Week 1 – Monday


  • Class introductions
  • Review syllabus, course requirements
    • Office Hours : Tuesday, 3.30 – 4.30 and by appointment
    • Office : 251B Communications Building
    • Syllabus Exercise
  • Lecture PPT
  • MultiMedia:

Wednesday Lab (preliminary overview – not final!)

Lab attendance is required this week.

  • Create Student Blogs using Word Press ; use your UWNetID as your login. That will make your WordPress URL <uwnetid.wordpress.com>
  • Create an initial blog post, 200-300 words on how you use digital media in your life everyday. Categorize the blog post “assignment”
  • Before 6.20 pm, e-mail the blog URL (link) to me at kegill – at – uw
    • Required settings
      • Make the name (separate from the login) distinctive (not “Com300″!) – This setting is found under “options – general”
      • Change the time (options tab) to -8 Greenwich Mean Time so that we all have the same timestamp
      • Change the design (presentation tab)
      • Create the following categories — we will be categorizing all blog entries
        • Assignment
        • Extra-Credit
        • Reading
    • Recommended settings:
      • Make the blog public but not included in search engines or public listings (unless you want the outside world – strangers – to easily view your blog!) – This setting is found under “options – privacy”
      • To avoid spam, enable “Users must be registered and logged in to comment” – This setting is found under “options – general”



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