[CITASA] are you teaching "It's Complicated"?

Chris Anderson heychanders at gmail.com
Mon Aug 11 08:38:32 EDT 2014


I wonder, are you all seeing this as an economic refusal (not wanting to
pay), or.more of a medium problem, ie, no desire to engage in monographic
forms of reading?
On Aug 11, 2014 8:08 AM, "Rohlinger, Deana" <drohling at fsu.edu> wrote:

>  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.
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>  Sigh...... Best, Deana
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>  Deana A. Rohlinger, Ph.D.
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> Associate Professor
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> Department of Sociology
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> Florida State University
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> *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
> *To:* danah boyd; citasa at list.citasa.org
> *Subject:* Re: [CITASA] are you teaching "It's Complicated"?
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>   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?
>
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> Gina
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> Dr. Gina Neff
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> Associate Professor, Department of Communication
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> University  of Washington
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> Senior Fellow, Institute for Advanced Study
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> Central European University
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> *From:* CITASA [mailto:citasa-bounces at list.citasa.org] *On Behalf Of *danah
> boyd
> *Sent:* Monday, August 11, 2014 2:13 AM
> *To:* citasa at list.citasa.org
> *Subject:* [CITASA] are you teaching "It's Complicated"?
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> 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.)
>
> danah
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> My New Book: "It's Complicated: The Social Lives of Networked Teens"
> <http://bit.ly/dmbItsComplicated>
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