In the meantime, the course is a combination of :
- many slides - often with too much detail on them (not great for a business pitch but perfect for a class)
- lots of reviews/overviews of Web2.0 sites (by us and by the students)
- short in-class skillbuilding activities - for communications skills
- assignment and in-class presentations - do research on a Web2.0 site and present to class - encourage presentation-giving skills
- guest speakers - give industry perspective on different aspects of the course.
- tools assignments - blogs, wikis, podcasts - get used to tools
- final project - students get a group of others to work with and organize into a community, teach the tools
I'll ask the public: do you think I should put this information together into a book?
I've written or co-written about 6-7 books already but they are always so much more work than the time/payoff. There are a lot of books out there but as I said, this is a how-to course and not specifically on tools or a particular category (e.g., blogging). Anyway, let me know what you think.
So far, I have not mentioned more details of the final project because we have not yet told the students--if you're reading this--what it entails. We'll probably describe this in the next week or so, and I'll post it then.
I've asked our dev team to set up a wiki for me and hopefully should have one soon. I'll see about post the notes, and files there.