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  • 1. NET308Week 2(.5) Bulletin 6 December 2012
  • 2. This week• Finishing Module 1 readings: – Shirky video – Blau – Wasko and Faraj – Sassen – Castells• Preparing for Module 2 + Week 3 reading activity
  • 3. Week 3 Reading Activity• Choose one of the nine Module 2 topics: – Wikipedia – Anti-War Protest organisation – Knowledge production and higher education – Twitter and political protest – Anonymous – Collaboration and Disaster Management – Mobile Phones and Crowd-Sourcing – Bit Torrent – the 2011 London Riots and Blackberry
  • 4. Week 3 Reading Activity• Complete the set reading(s) for this one topic• Publish an initial post on Blackboard: – Summarising the reading, key points about collaboration and organisation, important concepts – Also include one or two questions for further discussion
  • 5. Week 3 Reading Activity• Maximum of six people per topic• Register for a topic on Blackboard/Facebook• So far: – Twitter and political protest = 4 people; Bit Torrent = 3 – Wikipedia, Anti-war protest organisation, Knowledge production and higher ed = 0 people• Can choose same topic as for Part A of A1 but can also do a different one – Working on a particular topic for this reading activity is not a commitment for the assignment
  • 6. Week 3 Reading Activity• Publish your posts during Week 3• This is not assessed work – can be completed as a group of six/in pairs/individually… – Organise among yourselves!• Not a compulsory activity, but a way for everyone to provide initial comments on their chosen topic
  • 7. Assignment 1: A• Due: Monday 24 December 2012, 9am (Perth time)• Building collaborative knowledge database around the nine examples from Module 2• Work for this assignment is individual, but sharing resources with the rest of the class
  • 8. Assignment 1: A• Choose one of the nine examples – No limit on how many students pick a topic – A good idea to have all of the nine topics represented, though!• Find at least four resources about this topic, share them with the group using the social bookmarking site Diigo (in the specific-group page): – http://groups.diigo.com/group/net308-oua-sp4-2012
  • 9. Assignment 1: A• Resources need to be a mix of academic/other sources• Articles might not directly address the same exact topic (e.g. specific context of case study), but might discuss similar uses of online tools• Resources you choose and share on Diigo should all cover the specific context of your example (such as the London riots) and/or the online tools (Blackberry) that are being used for collaboration and organisation and how they are being deployed
  • 10. Assignment 1: A• Need to add each of these four resources to Diigo• Include for each new resource: – URL of resource – Title – Comment providing information about resource, reason chosen – Relevant tags
  • 11. Assignment 1: A Post Bookmark
  • 12. Assignment 1: A
  • 13. Assignment 1: A• For each resource, you need to prepare a 200- 300 word commentary on why you have chosen it – Can include this in your Diigo comment, but can also work on it between posting on Diigo and submitting assignment
  • 14. Assignment 1: A• Commentaries need to critically engage with the articles - why are they useful for studying your chosen example? – Briefly state what the article is about, but dont focus too much on just summarising what the authors have said – Instead, try and explain the significance of this research and identify its importance for this project • What (new) information does it provide (about internet organisation/collaboration/the specific case)? • How is it relevant to the topic you chose? • Why is this an appropriate/reputable source for your topic?
  • 15. Assignment 1: A• The four commentaries need to be included in a Word document and submitted (complete with cover sheet) via Blackboard – Assessment criteria in study guide – Include details for the resource each commentary discusses – Referencing: APA style – Academic writing
  • 16. Assignment 1: A• Part A summary: – Pick a topic from the nine featured in Module 2 – Find four additional resources about this topic – Share resources on Diigo – Write one 200-300 word commentary per resource – Submit commentaries as Word document via Blackboard – Due: 24 December, 9am (Perth time)
  • 17. Assignment 1: B• Look at resources shared by other students in the Diigo group• Leave comments for at least four of these resources • Resources should be on a different topic to the one you chose • Can all be on one topic or on a range of topics
  • 18. Assignment 1: B• Each comment should be 200-300 words long, and consider: – how the case discussed relates to the one you chose – any links you can see between the different examples – the reliability of the source of the information – relevance to the specific topic – how useful you found it – its value as a resource for this project – be critical but constructive
  • 19. Assignment 1: B• Due: Monday 7 January 2013, 9am (Perth time)• The four commentaries need to be included in a Word document and submitted (complete with cover sheet) via Blackboard – Assessment criteria in study guide – Include details for the resource each commentary discusses – Referencing: APA style – Academic writing
  • 20. Contact• General questions: – Blackboard – Facebook: • https://www.facebook.com/groups/245734945553286/• Personal questions (e.g. extension requests): – tim.highfield@curtin.edu.au

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