316: Investigating Cyberculture
Office Hours: Mon: 11am - 12pm; Tues, Weds, Thurs 10 - 11am;
Week 13: Education Online
Apr 23: Designs for Online Learning
Watch: Niema Moshiri , TEDxUCSD, The Era of Online Learning
Read Website article: "Technology Literacy: Four Guiding Principles for Educators and Parents"
Apr 25: Computers and Childhood Ed
Watch: How Real is Fake News? TedX
Read Website article: "Computers in Education: A Review of Arguments for the Use of
Computers in Elementary Education," Setzer (2000), in the Southern Cross Review, Issue 4
* Review paper 3d due Friday Apr 26
Extra credit opportunity: Revise a previous review paper for additional points; revisions must take into account previous remarks and enhance the analytical content of the paper. You MUST turn in the original review paper with the revision. Only one paper may be revised. All revisions are due by the last day of class (May 2).
From Counterculture to Cyberculture,
by Fred Turner, 2006. Chicago University Press, Chicago, IL.
This book describes how two cultures, the military-industrial complex and the communal hippie counterculture of the late 60s and 70s came together to create what we now recognize is one of the most transformative human tools in recent times (if not all history, as some claim), the Internet.
This and other online resource requirement means you must download and read web-based PDF readings, HTML webpages, video, audio and other media on a regular basis. It is recommended that you print out readings and bring them to class, having annotated the material in the margins or in a separate notebook. Be sure to write notes on video/audio material as you watch/listen. Specific sources will appear weekly on the course schedule.
Course Themes & Powerpoints
Weeks 1 & 2: Introduction and History
PPT: A Brief History of the Internet
Weeks 3 & 4: Self and Identity Online
PPT: Selfhood, Identity and Avatars in Virtual Worlds
Weeks 5 & 6: Virtual Community
PPTa: Community in Cyberspace
PPTb: Rules and Roles, Rituals and Archetypes in Virtual Worlds
PPTc: Researching Internet Communities
Weeks 10 & 11: Institutions Online -- Virtual Ecnonomies
PPT: Property in Cyberspace
Week 12: Institutions Online -- Religion in Cyberculture
Reading Questions, Week 12
Week 13: Institutions Online -- Education in Cyberculture
Reading Questions, Week 13
Week 14: The Future of Cyberculture
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