From the start of the semester you will be responsible for building a WordPress based website in which to house all major and minor projects produced in the course. For full credit your site must include an about page, a along with the following assignments. Please note, each assignment has specific digital publication instructions.
The purpose of this semester long assignment is for you to gain the tools necessary to publish, curate, and archive work to a site you design and maintain. In this way you will become both multimodal writers and site administrators, who invent the narrative in which your digital presence exist. For full credit your final site must include:
- Homepage w/150-300 word introduction/overview of the site
- 10 blog posts
- The Weather on Facebook infographic & Reflection essay
- Researched paper, embedded as .pdf & .mp3
- Eco-Tourism Resource page(s)
As always your peers and I are your primary audience, yet please also keep an ever expanding, global Internet audience in mind for this paper. What style, tone, and vocabulary choices will you have to make to suit both the audience, and the subject matter for each project? Explain quotations and images do so as if your audience has never read the texts you discuss; determine the most effect ration between audio, verbal, and visual text; and make best choice for overall ease of use.
The following will be used to score your blog & website. Please note, I will provide substantive feedback on the sites at midterm and end of term via video and written text.
- Are all required elements published to the site?
- Does the site establish a theme through visual, verbal, and aural elements and then apply that theme consistently throughout the site?
- Does consistent use of visual and verbal elements lead to ease of use? Do visual, verbal, and aural elements work together to focus on a purpose and respond to audience needs?
- Does the navigation lead to pages promised? Do all the links lead to pages promised?
- Are format, style, tone, mechanics, grammar, and punctuation applied correctly and consistently throughout for ease of reading/use and faithful attribution?