2015 Schedule

January 7
Overview, Introductions & Managing info
— Google+ Community for class
 Personal learning tools: see, save, search & share
— Map personal info workflow (using Mindomo; 2 points)

January 14
Small organization basics: internet, devices, applications, data, security
— Setup a password manager (1 point)
> PasswordSafeDashlane, LastPassKeePass
— Configure 2-step authentication for at least one site (1 point)
> “Use Google Authenticator to securely login to non-Google sites
> www.twofactorauth.org (apps: FreeOTP, Google Authenticator, Authy)
— Also: setup remote lock, locate, and erase (for iOS, for Android, for other devices)

January 21
Presentation tips
(resources gathered and presented with Google Slides)
— Presentation: choose a topic; write the title; create a mind map; write a description; draft a slide set
— Brochure-length description of presentation topic due (4 points)

January 28
Social media
(resources gathered and presented with Quip)
— Twitter-length description of presentation topic due (2 points)

February 4
Measurement, Metrics & Display
(resources gathered and presented with Padlet)
— Either:
— Create an infographic that illustrates 5 key facts related to your presentation topic, or
— Create a Storify of a topic of your choosing
(either project is 2 points)

February 11
Website tools
— We’ll explore websites, domains (including sub-domain sites; e.g., reported.ly), IndieWeb principles, and sites + databases (e.g. NonprofNetwork.org)
— Create a demo website with at least four pages (2 points)
— 20 slide presentation due (6 points)

February 18
Tools to work with images, audio & video
— Conduct video interview of a classmate

February 25
From Organizations to Networked People 
— Individual tech use interview video interview due (20 points possible)
— Obtain approval of organization you’ll visit to do a technology profile

March 4 NO CLASS (spring break)

March 11
Impact of mobile devices for work, orgs, and governance
— Create a mobile-friendly set of at least 10 annotated class-related resources related to a single topic of interest to you (2 points).

March 18
— Presentations (in order: RH, KA, SK, TB, KK, AK)
— Share one link with comment daily to the Google+ Community “bookmarks” category (2 points)

March 25
Location & mapping
— Map a data set (2 points)
— Presentations (in order: MF, KB, FH, RG, BW, JMe)
— Organizational tech use profile due (20 points possible)

April 1
Web meetings
— Presentations (in order: AD, WP, DG, JMo, LO, ES)
— Read the following Pew Reports:
—- Global internet perception report
—- U.S. Smartphone survey report
— Write a post (4 points) of at least 300 words that addresses: a) how the findings of these reports might affect your work in 2018, and b) how the finding of these reports affect a government or nonprofit you know of today. Write your post using Penflip.com, using Markdown. (You must include at least two different header levels, three web links, and one bold — or italic — item.) Share the link to your writing as a response to the assignment post in the class Google+ community.

April 8
Distributed systems (versioning, blockchain)
— Presentations (in order: SM, CG, AO, MB, KD, JT)
— Make a modified version of my post; include at least three significant changes; explain your reasons in a blockquote (2 points)
— For next week: complete up to 3 of the extra credit assignments

April 15
Collaborative / sharing economy
— All read/watch/listen and respond projects due (up to 10 points each; may complete no more than 3)

April 22
— Final project due (20 points); post it to the Google+ Community.