OK, You missed a CT101 class. You know it, I know it, we all know it, what now though?
OK, Keep Calm, there are resources to help keep you on track!
I know, your first impulse is to e-mail me, Ryan, aka professor Seslow and ask, “what did I miss?” – Before you do that, please read below.
It is crucial that you visit the calendar page every week! You will need to do this while you are present in class, but you will also need to do this outside of class as well. Our class structure is set up as a hybrid course. 2 hours of lab time in person, and 2 hours of working time outside of the lab. So, in essence, if you miss the in-class lab time you need to pay even more attention to the class calendar. If you miss a class lab session you are still responsible for publishing 1-2 blog posts each week.
Please don’t default to e-mailing me before reviewing the calendar (which is full of information about each class and what we will cover that particular week) It is my intention to get you regularly referring to the calendar and following the instructions there. (This format is a big part of our learning experience) It is my intention to get you thinking and practicing the process of solving problems using the tools of the web and relaying them into narratives as blog posts! Trust me, you will see results.
Need examples? Simply visit the home page of the class blog to see what your fellow classmates are posting. There are always an abundance of examples!
Current posts from your classmates will help paint a really clear picture and series of examples for you for you to follow and draw inspiration from. BUT, but you will need to spend some time there.
PS – Again, it is my intention to get you into a trouble shooting mind set. To set you off clicking on links and discovering new things. If you have a question about an assignment’s technical or creative details, don’t dismiss asking Google! For example, last we worked on making MEMEs, and the Internet is full of tons of MeMe generators and tutorials on how to make them. The Internet is your co-pilot, ask questions and record your process.
Get Savvy, and share your process! Missing a class is actually great blog post content because you can write about how you resolved and figured out the current assignment you missed in class. Everyones unique contributions are important.
Of course you can always e-mail me for help and I am here, but lets compare where you are at rather than simply asking, “what did I miss”?