I hope you are all doing well and adjusting to a new online learning model. Lesson 4 continues this week. Reminder that all assignments are now not due until Mon, May 4 so please self-pace as best you can.

Your priorities this week:

  • Read and end-of-chapter quizzes for Ch10: Websites, Blogs, and Podcasts and Ch11: Social Media & Mobile Apps
  • L4 Micro Project: Digital Communications Creative Suite (individual)
  • Online Portfolio Phase 4: Resume, LinkedIn, and Your Digital Footprint
  • Blog Post Topic: Reflections, hopes and fears around COVID-19***
  • Select tasks related to your CCE partner’s PR, social media, outreach and promotional efforts**

**CCE project scope and due dates will be dictated by CCE Leads so please work directly with your Lead should you have questions or need an extension. All CCE project work should be completed no later than May 4.

***I canceled the podcast assignment in Lesson 3 – “Triggered”. To replace podcast assignments in Lesson 4 and 5, students will be asked to create blog posts instead.


Resources:

Zoom Virtual Meet-Ups during normal class time

You do not have to attend class during the normally scheduled time. However, I will be available every Mon, Wed, Fri between 2-3p via Zoom should you want to join in for any discussion, questions, or coaching. See Blackboard or past emails for connection info.

Virtual Office Hours

If you would like to meet with me outside of class time, please schedule an appointment with me through Calendly

Week 11: Mar 30 – Apr 3

COMSTRAT 383 Moves Online

Hello! I have spent this week re-configuring the 383 curriculum so it can be 100% online. If you have not done so already, please review the 383 Adaptation to Online for Spring 2020 materials and updated Assignments List.

All assignments are now not due until Mon, May 4 so please self-pace as best you can. I still have a few assignments to post so please bear with me as I get caught up.

Your priorities this week:

  • Read and end-of-chapter quizzes for Ch10: Websites, Blogs, and Podcasts and Ch11: Social Media & Mobile Apps
  • L4 Micro Project: Digital Communications Creative Suite (individual)
  • Online Portfolio Phase 4: Resume, LinkedIn, and Your Digital Footprint
  • Blog Post Topic: Reflections, hopes and fears around COVID-19***
  • Select tasks related to your CCE partner’s PR, social media, outreach and promotional efforts**

**CCE project scope and due dates will be dictated by CCE Leads so please work directly with your Lead should you have questions or need an extension. All CCE project work should be completed no later than May 4.

***I canceled the podcast assignment in Lesson 3 – “Triggered”. To replace podcast assignments in Lesson 4 and 5, students will be asked to create blog posts instead.

Resources:

Zoom Virtual Meet-Ups during normal class time

You do not have to attend class during the normally scheduled time. However, I will be available every Mon, Wed, Fri between 2-3p via Zoom should you want to join in for any discussion, questions, or coaching. Join via link and call-in info provided via email.

Virtual Office Hours

If you would like to meet with me outside of class time, please schedule an appointment with me through Calendly

Please make it a point to stop in to the Zoom Virtual Meet-Ups at least once this week. I want to check in with every student.

Stay well!

Rebecca

Week 10: Mar 23-27

Week 9: Mar 9-13

Snapshot of activities for this week:

  • Mar 9: Owned media that leads to earned media
  • Mar 11: L3 CCE project work day
  • Mar 13: Work day and coaching for Lesson 3 wrap-ups

Your to do’s for Lesson 3

  • Reading and end-of-chapter quizzes: Ch5: Writing the News Release AND Ch6: Preparing Fact Sheets, Advisories, Media Kits, & Pitches
  • Micro Project: Earned, Owned, Shared Writing Suite
  • Online Portfolio: Phase 3: Showcasing Your Best Work and Providing Context
  • Podcast: Episode #2 – “Triggered”
  • CCE Project*: Select tasks related to your CCE partner’s PR, social media, outreach and promotional efforts

*Actual CCE project deadlines may vary according to client needs and priorities. CCE tasks may also include meet-ups, reports or presentations to clients as needed.


VSee the Course Schedule for a complete line up of each class session activities and Assignments for assignment info and links

Week 8: Mar 2-6

Snapshot of this week’s activities

This week officially marks the half-way point of the semester. Midterm grades will be posted Mar 4 so you can see your progress so far. If I have any concerns about any individual student, I will reach out personally for further discussion.

  • Mar 2: News releases and feature stories, intro to L3 Micro Project
  • Mar 4: L3 CCE project work day
  • Mar 6: Media kits, online newsrooms, publicity photos

Your to do’s for Lesson 3

All graded tasks are due Mon, Mar 23 at 11:59p

  • Reading and end-of-chapter quizzes: Ch5: Writing the News Release AND Ch6: Preparing Fact Sheets, Advisories, Media Kits, & Pitches
  • Micro Project: Earned, Owned, Shared Writing Suite
  • Online Portfolio: Phase 3: Showcasing Your Best Work and Providing Context
  • Podcast: Episode #2 – “Triggered”
  • CCE Project*: Select tasks related to your CCE partner’s PR, social media, outreach and promotional efforts

*Actual CCE project deadlines may vary according to client needs and priorities. CCE tasks may also include meet-ups, reports or presentations to clients as needed.


See the Course Schedule for a complete line up of each class session activities and Assignments for assignment info and links

Rebecca’s updated online portfolio

rebecca-cooney.com

In 2017 I was briefly proud of myself for creating and maintaining a professional portfolio. But alas, I did not maintain it. But I am proud to note that I am leading by example with the launch of an entirely new and updated professional online portfolio. My previous portfolio was built in Wix but ultimately I found it to be cumbersome. As I work in WordPress every day for my course blogs and grant, I opted to shift to a new CMS.

Anyway – check it out! Looking forward to view yours soon!

Week 7: Feb 24-28

Launch of Lesson 3: Writing for Earned, Owned, & Shared Mediums

Snapshot of this week’s activities

  • Feb 24: PR writing styles, narrative platform, paid/earned/shared/owned media, writing across multiple channels. Work time on L2 Podcast and L2 Micro Project.
  • Feb 26: L3 CCE project work day
  • Feb 28: Pitching stories to media, intro to L3 podcast, intro to L3 online portfolio

Your to do’s for Lesson 3

  • Reading and end-of-chapter quizzes: Ch5: Writing the News Release AND Ch6: Preparing Fact Sheets, Advisories, Media Kits, & Pitches
  • Micro Project: Earned, Owned, Shared Writing Suite
  • Online Portfolio: Phase 3: Showcasing Your Best Work and Providing Context
  • Podcast: Episode #2 – “Triggered”
  • CCE Project*: Select tasks related to your CCE partner’s PR, social media, outreach and promotional efforts

See the Course Schedule for a complete line up of each class session activities and Assignments for assignment info and links