Our Digital World I
TIDL 115.01

Blogs, wikis, and torrents, oh my!
Social technology aka Web 2.0

Prof. Harry Howard
Newcomb Hall 322-D
862-3417 (voice mail 24 hours a day)

office hours: TR 11:30-12:30, W 3-4 or by appointment
Complete schedule


Q: What is the benefit of being in a TIDE?
A: You will be able to develop close relationships with faculty and with students with similar interests. The faculty participating in the TIDES are representative of all of the different schools and colleges that make up the University. As a consequence topics will be explored from a variety of different points of view. Students will be encouraged to discuss their TIDE issues in a broader context laying the foundations for critical thinking in other areas of their curriculum. The opportunity to learn and live together will help build strong friendships, and communities.

Overview of TOPICS:

  1. Blogging
  2. Podcasting
  3. Syndication: Atom and RSS feeds
  4. Tagging
  5. Torrents
  6. Wikis
  7. Creative Commons
  8. Other social software
  9. Social network theory
  10. 'Long tail' phenomena

GRADING is based on class participation, plus the following:

Go to detailed schedule of topics

Correspondence between percent and letter grades

90-91 A-  92-100 A
80-81 B- 82-87 B 88-89 B+
70-71 C- 72-77 C 78-79 C+
60-61 D- 62-67 D 68-69 D+
0-59 F

All students are expected to be familiar with and are required to adhere to all tenets of the Honor Code of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Tulane University.

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Began 25-Jan-06; Last update 20-Feb-2006 by