February 20th, 2017
Hope you are doing well! Since you are the reason I wrote this poem I thought you would be delighted to know it was published by Eber &Wein Publishing. I originally submitted it into a contest and later received a letter the poem would be printed in a book. It had to be changed to meet the specifications of the contest however the meaning is still there. Thank you so much for introducing me to the brilliant mind of Marshall McLuhan. Here is a picture of my name printed in a book!
February 3rd, 2017
As WordPress makes it easier and easier for people to put up a fast post, it takes more and more of the important tools you need for more complex posts—especially those you need to do for my classes. So here’s a step-by-step way to get to the more powerful WP Admin dashboard for writing your assignment posts.
When you log into https://wordpress.com/ you come first to a READER page that lists recent posts from your sites and those you follow. If you choose to FOLLOW the course companion sites, you will find posts from those sites showing up here. On my Reader, it looks like this… pay attention to the left side where you can navigate to your sites.
If you click on MY SITES you get another screen that shows the stats for one of your sites… If you have more than one WordPress site (I have several) you can get to the one you want by choosing “SWITCH SITE“:
If you don’t have more than one site, then the one you are using for my class should be what you see. Down at the bottom of the left side menu you should see WP Admin. Click on that!
October 29th, 2016
For several years now I have been developing and using a term long paper writing model to help my students become better researchers and writers—and it is paying dividends.
- It breaks up the tasks students need to complete into Six Steps so that I can use Specifications Grading.
- My colleagues report that our students’ writing has improved in the higher level courses.
- Most of all, it yields papers that are more interesting to read at the end of the semester.
Recently, while I was explaining the process to a colleague, I realized that every step of this paper process corresponds to the flow of Benjamin Bloom’s Hierarchy of Learning Model (Bloom’s Taxonomy). So I created a visual…
August 25th, 2016
Many thanks to Rhett Allain and his post in Wired today…
College Won’t Train You for a Job and that’s just fine 🙂 Before you jump all over me for that, read his post. I love his “Build a time machine” comment!!
March 14th, 2016
To help with what seems to be growing confusion, here is what is available in Fall 2016.
COMM 390 Qualitative Research Methods in Communication is Recommended for Majors only
COMM 100 Introduction to Communication Studies – multiple sections offered every semester
…and any FOUR of the following (at least one must be at the 200-level and two at the 300/400-level) for Core Concentration
…and any FIVE of the following (at least one must be at the 200-level and two at the 300/400-level) for the Minor
||200 level (1 req’d)
||300-400 level (2 req’d)
|*COMM 165 Intro to Visual Comm
||*COMM 250 Intercultural Comm
||COMM 330 International Communication
||*COMM 265 Visual Rhetoric, Visual Culture
||COMM 365 Digital Media in a Global Context
||COMM 375 Global Audiences, Global Consumers
||COMM 380 Visual Media in a Cultural Context
||COMM 385 Gender, Globalization and the Media
||COMM 432 SpTopics in Global Communication
||COMM 465 McLuhan’s Global Village
|* OFFERED EVERY SEMESTER
||WTNG 300 Rhetoric and Cultural Differences
|| FA 2018
AVAILABLE FALL 2016
COMM 165 Introduction to Visual Communication
COMM 250 Intercultural Communication
COMM 265 Visual Rhetoric, Visual Culture
COMM 375 Global Audiences, Global Consumers (???)
COMM 385 Gender, Globalization and the Media
OTHER OFFERINGS THAT WILL BE AVAILABLE IN FUTURE YEARS:
COMM 330 International Communication (SP 2017)
COMM 365 Digital Media in a Global Context (SP 2018)
COMM 380 Visual Media in a Cultural Context (SP 2017, was last offered SP14)
COMM 432 Special Topics in Global Communication (as needed)
WTNG 300 Rhetoric and Cultural Differences (FA 2018)