Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Final exam location

The final exam will NOT be held in our regular lecture room.  Instead, the final exam will be held in Humanities 1641.  This room DOES have all the necessary A/V requirements for presenting your final projects from a laptop, an iPad, or whatever.  So, to recap:

J 176 Final Exam
Tuesday May 15, 2012
Humanities 1641

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

J176 Artifact/Presentation Guidelines

J176 GROUP ARTIFACT/PRESENTATION GUIDELINES (Available as a Google Document here)


  • Media fluency definition. Define media fluency somewhere in the artifact/presentation
  • Media fluency content. Tie-in your artifact/presentation content to your defintion of media fluency.
  • Sources and article integration. Reference at least 4 articles from the course reader in your artifact/presentation. If you are able to reference and skillfully incorporate more than 4 articles, such effort will be rewarded. Properly cite any outside sources used.


  • Topic. Originality and approach to the theme or topic of your artifact/presentation.
  • Focus and Cohesion. Does the overall artifact/presentation have a clear focus? Do individual parts keep their focus? How do the “pieces” (each group member’s work) relate to the whole (the group artifact/presentation)?


  • Comments. Report on how eliciting and moderating comments turned out.
  • Facebook page. Report on how creating and integrating your Facebook page worked out.
  • Twitter feed. Report on how your Twitter feed worked out.
  • Marketing. Report on your thought-leader marketing and whether it led to greater blog activity.
  • Site statistics and analytics. Include a brief summary and analysis of your site statistics and analytics.


  • Group collaboration. Report on how your group divided labor. You may wish to Include a record of work, with each each group member noting their contributions.
  • Report on process. Include a reflection on the process of producing the blog in your artifact/presentation. For example, after reviewing the syallbus for each week, what tasks were more difficult or easier than you expected? What parts of the various tools were easier or more difficult to learn than you expected? What other parts of the process were noteworthy?


  • Design and graphics. Add some illustrations, graphics, patterns, charts, cartoons -- any kind of visual interest to your artifact/presentation. Original graphics and original photography are a great way to make your artifact/presentation stand out. You may want to design a unique logo for your group.
  • Clarity and uniformity. The design elements and formatting of your artifact/presentation should have some consistency.
  • Originality. If your artifact/presentation demonstrates artistic or intellectual merit or creativity beyond what was required for the assignment, such effort will be rewarded.