypertext Theory in Digital Form]]
**For Tuesday, to discuss in class**
- LinkAnalysisExercise


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Additions:
=== Tue 4 Mar: cancelled ===
=== Thu 6 Mar===
- Read HotText. chap 6: Titles and headings
- Try reading and editing your draft in Hemmingway. The app highlights potential editing points and can give you a new take on your sentences (Is that one really too long?) and word and phrase choices (Are those adjectives focusing or diffusing attention? Is that repetition bring connection and coherence or is it an accident?)
Locate or create an image to accompany the text.
Last workday for this project
- Notes on heads: when, what, how to format them. Structural units, not display.
- Staus of drafts - Final edits
- Add a metadata description of your article. This is sentence or two that potential readers will see if they find the article through Google or Bing. It will present the same register as the article - register is a predictor - so reader can decide to click through. Think informative tweet: 14o characters.
- Micro-bio with contact link? Have a look at Brad Tramel's Indie Game. (Better to format in itals rather than bold.)
- When you declare your article ready to publish, change the category to Ready to Publish.
== Publishing Deadline: Friday, 6:00 pm ==
Some articles will go out Saturday, others may be on hold until we're back from break.


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Additions:
=== Thu 27 Feb ===
- Revisions to drafts: plans
- In revising towards a final draft,
- Read HotText. chap 6: Titles and headings
- Try reading and editing your draft in [[http://hemingwayapp.com | Hemmingway]]. The app highlights potential editing points and can give you a new take on your sentences (Is that one really too long?) and word and phrase choices (Are those adjectives focusing or diffusing attention? Is that repetition bring connection and coherence or is it an accident?)
- Locate or create an image to accompany the text.


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Additions:
=== Tue 25 Feb ===
- Drafts of article to work with
- Where are we? What's next? Revisions for Thursday.
- Deadline for first article: Mar 4.


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for Tues
- Submit 2 article ideas to TIO, as covered in class
- Bio ready to publish
=== Tue 18 Feb ===
- Bios: Go to edit. Metadata options. Brief desc, something like, Bio of XX, just to see how it appears on Google.
- Edit. Decide where to set the Read More ... break.
- Review article ideas. Select.
- What software are you writing with? Not MS Word, right?
- Affordances to write with: images, heads, subs, lists, callouts, links.
=== Thu 20 Feb ===
Latecomers
- Bios: Go to edit. Metadata options. Brief desc, something like, Bio of XX, just to see how it appears on Google.
- Edit. Decide where to set the Read More ... break.
== deadline ==
- Review article proposals. Select. Get approval on a proposal before end of class today!
- Chap 5: Shorten that text (and how to do so).


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Additions:
=== Tue 11 Feb ===
In class
- a look at Hot Text, chaps 1 - 4
- some texts
=== Thu 13 Feb ===
- workday: revising and publishing your autobiography
- generating article ideas
- posting article ideas


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Additions:
=== Thu 6 Feb ===
- Debrief. TBA.
- A look at [[http://thisisonline.org | TIO]]
- Register: Real Name as you want it to appear. Real email - this doesn't need to appear.
- notes on writing in plain text
- There's a presentation by White Whale on their proposed redesign of the BSU site at 3:00 - 4:00 today, Crying Wolf.
Over the weekend, for Tuesday
- Read Hot Text, part 1, chaps 1 - 3
- Prepare an autobiography of 250 - 500 words and an image. This autobiography will be linked to your bylined work on TIO. Refer to Price part 1 for a sense of how to approach this problem.
- Have a look at [[http://thisisonline.org/index.php/whos-who | The Writers]]


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Additions:
=== Thu 30 Jan ===
- Lynch, chap 3: IA
- Exercise in reverse engineering the taxonomy and hierarchy of Mankato - mnsu.edu
- Continue over weekend
=== Tue 4 Feb ===
- Results of Thursday exercise
- [[http://webstyleguide.com/wsg3/4-interface-design/index.html | Lynch, chap 4: Navigation]]


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Additions:
=== Thu 16 Jan ===
Web Design Principles exercises
- Read the statement. Come with qs
- Read //and take notes on// [[http://webstyleguide.com/wsg3/2-universal-usability/index.html | Lynch, chap 2]]. You'll be working with the concepts in this chapter in class.
- Start ReverseEngineeringAPersona
=== Tue 21 Jan ===
- Review your solutions to ReverseEngineeringAPersona
For Tues 28 Jan
Read Lynch chap 3

=== Thu 23 Jan ===
- No class.
=== Tue 28 Jan ===
- Class cancelled. Weblogs and Wikis will meet at 4:00


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Additions:
=== Tue 14 Jan ===
- [[WCWStatement]]
**Required texts**
- Lynch and Horton. Web Style Guide, 3rd ed. In print from Amazon or BSU Bookstore, or online http://webstyleguide.com/wsg3/ Or go0ogle for a PDF of the 3rd edition.
- Jonathan and Lisa Price. //Hot Text: Web Writing that Works//. New Riders, 2002. [[http://www.amazon.com/Hot-Text-Writing-that-Works/dp/0735711518/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1325867373&sr=8-1 Amazon]].
- You will need Price at the beginning of week 3
- Optional but useful: a markdown or plain text editor for your computer. **Do not use MS Word for materials that will end up in TIO**.
Deletions:
=== Tues 15 ===
- **Required text** Jonathan and Lisa Price. //Hot Text: Web Writing that Works//. New Riders, 2002. [[http://www.amazon.com/Hot-Text-Writing-that-Works/dp/0735711518/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1325867373&sr=8-1 Amazon]].
- You will need Price by the weekend.
- Optional but useful: get a markdown or plain text editor for your computer. Do not use MS Word for materials that will end up in TIO.
- Intro to the wiki
- SettingUpAWikiNamePage
- GettingStarted
- FormattingRules
for Tues 22 Jan
- Read Price, chaps 1 - 2: Niche audiences, personas, relationships with readers.
=== Thurs 17 Jan ===
- no class meeting
=== Tues 22 Jan===
- Review your wikiname pages
- Questions about images, alignment, borrowing code ...
- Review Price, chap 1 - 2
**First writing project: personas**
- Start a new page on your wikiname page, titled AutoBiographies - followed by your initials (as in AutoBiographiesMCM). On that page, draft three 250 word autobiographies for your online writing, following advice from Price about persona, stance, and attitude, pp. 31 - 34. Include an image if possible (link to image on Facebook or elsewhere.) One or more of these, or a variation of one or more, revised, will eventually be published on TIO.

=== Thurs 24 Jan ===
- Review work with personas: PersonaAnalysisExercise. You should finish this by the end of the class meeting today.


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- Next week, I want to start generating ideas for TIO: What kind of articles to add, what else to do. Over the weekend, visit TIO and read a few pieces - critically. Make some mental notes.
- Also, make some written notes. Go to ArticleIdeasForTIO and list 6 - 12 or so ideas. It's a wikinotes page, and you're not committing to writing them. But add some, comment or add to other ideas already there. Add your initials to those you wish to take credit for. Or leave them off.
- Read Price, chap 3 - 4: A psychology of reading on the web: considering the constraints of reading on the web, and focus as a payoff.
=== Tues 29 Jan ===
- Price, chap 3 - 4: A psychology of reading on the web: considering the constraints of reading on the web, and focus as a payoff.
- Proposing articles: ProposalTemplate
- Ongoing: ArticleIdeasForTIO as they occur to you.
=== Thurs 31 Jan ===
- Workday: Proposals. Plan to have at least one proposal ready to look at by the end of the day. Earlier is better, and we can look at those that you finish during the workday.
=== Tues 5 Feb ===
- Workday. I'll look over proposals that need approval and set deadlines.
=== Thurs 7 Feb ===
===== update 6 Feb 9:30 pm=====
Work day.
Prof Morgan is ill. Face to face class cancelled. Continue working on drafts. I'll comment if possible. Try logging into TIO. Check this page again about class time on Thursday.
==== 12 Feb ====
==== update - 12:34 ====
I'm still snowed in. I have commented on drafts that were posted by this morning so you can continue drafting. I won't be in, but you are, so you can use the time drafting, helping each other out, and getting ready for Thursday.
I'll monitor my email (mmorgan@bemidjistate.edu) and Twitter (@mcmorgan, hash tag #en4169) from 12:00 - 1:15 if you have questions.
**Editing fix**: Upped privs to writers to Publisher. Can post, save, etc from the front-end w/o further permission.
{{color text="If you haven't posted a draft to the wiki, please post it to either the wiki or to TIO do so we can both look at it. " c="red"}}
== What Needs To Be Done ==
- All the articles I've seen need links. You can prepare them on the wiki, or move your draft to TIO and link there.
- All the articles I've seen need to be focused on an audience of one. They are addressed too broadly to make purchase on the web, where commitment to attention and commitment to continue reading is low. Price, pp 26, pp 31, pp 78. Attitude. "Lust, greed, envy, curiosity, ...ambition, rage, vanity ..." Price, 79, or more moderate consideration, singular interest. But, above all, a focus on a small group, an audience of one. All under your control. You're writing for a micro-sector. You have something else to offer that differentiates what you're writing from the 1000s of others saying much the same thing.
=== Thur 14 Feb ===
- We'll move articles that are ready for tighter editing to TIO so you can begin to add images and heads.
=== Tues 19 Feb ===
- Workday > publish: edit, tighten, refine
- Review bios in context. May want to tighten them.
- Add email link at end.
=== Thurs 21 Feb ===
- Workday > publish: edit, tighten, refine
- Articles that are ready will go out on Friday, 22 Feb, by 6:00 pm.
- Not ready, wait until next issue.
==== Deadline ====
- Deadline for articles on wiki or in TIO: 14 Feb. We'll move articles that are ready for tighter editing to TIO so you can begin to add images and heads.
- To publish on ++19th++ ++21st++ 22nd.
for Tues, read chaps 5 and 6.
=== Tues 5 Mar ===
- workday
- new articles started
- notes on promotion. Thanks to Matt.
- Use @thisisonline and #BemidjiState. #en3177 for Weblogs and Wikis. Others?
- Time your promos to upcoming events.
- spring break coming. book buying coming. speechifying coming?
=== Thurs 7 Mar ===
- Work from home day
=== Tues 19 Mar ===
- promote via Twitter, tied to registration
- Deadline of 22 Mar for 1 April
- review chaps 5 - 6
- Work time: serious editing with a consideration of Chaps 5 - 6
=== Thurs 21 Mar ===
- workday
- Near-complete drafts up on TIO and ready to review by Friday. Place in Ready to Publish.
- Check TIO Sunday or Monday to see if yours has been returned to Being Edited.
- Final day for April is Mar 26, end of day.
for Tues, read Price. Chap 7: Links
=== Tues 26 Mar ===
- Review and workday
- Some review of articles. Log in and you'll be able to see your drafts as published. Some need visual editing.
- Some need formatting and metadata: See below
- Final versions for April issue are due at end of day.
21 Mar: ready
- CM Punk
- My Peace Corps Journey
- First-Time Travel Writing
=== Thurs 28 Mar ===
- Price. Chap 7: Links: Discussion
- You will find Price's advice on links violated all the time, and that contributes to difficulty reading on the web - not because it's inherently difficult but because we don't know how to make it easy. We've had 600+ years of print to figure it out. Spaces between words, punctuation marks, line length, fonts, page numbers, paragraph markers, tocs, indices, footnotes, sidebars, running heads, page size, kinds of paper … We've had 20 years of the web.
- Next article: Articles that make interesting use of links. Comb Price, chap 7 - and especially chaps 11 - 15: Genres for ideas. Comb the web for ideas.
- Proposal on the wiki by ++Tuesday++, Friday, 5 April.
=== Tues 2 April ===
- work time
=== Thurs 4 April ===
====== Update: 9:00 am ======
Prof Morgan is ill. Face to face meeting of the class is cancelled until Tuesday. But please take the time to review some of the ideas below to develop an article that makes interesting use of links. Comb Price, chap 7 - and especially chaps 11 - 15: Genres for ideas. Comb the web for ideas.
- Proposal on the wiki by ++Tuesday++, Friday, 5 April.
I'll check for proposals on the wiki Thursday and Friday and will respond.
=== Tues 9 April ===
Heavy Linking
- Next article: Articles that make interesting use of links. Comb Price, chap 7 - and especially chaps 11 - 15: Genres for ideas. Comb the web for ideas.
- I've reviewed and commented on some proposals. Check RecentChanges. I'm developing a page on HeavyLinking to help us think this through. I'll work with you individually today to get things moving for this last article.
- Bring HotText. I might want to refer you to the chapters on genres.
=== Thurs 11 April ===
- Workday
- Give yourself time to develop this article closely and carefully, over repeated passes.
=== Tues 16 April ===
- work day. Deadline coming Thursday.
- [[http://dmlcentral.net/blog/john-jones/writing-interaction-part-2 writing for interaction]]
- Drafts in TIO by Thurs 18 April
=== Tues 23 April ===
- draft feedback
== What I'm seeing in drafts ==
The links seem to be providing exposition to the main ideas rather than spelling them out as we typically do. The semantic/semiotic connection between where the link leaves and where it ends up is suggested rather than stated. That means that the leaving point of the link has to somehow direct how the connection is interpreted. (Linking shows just how much we do interpret the connections and how much work we do for readers.)
You can see how this juxtapositoning works to create and re-create meaning in Anna's [[http://thisisonline.org/index.php/submissions-to-be-edited/207-disney-princesses.html disney princess]], second para, with placement of doll next to text describing dinner at the Green Mill (pink - green - duh!). It's that kind of richness I think we can achieve through linking to other material outside the essay: the idea is placing elements/artifacts that must? can? be interpreted in contrast to the main essay. (That runs against we typically use links.) See Anna's links to Mulan, et al.
Suggest: open links in the same window.
The stress point is in how to get a suggestion of the direction to take things in the link text or surrounding text. Another might be in locating a source that works, throws the focus on the source you want the focus to take: eg, the Disney Site v the text of Grimm's version of Rapunzel.
Might try suggesting where the reference is going by quoting a bit from the target. by alluding to where the link is going. by adding an in-line image. by calling out the link in a list or some other way ...
- work day
- final versions ready by end of day Thursday


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=== Tues 9 April ===
Heavy Linking
- I've reviewed and commented on some proposals. Check RecentChanges. I'm developing a page on HeavyLinking to help us think this through. I'll work with you individually today to get things moving for this last article.
- Bring HotText. I might want to refer you to the chapters on genres.
=== Thurs 11 April ===
- Workday
- Give yourself time to develop this article closely and carefully, over repeated passes.
=== Tues 16 April ===
- work day. Deadline coming Thursday.
- [[http://dmlcentral.net/blog/john-jones/writing-interaction-part-2 writing for interaction]]
- Drafts in TIO by Thurs 18 April
=== Tues 23 April ===
- draft feedback
== What I'm seeing in drafts ==
The links seem to be providing exposition to the main ideas rather than spelling them out as we typically do. The semantic/semiotic connection between where the link leaves and where it ends up is suggested rather than stated. That means that the leaving point of the link has to somehow direct how the connection is interpreted. (Linking shows just how much we do interpret the connections and how much work we do for readers.)
You can see how this juxtapositoning works to create and re-create meaning in Anna's [[http://thisisonline.org/index.php/submissions-to-be-edited/207-disney-princesses.html disney princess]], second para, with placement of doll next to text describing dinner at the Green Mill (pink - green - duh!). It's that kind of richness I think we can achieve through linking to other material outside the essay: the idea is placing elements/artifacts that must? can? be interpreted in contrast to the main essay. (That runs against we typically use links.) See Anna's links to Mulan, et al.
Suggest: open links in the same window.
The stress point is in how to get a suggestion of the direction to take things in the link text or surrounding text. Another might be in locating a source that works, throws the focus on the source you want the focus to take: eg, the Disney Site v the text of Grimm's version of Rapunzel.
Might try suggesting where the reference is going by quoting a bit from the target. by alluding to where the link is going. by adding an in-line image. by calling out the link in a list or some other way ...
- work day
- final versions ready by end of day Thursday


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=== Thurs 28 Mar ===
- Price. Chap 7: Links: Discussion
- You will find Price's advice on links violated all the time, and that contributes to difficulty reading on the web - not because it's inherently difficult but because we don't know how to make it easy. We've had 600+ years of print to figure it out. Spaces between words, punctuation marks, line length, fonts, page numbers, paragraph markers, tocs, indices, footnotes, sidebars, running heads, page size, kinds of paper … We've had 20 years of the web.
- Next article: Articles that make interesting use of links. Comb Price, chap 7 - and especially chaps 11 - 15: Genres for ideas. Comb the web for ideas.
- Proposal on the wiki by ++Tuesday++, Friday, 5 April.
=== Tues 2 April ===
- work time
=== Thurs 4 April ===
====== Update: 9:00 am ======
Prof Morgan is ill. Face to face meeting of the class is cancelled until Tuesday. But please take the time to review some of the ideas below to develop an article that makes interesting use of links. Comb Price, chap 7 - and especially chaps 11 - 15: Genres for ideas. Comb the web for ideas.
- Proposal on the wiki by ++Tuesday++, Friday, 5 April.
I'll check for proposals on the wiki Thursday and Friday and will respond.


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for Tues, read Price. Chap 7: Links
=== Tues 26 Mar ===
- Review and workday
- Some review of articles. Log in and you'll be able to see your drafts as published. Some need visual editing.
- Some need formatting and metadata: See below
- Final versions for April issue are due at end of day.
21 Mar: ready
- CM Punk
- My Peace Corps Journey
- First-Time Travel Writing


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=== Tues 19 Mar ===
- promote via Twitter, tied to registration
- Deadline of 22 Mar for 1 April
- review chaps 5 - 6
- Work time: serious editing with a consideration of Chaps 5 - 6
=== Thurs 21 Mar ===
- Near-complete drafts up on TIO and ready to review by Friday. Place in Ready to Publish.
- Check TIO Sunday or Monday to see if yours has been returned to Being Edited.
- Final day for April is Mar 26, end of day.


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=== Tues 5 Mar ===
- workday
- new articles started
- notes on promotion. Thanks to Matt.
- Use @thisisonline and #BemidjiState. #en3177 for Weblogs and Wikis. Others?
- Time your promos to upcoming events.
- spring break coming. book buying coming. speechifying coming?
=== Thurs 7 Mar ===
- Work from home day


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== What Needs To Be Done ==
- All the articles I've seen need links. You can prepare them on the wiki, or move your draft to TIO and link there.
- All the articles I've seen need to be focused on an audience of one. They are addressed too broadly to make purchase on the web, where commitment to attention and commitment to continue reading is low. Price, pp 26, pp 31, pp 78. Attitude. "Lust, greed, envy, curiosity, ...ambition, rage, vanity ..." Price, 79, or more moderate consideration, singular interest. But, above all, a focus on a small group, an audience of one. All under your control. You're writing for a micro-sector. You have something else to offer that differentiates what you're writing from the 1000s of others saying much the same thing.
=== Thur 14 Feb ===
- We'll move articles that are ready for tighter editing to TIO so you can begin to add images and heads.
=== Tues 19 Feb ===
- Workday > publish: edit, tighten, refine
- Review bios in context. May want to tighten them.
- Add email link at end.
=== Thurs 21 Feb ===
- Workday > publish: edit, tighten, refine
- Articles that are ready will go out on Friday, 22 Feb, by 6:00 pm.
- Not ready, wait until next issue.
==== Deadline ====
- Deadline for articles on wiki or in TIO: 14 Feb. We'll move articles that are ready for tighter editing to TIO so you can begin to add images and heads.
- To publish on ++19th++ ++21st++ 22nd.
for Tues, read chaps 5 and 6.


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==== 12 Feb ====
==== update - 12:34 ====
I'm still snowed in. I have commented on drafts that were posted by this morning so you can continue drafting. I won't be in, but you are, so you can use the time drafting, helping each other out, and getting ready for Thursday.
I'll monitor my email (mmorgan@bemidjistate.edu) and Twitter (@mcmorgan, hash tag #en4169) from 12:00 - 1:15 if you have questions.
**Editing fix**: Upped privs to writers to Publisher. Can post, save, etc from the front-end w/o further permission.
{{color text="If you haven't posted a draft to the wiki, please post it to either the wiki or to TIO do so we can both look at it. " c="red"}}


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=== Thurs 7 Feb ===
===== update 6 Feb 9:30 pm=====
Work day.
Prof Morgan is ill. Face to face class cancelled. Continue working on drafts. I'll comment if possible. Try logging into TIO. Check this page again about class time on Thursday.


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=== Tues 29 Jan ===
- Price, chap 3 - 4: A psychology of reading on the web: considering the constraints of reading on the web, and focus as a payoff.
- Proposing articles: ProposalTemplate
- Ongoing: ArticleIdeasForTIO as they occur to you.
=== Thurs 31 Jan ===
- Workday: Proposals. Plan to have at least one proposal ready to look at by the end of the day. Earlier is better, and we can look at those that you finish during the workday.
=== Tues 5 Feb ===
- Workday. I'll look over proposals that need approval and set deadlines.


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=== Tues 15 ===
- Intros
- **Required text** Jonathan and Lisa Price. //Hot Text: Web Writing that Works//. New Riders, 2002. [[http://www.amazon.com/Hot-Text-Writing-that-Works/dp/0735711518/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1325867373&sr=8-1 Amazon]].
- You will need Price by the weekend.
- Optional but useful: get a markdown or plain text editor for your computer. Do not use MS Word for materials that will end up in TIO.
- Intro to the wiki
- SettingUpAWikiNamePage
- GettingStarted
- FormattingRules
for Tues 22 Jan
- Read Price, chaps 1 - 2: Niche audiences, personas, relationships with readers.
=== Thurs 17 Jan ===
- no class meeting
=== Tues 22 Jan===
- Review your wikiname pages
- Questions about images, alignment, borrowing code ...
- Review Price, chap 1 - 2
**First writing project: personas**
- Start a new page on your wikiname page, titled AutoBiographies - followed by your initials (as in AutoBiographiesMCM). On that page, draft three 250 word autobiographies for your online writing, following advice from Price about persona, stance, and attitude, pp. 31 - 34. Include an image if possible (link to image on Facebook or elsewhere.) One or more of these, or a variation of one or more, revised, will eventually be published on TIO.

=== Thurs 24 Jan ===
- Review work with personas: PersonaAnalysisExercise. You should finish this by the end of the class meeting today.
for Tues 29 Jan
- Next week, I want to start generating ideas for TIO: What kind of articles to add, what else to do. Over the weekend, visit TIO and read a few pieces - critically. Make some mental notes.
- Also, make some written notes. Go to ArticleIdeasForTIO and list 6 - 12 or so ideas. It's a wikinotes page, and you're not committing to writing them. But add some, comment or add to other ideas already there. Add your initials to those you wish to take credit for. Or leave them off.
- Read Price, chap 3 - 4: A psychology of reading on the web: considering the constraints of reading on the web, and focus as a payoff.


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>>=== sidebar at end of course ===
**Personas** are useful in considering the goals, desires, and limitations of brand buyers and users in order to help to guide decisions about a service, product or interaction space such as features, interactions, and visual design of a website. Personas are also used as part of a user-centered design process for designing software and are also considered a part of interaction design (IxD), have been used in industrial design and more recently for online marketing purposes. [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Persona_(marketing) Wikipedia]]
**Pages**
LoremIpsum
>>
=== Tue 17 Jan ===
- Start a new page on your wikiname page, titled AutoBiographies - followed by your initials. On that page, draft three 250 word autobiographies for your online writing, following advice from Price about persona, stance, and attitude, pp. 31 - 34. Include an image if possible (link to image on Facebook or elsewhere.) One or more of these, or a variation of one or more, revised, will eventually be published on TIO.
- **Revised**: If you don't have Price yet, get started on the autobiographies on your own. I'll present some notes on Price, and you'll have time to work on these in class.
- Terse note: You should have a start on the assignment for today by class time, on the wiki. Deadline.
- SettingUpAWikiNamePage
- GettingStarted
In class
- Price, chaps 1 - 2: Niche audiences, personas, relationships with readers.
- Visit to http://www.bemidjistate.edu/its/
- Some time to work in class.
=== Thu 19 Jan ===
- Review drafts of autobiographies. Some choices
- Lists, heads, fast pass at editing.
- for Tues 24 Jan. Edit autobio to 250 words. Select one for positing to TIO.
- http://www.stpaulmedia.com/
- Read, Price, chaps 3 - 4.
- Possible work time. Re-read the writing brief!
=== Tue 24 Jan ===
- Posting draft to TIO.
- Moving images to TIO. If you can please find a photo for your autobiography page please post it to your wiki page so I can get them saved into [[http://thisisonline.org]] before class, please make sure you label it so I know which photo you would like to use. Thanks Beth
=== Thu 26 Jan ===
- Review autobios, and edit through stance (p 32), and chaps 3 and 4 (p 80)
- Add an email at the end of the article? You might want to open a gmail account for this.
- Group brainstorm for categories, and article and story ideas for TIO. ArticleIdeasForTIO
-
=== for Tues, 31 Jan ===
- Edit your autobio in light of our discussion on Thursday.
- Post at least 2 - 3 or 4 would be better - proposals for articles. 250 word idea of
- what it will cover: what it will be about
- stance, p 32, and again on p 82
- where it might fit in TIO: section and category, either existing or one that will collect others
- how it will make contact with readers - chap 3, and chap 4, p 80 - 81
- research and practices the writer needs to engage in order to write it
- what it might link to - both literally and figuratively
- article length. Think 500 - 750 words for now. (That means writing 1500 words or more on the way to those 500.) (That is, think in terms of completed length rather than amount of time and attention to put into the article.)
- You're not committing to writing this article - and you don't have to submit ideas that you expect to write.
- You may write this on the wiki - start a wiki page for yourself - or in a text editor. When ready, copy and paste it into TIO: Publishing > Proposals to be approved. Post it to TIO only when you consider it ready for my review.
=== Tues 31 Jan ===
- review of publishing workflow
- If you're working on it: Publishing > Submissions to be Edited
- When it's ready for the editors' review Publishing > Submissions to be Published
- Read the note under [[http://thisisonline.org/index.php/publishing-workflow.html Publishing Workspace]].
- For proposals, use Publishing > Proposals to be Approved
- Writers: Add email address to your submissions. Set up gmail account if you wish Xisonline.gmail.com is a good one.
- Notes on check in - check out: finishing an editing session with Save.
- work time for all
- review and assign proposals
- review and publish bios. edit to 250 words.
- Add to ArticleIdeasForTIO
=== Thu 2 Feb ===
- notes on MS Word and formatting
- MS formatting junk: http://thisisonline.org/index.php/proposals-approved/103-dump-the-book.html
- cleaned up: http://thisisonline.org/index.php/proposals-approved/99-depressed-in-mn.html
- flexible layout
- review first drafts of article proposals
- writers take notes, ok? Proposals need revision.
- samples
- [[http://thisisonline.org/index.php/proposals-approved/103-dump-the-book.html Which book]]
- [[http://thisisonline.org/index.php/proposals-approved/99-depressed-in-mn.html Depressed in MN]]
- [[http://thisisonline.org/index.php/proposals-to-be-approved/95-article-ideas.html Two ideas - ]]
- [[http://thisisonline.org/index.php/proposals-to-be-approved/93-lakeside-food-court-review.html food review]] vs [[http://thisisonline.org/index.php/proposals-to-be-approved/92-a-week-without-facebook.html Week w/o FB]]
- [[http://thisisonline.org/index.php/proposals-to-be-approved/101-24-hours.html 24 hours]]
- Article Proposals - revisions and final 250 word versions ready by Tuesday, am.
=== Thu 2 Feb ===
- Article Proposals - revisions and final 250 word versions ready by Tuesday, am.

==== Update: Sun 5 Feb: Class cancelled for Tues 7 Feb ====
Article Proposals revisions and final 250 word versions are due.
- Reading assignment in Hot Text tba for Thursday.
=== Tue 7 Feb ===
- Class cancelled
- Reading assignment TBA
=== Tue 14 Feb ===
- We are back to work - with ++a vengeance ++ enthusiasm.
- Assign / choose a proposal: Have a look at http://thisisonline.org/index.php/jobs-to-be-assigned.html.
- Quick review of Hot Text advice to get oriented.
- Draft deadline: **Tues 21 Feb**. At that point, we'll discuss deadlines on individual pieces.
- Procedure: Keep drafts in txt format until they are ready to start formatting, adding images, creating links. When ready to start getting feedback, post the draft to Publishing > Drafts in Progress. You can use the wiki space for drafts.
== notes ==
- stance, p 32, and again on p 82
- make and keep contact with readers - chap 3, and chap 4, p 80 - 81
- contact: visually, textually,
- what it might link to - both literally and figuratively
- article length. 500 - 750 words. Go long for a first draft. (That means writing 1500 words or more on the way to those 500.)
- Please don't use MS Word, or if you must, always save in txt
=== Thu 16 Feb ===
- work day - have material to work on or draft to review.
- for Tues, Price, chap 5. Exercise coming on Tuesday.
=== Tue 21 Feb ===
- Draft deadline: **Tues 21 Feb**. Post to Submissions to be Edited. Editing conferences.
- Hot Text, chap 5, and RecastingWebTextExerciseOne. Due Thu 23 Feb class time. Post it to the wiki.
- Review the Before / After examples to see how far a recasting can or might have to go.
- Consider the state of the original: contact, attention, audience fit, usefulness.
=== announcement ===
Jonathan Hatch, at St Paul Media, is looking for an intern or soon-to-graduate students who are adept with PHP and content management systems. If you're interested, visit the site, and send him an email, or find him on FB.
=== Thu 23 Feb ===
- RecastingWebTextExerciseOne due. Discuss .
- Work time and editing conferences.
While waiting for a conference, you have things to work on.
- Second submission assigned or chosen.
- Request: Write another proposal. Use the ProposalTemplate as a starting point.
==== First articles up by 28 Feb! ====
=== Tues 28 Feb ===
First wave of articles ready to publish during class time
- Pair up: Final review of the draft
- checklist on the board
- add email byline
- save in section and category
- applause
- choose your next job, or draft one to start on Thursday.
- Beth and Morgan - draft a TIOPublicationAnnouncement28Feb2012. Wednesday night or Thurs morning - I'll announce the work on Verb_L and the English Dept FB page. Beth > Twitter. Everyone else - where ever.
=== Thur 1 Mar ===
- Morgan and Beth to publish and announce the articles
=== update: 10:35 am===
First issue is out. The design is still a little rough around the edges, I'm still making some menu decisions, but the articles are up and visible. We'll watch the hits to see what happens over the break, and reconnoiter then.
Good work all.
==== Break ====
=== Tue 13 Mar ===
- Review current issue: suggestions - hits - use of Read More - findability - images - etc.
- Second deadline: Mar 29.
- If you haven't already, select a new article to work on. If you chose one with a long reach - beyond the Mar 29 deadline - select a another one as well.
- If you wish, draft an article proposal. Proposal due by Sunday, 18 Mar. so I can review it for Monday.
- Update the assignment board
- Work time
Notes on Procedures
- Copy and paste from the wiki: Do it in edit mode rather than reading mode.
- Resist posting drafts to TIO itself until ready for first draft review. (Just good practice.)
== for++ Tues 13 Mar++ Thurs 15 Mar ==
- Read and mark up chap 6. Take note of the advice statements: We'll be looking at how those play out in practice, and how they signify.
=== Thurs 15 Mar ===
- Exercise and discussion in class
- How chaps 5 and 6 appear in practice
- http://www.bemidjistate.edu/academics/colleges/
- http://www.bemidjistate.edu/academics/departments/english/undergraduate/ba/
- http://www.bemidjistate.edu/academics/departments/english/news/index.cfm
- http://mitadmissions.org/discover/life
- side bar as hierarchy
- visual hierarchy
- cf http://mitadmissions.org/blogs/entry/i_really_just_cannot_write_any
- and the horror that is [[http://www.campkesem.org/site/c.jvI0ImN0JuE/b.2536417/k.C646/Welcome_to_Camp_Kesem_at_MIT.htm | Camp Kesem]]
- headings, sub-heads: showing structure
- use titles everywhere
- integrating bullet lists
- ...
- Work time
- Choose a new project and get approval, or draft a new proposal.
- Second deadline: Mar 29.
=== Tues 20 Mar ===
- Work time
- Draft conferences coming up on Thursday.
- Second deadline: Mar 29.
=== Thurs 22 Mar ===
- Draft conferences
- for Tues, Price, chap 9: Lighten Cognitive Load
=== Tues 27 Mar ===
- Chap 9 exercise
- AllbuttOnTechWritingSample
- ThomasOnMiddleTechStyleSample
- OrwellOnWritingSample
- SteinOnForensicsSample
- EmersonOnGoodUseSample
=== Assignment for Tues 3 Apr ===
- Recast ThomasOnMiddleTechStyleSample for students to learn and act.
- Recast EmersonOnGoodUseSample to get close to people - as an extract from an essay.
- Special bonus challenge: SteinOnForensicsSample - resolve ambiguous phrases readers must puzzle over
=== Thur 29 Mar ===
- Deadline
- Final conferences
- Images
=== Tues 3 Apr ===
We're late! But no body knows because we haven't been around long. Let's get the issue out for Student Achievement Day, Weds.
- Recasts due
- TIO articles: final edits - name at top, Read More... positioning, email contact in itals at end of article, ...
- TIO Number 2 intro text - in progress
=== Thurs 5 Apr ===
- Look at recasts
- Recast ThomasOnMiddleTechStyleSample for students to learn and act.
- Recast EmersonOnGoodUseSample to get close to people - as an extract from an essay.
- Special bonus challenge: SteinOnForensicsSample - resolve ambiguous phrases readers must puzzle over
- Moving on to next (last) article.
=== Tues 10 Apr ===
- claiming your last article
- Read Chap 15, pp 406 - 411 - attitude
- Read Chap 7: links, pp 132 - 155
- All articles for issue #3 should use links in some way: in the article itself, as an additional part of the work ... as the work in total?
=== Thur 12 Apr ===
- work day
=== Tues 17 Apr ===
- work day
- [[http://kairos.technorhetoric.net/12.3/topoi/digirhet/index.html Kairos hypertext]]
- Assign exercise for Chap 17, pp 449 ff: Web editor wanna be
- Thursday, we'll look at a set of articles from web-published magazines for their web-editing techniques. To prepare, make some notes on these. You're lookling for techniques that the editors and writers have used to adapt the text and its presentation to the web. Make a list. Consider where and how the articles - and entire page - are handled for reading on the web.
- http://www.vanityfair.com/hollywood/2012/05/wolcott-television-better-than-movies
- http://www.vanityfair.com/culture/2012/04/tv-credits-mad-men-six-feet-under
- http://swampland.time.com/2012/04/17/secret-service-scandal-when-bureaucrats-behave-badly-politicians-sense-an-opportunity/
- http://blogs.smithsonianmag.com/history/2012/04/the-house-that-polly-adler-built/
- http://www.smithsonianmag.com/history-archaeology/How-the-Homestead-Act-Transformed-America.html
- [[http://www.time.com/time/world/article/0,8599,2112173,00.html Time Mag- World]]
- [[http://techland.time.com/2012/04/16/apple-ii-forever-a-35th-anniversary-tribute-to-apples-first-iconic-product/?iid=tl-article-mostpop1 Time article - technology]]
- [[http://techland.time.com/2012/04/16/fourteen-ways-to-celebrate-the-apple-iis-35th-birthday/?iid=tl-main-lede Time article - Technology]]
- http://www.wired.com/thisdayintech/2012/04/april-17-1790-america-loses-one-of-its-most-inventive-minds/
- http://paper.li/KepaJRodriguez/1311227978?utm_source=subscription&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=paper_sub
- http://www.huffingtonpost.com/
=== Thur 19 Apr ===
- Exercise from above
-


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>>=== sidebar at end of course ===
**Personas** are useful in considering the goals, desires, and limitations of brand buyers and users in order to help to guide decisions about a service, product or interaction space such as features, interactions, and visual design of a website. Personas are also used as part of a user-centered design process for designing software and are also considered a part of interaction design (IxD), have been used in industrial design and more recently for online marketing purposes. [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Persona_(marketing) Wikipedia]]
**Pages**
LoremIpsum
>>
=== Tue 17 Jan ===
- Start a new page on your wikiname page, titled AutoBiographies - followed by your initials. On that page, draft three 250 word autobiographies for your online writing, following advice from Price about persona, stance, and attitude, pp. 31 - 34. Include an image if possible (link to image on Facebook or elsewhere.) One or more of these, or a variation of one or more, revised, will eventually be published on TIO.
- **Revised**: If you don't have Price yet, get started on the autobiographies on your own. I'll present some notes on Price, and you'll have time to work on these in class.
- Terse note: You should have a start on the assignment for today by class time, on the wiki. Deadline.
- SettingUpAWikiNamePage
- GettingStarted
In class
- Price, chaps 1 - 2: Niche audiences, personas, relationships with readers.
- Visit to http://www.bemidjistate.edu/its/
- Some time to work in class.
=== Thu 19 Jan ===
- Review drafts of autobiographies. Some choices
- Lists, heads, fast pass at editing.
- for Tues 24 Jan. Edit autobio to 250 words. Select one for positing to TIO.
- http://www.stpaulmedia.com/
- Read, Price, chaps 3 - 4.
- Possible work time. Re-read the writing brief!
=== Tue 24 Jan ===
- Posting draft to TIO.
- Moving images to TIO. If you can please find a photo for your autobiography page please post it to your wiki page so I can get them saved into [[http://thisisonline.org]] before class, please make sure you label it so I know which photo you would like to use. Thanks Beth
=== Thu 26 Jan ===
- Review autobios, and edit through stance (p 32), and chaps 3 and 4 (p 80)
- Add an email at the end of the article? You might want to open a gmail account for this.
- Group brainstorm for categories, and article and story ideas for TIO. ArticleIdeasForTIO
-
=== for Tues, 31 Jan ===
- Edit your autobio in light of our discussion on Thursday.
- Post at least 2 - 3 or 4 would be better - proposals for articles. 250 word idea of
- what it will cover: what it will be about
- stance, p 32, and again on p 82
- where it might fit in TIO: section and category, either existing or one that will collect others
- how it will make contact with readers - chap 3, and chap 4, p 80 - 81
- research and practices the writer needs to engage in order to write it
- what it might link to - both literally and figuratively
- article length. Think 500 - 750 words for now. (That means writing 1500 words or more on the way to those 500.) (That is, think in terms of completed length rather than amount of time and attention to put into the article.)
- You're not committing to writing this article - and you don't have to submit ideas that you expect to write.
- You may write this on the wiki - start a wiki page for yourself - or in a text editor. When ready, copy and paste it into TIO: Publishing > Proposals to be approved. Post it to TIO only when you consider it ready for my review.
=== Tues 31 Jan ===
- review of publishing workflow
- If you're working on it: Publishing > Submissions to be Edited
- When it's ready for the editors' review Publishing > Submissions to be Published
- Read the note under [[http://thisisonline.org/index.php/publishing-workflow.html Publishing Workspace]].
- For proposals, use Publishing > Proposals to be Approved
- Writers: Add email address to your submissions. Set up gmail account if you wish Xisonline.gmail.com is a good one.
- Notes on check in - check out: finishing an editing session with Save.
- work time for all
- review and assign proposals
- review and publish bios. edit to 250 words.
- Add to ArticleIdeasForTIO
=== Thu 2 Feb ===
- notes on MS Word and formatting
- MS formatting junk: http://thisisonline.org/index.php/proposals-approved/103-dump-the-book.html
- cleaned up: http://thisisonline.org/index.php/proposals-approved/99-depressed-in-mn.html
- flexible layout
- review first drafts of article proposals
- writers take notes, ok? Proposals need revision.
- samples
- [[http://thisisonline.org/index.php/proposals-approved/103-dump-the-book.html Which book]]
- [[http://thisisonline.org/index.php/proposals-approved/99-depressed-in-mn.html Depressed in MN]]
- [[http://thisisonline.org/index.php/proposals-to-be-approved/95-article-ideas.html Two ideas - ]]
- [[http://thisisonline.org/index.php/proposals-to-be-approved/93-lakeside-food-court-review.html food review]] vs [[http://thisisonline.org/index.php/proposals-to-be-approved/92-a-week-without-facebook.html Week w/o FB]]
- [[http://thisisonline.org/index.php/proposals-to-be-approved/101-24-hours.html 24 hours]]
- Article Proposals - revisions and final 250 word versions ready by Tuesday, am.
=== Thu 2 Feb ===
- Article Proposals - revisions and final 250 word versions ready by Tuesday, am.

==== Update: Sun 5 Feb: Class cancelled for Tues 7 Feb ====
Article Proposals revisions and final 250 word versions are due.
- Reading assignment in Hot Text tba for Thursday.
=== Tue 7 Feb ===
- Class cancelled
- Reading assignment TBA
=== Tue 14 Feb ===
- We are back to work - with ++a vengeance ++ enthusiasm.
- Assign / choose a proposal: Have a look at http://thisisonline.org/index.php/jobs-to-be-assigned.html.
- Quick review of Hot Text advice to get oriented.
- Draft deadline: **Tues 21 Feb**. At that point, we'll discuss deadlines on individual pieces.
- Procedure: Keep drafts in txt format until they are ready to start formatting, adding images, creating links. When ready to start getting feedback, post the draft to Publishing > Drafts in Progress. You can use the wiki space for drafts.
== notes ==
- stance, p 32, and again on p 82
- make and keep contact with readers - chap 3, and chap 4, p 80 - 81
- contact: visually, textually,
- what it might link to - both literally and figuratively
- article length. 500 - 750 words. Go long for a first draft. (That means writing 1500 words or more on the way to those 500.)
- Please don't use MS Word, or if you must, always save in txt
=== Thu 16 Feb ===
- work day - have material to work on or draft to review.
- for Tues, Price, chap 5. Exercise coming on Tuesday.
=== Tue 21 Feb ===
- Draft deadline: **Tues 21 Feb**. Post to Submissions to be Edited. Editing conferences.
- Hot Text, chap 5, and RecastingWebTextExerciseOne. Due Thu 23 Feb class time. Post it to the wiki.
- Review the Before / After examples to see how far a recasting can or might have to go.
- Consider the state of the original: contact, attention, audience fit, usefulness.
=== announcement ===
Jonathan Hatch, at St Paul Media, is looking for an intern or soon-to-graduate students who are adept with PHP and content management systems. If you're interested, visit the site, and send him an email, or find him on FB.
=== Thu 23 Feb ===
- RecastingWebTextExerciseOne due. Discuss .
- Work time and editing conferences.
While waiting for a conference, you have things to work on.
- Second submission assigned or chosen.
- Request: Write another proposal. Use the ProposalTemplate as a starting point.
==== First articles up by 28 Feb! ====
=== Tues 28 Feb ===
First wave of articles ready to publish during class time
- Pair up: Final review of the draft
- checklist on the board
- add email byline
- save in section and category
- applause
- choose your next job, or draft one to start on Thursday.
- Beth and Morgan - draft a TIOPublicationAnnouncement28Feb2012. Wednesday night or Thurs morning - I'll announce the work on Verb_L and the English Dept FB page. Beth > Twitter. Everyone else - where ever.
=== Thur 1 Mar ===
- Morgan and Beth to publish and announce the articles
=== update: 10:35 am===
First issue is out. The design is still a little rough around the edges, I'm still making some menu decisions, but the articles are up and visible. We'll watch the hits to see what happens over the break, and reconnoiter then.
Good work all.
==== Break ====
=== Tue 13 Mar ===
- Review current issue: suggestions - hits - use of Read More - findability - images - etc.
- Second deadline: Mar 29.
- If you haven't already, select a new article to work on. If you chose one with a long reach - beyond the Mar 29 deadline - select a another one as well.
- If you wish, draft an article proposal. Proposal due by Sunday, 18 Mar. so I can review it for Monday.
- Update the assignment board
- Work time
Notes on Procedures
- Copy and paste from the wiki: Do it in edit mode rather than reading mode.
- Resist posting drafts to TIO itself until ready for first draft review. (Just good practice.)
== for++ Tues 13 Mar++ Thurs 15 Mar ==
- Read and mark up chap 6. Take note of the advice statements: We'll be looking at how those play out in practice, and how they signify.
=== Thurs 15 Mar ===
- Exercise and discussion in class
- How chaps 5 and 6 appear in practice
- http://www.bemidjistate.edu/academics/colleges/
- http://www.bemidjistate.edu/academics/departments/english/undergraduate/ba/
- http://www.bemidjistate.edu/academics/departments/english/news/index.cfm
- http://mitadmissions.org/discover/life
- side bar as hierarchy
- visual hierarchy
- cf http://mitadmissions.org/blogs/entry/i_really_just_cannot_write_any
- and the horror that is [[http://www.campkesem.org/site/c.jvI0ImN0JuE/b.2536417/k.C646/Welcome_to_Camp_Kesem_at_MIT.htm | Camp Kesem]]
- headings, sub-heads: showing structure
- use titles everywhere
- integrating bullet lists
- ...
- Work time
- Choose a new project and get approval, or draft a new proposal.
- Second deadline: Mar 29.
=== Tues 20 Mar ===
- Work time
- Draft conferences coming up on Thursday.
- Second deadline: Mar 29.
=== Thurs 22 Mar ===
- Draft conferences
- for Tues, Price, chap 9: Lighten Cognitive Load
=== Tues 27 Mar ===
- Chap 9 exercise
- AllbuttOnTechWritingSample
- ThomasOnMiddleTechStyleSample
- OrwellOnWritingSample
- SteinOnForensicsSample
- EmersonOnGoodUseSample
=== Assignment for Tues 3 Apr ===
- Recast ThomasOnMiddleTechStyleSample for students to learn and act.
- Recast EmersonOnGoodUseSample to get close to people - as an extract from an essay.
- Special bonus challenge: SteinOnForensicsSample - resolve ambiguous phrases readers must puzzle over
=== Thur 29 Mar ===
- Deadline
- Final conferences
- Images
=== Tues 3 Apr ===
We're late! But no body knows because we haven't been around long. Let's get the issue out for Student Achievement Day, Weds.
- Recasts due
- TIO articles: final edits - name at top, Read More... positioning, email contact in itals at end of article, ...
- TIO Number 2 intro text - in progress
=== Thurs 5 Apr ===
- Look at recasts
- Recast ThomasOnMiddleTechStyleSample for students to learn and act.
- Recast EmersonOnGoodUseSample to get close to people - as an extract from an essay.
- Special bonus challenge: SteinOnForensicsSample - resolve ambiguous phrases readers must puzzle over
- Moving on to next (last) article.
=== Tues 10 Apr ===
- claiming your last article
- Read Chap 15, pp 406 - 411 - attitude
- Read Chap 7: links, pp 132 - 155
- All articles for issue #3 should use links in some way: in the article itself, as an additional part of the work ... as the work in total?
=== Thur 12 Apr ===
- work day
=== Tues 17 Apr ===
- work day
- [[http://kairos.technorhetoric.net/12.3/topoi/digirhet/index.html Kairos hypertext]]
- Assign exercise for Chap 17, pp 449 ff: Web editor wanna be
- Thursday, we'll look at a set of articles from web-published magazines for their web-editing techniques. To prepare, make some notes on these. You're lookling for techniques that the editors and writers have used to adapt the text and its presentation to the web. Make a list. Consider where and how the articles - and entire page - are handled for reading on the web.
- http://www.vanityfair.com/hollywood/2012/05/wolcott-television-better-than-movies
- http://www.vanityfair.com/culture/2012/04/tv-credits-mad-men-six-feet-under
- http://swampland.time.com/2012/04/17/secret-service-scandal-when-bureaucrats-behave-badly-politicians-sense-an-opportunity/
- http://blogs.smithsonianmag.com/history/2012/04/the-house-that-polly-adler-built/
- http://www.smithsonianmag.com/history-archaeology/How-the-Homestead-Act-Transformed-America.html
- [[http://www.time.com/time/world/article/0,8599,2112173,00.html Time Mag- World]]
- [[http://techland.time.com/2012/04/16/apple-ii-forever-a-35th-anniversary-tribute-to-apples-first-iconic-product/?iid=tl-article-mostpop1 Time article - technology]]
- [[http://techland.time.com/2012/04/16/fourteen-ways-to-celebrate-the-apple-iis-35th-birthday/?iid=tl-main-lede Time article - Technology]]
- http://www.wired.com/thisdayintech/2012/04/april-17-1790-america-loses-one-of-its-most-inventive-minds/
- http://paper.li/KepaJRodriguez/1311227978?utm_source=subscription&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=paper_sub
- http://www.huffingtonpost.com/
=== Thur 19 Apr ===
- Exercise from above
-


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>>=== sidebar at end of course ===
**Personas** are useful in considering the goals, desires, and limitations of brand buyers and users in order to help to guide decisions about a service, product or interaction space such as features, interactions, and visual design of a website. Personas are also used as part of a user-centered design process for designing software and are also considered a part of interaction design (IxD), have been used in industrial design and more recently for online marketing purposes. [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Persona_(marketing) Wikipedia]]
**Pages**
LoremIpsum
>>
=== Tue 17 Jan ===
- Start a new page on your wikiname page, titled AutoBiographies - followed by your initials. On that page, draft three 250 word autobiographies for your online writing, following advice from Price about persona, stance, and attitude, pp. 31 - 34. Include an image if possible (link to image on Facebook or elsewhere.) One or more of these, or a variation of one or more, revised, will eventually be published on TIO.
- **Revised**: If you don't have Price yet, get started on the autobiographies on your own. I'll present some notes on Price, and you'll have time to work on these in class.
- Terse note: You should have a start on the assignment for today by class time, on the wiki. Deadline.
- SettingUpAWikiNamePage
- GettingStarted
In class
- Price, chaps 1 - 2: Niche audiences, personas, relationships with readers.
- Visit to http://www.bemidjistate.edu/its/
- Some time to work in class.
=== Thu 19 Jan ===
- Review drafts of autobiographies. Some choices
- Lists, heads, fast pass at editing.
- for Tues 24 Jan. Edit autobio to 250 words. Select one for positing to TIO.
- http://www.stpaulmedia.com/
- Read, Price, chaps 3 - 4.
- Possible work time. Re-read the writing brief!
=== Tue 24 Jan ===
- Posting draft to TIO.
- Moving images to TIO. If you can please find a photo for your autobiography page please post it to your wiki page so I can get them saved into [[http://thisisonline.org]] before class, please make sure you label it so I know which photo you would like to use. Thanks Beth
=== Thu 26 Jan ===
- Review autobios, and edit through stance (p 32), and chaps 3 and 4 (p 80)
- Add an email at the end of the article? You might want to open a gmail account for this.
- Group brainstorm for categories, and article and story ideas for TIO. ArticleIdeasForTIO
-
=== for Tues, 31 Jan ===
- Edit your autobio in light of our discussion on Thursday.
- Post at least 2 - 3 or 4 would be better - proposals for articles. 250 word idea of
- what it will cover: what it will be about
- stance, p 32, and again on p 82
- where it might fit in TIO: section and category, either existing or one that will collect others
- how it will make contact with readers - chap 3, and chap 4, p 80 - 81
- research and practices the writer needs to engage in order to write it
- what it might link to - both literally and figuratively
- article length. Think 500 - 750 words for now. (That means writing 1500 words or more on the way to those 500.) (That is, think in terms of completed length rather than amount of time and attention to put into the article.)
- You're not committing to writing this article - and you don't have to submit ideas that you expect to write.
- You may write this on the wiki - start a wiki page for yourself - or in a text editor. When ready, copy and paste it into TIO: Publishing > Proposals to be approved. Post it to TIO only when you consider it ready for my review.
=== Tues 31 Jan ===
- review of publishing workflow
- If you're working on it: Publishing > Submissions to be Edited
- When it's ready for the editors' review Publishing > Submissions to be Published
- Read the note under [[http://thisisonline.org/index.php/publishing-workflow.html Publishing Workspace]].
- For proposals, use Publishing > Proposals to be Approved
- Writers: Add email address to your submissions. Set up gmail account if you wish Xisonline.gmail.com is a good one.
- Notes on check in - check out: finishing an editing session with Save.
- work time for all
- review and assign proposals
- review and publish bios. edit to 250 words.
- Add to ArticleIdeasForTIO
=== Thu 2 Feb ===
- notes on MS Word and formatting
- MS formatting junk: http://thisisonline.org/index.php/proposals-approved/103-dump-the-book.html
- cleaned up: http://thisisonline.org/index.php/proposals-approved/99-depressed-in-mn.html
- flexible layout
- review first drafts of article proposals
- writers take notes, ok? Proposals need revision.
- samples
- [[http://thisisonline.org/index.php/proposals-approved/103-dump-the-book.html Which book]]
- [[http://thisisonline.org/index.php/proposals-approved/99-depressed-in-mn.html Depressed in MN]]
- [[http://thisisonline.org/index.php/proposals-to-be-approved/95-article-ideas.html Two ideas - ]]
- [[http://thisisonline.org/index.php/proposals-to-be-approved/93-lakeside-food-court-review.html food review]] vs [[http://thisisonline.org/index.php/proposals-to-be-approved/92-a-week-without-facebook.html Week w/o FB]]
- [[http://thisisonline.org/index.php/proposals-to-be-approved/101-24-hours.html 24 hours]]
- Article Proposals - revisions and final 250 word versions ready by Tuesday, am.
=== Thu 2 Feb ===
- Article Proposals - revisions and final 250 word versions ready by Tuesday, am.

==== Update: Sun 5 Feb: Class cancelled for Tues 7 Feb ====
Article Proposals revisions and final 250 word versions are due.
- Reading assignment in Hot Text tba for Thursday.
=== Tue 7 Feb ===
- Class cancelled
- Reading assignment TBA
=== Tue 14 Feb ===
- We are back to work - with ++a vengeance ++ enthusiasm.
- Assign / choose a proposal: Have a look at http://thisisonline.org/index.php/jobs-to-be-assigned.html.
- Quick review of Hot Text advice to get oriented.
- Draft deadline: **Tues 21 Feb**. At that point, we'll discuss deadlines on individual pieces.
- Procedure: Keep drafts in txt format until they are ready to start formatting, adding images, creating links. When ready to start getting feedback, post the draft to Publishing > Drafts in Progress. You can use the wiki space for drafts.
== notes ==
- stance, p 32, and again on p 82
- make and keep contact with readers - chap 3, and chap 4, p 80 - 81
- contact: visually, textually,
- what it might link to - both literally and figuratively
- article length. 500 - 750 words. Go long for a first draft. (That means writing 1500 words or more on the way to those 500.)
- Please don't use MS Word, or if you must, always save in txt
=== Thu 16 Feb ===
- work day - have material to work on or draft to review.
- for Tues, Price, chap 5. Exercise coming on Tuesday.
=== Tue 21 Feb ===
- Draft deadline: **Tues 21 Feb**. Post to Submissions to be Edited. Editing conferences.
- Hot Text, chap 5, and RecastingWebTextExerciseOne. Due Thu 23 Feb class time. Post it to the wiki.
- Review the Before / After examples to see how far a recasting can or might have to go.
- Consider the state of the original: contact, attention, audience fit, usefulness.
=== announcement ===
Jonathan Hatch, at St Paul Media, is looking for an intern or soon-to-graduate students who are adept with PHP and content management systems. If you're interested, visit the site, and send him an email, or find him on FB.
=== Thu 23 Feb ===
- RecastingWebTextExerciseOne due. Discuss .
- Work time and editing conferences.
While waiting for a conference, you have things to work on.
- Second submission assigned or chosen.
- Request: Write another proposal. Use the ProposalTemplate as a starting point.
==== First articles up by 28 Feb! ====
=== Tues 28 Feb ===
First wave of articles ready to publish during class time
- Pair up: Final review of the draft
- checklist on the board
- add email byline
- save in section and category
- applause
- choose your next job, or draft one to start on Thursday.
- Beth and Morgan - draft a TIOPublicationAnnouncement28Feb2012. Wednesday night or Thurs morning - I'll announce the work on Verb_L and the English Dept FB page. Beth > Twitter. Everyone else - where ever.
=== Thur 1 Mar ===
- Morgan and Beth to publish and announce the articles
=== update: 10:35 am===
First issue is out. The design is still a little rough around the edges, I'm still making some menu decisions, but the articles are up and visible. We'll watch the hits to see what happens over the break, and reconnoiter then.
Good work all.
==== Break ====
=== Tue 13 Mar ===
- Review current issue: suggestions - hits - use of Read More - findability - images - etc.
- Second deadline: Mar 29.
- If you haven't already, select a new article to work on. If you chose one with a long reach - beyond the Mar 29 deadline - select a another one as well.
- If you wish, draft an article proposal. Proposal due by Sunday, 18 Mar. so I can review it for Monday.
- Update the assignment board
- Work time
Notes on Procedures
- Copy and paste from the wiki: Do it in edit mode rather than reading mode.
- Resist posting drafts to TIO itself until ready for first draft review. (Just good practice.)
== for++ Tues 13 Mar++ Thurs 15 Mar ==
- Read and mark up chap 6. Take note of the advice statements: We'll be looking at how those play out in practice, and how they signify.
=== Thurs 15 Mar ===
- Exercise and discussion in class
- How chaps 5 and 6 appear in practice
- http://www.bemidjistate.edu/academics/colleges/
- http://www.bemidjistate.edu/academics/departments/english/undergraduate/ba/
- http://www.bemidjistate.edu/academics/departments/english/news/index.cfm
- http://mitadmissions.org/discover/life
- side bar as hierarchy
- visual hierarchy
- cf http://mitadmissions.org/blogs/entry/i_really_just_cannot_write_any
- and the horror that is [[http://www.campkesem.org/site/c.jvI0ImN0JuE/b.2536417/k.C646/Welcome_to_Camp_Kesem_at_MIT.htm | Camp Kesem]]
- headings, sub-heads: showing structure
- use titles everywhere
- integrating bullet lists
- ...
- Work time
- Choose a new project and get approval, or draft a new proposal.
- Second deadline: Mar 29.
=== Tues 20 Mar ===
- Work time
- Draft conferences coming up on Thursday.
- Second deadline: Mar 29.
=== Thurs 22 Mar ===
- Draft conferences
- for Tues, Price, chap 9: Lighten Cognitive Load
=== Tues 27 Mar ===
- Chap 9 exercise
- AllbuttOnTechWritingSample
- ThomasOnMiddleTechStyleSample
- OrwellOnWritingSample
- SteinOnForensicsSample
- EmersonOnGoodUseSample
=== Assignment for Tues 3 Apr ===
- Recast ThomasOnMiddleTechStyleSample for students to learn and act.
- Recast EmersonOnGoodUseSample to get close to people - as an extract from an essay.
- Special bonus challenge: SteinOnForensicsSample - resolve ambiguous phrases readers must puzzle over
=== Thur 29 Mar ===
- Deadline
- Final conferences
- Images
=== Tues 3 Apr ===
We're late! But no body knows because we haven't been around long. Let's get the issue out for Student Achievement Day, Weds.
- Recasts due
- TIO articles: final edits - name at top, Read More... positioning, email contact in itals at end of article, ...
- TIO Number 2 intro text - in progress
=== Thurs 5 Apr ===
- Look at recasts
- Recast ThomasOnMiddleTechStyleSample for students to learn and act.
- Recast EmersonOnGoodUseSample to get close to people - as an extract from an essay.
- Special bonus challenge: SteinOnForensicsSample - resolve ambiguous phrases readers must puzzle over
- Moving on to next (last) article.
=== Tues 10 Apr ===
- claiming your last article
- Read Chap 15, pp 406 - 411 - attitude
- Read Chap 7: links, pp 132 - 155
- All articles for issue #3 should use links in some way: in the article itself, as an additional part of the work ... as the work in total?
=== Thur 12 Apr ===
- work day
=== Tues 17 Apr ===
- work day
- [[http://kairos.technorhetoric.net/12.3/topoi/digirhet/index.html Kairos hypertext]]
- Assign exercise for Chap 17, pp 449 ff: Web editor wanna be
- Thursday, we'll look at a set of articles from web-published magazines for their web-editing techniques. To prepare, make some notes on these. You're lookling for techniques that the editors and writers have used to adapt the text and its presentation to the web. Make a list. Consider where and how the articles - and entire page - are handled for reading on the web.
- http://www.vanityfair.com/hollywood/2012/05/wolcott-television-better-than-movies
- http://www.vanityfair.com/culture/2012/04/tv-credits-mad-men-six-feet-under
- http://swampland.time.com/2012/04/17/secret-service-scandal-when-bureaucrats-behave-badly-politicians-sense-an-opportunity/
- http://blogs.smithsonianmag.com/history/2012/04/the-house-that-polly-adler-built/
- http://www.smithsonianmag.com/history-archaeology/How-the-Homestead-Act-Transformed-America.html
- [[http://www.time.com/time/world/article/0,8599,2112173,00.html Time Mag- World]]
- [[http://techland.time.com/2012/04/16/apple-ii-forever-a-35th-anniversary-tribute-to-apples-first-iconic-product/?iid=tl-article-mostpop1 Time article - technology]]
- [[http://techland.time.com/2012/04/16/fourteen-ways-to-celebrate-the-apple-iis-35th-birthday/?iid=tl-main-lede Time article - Technology]]
- http://www.wired.com/thisdayintech/2012/04/april-17-1790-america-loses-one-of-its-most-inventive-minds/
- http://paper.li/KepaJRodriguez/1311227978?utm_source=subscription&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=paper_sub
- http://www.huffingtonpost.com/
=== Thur 19 Apr ===
- Exercise from above
-


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=== Tues 10 Apr ===
- claiming your last article
- Read Chap 15, pp 406 - 411 - attitude
- Read Chap 7: links, pp 132 - 155
- All articles for issue #3 should use links in some way: in the article itself, as an additional part of the work ... as the work in total?
=== Thur 12 Apr ===
- work day
=== Tues 17 Apr ===
- work day
- [[http://kairos.technorhetoric.net/12.3/topoi/digirhet/index.html Kairos hypertext]]
- Assign exercise for Chap 17, pp 449 ff: Web editor wanna be
- Thursday, we'll look at a set of articles from web-published magazines for their web-editing techniques. To prepare, make some notes on these. You're lookling for techniques that the editors and writers have used to adapt the text and its presentation to the web. Make a list. Consider where and how the articles - and entire page - are handled for reading on the web.
- http://www.vanityfair.com/hollywood/2012/05/wolcott-television-better-than-movies
- http://www.vanityfair.com/culture/2012/04/tv-credits-mad-men-six-feet-under
- http://swampland.time.com/2012/04/17/secret-service-scandal-when-bureaucrats-behave-badly-politicians-sense-an-opportunity/
- http://blogs.smithsonianmag.com/history/2012/04/the-house-that-polly-adler-built/
- http://www.smithsonianmag.com/history-archaeology/How-the-Homestead-Act-Transformed-America.html
- [[http://www.time.com/time/world/article/0,8599,2112173,00.html Time Mag- World]]
- [[http://techland.time.com/2012/04/16/apple-ii-forever-a-35th-anniversary-tribute-to-apples-first-iconic-product/?iid=tl-article-mostpop1 Time article - technology]]
- [[http://techland.time.com/2012/04/16/fourteen-ways-to-celebrate-the-apple-iis-35th-birthday/?iid=tl-main-lede Time article - Technology]]
- http://www.wired.com/thisdayintech/2012/04/april-17-1790-america-loses-one-of-its-most-inventive-minds/
- http://paper.li/KepaJRodriguez/1311227978?utm_source=subscription&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=paper_sub
- http://www.huffingtonpost.com/
=== Thur 19 Apr ===
- Exercise from above


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=== Thurs 5 Apr ===
- Look at recasts
- Moving on to next (last) article.


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=== Tues 20 Mar ===
- Draft conferences coming up on Thursday.
=== Thurs 22 Mar ===
- Draft conferences
- for Tues, Price, chap 9: Lighten Cognitive Load
=== Tues 27 Mar ===
- Chap 9 exercise
- AllbuttOnTechWritingSample
- ThomasOnMiddleTechStyleSample
- OrwellOnWritingSample
- SteinOnForensicsSample
- EmersonOnGoodUseSample
=== Assignment for Tues 3 Apr ===
- Recast ThomasOnMiddleTechStyleSample for students to learn and act.
- Recast EmersonOnGoodUseSample to get close to people - as an extract from an essay.
- Special bonus challenge: SteinOnForensicsSample - resolve ambiguous phrases readers must puzzle over
=== Thur 29 Mar ===
- Deadline
- Final conferences
- Images
=== Tues 3 Apr ===
We're late! But no body knows because we haven't been around long. Let's get the issue out for Student Achievement Day, Weds.
- Recasts due
- TIO articles: final edits - name at top, Read More... positioning, email contact in itals at end of article, ...
- TIO Number 2 intro text - in progress


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Additions:
=== Tue 13 Mar ===
- Review current issue: suggestions - hits - use of Read More - findability - images - etc.
- Second deadline: Mar 29.
- If you haven't already, select a new article to work on. If you chose one with a long reach - beyond the Mar 29 deadline - select a another one as well.
- If you wish, draft an article proposal. Proposal due by Sunday, 18 Mar. so I can review it for Monday.
- Update the assignment board
- Work time
Notes on Procedures
- Copy and paste from the wiki: Do it in edit mode rather than reading mode.
- Resist posting drafts to TIO itself until ready for first draft review. (Just good practice.)
== for++ Tues 13 Mar++ Thurs 15 Mar ==
- Read and mark up chap 6. Take note of the advice statements: We'll be looking at how those play out in practice, and how they signify.
=== Thurs 15 Mar ===
- Exercise and discussion in class
- How chaps 5 and 6 appear in practice
- http://www.bemidjistate.edu/academics/colleges/
- http://www.bemidjistate.edu/academics/departments/english/undergraduate/ba/
- http://www.bemidjistate.edu/academics/departments/english/news/index.cfm
- http://mitadmissions.org/discover/life
- side bar as hierarchy
- visual hierarchy
- cf http://mitadmissions.org/blogs/entry/i_really_just_cannot_write_any
- and the horror that is [[http://www.campkesem.org/site/c.jvI0ImN0JuE/b.2536417/k.C646/Welcome_to_Camp_Kesem_at_MIT.htm | Camp Kesem]]
- headings, sub-heads: showing structure
- use titles everywhere
- integrating bullet lists
- ...
- Work time
- Choose a new project and get approval, or draft a new proposal.
- Second deadline: Mar 29.


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==== First articles up by 28 Feb! ====
=== Tues 28 Feb ===
First wave of articles ready to publish during class time
- Pair up: Final review of the draft
- checklist on the board
- add email byline
- save in section and category
- applause
- choose your next job, or draft one to start on Thursday.
- Beth and Morgan - draft a TIOPublicationAnnouncement28Feb2012. Wednesday night or Thurs morning - I'll announce the work on Verb_L and the English Dept FB page. Beth > Twitter. Everyone else - where ever.
=== Thur 1 Mar ===
- Morgan and Beth to publish and announce the articles
=== update: 10:35 am===
First issue is out. The design is still a little rough around the edges, I'm still making some menu decisions, but the articles are up and visible. We'll watch the hits to see what happens over the break, and reconnoiter then.
Good work all.
==== Break ====


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=== Tue 21 Feb ===
- Draft deadline: **Tues 21 Feb**. Post to Submissions to be Edited. Editing conferences.
- Hot Text, chap 5, and RecastingWebTextExerciseOne. Due Thu 23 Feb class time. Post it to the wiki.
- Review the Before / After examples to see how far a recasting can or might have to go.
- Consider the state of the original: contact, attention, audience fit, usefulness.
=== announcement ===
Jonathan Hatch, at St Paul Media, is looking for an intern or soon-to-graduate students who are adept with PHP and content management systems. If you're interested, visit the site, and send him an email, or find him on FB.
=== Thu 23 Feb ===
- RecastingWebTextExerciseOne due. Discuss .
- Work time and editing conferences.
While waiting for a conference, you have things to work on.
- Second submission assigned or chosen.
- Request: Write another proposal. Use the ProposalTemplate as a starting point.


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Additions:
=== Tue 14 Feb ===
- We are back to work - with ++a vengeance ++ enthusiasm.
- Assign / choose a proposal: Have a look at http://thisisonline.org/index.php/jobs-to-be-assigned.html.
- Quick review of Hot Text advice to get oriented.
- Draft deadline: **Tues 21 Feb**. At that point, we'll discuss deadlines on individual pieces.
- Procedure: Keep drafts in txt format until they are ready to start formatting, adding images, creating links. When ready to start getting feedback, post the draft to Publishing > Drafts in Progress. You can use the wiki space for drafts.
== notes ==
- stance, p 32, and again on p 82
- make and keep contact with readers - chap 3, and chap 4, p 80 - 81
- contact: visually, textually,
- what it might link to - both literally and figuratively
- article length. 500 - 750 words. Go long for a first draft. (That means writing 1500 words or more on the way to those 500.)
- Please don't use MS Word, or if you must, always save in txt
=== Thu 16 Feb ===
- work day - have material to work on or draft to review.
- for Tues, Price, chap 5. Exercise coming on Tuesday.


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==== Update: Sun 5 Feb: Class cancelled for Tues 7 Feb ====
Article Proposals revisions and final 250 word versions are due.
- Reading assignment in Hot Text tba for Thursday.
=== Tue 7 Feb ===
- Class cancelled
- Reading assignment TBA


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=== for Tues, 31 Jan ===
- Edit your autobio in light of our discussion on Thursday.
- Post at least 2 - 3 or 4 would be better - proposals for articles. 250 word idea of
- what it will cover: what it will be about
- stance, p 32, and again on p 82
- where it might fit in TIO: section and category, either existing or one that will collect others
- how it will make contact with readers - chap 3, and chap 4, p 80 - 81
- research and practices the writer needs to engage in order to write it
- what it might link to - both literally and figuratively
- article length. Think 500 - 750 words for now. (That means writing 1500 words or more on the way to those 500.) (That is, think in terms of completed length rather than amount of time and attention to put into the article.)
- You're not committing to writing this article - and you don't have to submit ideas that you expect to write.
- You may write this on the wiki - start a wiki page for yourself - or in a text editor. When ready, copy and paste it into TIO: Publishing > Proposals to be approved. Post it to TIO only when you consider it ready for my review.
=== Tues 31 Jan ===
- review of publishing workflow
- If you're working on it: Publishing > Submissions to be Edited
- When it's ready for the editors' review Publishing > Submissions to be Published
- Read the note under [[http://thisisonline.org/index.php/publishing-workflow.html Publishing Workspace]].
- For proposals, use Publishing > Proposals to be Approved
- Writers: Add email address to your submissions. Set up gmail account if you wish Xisonline.gmail.com is a good one.
- Notes on check in - check out: finishing an editing session with Save.
- work time for all
- review and assign proposals
- review and publish bios. edit to 250 words.
- Add to ArticleIdeasForTIO
=== Thu 2 Feb ===
- notes on MS Word and formatting
- MS formatting junk: http://thisisonline.org/index.php/proposals-approved/103-dump-the-book.html
- cleaned up: http://thisisonline.org/index.php/proposals-approved/99-depressed-in-mn.html
- flexible layout
- review first drafts of article proposals
- writers take notes, ok? Proposals need revision.
- samples
- [[http://thisisonline.org/index.php/proposals-approved/103-dump-the-book.html Which book]]
- [[http://thisisonline.org/index.php/proposals-approved/99-depressed-in-mn.html Depressed in MN]]
- [[http://thisisonline.org/index.php/proposals-to-be-approved/95-article-ideas.html Two ideas - ]]
- [[http://thisisonline.org/index.php/proposals-to-be-approved/93-lakeside-food-court-review.html food review]] vs [[http://thisisonline.org/index.php/proposals-to-be-approved/92-a-week-without-facebook.html Week w/o FB]]
- [[http://thisisonline.org/index.php/proposals-to-be-approved/101-24-hours.html 24 hours]]
- Article Proposals - revisions and final 250 word versions ready by Tuesday, am.


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Additions:
=== Thu 19 Jan ===
- Review drafts of autobiographies. Some choices
- Lists, heads, fast pass at editing.
- for Tues 24 Jan. Edit autobio to 250 words. Select one for positing to TIO.
- http://www.stpaulmedia.com/
- Read, Price, chaps 3 - 4.
- Possible work time. Re-read the writing brief!
=== Tue 24 Jan ===
- Posting draft to TIO.
- Moving images to TIO. If you can please find a photo for your autobiography page please post it to your wiki page so I can get them saved into [[http://thisisonline.org]] before class, please make sure you label it so I know which photo you would like to use. Thanks Beth
=== Thu 26 Jan ===
- Review autobios, and edit through stance (p 32), and chaps 3 and 4 (p 80)
- Add an email at the end of the article? You might want to open a gmail account for this.
- Group brainstorm for categories, and article and story ideas for TIO. ArticleIdeasForTIO
-


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Additions:
=== Tue 17 Jan ===
- Start a new page on your wikiname page, titled AutoBiographies - followed by your initials. On that page, draft three 250 word autobiographies for your online writing, following advice from Price about persona, stance, and attitude, pp. 31 - 34. Include an image if possible (link to image on Facebook or elsewhere.) One or more of these, or a variation of one or more, revised, will eventually be published on TIO.
- **Revised**: If you don't have Price yet, get started on the autobiographies on your own. I'll present some notes on Price, and you'll have time to work on these in class.
- Terse note: You should have a start on the assignment for today by class time, on the wiki. Deadline.
- SettingUpAWikiNamePage
- GettingStarted
In class
- Price, chaps 1 - 2: Niche audiences, personas, relationships with readers.
- Visit to http://www.bemidjistate.edu/its/
- Some time to work in class.
Deletions:
FirstMapAndNotesBDNP
BemidjiDayAndNightProject
PersonasBemidjiDayAndNight2011
ListOfVenues2011
VenueTemplate2011
RelatedVenueInfo2011
[[calstaging.bemidjistate.edu/sites/BDANa BDAN Staging]]
BDANHomePage
BDANBarsPage
BDANCoffeeShopsPage
==== 11 Jan ====
- introductions
- [[WCWStatement]]
- Get the texts
==== 13 Jan ====
- some terms, technologies, and other matters of note: [[http://erhetoric.org/Erhetoric/HandlistOfWebDesign Handlist of Web Design]]
- ideas for project/s?
- questions on the syllabus?
=== Assignment for Tues 18 Jan ===
- [[http://webstyleguide.com/wsg3/1-process/index.html Chap 1, Web Style Guide]], Lynch and Horton. We're less interested in the process outlines and more in the roles participants play in design and content.
- Redish Chap 1, Chap 3, Chap 4
Select a site from the web - one that challenges us.. Make some notes that will help you present it to us, identifying and discussing - using the terms from the texts - such things as reading on the web, different kinds of pages, navigation and movement from page to page, how the design helps users identify the site, sets the tone, and helps users to work. This site might be well-designed (meaning //designed as user-centered//), or not. Focus mainly on page and site design rather than the text. Draw on Redish and our discussion today. Concepts: [[http://erhetoric.org/Erhetoric/HandlistOfWebDesign Handlist of Web Design]]
=== Tues 24 Jan ===
- In-class paper trail exercise, drawing on Redish, chaps 1, 3, 4
- Discussion on project
=== Thurs 26 Jan ===
- Discussion on project
- Intro to the wiki
- WCWProjectSpring2011
- **For Monday**, go to the WCWProjectSpring2011 page and brainstorm 3 - 4 - 5 - 6 possible projects we can work on as a group or in small groups. We can build new sites or recast exiting ones. Go for text-centric sites, too, or for projects that will entail a good chunk of writing. Not everyone has to do everything in these projects: they can draw on different sets of expertise you each have.
Texts
Required: Redish, Janice (Ginny). //Letting Go of the Words//. Morgan Kaufmann, 2007. $32.97 at Amazon.
Recommended: //Information Architecture//, 2nd edition. Christina Wodtke and Austin Govilla. New Riders, 2009. Use only the 2nd edition. The 1st edition is a very different book. [[http://www.amazon.com/Information-Architecture-Blueprints-Voices-Matter/dp/0321600800/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1247499961&sr=8-1 $29.70 at Amazon]]
We'll be referring to the online version of [[http://webstyleguide.com/wsg3/ The Web Style Guide, 3rd ed.]], Lynch and Horton. You can buy it at Amazon if you wish.
=== for Mon 31 Jan ===
- WCWProjectSpring2011
- **For Monday**, go to the WCWProjectSpring2011 page and brainstorm 3 - 4 - 5 - 6 possible projects we can work on as a group or in small groups. We can build new sites or recast exiting ones. Go for text-centric sites, too, or for projects that will entail a good chunk of writing. Not everyone has to do everything in these projects: they can draw on different sets of expertise you each have.
=== for Tues 1 Feb ===
- Read Redish, chap 5 and 6.
- [[BreakWebContentIntoTopicsAndSubs Exercise for Chap 5]] due class time.
- Design and work with your WikiName page. Consult the FormattingRules.
- If you're using another wiki in Tech Writing or Weblogs, you can link to that homepage instead.
=== Thurs 3 Feb ===
- intro to RapidWeaver 4.2.3
- BemidjiDayAndNightProject

=== Tues 8 Feb ===
- RapidWeaver has been updated. It now saves.
- Discussion on Chap 2: Operationalzing Personas and Scenarios
- clarify mission: who, do what?
- Assign persona and scenario development. by group? by bar? demographic? How do our people separate out?
- Develop personas and scenarios on the wiki.
- On deck: Content inventory
- On deck: Page wireframes
Early birds: If you collect content on one of the sites, start a page using the site name and year: ie: ToastyBeaver2011. Hold all proposed content (text, notes, links, images) on that page.
=== Thus 10 Feb ===
Workday on personas and page layouts.
- consider content types in purpose statement:
- location and hours.
- characterizing the venue, patrons, food, drink, entertainment, weekly and yearly events...
- 1. Choose up on personas to develop: 3 people for each persona. Page [[PersonasBemidjiDayAndNight2011 here]].
- Refer to Redish, chap 2 for questions, observations, and the kind of information you need to collect
- Have first material together for the personas by Tue, 15 Feb. Start a page for each persona [[PersonasBemidjiDayAndNight2011 here]], add your notes. Or bring notes to class on the 15th. Deadline for personas: 17 Feb.
- 2. Use RapidWeaver to sketch out a content page layout. Work in pairs or threes.
- Need to consider what information will appear on each page: image, headings, text.
- Select a template, decide on styles, and use and placement of sidebar.
- RW creates navigation for you, so design the content placement with navigation in mind.
- Keep a wireframe sketch of the page.
Over the weekend: Talk to people, observe people in the venue, interview them formally if you wish. **Take notes** because you need to be accurate. You'll need multiple sources for each persona. Refer to Redish , chap 2.
If you start to collect content and first impressions on the venues, use the venue name and year: ie: ToastyBeaver2011. Hold all proposed content (text, notes, links, images) on that page.
===Tues 15 Feb ===
- quick look at venue template and venue info being posted
- [[http://www.successful-blog.com/1/content-or-copy-ignore-the-difference-at-your-own-risk/ Content and Copy]] We're working towards content rather than copy.
- persona workday
- Keep a copy of your test sites on a backup drive in case ITS updates the computer
=== Thurs 17 Feb ===
- Deadline for personas: 17 Feb. start of class
- a look at personas, venue info
- create content inventory
- upload the roughs
- look at site and page designs
=== for Tues 22 Feb ====
- review chap 5
- [[http://www.successful-blog.com/1/content-or-copy-ignore-the-difference-at-your-own-risk/ Content and Copy]] We're working towards content rather than copy.
- read chaps 6 and 7 to make choices in pages design and to prepare for drafting.
=== Tues 22 Feb ===
- a++ look at personas and venue info to see what we have and what we need++
- ++create content inventory++
====== {{color text="Class cancelled for 24 Feb" c="red"}} ======
Over the weekend, more visits and notes on the venues. Images. We'll start drafting on Tuesday, 1 Mar
=== Thus 24 Feb ===
Class cancelled.
=== Tues 1 Mar ===
- post personas
- review of chap 6
- review RelatedVenueInfo2011 for drafting
- assignments for drafting
- [upload the roughs
- look at site and page designs]
- workday. Refine and upload page designs
- [[calstaging.bemidjistate.edu/sites/BDANa BDAN Staging]]
=== Thurs 3 Mar ===
- Workday. Need drafts of a few pages uploaded to [[calstaging.bemidjistate.edu/sites/BDANa BDAN Staging]] by the end of the session. When you have a draft, work with Zach to have it pasted into the site. Locate and download images on Zach's machine so they can be uploaded to the BDAN site.
- Formatting in drafts: No need to but if you do, keep it to one heading level: H3 is good. Make notes about where you envision the image being set. Placement will be tweaked when it's moved to the site.
- RW formatting: Initial formatting styles: Try ++H1++ H2 for page title, and H3 for heads and title of sidebar.
=== 17 Mar ===
- Review early drafts in light of the personas. Copy or content?
- Work time. Get some content to Zach for formatting and uploading. We need to see some of the pages as they will look.
=== for Tues 22 Mar ===
- Read chap 7: Images
- Revisions to venue page: All should be moved to the site by end of session on Tuesday. Format and add images on Thursday.
=== Thurs 24 Mar ===
Getting set up for editing. Most of the bars are posted (as of 24 Mar, 8:00 am).
- get set up to do a technical and literary edit
- discuss link style and placement of links (chap 12)
- discuss tag line
- use headings (see remake, pp 157 - 161, esp diffs from 160 to 161) and Chap 10
- discuss use and placement of [[http://twitter.com/about/resources/widgets/widget_search Twitter search widget]] (thanks Trey)
Editing
Print out the current page so you can read it more accurately.
Read chap 8, (10), and 12.
Move away from your initial draft. Copy the current text from the existing page on the site and paste it into a new wiki page. Put returns between paragraphs but don't format. You might need to copy the main text and the sidebar text separately. Edit away. Add links to the text using //markdown//: [link text] (http://xrl.us/ "optional title") [[EditingAPage example here]].
- edit main text (chap 8)
- edit sidebar
- add links to sidebar: Facebook, venues's website
- add links to internal pages
- add links to external pages
System To Do
- add twitter code to sidebar
For Tuesday,
- read chaps 8, (10), and 12
- have literary and technical edit of pages ready
=== Tues 29 Mar ===
- Zach picks up edits: everyone helps out.
- discussion on links and linking
- notes on drafting the home page and two pathway pages
- BDANHomePage
- BDANBarsPage
- BDANCoffeeShopsPage
=== Thurs 31 Mar ===
- Finish moving the edits to the site
- notes on drafting the home page and two pathway pages
- BDANHomePage
- BDANBarsPage
- BDANCoffeeShopsPage
Wrapping up this week.
=== Tues 19 April ===
- metadata, keywords, findability.
- **Read **: Writing for The Man: [[http://webstyleguide.com/wsg3/5-site-structure/4-search-engine-optimization.html SEO]] from Web Style Guide 3rd ed.
- adding keywords, descriptors to pages
- updates to the pathway pages
=== Thurs 21 April ===
- BDANReviewNotes
- BDANContentKeywords
- Make any final changes to text or pages today
- keywords, descriptors
=== Tue 26 April ===
- final meeting and discussion
- Reviewing the BDAN site with Redish in mind. Bring your text.
- [[http://blogs.bath.ac.uk/webservices/2011/04/21/job-vacancy-web-content-editor-research-business/ Web Content Editor position]]
- [[https://spreadsheets.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dDJsSDZjZ016b2lONjV6YzZXUGRKTnc6MA evaluation form]]
other sources
- Redish, chap 10, pp247-8
- http://findability.org/
- http://www.utexas.edu/web/guidelines/metadata.html
- http://webstyleguide.com/wsg3/9-editorial-style/3-online-style.html Keywords and SEO
== on deck ==
- chap 11: images. Getting images that illustrate a sense of the venue. [[http://www.flickr.com/photos/mcmorgan/sets/72157625969359609/ sense of place flickr set]]


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**Personas** are useful in considering the goals, desires, and limitations of brand buyers and users in order to help to guide decisions about a service, product or interaction space such as features, interactions, and visual design of a website. Personas are also used as part of a user-centered design process for designing software and are also considered a part of interaction design (IxD), have been used in industrial design and more recently for online marketing purposes. [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Persona_(marketing) Wikipedia]]
**Pages**
LoremIpsum
FirstMapAndNotesBDNP
BemidjiDayAndNightProject
PersonasBemidjiDayAndNight2011
ListOfVenues2011
VenueTemplate2011
RelatedVenueInfo2011
[[calstaging.bemidjistate.edu/sites/BDANa BDAN Staging]]
BDANHomePage
BDANBarsPage
BDANCoffeeShopsPage
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Wrapping up this week.
=== Tues 19 April ===
- metadata, keywords, findability.
- **Read **: Writing for The Man: [[http://webstyleguide.com/wsg3/5-site-structure/4-search-engine-optimization.html SEO]] from Web Style Guide 3rd ed.
- adding keywords, descriptors to pages
- updates to the pathway pages
=== Thurs 21 April ===
- BDANReviewNotes
- BDANContentKeywords
- Make any final changes to text or pages today
- keywords, descriptors
=== Tue 26 April ===
- final meeting and discussion
- Reviewing the BDAN site with Redish in mind. Bring your text.
- [[http://blogs.bath.ac.uk/webservices/2011/04/21/job-vacancy-web-content-editor-research-business/ Web Content Editor position]]
- [[https://spreadsheets.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dDJsSDZjZ016b2lONjV6YzZXUGRKTnc6MA evaluation form]]
other sources
- Redish, chap 10, pp247-8
- http://findability.org/
- http://www.utexas.edu/web/guidelines/metadata.html
- http://webstyleguide.com/wsg3/9-editorial-style/3-online-style.html Keywords and SEO
== on deck ==
- chap 11: images. Getting images that illustrate a sense of the venue. [[http://www.flickr.com/photos/mcmorgan/sets/72157625969359609/ sense of place flickr set]]


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=== Thurs 24 Mar ===
Getting set up for editing. Most of the bars are posted (as of 24 Mar, 8:00 am).
- get set up to do a technical and literary edit
- discuss link style and placement of links (chap 12)
- discuss tag line
- use headings (see remake, pp 157 - 161, esp diffs from 160 to 161) and Chap 10
- discuss use and placement of [[http://twitter.com/about/resources/widgets/widget_search Twitter search widget]] (thanks Trey)
Editing
Print out the current page so you can read it more accurately.
Read chap 8, (10), and 12.
Move away from your initial draft. Copy the current text from the existing page on the site and paste it into a new wiki page. Put returns between paragraphs but don't format. You might need to copy the main text and the sidebar text separately. Edit away. Add links to the text using //markdown//: [link text] (http://xrl.us/ "optional title") [[EditingAPage example here]].
- edit main text (chap 8)
- edit sidebar
- add links to sidebar: Facebook, venues's website
- add links to internal pages
- add links to external pages
System To Do
- add twitter code to sidebar
For Tuesday,
- read chaps 8, (10), and 12
- have literary and technical edit of pages ready
=== Tues 29 Mar ===
- Zach picks up edits: everyone helps out.
- discussion on links and linking
- notes on drafting the home page and two pathway pages
- BDANHomePage
- BDANBarsPage
- BDANCoffeeShopsPage
=== Thurs 31 Mar ===
- Finish moving the edits to the site
- notes on drafting the home page and two pathway pages
- BDANHomePage
- BDANBarsPage
- BDANCoffeeShopsPage


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=== 17 Mar ===
- Review early drafts in light of the personas. Copy or content?
- Work time. Get some content to Zach for formatting and uploading. We need to see some of the pages as they will look.
=== for Tues 22 Mar ===
- Read chap 7: Images
- Revisions to venue page: All should be moved to the site by end of session on Tuesday. Format and add images on Thursday.


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=== Thurs 3 Mar ===
- Workday. Need drafts of a few pages uploaded to [[calstaging.bemidjistate.edu/sites/BDANa BDAN Staging]] by the end of the session. When you have a draft, work with Zach to have it pasted into the site. Locate and download images on Zach's machine so they can be uploaded to the BDAN site.
- Formatting in drafts: No need to but if you do, keep it to one heading level: H3 is good. Make notes about where you envision the image being set. Placement will be tweaked when it's moved to the site.
- RW formatting: Initial formatting styles: Try ++H1++ H2 for page title, and H3 for heads and title of sidebar.


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=== Tues 1 Mar ===
- post personas
- review of chap 6
- review RelatedVenueInfo2011 for drafting
- assignments for drafting
- [upload the roughs
- look at site and page designs]
- workday. Refine and upload page designs
- [[calstaging.bemidjistate.edu/sites/BDANa BDAN Staging]]


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Over the weekend, more visits and notes on the venues. Images. We'll start drafting on Tuesday, 1 Mar
=== Thus 24 Feb ===
Class cancelled.


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=== for Tues 22 Feb ====
- review chap 5
- read chaps 6 and 7 to make choices in pages design and to prepare for drafting.
=== Tues 22 Feb ===
- a++ look at personas and venue info to see what we have and what we need++
- ++create content inventory++


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===Tues 15 Feb ===
- quick look at venue template and venue info being posted
- [[http://www.successful-blog.com/1/content-or-copy-ignore-the-difference-at-your-own-risk/ Content and Copy]] We're working towards content rather than copy.
- persona workday
- Keep a copy of your test sites on a backup drive in case ITS updates the computer
=== Thurs 17 Feb ===
- Deadline for personas: 17 Feb. start of class
- a look at personas, venue info
- create content inventory
- upload the roughs
- look at site and page designs


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=== Thus 10 Feb ===
Workday on personas and page layouts.
- consider content types in purpose statement:
- location and hours.
- characterizing the venue, patrons, food, drink, entertainment, weekly and yearly events...
- 1. Choose up on personas to develop: 3 people for each persona. Page [[PersonasBemidjiDayAndNight2011 here]].
- Refer to Redish, chap 2 for questions, observations, and the kind of information you need to collect
- Have first material together for the personas by Tue, 15 Feb. Start a page for each persona [[PersonasBemidjiDayAndNight2011 here]], add your notes. Or bring notes to class on the 15th. Deadline for personas: 17 Feb.
- 2. Use RapidWeaver to sketch out a content page layout. Work in pairs or threes.
- Need to consider what information will appear on each page: image, headings, text.
- Select a template, decide on styles, and use and placement of sidebar.
- RW creates navigation for you, so design the content placement with navigation in mind.
- Keep a wireframe sketch of the page.
Over the weekend: Talk to people, observe people in the venue, interview them formally if you wish. **Take notes** because you need to be accurate. You'll need multiple sources for each persona. Refer to Redish , chap 2.
If you start to collect content and first impressions on the venues, use the venue name and year: ie: ToastyBeaver2011. Hold all proposed content (text, notes, links, images) on that page.


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=== Tues 8 Feb ===
- RapidWeaver has been updated. It now saves.
- Discussion on Chap 2: Operationalzing Personas and Scenarios
- clarify mission: who, do what?
- Assign persona and scenario development. by group? by bar? demographic? How do our people separate out?
- Develop personas and scenarios on the wiki.
- On deck: Content inventory
- On deck: Page wireframes
Early birds: If you collect content on one of the sites, start a page using the site name and year: ie: ToastyBeaver2011. Hold all proposed content (text, notes, links, images) on that page.


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=== for Mon 31 Jan ===
- **For Monday**, go to the WCWProjectSpring2011 page and brainstorm 3 - 4 - 5 - 6 possible projects we can work on as a group or in small groups. We can build new sites or recast exiting ones. Go for text-centric sites, too, or for projects that will entail a good chunk of writing. Not everyone has to do everything in these projects: they can draw on different sets of expertise you each have.
=== for Tues 1 Feb ===
- Read Redish, chap 5 and 6.
- [[BreakWebContentIntoTopicsAndSubs Exercise for Chap 5]] due class time.
- Design and work with your WikiName page. Consult the FormattingRules.
- If you're using another wiki in Tech Writing or Weblogs, you can link to that homepage instead.
=== Thurs 3 Feb ===
- intro to RapidWeaver 4.2.3
- BemidjiDayAndNightProject


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=== Tues 24 Jan ===
- In-class paper trail exercise, drawing on Redish, chaps 1, 3, 4
- Discussion on project
=== Thurs 26 Jan ===
- Discussion on project
- Intro to the wiki
- WCWProjectSpring2011
- **For Monday**, go to the WCWProjectSpring2011 page and brainstorm 3 - 4 - 5 - 6 possible projects we can work on as a group or in small groups. We can build new sites or recast exiting ones. Go for text-centric sites, too, or for projects that will entail a good chunk of writing. Not everyone has to do everything in these projects: they can draw on different sets of expertise you each have.


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=====WCW Syllabus=====
Texts
Required: Redish, Janice (Ginny). //Letting Go of the Words//. Morgan Kaufmann, 2007. $32.97 at Amazon.
Recommended: //Information Architecture//, 2nd edition. Christina Wodtke and Austin Govilla. New Riders, 2009. Use only the 2nd edition. The 1st edition is a very different book. [[http://www.amazon.com/Information-Architecture-Blueprints-Voices-Matter/dp/0321600800/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1247499961&sr=8-1 $29.70 at Amazon]]
We'll be referring to the online version of [[http://webstyleguide.com/wsg3/ The Web Style Guide, 3rd ed.]], Lynch and Horton. You can buy it at Amazon if you wish.
==== 11 Jan ====
- introductions
- [[WCWStatement]]
- Get the texts
==== 13 Jan ====
- some terms, technologies, and other matters of note: [[http://erhetoric.org/Erhetoric/HandlistOfWebDesign Handlist of Web Design]]
- ideas for project/s?
- questions on the syllabus?
=== Assignment for Tues 18 Jan ===
- [[http://webstyleguide.com/wsg3/1-process/index.html Chap 1, Web Style Guide]], Lynch and Horton. We're less interested in the process outlines and more in the roles participants play in design and content.
- Redish Chap 1, Chap 3, Chap 4
Select a site from the web - one that challenges us.. Make some notes that will help you present it to us, identifying and discussing - using the terms from the texts - such things as reading on the web, different kinds of pages, navigation and movement from page to page, how the design helps users identify the site, sets the tone, and helps users to work. This site might be well-designed (meaning //designed as user-centered//), or not. Focus mainly on page and site design rather than the text. Draw on Redish and our discussion today. Concepts: [[http://erhetoric.org/Erhetoric/HandlistOfWebDesign Handlist of Web Design]]


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