Review the Presentation Tips for help in preparing your presentation.

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.

Date Title Library ISBN Amazon Apple Shop Local
March 5 Net Smart: How to Thrive Online HM851 .R52 2012 0262017458 Kindle iBook Indiebound
March 12 Program or Be Programmed: Ten Commands for a Digital Age QA76.9.C66 R874 2010 159376426X Kindle iBook Indiebound
March 26 The Googlization of Everything HD9696.8.U64 G669 2011 0520272897 Kindle N/A Indiebound
April 2 Networked: The New Social Operating System HM741 .R35 2012 0262017199 Kindle iBook Indiebound
April 9 The Filter Bubble: What the Internet Is Hiding from You ZA4237 .P37 2011 0143121235 Kindle iBook Indiebound
April 16 To Save Everything: Click Here HM851 .M6653 2013 1610391063 Kindle iBook Indiebound
April 23 Cognitive Surplus: How Technology Makes Consumers into Collaborators HM851 .S5464 2010 0143119583 Kindle iBook Indiebound
April 30 Free Culture KF2979 .L47 2004 0143034650 Kindle iBook Indiebound


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.

Student Date Topic
Ali, Hisham A. April 9 Filter Bubble
Altavas, Claudia Beatriz A March 26 Google
Douglass, Alison C April 23 Cognitive Surplus
Douglass, Lauren M. March 26 Google
Grife, Shira K. April 2 Networked
Hinson, Elizabeth B. March 12 Program or be Programmed
Khedaroo, Jennifer March 5 Net Smarts
Kopman, Eugene April 30 Copyright and “Free” Culture
Koutsoulias, Isidora April 16 Technological Utopianism: To Save Everything, Click Here
Mastrangelo, Christina E. April 16 Technological Utopianism: To Save Everything, Click Here
Murrah, Lauren J. March 5 Net Smarts
Rosario, Miguel April 23 Cognitive Surplus
Wolkin, Rebecca April 9 Filter Bubble
Woo, Chloe March 5 Net Smarts


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.

Each individual member must reproduce and distribute to the class the chapter you were assigned a week before class.

You should also discuss any particular examples that might support, extend or even undermine the author’s argument.


Read the chapters distributed 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 readings we did read.