Read/Watch/Listen and Respond

You may choose to read/watch/listen then respond to course-related materials. Your response should summarize the work and provide your own thoughtful response and analysis.

The form of your response may be:

  • A written response of at least 750 words (written in Google Docs or Quip),

  • A well-crafted audio response (created and shared to Soundcloud),

  • A well-produced video response (created and shared to YouTube), or

  • A series of high-quality illustrations, with comments (created and shared to Tumblr).

You must demonstrate an accurate understanding of the work.

(Note some of these are free, some paid, and some are available on subscription services such as Netflix, Hulu, etc.)

You may submit no more that four items (up to two on or before March 2, and up to two on or before April 13). Each items is worth up to 5 points each, for a maximum potential of 20 points.

To read:

The new digital age: reshaping the future of people, nations, and business

The battle for open

Sharing is Caring

Digital Youth with Disabilities

Butterick’s Practical Typography

The Art of Listening: Social Media for Nonprofits

The 4th revolution: how the infosphere is reshaping human reality

If your New Year’s Resolution is Mobile…” (read the post & the four articles referenced within it)

To watch:

United States of Secrets (part 1 and 2)

CitizenFour and John Oliver: Government Surveillance

Terms & Conditions May Apply

Web: The Film

The Typewriter (available on Hulu)

Print The Legend (available on Netflix)

VICE’s Shane Smith talks to Jeff Jarvis


AI Weiwei: Never Sorry

The Square

The Startup Kids

To listen:

Spark CBC: Moocs, Crowdsourcing, and Crisis Mapping

Spark CBC: The Art of the Workaround

If you’ve identified another relevant resource you’d prefer, let me know. I’ll consider it.