Final grades and end of semester

Thank you for all of your hard work in our open online course during this semester. We have calculated and released your final course grades in the gradebook on Blackboard. The grades are based on the grading scale in the syllabus. We have also posted the grades for your social media strategy and campaign report as well as your recorded presentation. As you know, the remaining social media engagement grades were already released last week.

Please read all of the following parts before you send us any questions about the grades. Continue reading

And the winning team projects are …

All of the final campaign and strategy reports and the multimedia presentations have been reviewed by our nonprofit clients, the International Children’s Heart Foundation and Physicians for Peace. Each client decided which team produced the best strategy/campaign for them and they announced those teams in a Google Hangout on Dec. 14 (please see video above). Physicians for Peace chose two winning teams. The winners will have the opportunity to present their projects at the Media+Health Symposium at VCU in February 2016.

All remaining grades will be released on Dec. 14 and 15. Please be patient. We will notify you via e-mail and in the Facebook group when all grades are posted.

And the winners selected by our nonprofit clients are:

Project Team 2 (watch the presentation below and click here to read the report):

 

Project Team 15 (watch the presentation below and click here to read the report):

 

Project Team 12 (watch the presentation here and click here to read the report):

And the winning teams are …

After you submitted your final social media strategy and social media report as well as the recorded presentation, we forwarded them to the clients International Children’s Heart Foundation and Physicians for Peace. Each client evaluated the team projects and decided on which team produced the best strategy and campaign for them. Continue reading

360-degree Project Team Evaluations

We are doing a “360-degree evaluation” of your team projects – so we can look at your work from every angle. The projects and presentations will be evaluated by your clients, course staff and by your professors. But we want you to evaluate your team’s work, too – by completing this survey.

It is mandatory for all VCU students in this class to complete this survey. Not completing this survey will show us that you did not participate in the team project. Your answers will be confidential and they will not be seen by any other student. Please know that we include your feedback in our grading of the projects and presentations. Please be fair and accurate in your assessment of your teammates.

You must complete this evaluation by Monday, Dec. 7, 11 p.m. (ET). The link to the evaluations has been sent to all students via e-mail.

Course Content for Week 14 (final week)

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It’s time to get ready for the last week in our online course “Global Health and Social Media” at VCU. In Week 14, you will complete the final draft of your social media strategy and campaign report as well as the multimedia components of your campaign and the recorded presentation for your project.

These are the remaining important dates and times for our course (deadlines in Eastern U.S. Time):

– Continue social media engagement assignments for Twitter and Instagram until Dec. 4

– Social media strategy/campaign report final draft due Dec. 5, 11 p.m.

– Social media strategy campaign presentation due Dec. 5, 11 p.m.

– VCU Course Evaluations due Dec. 5

– 360-degree team evaluations available Dec. 5 and due Dec. 7, 11 p.m.

– Google Hangout with social media clients and announcement of winning project teams on Dec. 14, 10 a.m.

(see details on all assignments below) Continue reading

No class in Week 13

Remember that there is no class in Week 13 (Nov. 23-29) due to the Thanksgiving holiday. There is no need to tweet and Instagram during this coming week (but you can of course!). The next content launch will be on Nov. 30 for our final Week 14 during which the final social media strategy and campaign report, the multimedia components and the presentation will be due. Continue reading

Grades for Reflection 2 and 3

We have posted your grades for Online Reflections 2 and 3. Your were graded as a team unless it became evident that a student had not contributed to the team effort. You can find your grades for the assignments on Blackboard. Please read this entire post before sending us any questions about your grades. Continue reading

Course Content for Week 12

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It’s time to get ready for Week 12 in our online course “Global Health and Social Media” at VCU. This week, you will complete the first draft of your social media strategy and campaign report. Please make sure that you read all of the content right away, so that you do not fall behind in your campaign project. Also, please remember that there will be no new course content in Week 13 due to the Thanksgiving holiday.

These are the important dates and times during this week (deadlines in Eastern U.S. Time):

– Continue social media engagement assignments for Twitter and Instagram 

– Online Reflection 4 due on Nov. 22, 11 p.m.

(see details on all assignments below) Continue reading

Course Content for Week 11

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It’s time to get ready for Week 11 in our online course “Global Health and Social Media” at VCU. This week, you will develop a social media fundraising strategy for your client and plan multimedia components for your own campaign. Please make sure that you read all of the content right away, so that you do not fall behind in your campaign project.

These are the important dates and times during this week (deadlines in Eastern U.S. Time):

– Continue social media engagement assignments for Twitter and Instagram 

– Online Reflection 3 due on Nov. 15, 11 p.m.

(see details on all assignments below) Continue reading

Grades for Reflection 1

We have already posted your grades for Online Reflection 1, so that you get some feedback as you prepare for Reflection 2 this week. Your were graded as a team unless it became evident that a student had not contributed to the team effort. You can find your grades for the assignment on Blackboard. Please read this entire post before sending us any questions about your grades. Continue reading