2:35PM Jul 17, 2019
Alright, so what I'm going to do is I'm going to pull up on the screen, I'm going to pull up the syllabus really quickly, I'm going to walk
through that first, and then I'm going to talk about access to it.
In the sense of them being to kind of different things.
So I'm just using this
to shortcut to get
to my office really quickly. Okay.
this is what you should have in front of you. So What I what I'm doing with the syllabus is
format today, as opposed to yesterday
is I want to give you an idea of why I've arranged the class the way that I have,
and how will function and how long recording
Lee, Make sure if you
ladies don't mind,
putting your last names up on one of those cards like that right there
Is that because I push so hard for the gentle art of conversation or what I think is the right paradigm for modern academia or for you is that to be able to engage in conversation and think that way, I
try to structure my syllabus according to that. And That's
why I started
yesterday with what we did, you know, playing that game engaging and requesting and
so on, so forth, which I
think probably most of you probably enjoyed the experience of the game, I've got tonnes more of those, we can obviously do that again. But what was great about it is it demonstrates exactly how academia supposed to work with a series of questions and discoveries and growth, and collaboration level of luck.
Now, that being said,
the way the class will be structured, both conceptually and practically, is according to conversations. So that means every week we're having a conversation about a certain set of ideas. So What I'm trying to do is I'm trying to get you to practice the art
itself of how to do
it. But here's the really difficult thing. What do we talk about? Right? We know that we need to be talking, or we need to be figuring out how to do the art of conversation. But what's our subject matter? Well, unfortunately, this is a biology or chemistry or any kind of Western civilization, or it's not some technical class, we don't
really have subject,
this is college success. What other classes have done? Well,
the culture says classes typically do is they make the subject of the class you like, your personal plans and your dreams. And I think that's Tommy right. I don't think that's helpful. Because I think what that does is just pushes you back into the self same way you were in high school. Instead, if it's a class about how to be college, why shouldn't the subject of the class be college itself? So that's what I've done. All of the things that we're discussing in here concern your very life as a collegiate students? What is college? Why are we doing it this way?
Why is it like this? What does it mean to be
to be getting grades? What does it mean to be doing examinations? And these are not just how to use? We're not talking about what you need to do this in order to get more to get more money or in order to do blank or do blank? Instead? It's? Is it worth it?
Does it cost more and pay out less? Is
the goal of education, certification as gold
education neighbourliness or French? It's asking other kinds of questions. So for five weeks, you get to practice the art of college while thinking about the subject of college at the same time. That's the way the class is structured. So I'm so what does it mean to sit around and do this does this mean we're not going to get scored on anything, like I said, yesterday, I would love to sit around and just drink Bloody Marys and have conversations. But unfortunately, since I'm tasked by the organisations that are a part of do this, we have to have grace, you're going to notice that I do not use the word grades, I use the word marks. And this
is why because I hate the addiction that you all have been
given in loving brains that you're obsessed with it even if you don't think you are, it's still guiding your thought processes. It's how you think about school, There's always school and there's always great they go together. So to get away from that, I want to talk about marks Why do I say marks? Well, the Brits
say marks. But there's another reason I do this.
We talked about a score a what is a score quite literally means a market a scratch, Right? So if you score a paper, you're putting a digging a market, you all know this term, right to score something. In fact, this is what we would have done if we would have put Think about this, When you used to play games. Right, Tally mark their scores, Their scratches, Right? This turned into this.
Right? So all we're getting is this.
But really what it is this?
Right? So The idea is you're getting marks? Well, the reason I use the word marks There is also because I want you to think less about a number and more about
is this is feedback.
It's the mark on giving back to you. So you get a paper back, you're not seeing a number. That's because I don't want you to think about a value. I want you to think about remarks. What am I saying back to you? What am I marketing saying what am i letter saying? They're saying, Hey, this is an interesting idea to note this further. So I want to change the relationship you have to your work, I don't want you to think of your work as a product you're giving to me and we're going to be evaluated for for number, I want you to think of your work as part of the conversation
trading between us, and you're making the marketing and I'm giving
you a remark.
So That's why I do it that way. However, I would love Even though I love to do that all with the cross, I have to submit scores, I have to submit numbers. So here's the way that I do it. You basically the class has a total value, the class has 700 points available to you.
And You don't need to think in terms of percentages
or A's or B's you need to think in terms of points, Okay? The points are divided amongst those seven different dimensions. And inside those seven categories, there are multiple exercises within them. But Here's what here's an example.
If you are doing
a quiz, let's say there are four quizzes, which there are, you're doing a quiz, and each one is worth 25. Not hundred percent hundred points. So altogether, they equal 100. You see this? Yes, You get a 15 out of 25 on the quiz, and you go home and you have a you know, a bowel movement. Because you poked yourself, you're so sad, You made it now, Don't think that way, a 1500 25 what you've been trained to do is go to your algebra stuff and figure out Oh my God, that's like a 60% I failed, and you have the stress moment, that's not what's happening.
You've only lost 10 points
total of 700. So 690 out of 700 is quite different, You understand what I'm saying?
So I want you to think in terms of totality, I've got the
700 points available to you Take them. If you're getting If you're missing all four quizzes, That means the max, you can get a 600 out of 700. Okay, If you decide, you know what, screw it, I just need me in this class, I just want to see us walk through,
I'll do everything else, but I don't want the quizzes. Okay, I
mean, I'm not gonna push you, right, fine. So I balanced it this way in an effort to make it as easy as possible for you as low grades focused as possible, but also that I believe the work that I'm hoping
that you are able to do
there to kind of Any questions about that?
Yes or no? Oh, so the handful.
There are two kinds of assignments. The first one is College Success standards. I'm teaching this class under the authority of certain policy figures, and they designed the class a certain way. And therefore there are certain standard
assignments that I have to you.
I wouldn't necessarily give some of them if I didn't have to,
but I do. So here's the way I make it work for me. The class is originally designed for people who graduate high school and have like 11 on the other azt, and they get free publicity Community College. So college success was originally designed for those people, Okay, of which you are not one. So some of the things that they've assigned up here, the college says success assign was originally designed for people that were really completely ignorant of the collegiate experience. You're not that way. So How do I make these assignments that were designed for you work for you, I take these three College Success standard assignments, and I change the technique you use in order to do them. And I focus on technological tools, because my goal is not so much the content of those assignments, but the mode of those assignments, and I'll
explain more about that in just a second.
So there are three College Success standards, they're all listed here. And these these top three, The Jrg standards, which has made all the bottom four. Okay. And you'll notice that those are divided a little pop back up
soon. Let me
see why it's not reading it.
projector VGA, There we go.
These bottom four dissertations are written assignments there for them, There are there are five of them are divided up, actually, Therefore, we will explain them in presence of hundred quizzes. 100, final hundred total? Right? So Does that make sense? How will the classes laid out? These are my standards? These are the college success standards. And they're all geared around conversation. Make sense? Anybody wants to
just jump in here? No, you just cut me off?
Yeah, it's good way to say, in effect, I think the highest level of education should be given to the lowest people. So seminars usually designed for PhD students, graduate
students, you know, step in, walk in with their ties and read your books. If that's
only for the people who are way up here, Why don't give the people the bottom, If that's the highest version. And that's what you're aiming towards what I'm willing to do it right. So that's my model.
Is that you, that's basically what we're doing. And So, some people, that's hard, because they're used to being told now
do this, now do this, now do this. So stresses about,
but eventually, I think we'll get to it as far as Lady assignments go. Keep up, I don't want, right. So that's just me. If you miss a disputation, and you miss 25 points, you just gotta figure how to balance it yourself. I mean, theoretically, you could miss 25 points and still get a no problem assignment and made it so that you don't have to freak out about that. But at the same time, you have to make decisions about good quality work. Remember, I said I want presence and precision. People think just because I'm structure my grades this way, that means I don't want you to write course I do. It's just you have to make decisions about what you want to do that It's going to flow
through and just get the points that you need
to make it through, I can't change that I'm not going to try to beat you over the head with a lot of professors in an effort to make sure you focus on the work they think is valuable.
They make it really heavy with penalties, I'm just not going to do
that. I'm going to make it your responsibility,
because I think that helps you, quote be successful. So that's the structure here. Does that make sense? Let me put let me put my charger on the computer so that it will not go to sleep.
Any questions about those things? As far as marks go?
No. Okay. So let me look at the structure of a week.
If you look down
just below that, of course, you have a paper in your hand. So you don't really have to look at the screen as have it there in case people need it. Look at this week, and you'll see that it corresponds to what we've been doing. But it also corresponds to how I want to structure conversation. Every week. There's some kind of key
question we're asking. There's a point to our conversation. Remember
yesterday when Claudia and Claude thing, rheumatism? So we were doing that we went back to the text to look for clues, burying the gun, We saw French doors maze, those sorts of things gave us ideas about what how our conversation needs to change. And I made a point in that one was every conversation has a text, every conversation. So If biology is a conversation, It's text is organic bodies. Right? If sociology is a conversation, it's text is people groups. That's what it's talking about.
So for us,
our text happens to be college itself. Like the thing that we're trying to understand is college. So we're going to talk about that. So every week, There is a there's a sort of shape to college as such media trash always like. There's always a sort of a shape to the question. And there's always a key text that's helping us ask that question. This week is ivory tower. And the next hour, what we're going to do is we're going to watch a film, that's our tech
centre point of contact. That's our point of conversation.
And what you'll see is a structure to where there's a little bit of lecture and in conversation, There's also a text where we talk about it. And then there's more. So
you're doing is you're going from introduction to the idea, conversation about the text to kind of giving your own remarks about the text, Every disputation that's listed in your CD one, which means disputation. One is your written response to that conversation. It's your written contribution. And I'll explain more about what those that exact Simon is later, But I want you to get an idea of how things are organised.
Does that make sense?
Any objections to that?
Nope. Everybody Good. Okay. All right.
So that's the, that's the Latin syllabus on the, you'll notice right here, office hours, things like that, If you need me, every day that I leave here, I go over to the library, I'm working on a digital animation class, that's where I'll be today. Working on back in the back right hand corner and one of the max working away, if you need me find me there. If you need to get a hold of me, by way of digital information will show you another option in just a second. But here's my email address. And this is the website. And I'm going to show you also in just a second to, but you can pretty much get a hold of me whenever you need to. In the future, let me let me show you how to do that. But at the bottom, really quickly, the glossary anything's I say here that you don't remember, you can go down there and check it. Alright. So let's talk about how to get into contact with me or how to find this information. I do not particularly care for DL. But Do you know what DQL is. So It's the learning interface.
I don't really like using it on the pass of how a lot of students complain
od tool is down, I could do my assignment, od tools down, I couldn't find the rating, blah, blah, blah. So I created a backup, I created backup on my own website, where you could go and you could find all the information you need to so if you need to find me, and you can't remember how to get into detail, you can't remember your password, If you can remember my name. Jay, john Ryan, Garner, J. Ryan Garner, It's that simple. You can search for it on Google. And you can come to this page, click about and you can go down to the course page right here. And This is all your information. Okay? Now, blow this up a little bit. Everything you need, it was over here on the left, all your essentials, The master syllabus is the college success syllabus, that's for everybody, it's going to look like this not like the one you have in your hand. If you're looking for the one you want in your hand, it's going to be this one. Okay, there it is. Other essential oils are going to be things like contact contact is automatically going to pop up with wherever she is there, it's going to pop up your email, Right? Right, There it is My email, It's just going to make it go right to me save by
Then you if you need an MLA template,
because you're writing a paper, Notice what it just did it took it down here and downloaded a doc file, I could open that doc file, and it's going to be a Microsoft Word document with a template, Anything that you need. Now you notice I have a microphone on my neck or on my chest here. And you think of this kind of looks Goofy, like we're not at a tech conference. The reason I do this is because I've made it to where I can put the lectures in transcription format. Everything I'm saying is being recorded into words, Right here. So I'm recording it right here, transmitting it to this little thing, which is going into my phone, which is going to this web page. That way later, if you're trying to get back to
a lecture, you're thinking
I remember he said something about late assignments, You can literally click, you can go to the lecture transcript, And you can literally do this Type in assignment. And notice one of eight cups pops up a time there's the word assignment, There's a word assignment. So you can actually sit through the lecture without having to listen to the whole thing. You've had that before we have to go back through something right, and you're trying to figure out what was said. So Also, you can click play, and it will do this. Okay.
Okay, So, right?
it'll fall line by line, I'm doing that it's just a resource, because I get so tired of students telling me No, you didn't say that, or I can't find it. I've tried to make it absolutely dummy proof.
Last thing, one, two ways to get ahold of me, Okay, If you can't remember how to get ahold of me, and you could remember my name, If you can get back here, you can always get ahold of me, right here, You'll notice that there's a personal web address, and you can literally use that phone number 650 TXT. Ryan, it'll text me, Okay, you can use that phone number. Anytime. That's a Google Voice phone number, it's not my personal number. But that will get forwarded to me, the best way to do it is if you want, I would ask you, if you're if you're willing to sign up for remind, I don't know if you all know what remind is. But essentially, if you'll do that, even now, if you want to, If you text this phone this to this, That what it will do is you know, putting on a list so that if I miss class, or by changing assignment, or I'm sick, or I'm in the bathroom too long, Right, I can just actually from back there and saying, I'm throwing up in here, and it will go to everybody's phone, you don't have my phone number, I don't have yours. But it's a way for me to let you know changes. So the first class is that I don't want you to be one of the people that doesn't know and just walking all the way over here and doesn't know that class is not happening, or that there's a change in a due date. So if you're on that text thread, and I moved, text it to all of you that way, you know, hey, I decided to drop the disputation assignment, let's say I decided that I'm a Friday night, but you're slaving over at Saturday morning and you haven't gotten the notification. That's What I want to try to avoid. So if you want to do that, I don't know if any of you were used to remind in high school, Okay.
But if you need to get back to this,
because you don't have your phone with you, or you don't really want to do it, but you decided later that you do, It's right here, You just have to pop into that. And it'll put that number right back up there for you. All your assignment essentials are down here, all of the readings. So every week that we have a reading, all you'll need to do is if you need to get a hold of it. And you don't want to pop into DT, well, like you don't want to log in and have to figure all that out. There it is. So they're all here. We're going to go to detail in just a second, I just want to show you this first, all the tools that will be using to complete these assignments are over here. So remember, second ago, I said that in with the college success standard assignments, I actually focus on the tools more than the content. So For example, when you're having to do a quote, career plan, which I think is kind of silly, but I do it a little bit differently, I don't ask you to think about what career you're going to do, it actually asked you to pick something that's not your plan A or B, but your plan z. So like if you always wanted to be a hairdresser, But you told nobody, you didn't ever want to tell anybody this because they would tell you, you won't make any money. That's the career I want you to pick just to explore it a little bit. You might be doing a spark page. So spark pages, Adobe's version of like PowerPoint, and they look like this, They're a lot more attractive. They're a lot more developed. And you can see that they're made nicely for web pages and social graphics. Why do I want you to use Adobe Spark,
I'm going to have you do the assignment Adobe Spark
so that you learn that tool. Right. So two years from now you're in a botany class, your body major. And in professor says, We want you to give a lecture on carbon usage or carbon depletion in certain vulnerable the law, instead of standing up in front of the room and having one of those stupid trifle science experiment things boards, you know, the ones we're talking about like this, instead of having that you have something that's actually attractive and useful, Right. So I want to introduce you to these tools. So that those are the things that go with you. The truth of matter is your career plan is not going with you anywhere, You're going to change that five or six times. But using these tools is good practice, because at least expose you to things that you can use in other classes. Last is this is the fun stuff. I don't know how many times students have asked me, over the course of my time with them, have asked me, oh, I don't know how to do that assignment. I can't remember that doesn't make any sense to me. I understood it while I was in class. But it didn't make sense when I got home. That's typical. So unlike most of your professors, what I do is I go and do the assignments on my own and record them and create tutorials out of them. So If you go to this page, any of these will go to the same page. So let's say we're doing the academic plan, you will come to my Vimeo page, and all my tutorials are here. Okay, You can watch the assignments and follow along. Notice it has my logo Pelosi PNUT. So these apply to you. The ones that are outlined are older, and the ones that are white letter
here are newer.
So Let's give you an example, emailing, always get this problem an email because people try to email me through detail and I can't stand it. So I make a tutorial on how to email. And what you'll notice in here, When it starts playing. This is actually see texts popping up here in the bottom right
hand corner and telling you what to
do, You're watching me go through it, You're watching everything that I'm doing, even to the point of you'll see times where the screen gets,
I can get to one where the screen gets
a little darker.
So it'll do things like this, I'll pick a compose, and then it will zoom in and say, Hey, this is what I don't want you to do. So here's the problem. And then you'll notice
watch, the screen will change
and show you Hey, that's CE learner here, this screws things up. That's why I hate email from from DTL. Anyway, that's beside the point. Because that's what it looks like to me when it comes in. You can go to those tutorials and the walk you through some of those tutorials, for example, the disputation ones, Let's go to that one
is actually a lot of audio.
So it just is you see that little thing blinking up here. And this is literally my computer's sitting here blank while I'm talking to students just like I am right now
So you're actually just getting an hour of the explanation
of the disputation that I'm
going to give you in a couple of days that you can go back to and you can watch me type. So you can watch me go through the thinking, if you need it if you need it If you don't need it, Who cares, right? It's there strictly for your benefit. Okay, Any questions about that so far? Make sense. If you can remember my name, You can find it. JOHN Ryan Garner, J. Ryan Garner. first initial Ryan Garner that simple? Okay. So let's look at DQL really quickly to make sure everybody understands a couple of quick things. By the way, have these backwards, I didn't realise that. So Here's your class, I'll fix those pictures in this little announcement pain right here on the front is probably the most important insofar as that has a critical information. If you want to join, remind, or if you want to contact me, you just click my name. And these will have links in there a little bit. These are the tutorials again, so on so on. A lot of students will say Oh, my deep I hate this one might be too well doesn't have the assignment. Yes, it does. You're just looking in the wrong place. Don't use any of these buttons up here other than this one content. Now, here's the advantage. I'm actually saying this as it's being recorded. So later, when you tell me you didn't tell us that? recording, right. So use the Content button all over here, there's a calendar and that's going to throw you off, you're going to think this is all all the stuff that's important. Go to content, Okay. And it's going to show you the entire table of contents for the whole class. If you click Table of Contents itself, it'll put them all on one page. And just scroll down through there. Now right now I'm
in teacher mode, I'm gonna switch to banner student.
And I'll go back to it. I'll Click
table of contents, and then all of its right here. So if I need to submit a disputation assignment, I'm just going to submit disputation. And there I dropped my file right here upload. But that's simple. Right? If I want to go back, Let's go to week two. There's a reading quiz. I Click reading quiz. And I, I can't start it yet because it's not available, or I don't think it's available yet.
Anyway, that's how it works.
So don't use this to email me. Right?
Don't use any of that other stuff. All you really need is that homepage that has the
And content. That's where you're gonna find everything. Any questions about that? Okay, so I said reading quiz, right? Maybe you didn't see them on the syllabus. Let me give you a quick rundown of the reading quiz. Then we'll take a break, and then we'll start watching your film. So here's the deal with the reading list. They're hard. Okay. But what they're designed to do, They're designed to force you to get better at reading. If we're going to practice a general artic conversation, there's a text that we're sharing in common, I want you to know that you have the ability to interpret that text, even if you don't know what's going on. So for example, with Claude and Claudia yesterday, You didn't know that was happening. But you were able to figure some things out and ask some good questions, because she's slowly read the prompt over and over. So the reading quizzes themselves are little paragraphs, Okay. And they're actually difficult to take them from the gra, which is the graduate
graduate record exam, which is the test
you take to get into graduate school, it's kind of like that. ac T was for college, The gra is for going on to graduate school. So they're hard. And then maybe about chemistry, I know. One is about water temperatures, that low sea levels, and blah, blah, blah, all this other kind of stuff that I don't really think about. Here's the point, You don't have to the point that I'm trying to make about the jewellery conversation, You don't have to know the subject matter in order to be a good conversationalist and a good reader. So The goal is to be able to read that paragraph carefully and be able to answer the questions below it. Each one of the quizzes themselves. Why don't we just see if we can go into one? I'll show you was cheap. Monte. I usually give like a day, ridiculous amount of time. But they're in their interpretive. So that's the hard part is that they're not
Okay. So here's the here. Okay, so that gave two hours to this when I can always go
longer than the problem at all Two hours, plenty of time.
Okay, so here's what it looks like. So Here's a long reading, this is all reading all the way through your notices sections are underlined. And there are certain sections that have numbers, I'm assuming, you see that. This is about gender distinctions in labour, and particularly in nursing. And so this is from the gra and it's about how certain women were dressed in herself, it's a certain way, and men were dressed another way, and whether that affected gender discrimination. So you go on down to the bottom. And The question is this. So It says,
Nope. So here, the author is primarily concerned with what proving gender description is widespread, showing the various forms of gender discrimination, explaining what gender discrimination should be, can't be ignored. Examining the different jobs showing how male and female All right, so all five of those answers might be right. So in my reading quizzes, the one that's right, it's five points. The next best week is for the next best one gets three. Next Best one gets to you following me here, Every one of these will get pointed values. And The point is, it's not about right and wrong. Entering the conversation is not about right and wrong. It's not really even about better or worse. It's about closer or further. The one point answer is further away from the meaning of the text. The five point answer is pretty close. Is that making sense? So The goal here is to become a better reader not be obsessed about getting right answers, but being a closer examiner. So you got an every all five questions. That's just one question. And
they're not like I said, these
readings are not easy. But what you're doing is you're going to that and you're reading it carefully. And you're examining each question and all five questions relate to the exact same reading.
Okay, so all five questions will be about that same storey
makes sense. We will never talk about those in this class. We're not going to do strictly for you. Yeah, I required them. But the freedom to practice button call them reading quiz probably would pay attention. Right? So they're just there. For me to expand the point domain and for you to get better at it. That's it. And there, and I think I like them, but you probably think that's dorky, but that's okay, Any other questions about syllabus stuff, stuff you see on there that didn't make sense assignments that don't make sense letters that don't make sense notations that don't make sense and so forth.
Going once, going twice. Here's What I want to do. I want to take a break. I want to start at 1115 you should 10
minutes use restroom walk about,
I'm going to start 1115. Now when we do and the lights get dimmer, and we're watching a film, This is a text that we share in conversation. But I don't want people to go into the living room mode, where they're like, bombed out here kind of barely pay attention because I want to start the conversation. And This film is pretty compelling and so far as it is should really affect the way you think about college. My goal here is again, first to ask the question, what are we doing? Why are we doing what we're doing? What is the purpose of this exercise? All right. So take a break. We'll come back
get to a second.