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Calendar Common First Week Assignment Artifact #1 Artifact #2 Artifact #3 Twitter Multimedia Portfolio

Course Hashtags: #1102VDH

Due: Weekly (week ends on Sunday at midnight)

Instructor: @KateHolterhoff

Each student will create a new Twitter account for this course. Even if you already use Twitter, you must generate a new account which you will use exclusively for English 1102. This account does NOT need to use your name or make you publicly identifiable; I would suggest that your account bio mention our course and your research goals for the semester. Keep your Twitter-enabled device handy whenever you are doing work for this class.

Send Tweets on a regular basis. Aim to complete approximately 5 tweets outside of class every week. I say approximately because I wish this assignment to be organic in the sense that some weeks you may post three times, and other weeks you may post ten, depending on where you are in the research process. Although I will not strictly police the number of tweets each week, your participation grade will suffer if you fail to tweet for weeks on end, or only tweet intermittently. By the end of the semester every student should have at least seventy-five thoughtful and relevant tweets that use the appropriate hashtag.

Remember that all Tweets are public and must follow the Georgia Tech codes of conduct.

How do I know when I have tweeted enough for the week? Answering yes to each of these questions for most weeks (10 or more) during the semester would constitute excellent work in Twitter participation.

Your Twitter feed will act as detailed notes and journal entries concerning the readings, class discussion, and your research. Peers, instructors, and possibly outside experts will annotate your tweets in a constructive manner. Your Twitter account will enable you to locate scholarly and popular sources and to participate in existing online scholarly discussions about literature and new media. Tweeting will streamline the process of locating reliable, relevant, and useful sources. Twitter will enable your to interact with your peers to brainstorm, both individually and collaboratively, on your research projects.

For more on using Twitter for research see, Margaret Adolphus’s “How to…use Twitter for academic research”

For advice on Live Tweeting see, Juraj Holub’s “10 Easy Tips for Live Tweeting at Events”