Class Participation

For class participation, students are required to contribute to the on-going development of the class wiki. This wiki will be the central gathering point for working on ideas, building design knowledge and hosting resources for furthering class understanding.

Continued success of the wiki as a learning resource requires thoughtful and frequent input from the class. This means that students who contribute regular and relevant assets for the class, will achieve a higher level of participation.

In the spirit of wiki, contributions are not individually "owned" but can be seen as collaborative documents and therefore public property for all members to edit and improve. However, to deal with the academic realities of evaluation, each student will create a page that outlines their important contributions and links to the referring page.

There are three components of wiki participation:


Each student is required to contribute at least 3 glossary items that help further the class knowledge of interactivity design terminology. These entries should be roughly 150 words in length and may include supporting graphic material. A partial list has been started but as the field expands as does the lexicon, so new terms will be added.

  1. First posting is due Sept 14
  2. Second posting is due Oct 5
  3. Third posting is a Benchmark/Best Practice

After these dates, these postings will be edited by any member with the intent of improving their value to the community. The editing of class contributions will be an ongoing and essential part of the content development.

Community Building

The success of this wiki depends on a sustained effort by community members in fostering an active intellectual space. This a shared space, in which the community is accountable for its own development. Community building may include (but not limited to) organizing wiki pages, adding graphics, minor content updates,building resources such as faqs, events, organizations, studios, etc.
This will be ongoing throughout the term and will require frequent attention

Grading Breakdown

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