Welcome to my sections of RHET 351, “Rhetoric of/in Digital Spaces.”
This site is the home base for all three sections, the place where you’ll find our detailed course schedule, the syllabus, and all the details for your assignments. It’s public, meaning that anything I post here could potentially be seen by anyone on Earth. And because this is a public site, we’ll also occasionally use our private Moodle site for things that should be kept private. (See the syllabus section “Understanding Our Course Websites” for more.)
One thing you’ll notice quickly as you explore this site is that this main column on the home page will include very different sorts of information at different times. This column is organized in reverse chronological order, with the newest stuff on top, regardless of whether it’s a blog post from me or a formal assignment.
But sometimes, getting information through other organizational schemes makes more sense. If you can’t find something here, try one of these:
- Go to the Schedule page by clicking Schedule at the top of any page on this blog. From there, you’ll see an ordered, chronological schedule of everything we’re doing in class (as opposed to the reverse chronological order of this home page). Think of the Schedule page as the table of contents for the course.
- You can also use the list of “Categories of Posts” in the right column to see only certain kinds of posts. For instance, this post is filed under the category “Instructor Blog,” but major assignments will use the “Major Assignment” category, and so on.
To help you understand what you’re getting into, I made a 5-minute video with a very quick introduction to the course:
I’m looking forward to the semester!