Website

Purpose

You will build and maintain personal WordPress sites all semester long to publish, curate, showcase and archive your coursework.

Projected Learning Outcomes

Building and maintaining a site on which you publish and archive digital projects produced in this course meets the following projected learning outcomes: literacy, persuasion, collaboration, and imagination. The initial installation and design will provide you with a set of foundational digital composition and design skills that will be developed through formal and informal assignments all semester long. You can then apply the skills you gain from the assignments back to the website before the entire site is due at the end of the semester.

Tools

Reclaim Hosting and WordPress. Support documentation for installing, designing, and maintaining your WordPress is available at Emory Domains.

Instructions

For full credit, the final version of your site must include the following:
  • An about page; a navigation system that allows users to easily access all the required pages & posts; and layout and design that engages users and enhances the goal of the site content
  • Blog feed with posts in response to prompts and a tag cloud in side bar
  • Short Essay, attached to a blog post as a .pdf with a 1-3 sentence precis
  • Visual Rendering, published to a static page with a short reflection paragraph 
  • Digital Edition, published to a static page with a short reflection
  • Slideshare, published to a static page with a short reflection

Audience

While your classmates and I are your primary audience, you are building a live website that may be accessed by users around the globe. While password protection is available, I encourage you to conceive of your sites as your own significant scholarly contribution to Shakespeare studies, environmental justice, and digital media. What style, tone, and design choices will you have to make to suit the needs of your audience and the subject matter for of your content? What choices can you make to present yourself as an expert and your site as resource for other scholars?

Assessment

    The following will be used to assess the final version of your website due on or before 5:00 p.m., Friday, December 11
  • Are all the required elements published to the site?
  • Does the site establish a theme through visual, verbal, and aural elements, and apply that theme consistently throughout the site?
  • Does consistent use of visual and verbal elements lead to ease of use? Do visual, verbal, and aural elements work together to focus on a purpose and respond to audience needs?
  • Does the navigation lead to pages promised? Do all the links lead to pages promised?
  • Are format, style, tone, mechanics, grammar, and punctuation applied correctly and consistently throughout for ease of reading/use and faithful attribution?