Read & (literally) Respond – Week 4: Intercollegiate Crosstalk

January 25, 2012

In keeping with this week’s Twitter Mega-assignment, we’ll be reading up on the work of your peers from around the country. All of the links provided are to classes who will either be scavenger hunting alongside your, or who are about to embark on that selfsame journey in the near future.

The other participating schools (instructor’s handle in parentheses) and their hashtags are below. All are posting this week unless otherwise noted:

  • University of Memphis (Carrie Brown-Smith @Brizzyc) #J4801
  • University of Oregon (Suzi Steffen @SuziSteffen) at #J361
  • Lehigh University (Jeremy Littau @JeremyLittau) at #J230
  • Drury University (Jonathan Groves @GrovesProf) #DU221
  • Brigham Young University (@cressman) at #comms238
  • American University in Cairo, Egypt (@KimFoxWOSU) at #AUC202 (Starts school after us so will be doing it a little bit later)
  • Southern Methodist University (@jbatsell) at #j2380
  • Grant MacEwan University in Alberta, Canada (@KarenUnland) at #J256
  • Valencia College (@KenCarpenter) at #vcj
  • Auburn University (@AuburnJProf) at #J2310 (will do a later week)
  • Texas State University in San Marcos (@cindyroyal) at #mc4382s

There are three parts to this assignment (15 points in all):

  • Retweet (5 pts) at least five posts from students at these other schools. They can be scavenger hunt items or something else relevant to the course. It is preferable that you add some of your own (brief) perspective where possible, so you’re adding to the conversation.
  • Respond (5 pts) to at least five separate posts from students at these other schools. This is different than retweeting – you’ll need to make contact and open up an actual conversation.
  • Post (5 pts) an overview of the Twitter experience – with specifics regarding the scavenger hunt and inter-school interaction – in a comment to THIS post. Post a link to that post here, and share that post via Twitter with the #WVUblogJ tag.

All these things must be completed by noon, Monday, January 30.