Tuesday, June 22, 2004

Your Verdict

Here are the results of the weblog evaluation questionnaire adminstered at the last lecture. It seems most people found it valuable, a strong majority thought it should be included in future semesters, and many of you felt it should be a semester-long activity. I find I agree - over a whole semester it could build up over time with less concentrated time pressure and be a space for out-of-class discussion and reflection on all aspects of the course content, not just the second half. I think more training sessions would help too if it can be arranged.

Tuesday, June 08, 2004

Don't Leave Me This Way...

Well, that's a wrap. I'm actually pretty darn impressed with the way the weblog task turned out, despite blogger's randomness and the forced nature of the task. If you take a look around you, you will see some fine thinking on music and society that wasn't on the web before this, and you'll see a learning community that had only a ghostly existence in tutorials before this. So well done to all of you.


For your own protection.

Couple of reasons:

1. Chances are, it isn't marked yet - its disappearance would therefore be quite bad.
2. Like all assessment, you should keep it even after it's marked in case there are any dramas and you want a remark, or in case we lose all your marks somehow and have to mark them all again.

Feel free to keep using this place as a hub, and stay in touch. It's been a blast.

Tuesday, June 01, 2004

Assessment of Weblogs

While the guidelines on the official mstu2000 website say that your blogs will be assessed on the basis of entries made up to tomorrow (the 2nd of June), if you feel you have some catching up still to do and aren't ready to stop, you can keep blogging until Friday the 4th, and we'll mark them after that.

On that note, are some of you thinking of keeping your blogs going after this, perhaps allowing it to morph into more of a general interest blog? Or are you all going to down mice with a huge sigh of relief?

Let us know in the comments section of this post.

Music Industry Panel

Here's the allstar lineup for the music industry panel in the lecture timeslot tomorrow:

Feel free to invite your non-MSTU2000 friends along for what promises to be a lively discussion about how the hot topics of the course relate to creative practice and the industry.