[CITASA] are you teaching "It's Complicated"?
drohling at fsu.edu
Mon Aug 11 08:06:28 EDT 2014
I agree, Gina. I quit assigning monographs to undergraduates because 98% of the class didn't read the assignment (I did an anonymous online survey). Increasingly, FSU students just purchase notes from a local vendor, which includes summaries of course readings. The amusing part, of course, is that often these poor quality notes exceed the costs of the books for the course.
Sigh...... Best, Deana
Deana A. Rohlinger, Ph.D.
Department of Sociology
Florida State University
Book Review Editor, Mobilization
Social Movement Section Editor, Sociology Compass
From: CITASA [citasa-bounces at list.citasa.org] on behalf of Gina Neff [gneff at uw.edu]
Sent: Monday, August 11, 2014 3:21 AM
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Subject: Re: [CITASA] are you teaching "It's Complicated"?
Replying to the whole list on this one: I’ve noticed quite a bit of push-back recently on buying monographs. For years, I’ve had an informal policy of assigning at least one monograph for each of my large undergraduate courses (and many of you have been the beneficiaries of this). But a recent experience with an “instructional designer” for an online course left me a bit sour – she said that students are not buying even inexpensive monographs for the online courses and balk at paying Amazon, itunes etc for a copy of a movie. Overall course material costs have plummeted – students no longer pay for course packs. But still I’m feeling a weird pressure to keep the monetary cost at zero. Anybody else?
Dr. Gina Neff
Associate Professor, Department of Communication
University of Washington
Senior Fellow, Institute for Advanced Study
Central European University
Author, Venture Labor: Work and the Burden of Risk in Innovative Industries<http://www.amazon.com/Venture-Labor-Innovative-Industries-Technology/dp/0262017482>
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Sent: Monday, August 11, 2014 2:13 AM
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Subject: [CITASA] are you teaching "It's Complicated"?
Many of you have mentioned in passing that you're teaching my new book in your fall classes (*thank you*!!!). If you are, I was wondering if you'd be willing to send me a copy of your syllabus? One other question: If you are teaching my book, are you encouraging students to buy it or are you sending them to the free version? (I'm fine either way but, as you can imagine, folks are asking me how giving away my book is impacting classroom adoption and I have _zero_ clue.)
My New Book: "It's Complicated: The Social Lives of Networked Teens" <http://bit.ly/dmbItsComplicated>
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