Read the book assigned for that week, and understand the central argument. Come to class prepared to discuss it. Remember, you don’t have to understand everything, but you should be able to have an adult conversation about the book.
These are the books assigned for each week, call numbers for copies at the Library, ISBN for the paperback or hardback edition, in addition to the Kindle edition from Amazon, and the iBook from Apple.
|October 15||The Googlization of Everything||HD9696.8.U64 G669 2011||0520272897||Kindle||N/A|
|October 22||Net Smart: How to Thrive Online||HM851 .R52 2012||0262017458||Kindle||iBook|
|October 29||Program or Be Programmed: Ten Commands for a Digital Age||QA76.9.C66 R874 2010||159376426X||Kindle||iBook|
|November 5||Free Culture||KF2979 .L47 2004||0143034650||Kindle||iBook|
|November 12||The Filter Bubble: What the Internet Is Hiding from You||ZA4237 .P37 2011||0143121235||Kindle||iBook|
|November 19||The Net Delusion: The Dark Side of Internet Freedom||HM851 .M665 2011||1610391063||Kindle||iBook|
|November 26||Cognitive Surplus: How Technology Makes Consumers into Collaborators||HM851 .S5464 2010||0143119583||Kindle||iBook|
|December 3||Networked: The New Social Operating System||HM741 .R35 2012||0262017199||Kindle||iBook|
If your group is selected to present, you should all be ready to present on the book’s major themes. Consider giving a brief summary of the book and discuss some of the issues that you considered while reading the book.
To encourage class participation, you may wish to prepare three review questions.
The group assigned to present that week should assign each member a specific chapter to discuss in detail. You should be able to summarize the main argument of the chapter as well as consider the validity of that argument.
You should also discuss any particular examples that might support, extend or even undermine the author’s argument.
The following table lists when you and your group is assigned to present.
|Bocoum, Fatima||Cognitive Surplus||November 26|
|Bonamico, Ali||October 15|
|Cataniciu, Marta I.||Net Smarts||October 22|
|Dec, Stefanie M.||Networked||December 3|
|Degnan, Caitlin E.||Networked||December 3|
|Eranovic, Angelica||Cognitive Surplus||November 26|
|Evans, Sharoya H.||Program or Be Programmed||October 29|
|Flood, James A.||Filter Bubble||November 12|
|Kawalski, Stephanie R.||Net Delusion||November 19|
|Kenney, Tessa M.||Free Culture||November 5|
|Mei, Susan||October 15|
|Merrick, Gibson T.||Net Smarts||October 22|
|Movish, Max W.||Net Delusion||November 19|
|O’Brien, Connor J.||Filter Bubble||November 12|
|Pereira, Cinthya||Program or Be Programmed||October 29|
|Schairer, Kelly A.||Free Culture||November 5|
|Song, Rachel||October 15|
|Wu, Gloria K.||Filter Bubble||November 12|
|Wyrembek, Elizabeth K.||Cognitive Surplus||November 26|