Week 7: November 3-7

WEEK'S OBJECTIVE

Communications: forums, blogs, wikis, social networking, job sites. Book: Chapters 20, 21

ITC QUIZ 5, due Sunday, November 9.

ITC ASSIGN 5, due November 9.

Monday

GAMEPLAN

  • Online Communications
  • Forums
  • Blogs
  • Wikis
  • Online Behavior

DISCUSSION

Online Communications
  • Online communication takes all kinds of forms and applications.
  • Blogs: A discussion or informational site published on the web and consisting of entries ("posts") typically displayed in reverse chronological order (most recent post first). AListApart for design
  • Forums: Online discussion site where people can hold conversations in the form of posted messages. Tech-Forums.net for tech questions (ljbt)
  • Wikis: A website which allows its users to add, modify, or delete its content via a web browser. Most are created collaboratively, like wikipedia (ljbt)
  • Email: Based on a store-and-forward model. Email servers accept, forward, deliver, & store messages, and neither users / their computers are required to be online simultaneously.
  • Instant messaging: A form of communication over the Internet that offers quick transmission of text-based messages from sender to receiver. Infographic
  • VoIP: Voice communications and video/multimedia sessions over the Internet. Skype
  • Web Meetings: Conferencing events that are shared with remote locations. Webinars, online workshops, etc. Examples

email

Demo

Let's discuss behavior.

  • Good Etiquette (Netiquette) (Albion)
  • Trolling
  • Place and Time: can you surf and communicate with anyone at any time? Should you?
Articles
 
*Several links to Wikipedia
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Tuesday

GAMEPLAN

DISCUSSION

Social Networking
  • A social networking service is an online service, platform, or site that focuses on facilitating the building of social networks or social relations among people who share interests, activities, backgrounds, or real-life connections.
  • Facebook: Users can create profiles with photos, lists of personal interests, contact information, and personal info. They can communicate with friends and other users through private or public messages and a chat feature. (ljbt)
  • Twitter: A social networking and microblogging service that lets users send and read text-based messages of up to 140 characters, known as "tweets". (ljbn)
  • Google+: Per Google, a "social layer" of not a single site, but rather an overarching "layer" which covers many of its online properties like GMail, contacts, etc. (ljbt)
Employment-related
  • Job listing sites: Web sites that list available jobs and may also have the option for you to upload a resume, create a profile, and apply for the job. Monster.com
  • Resume/Profile sites: You can build your resume online, and share it through social networking sites like Facebook. Razume
  • LinkedIn: A combination of a resume, cover letter, reference document and a moving database of contacts. You can recommend others you have worked with and be recommended yourself. Here's mine!
Interesting Info

 

*Several links to Wikipedia
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Wednesday

GAMEPLAN

DISCUSSION

Employment-related
Trends
Tips

DEMO

Let's check out LinkedIn

  • Look at profiles
  • See other tools
Extra Credit

EXTRA CREDIT: If you were going to create an e-portfolio, how would you go about it? What would you highlight, and how would you maintain it. Give a short answer on the CANVAS tool by Wednesday, November 26, 1 point.

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TO DO

  • ITC QUIZ 5: Due Sunday, November 9.
  • ITC ASSIGN 5 Due Sunday, November 9.
Resources
  • Book: Chapters 20, 21
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