During this activity:
This activity helps students develop the following skills, values and attitudes: proficiency in English, critical thinking, and a vision of the international context.
This activity is about the documentary video entitled “Triumph of the Nerds Part I: Impressing their Friends” produced by PBS, and written and hosted by Robert X. Cringely in the year 1996. This video was seen during class on Thursday, September 11. Publish a blog entry as stated below.
In your course blog, publish an original blog entry of at least 300 words in English. Your entry may consist of a comment, opinion or critique about the video. Alternatively, your entry may rebut or support any of your classmates’ entries. In this case, you should always be respectful and include an adequate line of reasoning that justifies your assertions. If you happen to consult other sources (books, digital library, Internet, magazines, etc.) you should state the complete reference.
Due date is Wednesday, September 17.
Note: Questions regarding this video will be included on the next weekly quiz.
This activity will be evaluated using the following criteria:
|-10||The blog entry contains three or more grammar or spelling errors.|
|-30||The blog entry was published or shared after the due date.|
|-30||The blog entry cited some resource, but the corresponding reference was not included.|
|-90||The blog entry is mostly irrelevant.|
|-50||The blog entry consists of less than 300 words.|
|-100||The blog entry is not in English.|