Category Archives: Course Materials

Pre-Thanksgiving update and lots of links to things to think, FWIW

You should watch the video, of course, but a summary of it and a bit about the links below: Don’t forget: I’m making myself available to meet with anyone who is interested to talk about some of the technicalities of … Continue reading

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Ja’La’s Graduate Project: An Interview with Debra Stewart

This is where we’ll talk about the first of our graduate students’ projects/presentations, this one an interview with Debra Stewart by Ja’La W. What I would recommend is that you all go read the interview that Ja’La has set up … Continue reading

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About “Tales from the Public Domain” and Creative Commons

This is where we’ll talk about “Tales from the Public Domain,” a comic by Keith Aoki, James Boyle, and Jennifer Jenkins, which is actually a comic about copyright, and also a bit about Creative Commons. I am always torn about how … Continue reading

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As we head into the weekend, let me chat about the schedule changes

Watch the video, but in the nutshell, I made a few changes to the schedule and I wanted to alert you to them. So take a look at the schedule and the video, maybe at the same time!

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“But does web site design really matter?”

We’ve obviously been spending a fair amount of time in the last couple weeks (with Krug and Redish in particular) talking about best practices/best principles in web design and usability, the details down to the point of emphasis in a … Continue reading

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Starting with talking about Redish

  This is where we’ll start talking about Ginny Redish’s Letting Go of the Words, a book that I think you’ll find invaluable in thinking about revising your text into a hypertext and in thinking about the English department web site. … Continue reading

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“The World’s First Web Site”

This is where we’ll discuss “The World’s First Web Site,” a short article about just that, the very early origins of the protocol that allows for this thing called the “World Wide Web.” It’s been with us for 25 years now. Wow. … Continue reading

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Getting started with Codecademy, setting up people.emich.edu, and beyond

I know the video is kind of long, but do take a look at it. First off, I walk through all of the major writing assignments for the term, including the project that you should all be starting with, which … Continue reading

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