Below are the slides for the first class which offer a general overview of this course. If you’re interested and want to learn more – we recommend starting here!
To start with a story ….. (Borrowed from David Gillespie's Digital Strangelove) Since the beginning of time, people have been inherently social. They love to interact, they love to discuss and they love to tell stories. (What did you think cave drawings were?) However, over time the medium of communication has evolved. Think about it - once upon a time even paper was impressive. What has changed? The answer: Time Let’s talk Music: The gramophone was invented in 1880. AM Radio was invented in 1895. FM Radio in 1933. Today, all of these tools are basically obsolete. Let’s talk Photos: The camera was invented in 1840. Today, our phones ...
Here you will find the necessary files and information you need for the semester. Check periodically for any updates. Course Files Syllabus Case Studies HW Outline Case Studies Blogging HW Outline Blogging Homework Blog Writing Tips Final Project Outline Final Project Final Project First Meeting Help Final Project Paper Outline Calendar Course Calendar Course Slides Slides 1: Course Introduction Slides 2: Writing for the Web Slides 3: Intro to the Web, Social Media and Marketing Slides 4: Innovation Challenge Slides 5: Jamie Kraft, Director CEI Slides 6: Discussion of Jeff Jarvis' What Would Google Do Video 7: Steve Spalding on Digital Storytelling Slides 8: Analytics and Conversion as presented by Group 2 Video 8: Presentation by Group 2: Gator Tutoring Video 9: Rob Castellucci ...
I first signed up for this class because I accidentally thought I had to take another honors class for my honors requirements, then found out that wasn’t the case. But I kept the class anyway because the first day Adam and Nikolai certainly made the class seem intriguing. Several weeks later, looking back, I can say that […]
Now that this semester is coming to an end, I feel comfortable divulging my feelings about this course, the “Digital Frontier”. If you’ve kept up with my posts, you would have noticed that I lost motivation somewhere along the line. Just look at the contrast of tones from my first post, Who is Jeff Goetz? […]
It’s amazing how much one can learn from old teacher who simply lectures you for 50 minutes on mind-numbingly boring Powerpoints. You can learn how text under your desk without looking at your keypad, or even how to draw a multitude of different crude drawings including this s-shaped phenomena. Then, after four years and tens […]
This whole semester, I’ve been sitting in this digital marketing class that my buddy, Shaan, convinced me to take. Since I didn’t have anything else to take and I wanted to take a class that was relatively easy, I thought to myself: “Sure, why not?” So here I am, 18 weeks later and I can […]
The main reason why I registered for Digital Frontiers was that none of the honors classes seemed interesting/useful to me. Foreign languages are too much work, calc and physics weren’t even fun the first time and magic classes shouldn’t be on the list. I was surprised with how much material we ultimately covered in the […]
We live in a society where we stress knowledge, but spend very little time learning how to be successful. We spend nearly a quarter of our lives filling our heads with information that we could just as easily access on demand. While facts can be helpful, it is most often experience that teaches us the […]
Wow. It’s been an entire semester, and I can’t believe this amazing class is over now. Just thinking about it makes me sad. I’m going to miss the openness of the class, from class discussions to a wide range of guest speakers, each bringing in their expertise on social media marketing and how it affects […]
This is it. I am not long for this world; welcome to my last supper. Please grab a seat and dine. I have a few regrets and a few secrets to tell, but I want for nothing more than your audience. What can one do at a last supper besides pray, eat, laugh and cry?
I signed up for Digital Frontiers on a whim at the last minute because it sounded interesting. Coming into this semester, I never thought that I’d learn so much. Books like What Would Google Do, guess lectures form Gainesville business leaders, the Innovation Challenge, and the class project of planning a social media marketing scheme […]