Success in this course will require you to do more than simply appear in class twice a week and answer an occasional question. I expect that all of my students will be prepared to actively participate in our in class discussions since that is a key way to take as much away from the course as possible. Please review the Engagement Rubric in the Engagement page of the Course Policies section of this site.
Our POV conversations are ongoing so simply posting your initial response to the POV will not be sufficient. You must engage your classmates with commentary, reaction and/or analysis of their POV posts (see the comment period in each POV cycle). Remember, conversation ” … is a form of interactive, spontaneous communication between two or more people …” and generally, ” … written exchanges are usually not referred to as conversations.” The good news is that Slack will allow us to engage in either synchronous or asynchronous written exchanges that will stand in for conversations.
You will complete this deliverable by posting your POV to the appropriate POV channel in Slack.
Point of view is defined as a “the particular attitude or opinion that somebody has about something” and “a particular way of considering or judging a situation”. You will prepare two POVs this semester. Each POV will begin with an article, video, podcast and/or question. Your initial response to the POV is simply a reflection on the issues that flow from those materials. It is not an exercise that requires academic sourcing, MLA formatting, etc. It is your thoughts on the issues, no more or less. The post function in Slack provides you greater flexibility when preparing and posting your initial response to the POV.
I fully expect that you will rely on sources in support of your position … whether in your initial response to the POV or during the continuing conversation. When you do refer to a source you should create a hyperlink to the additional materials that help explain or support your point of view. The post function in Slack allows for adding comments to a specific post.
That said, our continuing discussion is an important part of the POV exercise. You will note that there is a comment period available in each POV cycle. As I note above, you should engage your classmates ” … with commentary, reaction and/or analysis of their POV posts … ” during the comment period. The point of the exercise is to generate a robust conversation about the issue(s) at hand.
Assessment will be based on your level of engagement, the clarity of your writing, spelling and grammar, appearance and satisfaction of form requirements; articulation of all potential issues presented and the quality and depth of analysis.
You will complete this deliverable using Slack and the DT&L Blog.
A significant portion of your work in this course will be as part of a team. Your work on that team will focus on the development of an analysis that examines the impact of disruptive technology from several frames of reference including, but not limited to, a particular industry, business model and more generally the societal implications of the disruption. You will also consider the areas of law that are, or might be, implicated as the disruption evolves. Of course, I expect that you will address the ethical issues that arise as a result of the impact of disruption.
Each team will develop their project using Slack and the DT&L blog. Each team must use their Slack channel for all brainstorming, communication, file sharing, etc. related to DT&L Project. Each team will be responsible for the preparation and posting of progress and content updates to the DT&L blog pursuant to the Course Schedule. Each blog post must incorporate both text and multimedia content with links to all source materials. These platforms all full transparency as the project development process progresses. In other words, anyone with access to our Slack team and the DT&L blog will have the opportunity to review and comment on the progress of each team’s project.
Assessment will be based on your contributions to your team, level of engagement, the clarity of your writing, spelling and grammar, appearance and satisfaction of form requirements; articulation of all potential issues presented and the quality and depth of analysis.
The following weights will be assigned to each component of your final grade:
- Assessed as an Individual (20%)
- Assessed as an Individual (40%)
- DT&L Project
- Assessed as a Team (40%)