Weekly Calendar


1: Introductions

Tuesday, January 09, 2018

Discuss syllabus and course expectations ... Read More

Twitter Support Fiction ... Read More

HOMEWORK: Do Readings and Set up Box.com folder, Github account; Complete digital literacies survey ... Read More

2: Mulitmodal Composition

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Arola, Kristin L., Jennifer Sheppard, Cheryl E. Ball. "Preface for Students," Writer/Designer. Boston, Bedford/St Martin's, 2014. xxii-xxiv. [Link]

Arola, Kristin L., Jennifer Sheppard, Cheryl E. Ball. "What Are Multimodal Projects?," Writer/Designer. Boston, Bedford/St Martin's, 2014. 1-20. [Link]

Quiz 1 ... Read More

HOMEWORK: Readings and watch all Lynda.com videos for "Introduction to CSS" course ... Read More

Slides for January 16th ... Read More

3: Media and Affordances

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Stolley, Karl. "The Low-Fi Manifesto," Kairos. 20, 2, Spring 2016. n.p.. [Link]

Quick Reference/Instructions Document ... Read More

HTML Elements ... Read More

4: Principles of Design

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Arola, Kristin L., Jennifer Sheppard, Cheryl E. Ball. "Analyzing Multimodal Projects?," Writer/Designer. Boston, Bedford/St Martin's, 2014. 21-39. [Link]

Quiz 2 ... Read More

In-class writing prompt ... Read More

5: Analysis and Interpretation of Multimodal Texts

Tuesday, February 06, 2018
Due by the start of class: Work-in-Progress Submission 1

Slides for Lecture 2 ... Read More

6: Emphasis

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Herman, David. "The Nexus of Narrative and the Mind," Basic Elements of Narrative. New York, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, 2009. 137-160. [Link]

Quiz 3 ... Read More

Using Adobe Photoshop to Emphasize ... Read More

Friday, February 16, 2018

By 5 p.m.: Submit Skills Assignment Post ... Read More

7: Expectations

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Arola, Kristin L., Jennifer Sheppard, Cheryl E. Ball. "Choosing a Genre and Pitching Your Project," Writer/Designer. Boston, Bedford/St Martin's, 2014. 40-56. [Link]

Genre Association and Representation ... Read More

Friday, February 23, 2018

By 5 p.m.: Submit Skills Assignment Post ... Read More

8: Indirect Expression

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Arola, Kristin L., Jennifer Sheppard, Cheryl E. Ball. "Working with Multimodal Sources," Writer/Designer. Boston, Bedford/St Martin's, 2014. 57-76. [Link]

Quiz 4 ... Read More

Create a Shared Clip Library and Make a Soundscape ... Read More

Friday, March 2, 2018

By 5 p.m.: Submit Skills Assignment Post ... Read More

9: Spring Break: No Class

10: Invocation

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Harrell, Fox D. "Defining Phantasms," Phantasmal Media: An Approach to Imagination, Computation, and Expression. Boston, MIT Press, 2013. 3-28. [Link]

Friday, March 16, 2018

By 5 p.m.: Submit Final Skills Assignment Materials ... Read More

11: Structure

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Arola, Kristin L., Jennifer Sheppard, Cheryl E. Ball. "Designing Your Project," Writer/Designer. Boston, Bedford/St Martin's, 2014. 93-105. [Link]

Storyboard Activity ... Read More

Work in Progress Presentations Sign Up ... Read More

12: Meaning

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Calvino, Italo. "Cybernetics," The Uses of Literature. New York, Harcourt Brace & Company, 1986. 3-27. [Link]

Quiz 5 ... Read More

13: Iteration

Tuesday, April 03, 2018
Due by the start of class: Work-in-Progress Submission 2

Arola, Kristin L., Jennifer Sheppard, Cheryl E. Ball. "Drafting and Revising Your Project," Writer/Designer. Boston, Bedford/St Martin's, 2014. 106-118. [Link]

Logo activity ... Read More

14: Access

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Arola, Kristin L., Jennifer Sheppard, Cheryl E. Ball. "Assembling Your Technologies Team," Writer/Designer. Boston, Bedford/St Martin's, 2014. 77-92. [Link]

Miller, Carolyn Handler. "Your Audience," Digital Storytelling, 3rd Edition. New York, Focal Press, Taylor & Francis, 2014. n.p. [Link]

15: Dialogue

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Arola, Kristin L., Jennifer Sheppard, Cheryl E. Ball. "Putting Your Project to Work," Writer/Designer. Boston, Bedford/St Martin's, 2014. 119-135. [Link]

Miller, Carolyn Handler. "Creating Your Own Showcase," Digital Storytelling, 3rd Edition. New York, Focal Press, Taylor & Francis, 2014. n.p. [Link]

16: EXAM WEEK: No Class

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Turn in Final Portfolio ... Read More