1) Present preliminary version of a survey to gauge student interest in and the use of Internet research methods
2) Edwin Mayorga will workshop his current projects
3) Jen Jack Gieseking will present on an participatory open online course (i.e. POOC) on “Reassessing Inequality and Re-Imagining the 21st Century: East Harlem Focus” that has just started.
4) Announce & discuss two events IRT is co-sponsoring:
-A roundtable session entitled “From Citizen Journalism to Hacktivism: How to successfully use social media in grassroots campaigns” on Wednesday, Feb 20th from 6 – 8 p.m. This event is part of Social Media Week (information here) and will be moderated by Simon Lundgren, researcher and author of New Noise: A Cultural Sociology of Digital Disruption. The session will have a roundtable/workshop format where the focus will be on experience-sharing, networking, and on identifying pitfalls as well as best practices for harnessing the power of social media in grassroots endeavours. Space is VERY limited so register here ASAP.
-The Theorizing the Web conference on March 1-2 @ the GC. We’ll need volunteers to help with set-up/clean-up, tweeting, etc. Please register for the conference (it’s donation based) as soon as possible if you haven’t already.
Upcoming: At our March 7th meeting Matt Gold, Advisor to the Provost for Master’s Programs and Digital Initiatives, will be presenting on student funding opportunities, including digital fellowships and other initiatives for the 2013-2014 school year.
If you’d like to present a project at a future meeting, please let us know.