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#2162-2301-002 Research Survey

In the near future, we will send out our end-of-course research survey in Qualtrics via your UTA email. The team would appreciate your feedback regarding the course design to facilitate updates to the upcoming iteration next semester. We appreciate your willingness to participate in the innovative and exciting learning elements, and we will share our results as the project continues to unfold. Thanks for being such an integral part of #2162-HIST-2301-002 and our study!

#2162-2301-002 Social Media Activities 3B

There are three options to earn up to 100 points (75 pts + 25 pts for commenting on other posts/tweets). Don’t forget the comments! =)

  1. Find a massive open online course (MOOC) that you would be interested to take. Focus on the period of study in our course. Include the course title, URL, and why you are interested in it. You can find MOOCs at edX, Coursera, etc. Add as a comment on the Facebook post or use the Twitter hashtag (may require multiple tweets).Blog
  2. If you choose to do a blog project, you can share your work here. Include the blog name, post title, and URL. Add as a comment on the Facebook post or use the Twitter hashtag (may require multiple tweets).

  3. Find an article or blog that is relevant to the Unit 3 material. Share the link, and provide a brief summary of the article/blog and how it relates to our course. Add as a comment on the Facebook post or use the Twitter hashtag (may require multiple tweets).

#2162-2301-002 Social Media Activities 3A

There are three options to earn up to 100 points (75 pts + 25 pts for commenting on other posts/tweets).

Palmyra

  1. Read the article in the tweet titled “Palmyra must not be fixed. History wouldn’t forgive us.” Then write if you agree or disagree with the arguments and why. Add as a comment on the Facebook post or use the Twitter hashtag (may require multiple tweets).Old books
  2. Find two quality social media websites that focus on the period of study in Unit 3 (ex: @medievalists on Twitter). Share the URL/username and a brief description for each. Add as a comment on the Facebook post or use the Twitter hashtag (may require multiple tweets).
  3. Find an article or blog that is relevant to the Unit 3 material. Share the link, and provide a brief summary of the article/blog and how it relates to our course. Add as a comment on the Facebook post or use the Twitter hashtag (may require multiple tweets).

#2162-2301-002 Social Media Activities 2B

There are three options to earn up to 100 points (75 pts + 25 pts for commenting on other posts/tweets).

Storify Logo

  1. Add the link to your Storify project if you chose to complete that assignment in Unit 2. Add as a comment on the Facebook post or use the Twitter hashtag (may require multiple tweets).pottery-from-museum-exhibit
  2. This class has included some additional information from fields like archaeology, anthropology, and art history in the class Twitter feed. How do you think that cross-disciplinary approaches strengthen knowledge? How could they weaken it? Finally, how could you see humanities fields such as these interacting with STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math)? (i.e. what could be the benefit to both?) Add as a comment on the Facebook post or use the Twitter hashtag (may require multiple tweets).Tweet
  3. Find an article or blog that is relevant to the Unit 2 material. Share the link, and provide a brief summary of the article/blog and how it relates to our course. Add as a comment on the Facebook post or use the Twitter hashtag (may require multiple tweets).

#2162-2301-002 Social Media Activities 2A

There are three options to earn up to 100 points (75 pts + 25 pts for commenting on other posts/tweets).

      Nefertiti Image

  1. Read the article “Want to 3D Print Nefertiti?” (retweeted 2/29). What do you think about what they did? Should museums retain the rights to historical artifacts such as these? Why or why not? Add as a comment on the Facebook post or use the Twitter hashtag (may require multiple tweets). After posting, check out the post “The Nefertiti Hack: Digital Repatriation or Theft?” (retweeted 3/8). Does this change your opinion in any way?
    Gladiator Movie
  2. Have you seen a movie based in the period of study? If so, have you noticed anything that could have been historically inaccurate? What would it be? Are these “errors” harmful or harmless? Why? Add as a comment on the Facebook post or use the Twitter hashtag  (may require multiple tweets).
    Tweet
  3. Find an article or blog that is relevant to the Unit 2 material. Share the link, and provide a brief summary of the article/blog and how it relates to our course. Add as a comment on the Facebook post or use the Twitter hashtag  (may require multiple tweets).

Unit 1 Project Sharing Option #2162-2301-002

If you so wish, you may share your Unit 1 projects with your peers on the Facebook page (as a comment) or Twitter (using the class hashtag). How you share it will depend on what you did. For example, if you made a video, it would be easiest to upload and share a link to YouTube, or if you created an infographic as an image, you could insert a high-resolution picture. This is not required and please let me know if you have any questions.

Professor D.

#2162-2301-002 Social Media Activities 1B

There are three options to earn up to 100 points (75 pts + 25 pts for commenting on other posts/tweets).

     

  1. Find an interesting historical object from our current period of study. Post an image of it, give some basic information,  and explain how it is relevant to Unit 1 materials. Add as a comment on the Facebook post or use the Twitter hashtag (may require multiple tweets).
  2. Read the Smithsonian article tweets about 3D Scans and Digitally Reconstructing Lost Monuments.  What impressions do you have about these articles? How do you think that technology like this can impact both research and learning? Add as a comment on the Facebook post or use the Twitter hashtag  (may require multiple tweets).
    Tweet
  3. Find an article or blog that is relevant to the Unit 1 material. Share the link, and provide a brief summary of the article/blog and how it relates to our course. Add as a comment on the Facebook post or use the Twitter hashtag  (may require multiple tweets).

Start of Week 3 Update

Hi All,

Dr. Breuer posted a larger announcement in Blackboard, so make sure to check it out! I also have two quick comments:

  1. When using Facebook for social media A/B participation assignments, please post as a comment on the main announcement (currently #2162-2301-002 Social Media Activities 1A). This is going to help us keep better track of your assignments. It works the same way as the visitor post, so there isn’t any difference except where the post resides. If you have posted in the visitor section, we ask that you add it as a comment instead. Please let us know if you have any questions. As we mentioned, we are trying out a few things and determining what works best.
  2. As we start to get toward the end of Unit 1, We are going to post a research survey in Blackboard. We will ask about the bootcamp, course design, learning preferences, etc. This will help us greatly as we move forward in the course.

Great work so far!

Professor D.

#2162-2301-002 Social Media Activities 1A

There are three options to earn up to 100 points (75 pts + 25 pts for commenting on other posts/tweets)

Vote for Pedro Pic

  1. In the spirit of the current presidential race, pick one of the following Mesopotamian rulers and create a campaign poster for them: Sargon, Hammurabi, Sennacherib, or Nebuchadnezzar. Include an image, mention of achievement(s), and creative element. Add as a comment on the Facebook post or use the Twitter hashtag.
    Siberian Mammoth
  2. Read the Smithsonian article tweet about The Siberian mammoth.  Respond with some implications of the discovery and how it relates to the materials found in Human Prehistory in Unit 1. Add as a comment on the Facebook post or use the Twitter hashtag  (may require multiple tweets).
    Tweet
  3. Find an article or blog that is relevant to the Unit 1 material. Share the link, and provide a brief summary of the article/blog and how it relates to our course. Add as a comment on the Facebook post or use the Twitter hashtag  (may require multiple tweets).