Community Newsletter 4: Getting Back Into The Swing

Let’s get into W4C again!

Hey change-writers, it’s been a while since we’ve checked in, so it’s good to see that some people are picking up where we left off. If you are still totally confused about this or if you’re still on the fringe “lurking,” this is what you need to do:

  1. Start by clicking to view this page, which is the Module 3 explanation.

  2. Once you’re on that page, click the “Reading” part under “Module 3” and click on one of those links. You’ll be able to see how other people have arrived at an artifact or intervention they have done in the past. Basically, if they were participating in this course while they were making an artifact or intervention, this could have been what they created for Module 3 on Discourse

  3. Finally, follow the directions from the “Activities” section under the “Module 3” tab. For this you’ll need to create a Google Doc, and then you’ll need to go to Discourse and post the link for that Google Doc as a reply to the very first post, which is Vanessa’s, under “Activity 3: What Will Your Artifact Be?” Check out this example from Tyler if you’re not sure what the final product of the activity could look like.

Hopefully you got the email that explained all this before, but If you can do this Module 3 stuff by this (Monday) evening, we can move on to Module 4 when Vanessa joins us virtually. We want to have enough to play with that we can start to do some very interesting things with practicing feedback. This will open up the opportunity for us to have our say about the way this course itself is designed, so keep an eye out for that topic (or start it yourself if you got something to say!).

We’re looking to complete all the modules by Thanksgiving, so that the end of the semester is more open for other academic work as well as some focused reflection to help the course be better the next time it is offered.

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