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Notes from today, and reading/blogging assignments for Monday, October 7

Today we discussed plagiarism and touched on issues of academic integrity. Slides from today are available here. On Monday, we will discuss access: personal, institutional, as well as the “digital divide.” Please read the following: Martin, The Politics of Research and Samuelson, Aaron Swartz: Opening Access to Knowledge.

Your blogging assignment is one reading response blog post.

Be sure to bring the Developing a Research Topic sheet with you Monday; we’ll build in some time to work on it some more. I distributed the Research Topic Proposal guidelines in class; be aware that the first draft of that assignment is due October 16 and the final version is due October 23.Questions about the research topic proposal? Get in touch!

~Prof. Leonard

PS: those of you interested in privacy might be interested in PRISMBreakup, a series of events, workshops, and talks on the topic of surveillance, all taking place this weekend at Eyebeam, a gallery at 540 W. 21st Street in Manhattan.

Notes from today, and reading/blogging homework for Wednesday, October 2

Today we discussed privacy and how both our expectations of it and our definitions of it are changing in a digital, networked environment. Slides from today are available here.

On Wednesday we’ll continue our discussion of information ethics and focus on plagiarism. Please read Widdicombe, “The Plagiarist’s Tale” and Isserman, “A Lie of the Mind.” Your blogging assignment is one reading response blog post.

Check back tomorrow for I posted the Research Topic Proposal guidelines. I’ll post them under Assignments tomorrow and distribute in class on Wednesday. Please get in touch with any questions you have about the research topic proposal.

~Prof. L.

Notes from today, and reading & blogging assignments for Monday 9/30

Today we discussed copyright and fair use, especially the four factors that guide educational fair use (remember, there is no fair use law — only guidelines). Slides from today are available here.

On Monday, September 30, we will discuss privacy, its changing definitions, and the challenges presented by digital networked media. Please read the following:
Marshall, P. Online privacy. CQ Researcher, 19, 933-956.
Wu, Why Monopolies Make Spying Easier, The New Yorker, 18 June 2013.

Your blogging assignment is one comment on one blog post written by a classmate (NOT written by me!), or two comments on two different posts totaling 100 words. You can comment on a recent post or a post from earlier in the semester. Refer to the blogging guidelines or ask me if you have questions.

Discussion Facilitators: Sara, Livanesa, Moe

~Prof. Leonard