Finish the textbook readings before the discussion starting on Monday at noon.
Finish the supplementary readings before the discussion begins on Monday. These and lots more are also available on the Handouts page.
This Week's Discussion
Topics to include in this week's Blackboard discussion:
Discussion leaders: Start the conversations by Monday at noon. Everyone else: Get involved right away, but feel free to continue dropping in to read and respond to new posts throughout the week. Everyone is required to lead at least one discussion, and everyone is required to participate in these discussions by posting useful responses to the student leaders' prompts, or at least in response to other comments in the discussion forum. Your participation level - even when not leading discussions - strongly affects your semester grade, so get fully engaged every week!
Due next week: Graphics exercise.
After completing each assignment, make sure to back it up (I recommend using a low-cost USB flash device like this or a Web service like Dropbox) before you turn it in or send it to your peer-review partner. Even if you are late creating a project, you can often avoid getting zero points for that assignment by completing it and turning it in to Blackboard late. Be aware that turning in late projects could harm your peer-review partner's score, as well, so be thoughtful.
Upload to Blackboard only after you address your partner's suggestions.
Bonus opportunity: No required peer-review this week, but complete a peer-review of another team's New Tech Report before Wednesday class-time, and turn it in for up to +10 bonus points!
EDIT: Just about everyone
turned in the
New Tech Report team project on time, but I noticed that no one
turned in a peer review for this project. So a present: I'm giving
everyone more time so you have a chance to raise the
quality of your project and earn some bonus points by performing a
Each person must turn in these documents to your own Blackboard in order to earn bonus points. You can perform the peer-critique as a team or alone, but only those who turn in the critique documents get bonus points.
Six easy steps to success:
Because I really want to encourage you to perform a peer-review of this, I'm giving you more time:
New due date for the finished project: 5:00pm Sunday, October 18. (I'll only score the most-recently uploaded files as of this coming Sunday evening.)
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Last updated 10/12/2015.