Students are expected to keep a weekly news analysis blog on the iLearn site. Your entry is your
preparation for the tutorial and should be posted before you attend class. After class you should post a
brief reflection on the discussion (a few concise sentences will do). Ideally this should be done within 24
hours of class. All students are expected to have completed a minimum of six posts (you may do more)
and at least two of the posts should be from weeks three through six.
In your post you should identify one or two main concepts from the lecture and readings that interests
you and choose a news event from the previous week to illustrate and/or challenge these theories. Your
post is expected to be informal and brief.
Length and format:
Concise is better than verbose. Posts may be anywhere between 300 and 500 words or you may submit an
audio or video post of no more than 3 minutes. (You must discuss this option with your tutor.)
These are informal posts but remember that your audience is your tutor.
You should attribute ideas and also be sure to link to any media you are discussing.
If you do any additional research, be sure to reference it.
Your tutor will assess two entries from week's five through 13. You will choose the two entries and show
that you have met the weekly requirements via turnitin. You should also provide a link to your blog.
n.b. You may not submit an entry for assessment from the week that you present and lead the discussion
(but it may be one of your six or more entries.)
Assessment will be based upon:
How well the posts demonstrates that you can identify and summarise key concepts in the readings
Your application ideas to current media events
Your ability to articulate questions and identify good case studies
Your ability to reflect on the discussion and identify problems that require more thought and research
Your engagement with the course material and reflection on the tutorial discussions.
SO PLEASE CHOESE THE WEEK AND I WILL SEND YOU READINGS