Image of fist rising up from bookPeer Reviews & Fair Use

This week we complete our first case study, clarify the process for preparing and posting peer reviews, and start our second case study. Additionally, we will discuss issues related to intellectual property, copyright limitations and the fair use provision of US copyright law.

Class Meeting

We meet on Wednesday, July 20, 6-8 PM:

Our primary objective will be to clarify the peer review process involved with the first case and to contrast the process of peer reviews (for case studies) with that of commenting (for other assignment artifacts).

Important Due Dates

July 20 – Complete contact information form
July 20 – Post comments about introductions
July 20 – Submit artifact for “What do others think about internet ethics?”
July 23 – Expand your Twitter use
July 27 – Complete artifacts for Case Study #2 : Protecting your Academic IP
July 27 – Post comments for “What others think?” submittals
July 27 – Post peer review for CS #1: Drone Technology in Law Enforcement
July 27 – Post group synopsis of group discussion on fair use provisions

Continuing …

Case Study #1: Peer Review

As discussed during our class meeting (July 20), individually review and complete a peer review of the artifacts from teams assigned to you (see below).

Review the artifacts posted by each team. Locate items by clicking on the category Case Study #1 Artifacts in our Google+ community.

From the list of review assignments (see below), prepare a formal peer review for each team’s artifacts. Your two completed reviews are due on July 27.

Each person is assigned to review the artifacts posted by two other teams.

When reviewing artifacts, follow guidelines and examples listed in the document, Comments & Peer Reviews:

Make all reviews substantive and professional. It should be at least 4-5 paragraphs in length, clear and understandable. Prepare off-line and then COPY & PASTE the text of your review. Special formatting (headings, character formats, etc) is not needed. However, be sure to enter a BLANK LINE to separate paragraphs.

Post each review separately on our Google+ community as a COMMENT to the original post for the artifact. To quickly locate artifacts, click on the category Case Study 1 Artifacts. Due July 27.

Reviewer » Team assigned

Amanda C » Ichiban, Underdawgs
Angela G » HiFliers, Ichiban
Carolyn C » HiFliers, DaWahines
David C » Ghostbusters, DaWahines
Jared T » Underdawgs, DaWahines
Jonah P » Ghostbusters, HiFliers

Jordan Y » Underdawgs, Ghostbusters
Joshua J » Ichiban, DaWahines
Julie R » Underdawgs, DaWahines
Kailana S » HiFliers, Ichiban
Karen F » Underdawgs, Ghostbusters

Kristel d » Ichiban, Underdawgs
Leileihua M » Ghostbusters, DaWahines
Pamela T » HiFliers, Ichiban
Val T » Underdawgs, Ghostbusters
Vera B » HiFlyers, Ichiban

Comments for Mini-assignment: What do others think?

After viewing artifacts, post your reactions, thoughts, or questions on a minimum of three (3) other members’ artifacts as comments to the original posts. Spread out your post among all students so that everyone receives comments. Due July 27.

For details and guidance, see the mini-assignment document:

This week

Case Study #2: Protecting your Academic IP

As in our previous case study, work as a team to prepare artifacts. Should you have questions about any specific requirements, contact the ICHI-BAN team (Jonah, Jordan, Karen).

Post links to your team’s artifacts on our Google+ community site in the category, Case Study #2 Artifacts. When posting, provide titles for your artifacts, your team name and team members. Due July 27.

Expand your Twitter use

Take a little time to revisit your Twitter stream. Search for and follow more people, organizations, and other Twitter users. See Week 2 for more detail.

Try different methods such as:

  • Reviewing and following followers of other Twitter contacts.
  • Searching for key individuals and following him or her. Suggestion: Try “free tech 4 teachers.”
  • Setting up your preferences to receive an e-mail of suggested contacts.
  • Going to a web resource, locating the Twitter username, then following it (him, her or resource).
  • Locate lists that others belong to and find other users to follow.

NOTE: The manipulation of your Twitter interface differs depending on the device and software used to access your Twitter account.

Post a short reflective statement about your results in our Google+ community in the category, Twitter use. Due July 23.

Discussion: Fair Use Provisions

Following a random break-out group discussion among your classmates, prepare and post on our Google+ community (Category: Fair use) a synopsis of the key items discussed. Be sure to identify ALL members of your discussion group so that everyone will receive credit. Due July 27.

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