English 104: Communication and Thought II Syllabus


General Syllabus


Student Selected Resources

Student Slideshare Presentations


Week One: The Rise of Technology in Colleges and Universities
  • Research Methods
  • GMAIL Accounts
  • Web 2.0 Toolkit

Week Two: The Rise of Social Software
Lecture Notes Part 1
Lecture Notes Part 2
Lecture Noted Part 3
  • Education and Social Networking
  • Business and Social Networking
  • Philanthropy and Social Networking

Week Three: Collaborative Writing
Paper 1 Due: The Use of Facebook and MySpace in Higher Education, Business, or Philanthropy

Week Four: The Rise of Podcasting in Education and Business
Lecture Notes Part 1
Lecture Notes Part 2


Week Five: The Rise of Wikis and Blogs in Education, Business, and Philanthropy
Instructor at the National Council of Teacher's of English Conference in NYC
Lecture Notes Part 1 (Listen to the Podcast AND watch the slides)
Application Exercise (you will need to read this article: Gender Grouping: Effects on Technology Attitudes, Perceptions, and Uses (PDF 243 KB) by Connie Bain. Be sure to listen to the podcast instructions, as well!
Research Assignment: Is it a Wiki World? Be sure to listen to the podcast, as well!
Homework: Essay 2: Persuasive Essay: iTunes in Education, Business, or Philanthropy: Friend or Foe?

THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY (formerly Week 6)
Paper 2 Due: iTunes in Education, Business, or Philanthropy: Friend or Foe? (Sunday)

Week Seven: Persuasive Writing; Gathering Primary and Secondary Research
Lecture Notes

Week Eight: Creative Commons Licensing and the New World of Copyrights
The Great Debate Notes


Week Nine: Slideshare Review Panels
Paper 3 and Project Due: Web 2.0 Tool and Education
Final Exam