Getting Started

I was so happy to welcome all of you to #elitclass last Wednesday evening and take a bit of time to acclimate to our new context of online learning. It was great to see and hear you from you, as we start to get to know each other a little bit. Here are the “Welcome to #Elitclass” slides that I used to guide us through the evening:

A review of some of the things we have accomplished so far:

-We have introduced ourselves in a collaborative and informal way.

-We have talked/walked through the course website and syllabus.

-I have presented an overview of where to find our primary readings: the Electronic Literature Collections (Volumes 1, 2, & 3).

This coming Wednesday evening, I will start our semester-long discussion of electronic literature by sharing an overview of some of the most recognizable genres of electronic literature.  This understanding of the general  #elit “categories” will serve as a foundational vocabulary for our overall exploration of electronic literature throughout the semester.  

-We will look at our Course Calendar together, and we will plan our presentation schedule a bit. And we will discuss the electronic literature review assignment that each of you will share as a presentation in class during the semester.

To do for next Monday when we meet again:

-Please create a free WordPress blog.  Each week, you will be writing a reflective blog post that captures your writing and learning process for the week.  Please send me the URL (web address) for your WordPress blog by filling this form out by Wednesday, Sept 9th.  I will feed your individual blog sites into our course website, so you will all be able to access and read everyone’s weekly blog post on the course website under the tab “Student Blogs”. In addition, please create a twitter account and get ready to tweet!  This account will be used professionally and you are welcome to use an avatar for the purposes of the course.  We will use the hashtag #elitclass to grow our connections and share glimpses into our individual writing processes. 

Looking forward to seeing you all next week,

Dr. Zamora

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