I hope that you are safe and healthy! Here we are: CT101 – Digital Storytelling! The Fall Semester of 2021
Ok, this blog post is a lot things, but first and foremost it is a welcoming! Im excited to meet everyone and share our 1st class session to connect and learn about each other. That’s Nyle DiMarco below, he’s a Deaf Actor and Artist, he is showing us how to say: “Nice to Meet You” in American Sign Language. Im also Deaf and Hard of Hearing, so you can expect to learn some ASL and see more ASL GIFs this semester! I hope that you like animated GIFS, we are going use a lot of them here, and make them too! We are going to spend a lot of time discussing ways that we communicate.
There is a lot of compelling content to cover this semester in CT101, which will happen in many fun ways! Lets start this week with a real time Zoom class at 10AM (the zoom link and passcode is already posted on our Blackboard course page and I sent as an announcement to your CUNY e-mail address.)
**This is the direct URL / Link to our class Website – https://ct101.commons.gc.cuny.edu/ <—that link is where EVERYTHING is happening for CT101. Im a fan of blackboard and will only use it to remind the class about password sensitive things, like the zoom info..
Please make sure you are familiar with the CUNY academic calendar, as there are a few up and coming holidays this month where classes are not in session.
The CT101 Class Structure –
CT101 will be taught synchronously via Zoom and asynchronously for the lab session. Ill explain all of this in our first class. Please know, I am always here to help you be the best that you can be in our course. And we are all here to do the same for each other. Our class is a community! A big part of our class is exploring your creativity and being experimental with the Internet! Plus, we will learn about the evolving array of digital tools that are available to us. We do quite a bit of the creative work from our own personal work spaces as we integrate the class work into our lives.
Please know, I will always screen-record each and every assignment’s description, how-to’s and tutorials and share those videos here on our website. Please think of this website as a repository of information, energy and inspiration for the course (and beyond!)
*The Class Website – Our class website takes place on the CUNY Academic Commons! You will soon discover that the Commons is a huge resource and regular source of inspiration and community! Im excited to share this with you all.
**This Week’s Assignment – In the comments section below (if you scroll down to the bottom of this page) Lets leave our first Comment!
Your comment will serve as our attendance today, but please introduce yourself! Tell us a bit about yourself, What is your name? What you are studying here at York College? What is your favorite movie, activities, ice cream flavor? Favorite place to visit on the web? What are you most interested in at this moment? Etc..) Feel free to add some links! Lets get to know each other.
**PS -I moderate all the comments to make sure that spam bots don’t spam us into oblivion! If may take a few minutes before your comment shows up, no need to submit it twice if you don’t see it appear right away **
Also, please explore this website, read through the syllabus and some of the course resources, it will be super helpful in the next coming weeks.