|September 28 – October 4
||What is important about nurturing a digital identity? Objective – create nuts & bolts of web presence (access to Commons, URL, basic play).
||Background readings on digital identity (Wenger), enroll in Commons space, choose URL, begin basic work.
|October 5 – 11
||What makes digital identity unique from tangible identity? Objective – establish basic organization of site.
||Reading on instructional design and its application for scholastic websites; build out menu structure for site.
|October 12 – 18
||How can we use the affordances of the Web to supplement our materials? Objective – develop materials for site, post.
||Build basic pages for site (examples: CV, syllabi, research mission, bio). Consider what Web can do to better support the vision of the page.
|October 19 – 25
||What are some ways in which text can work with various media? Objective – establish multimedia on site.
||Read theory on text/image (John Berger, McLuhan). Add to media library, understand the importance of embedding.
|October 26 – November 1
||What do I want to say on my site? Objective – consider the power of blogging or producing dynamic content.
||Engage the blog feature on site. Consider its potential. Post to the site.
|November 2 – 8
||How do I engage with other experts? Objective – establish connections with others in your field of expertise.
||Consider the opportunities to use social media as an amplifier of your site. Determine what your ‘dynamic’ site wishes to represent.
|November 9 – 15
||How do I engage with other communities? Objective – determine manners and methods to work conversation through your site either for teaching, learning, scholarship, faith or otherwise.
||Understand the opportunities in your web sphere to facilitate conversations or to promote conversations. Engage tools to cull or aggregate feedback from students or others.
|November 16 – 22
||How do I post from other platforms (Google Calendar, Twitter, etc.)? Objective – understand and utilize Widget capabilities.
||Based on the needs of the site, work with WordPress’ widget features to support embedding various outside spaces into the site.
|November 23 – 29
||Who do I turn to when I have a problem and this group is gone? Objective – build a Personal Learning Network to support further experimentation.
||Seek out, engage and find spaces where there are resources to support and scaffold questions and problems. Resources can be networked information, networked humans, or even more.
|November 30 – December 6
||What else can I do with WordPress? Objective – explore the possibilities for advanced work on websites.
||Engage one ‘advanced’ topic as it pertains to your site (customizations, CSS, PHP, etc).