For today, we said we would:
- Scan Ch 18, Writing Lab Reports and read Ch. 19, Writing Recommendation Reports (Ch 16, Writing Proposals and Ch. 17, Writing Informational Reports carried over from last time)
- Write invitations for interviews
- Try to find other program/departments on campus (or other campuses that have done this.) See if they’ve written about it.
- See what you can find out about best practices (set up and materials) for a lab
- Have you gotten set up to use the Google Drive (and provided me with that email address?)
- Have you gotten together as a team? Have you reached out for an interview?
- What did you learn about reports from the readings we did for the last two classes?
Here’s what I found! Some research, and an update!
- “Designing Collaborative Learning Spaces” ~Cheryl Ball (This should help us make an argument for a different sort of layout…)
- “What are best practices for designing group projects?” ~Carnegie Mellon University, Eberly Center for Teaching Excellence and Educational Innovation (This might be useful in backing us up, given that one of TWU’s core objectives is teamwork.)
- “Infrastructure and Composing: The When of New-Media Writing” ~Danielle DeVoss, Ellen Cushman, Jeffrey T. Grabill (This should help us argue for memory, for external hard drives…what else?)
- Update: the dean got wind of our need for a lab (via Dr. West–I’ll tell you later) and she is interested. Dr. West and I, in fact, are to have a memo and wishlist on her desk by Monday! So: wanna help me build a wishlist?
This update does NOT nullify your project, or the need for it. (We have no idea what she will fund, so that grant could literally mean a DREAM lab, still! It’s just now we know someone is actually interested in our argument regarding this need, which is wonderful.)