Welcome Spring 2017 HON 300 Students.

I have used this blog for RCC courses in the past. In this course we will use it to preserve and make accessible the recordings of your scholarly communication interviews. here is the assignment:

Scholarly Communication Interview – choose a faculty member in the department in which you plan to major. Perhaps someone you have already taken a course with or someone whose research interest you. Ask permission to conduct and record an interview with this faculty member about their own scholarly communication practices. Be prepared to have to explain what you mean by “scholarly communication.” This is a term of art with which some faculty members might not be familiar. These interviews should last between 30-60 minutes. I don’t want a sound bite or a dissertation! In our class session on 1/24/17 we will develop a list of possible questions, although you are welcome to deviate from these questions. Record the interview using the voice recorder on your phone or on a device that you can borrow from the Olin Library. Be prepared to load the recording to our course blog. You will need to make sure that you have acquired the appropriate permissions from your interviewee. Interview files should be posted to our blog before 9 a.m. 2/2/17. Be ready to discuss your interview and conclusions in class on 2/2/17. This assignment will form 10% of your final grade.

Dr. Marianne DiQuattro’s Scholarly Communication

Dr. DiQuattro is one of the newest theatre professors at Rollins. She teaches rFLA courses like “Girl at War,” History of Theatre both I and II, and is currently directing the play A Piece of My Heart for the Annie Russell. While her specialties are in performance history, she also works in philosophy and literature.

Final Visit to the Mayflower- Grace Marshall

The last visit to the Mayflower was definitely bittersweet, as I was disappointed that the semester was over and so was our Wednesday morning visits. I was happy though because I have made this wonderful relationship with Mrs. Greatwood, and I am excited to continue that relationship as I go through Rollins College. Mrs. Greatwood is one of the greatest people I have ever meet and I hope that we will continue to see each other. I have learned a lot, not only about technology but also about aging and myself just from theses visits and I am sad to see them end.
At our last visit, my RCC all got with their partners and sat in the Mayflower meeting room, where we reflected on our time together and what we learned. Each pair spoke about their partner and what they had learned from one another, but also just how grateful we all were for the other. Diane and I talked about the camcorder that Sami and I worked on for Mr. Greatwood, and then discussed how I helped Diane organize her pictures. But we discussed more than that. We talked about how we cherish the relationship that we’ve built and that it was beneficial to both of us.
Thanks to Rollins College and the Center for Community Engagement, I have built a bond with Diane that will last longer than just RCC. We are actually going to have breakfast together next week, and I am so very excited for that. I want to say that one of the reasons I love Rollins College is because they place importance on engaging the Winter Park community with their school, rather than just being focused on the college. An effort is clearly made to make a difference in the community, and without them, I never would have met Diane and I would never have the relationship I do now.

Will Benedict | Final Blogpost

Through this experience at the Mayflower I don’t believe there is much that should be changed for this course and especially for the weekly visits to the Mayflower. It is apparent that our partners have enjoyed this experience immensely and that even a waiting list has begun to start. Looking back it is really nice to see that not only was I able to teach Nancy Harvey, but we became close and enjoyed one another’s company. I came into this experience expecting to be able to get a long with my partner, but I did not expect to have so much in common with my partner nor did I think a more social based relationship would develop over the “teacher-student relationship”.

Being perfectly honest I think I got lucky, Nancy was already very proficient in using technology and if I wasn’t there I knew her husband Dave would be able to help her out. Another thing I noticed was that I believe older generations value the idea of privacy more than we do. It was clear that going through this process with Nancy that privacy was a large issue, something that made her use an alias on facebook. It made me think about how much information I actually shared on the internet and how big of a presence I’ve created for myself.

Because of what I’ve learned from Nancy I am now changing my privacy settings on Facebook and other social media and maybe I wont go as far as creating an alias, but becoming more private would probably be a smarter thing to do. Maybe it is too late, but I’m happy Nancy was able to realize I shouldn’t be sharing as much information as I am now.