DIFFERENCE DIALOGUE project/assignment

25%    Difference Dialogue (due Oct. 7, 14, Nov. 4)

Getting Started with OCAD/PSU Dialogue

As a FTN DOCC nodal courses, we have the opportunity to dialogue with students in Dr. Maria-Belén Ordóñez’s class “Dialogues in Feminism & technology” at the Ontario College of Art & Design (OCAD).

After introductions sent to each other on Sept. 30 with our Difference Mapping Identity Introduction anchored by Alison Weir’s article and students in Dr. Ordóñez’s course having posted a recording in which they talk about their life through ways of knowing offered by Erin Manning’s, “Engenderings: Gender, Politics, Individuation,” the two classes will comment on each other’s introductions by Oct. 14. OCAD blogs are linked here. Additional links to their blogs are posted at DOCC 2014_OCAD and Penn State Dialogues and Difference Secret Facebook.

Introductions will serve to exchange and situate student’s life experiences in the next engagement with each other doing “Difference Video Dialogue Responses.” Students from OCAD will visit your blog to see your introduction and comment to you as well as expect that you look at their blogs and comment to them. (5 pts.)

Difference Video Dialogue Responses
OVERVIEW: Both classes will watch FemTechNet’s “Difference” Video Dialogue. Dr. Ordóñez’s class will record and upload a short 15-20 min. class conversation in response to the FemTechNet “Difference” Video Dialogue. Our class will comment on their video in SoundCloud.

STEP 1: Watch DIFFERENCE - A discussion featuring Shu Lea Cheang and Kim Sawchuk moderated by Sara Diamond and use Soundcloud timeline below for commentary and use Zotero to build bibliography of work referenced in FemTechNet’s “Difference” Video Dialogue. (10 pts.)


STEP 2: You also will each select a work mentioned in the Difference Video Dialogue, and after reading it, use the reading to respond to Dr. Ordóñez’s class recording in their response to FemTechNet’s “Difference” Video Dialogue. Their recording is below in VoiceThread. The comment button allows for text and audio recorded responses. Comments will appear surrounding the recording. You can redo too by deleting and re-recording. Add a photo for your icon and your name. (due Nov. 4, 10 points)

Announcements, questions, and shared resources can also be posted at DOCC 2014_OCAD and Penn State Dialogues and Difference Secret Facebook



Getting Started with Zotero

Zotero: Collaboratively Create Research Bibliographies (click here on how to begin or register for a workshop at the library).

Create a Bibliography in Zotero assignment:

Your bibliography will begin with finding the texts and authors referred to in the FemTechNet "Difference" video dialogue.

Enter in the Difference folder of our FTN Zotero group at the minimum 5 mentioned in the Difference video and 5 related to your research and interests (due 10/7).

Zotero (http://www.zotero.org/) is a free Firefox plug-in for recording and organizing bibliographic information about Web pages, images, and online journal articles, and bibliographical information not online.

Zotero enables export of selected references as a formatted bibliography text file in recognized writing styles such as APA and MLA, or custom reference styles.

Zotero is a research tool that leverages the concept of tagging.

Zotero can extract key metadata from Web pages and insert them into citations. In addition to collecting metadata, Zotero organizes user-generated information including snapshots, images (e.g., from Flickr), notes, attachments, tagging, and related items.

Zotero is a tool in which students can learn both research and Web 2.0 skills.

Once the plug-in is installed, the Zotero icon is at the bottom of the Firefox browser, easy to access your private entries, as well as to join groups or create a new group.  For a quick start video tutorial go to http://www.zotero.org/support/quick_start_guide

In this course, please join the FemTechNet group at https://www.zotero.org/groups/femtechnet.

Once in the FemTechNet contribute to an existing collection in the "Difference" folder to collaborative build knowledge about the themes of the course.

zotero screen shot on how to create a collection