Individual Weekly AHA! Papers
Hopefully throughout the semester, students will occasionally gain deeper learning/insights that they will find especially useful in their personal or professional lives. I call these kinds of insights “AHA’s!” because they often occur to us seemingly out of nowhere. These AHA’s! are not usually fact-based pieces of information, but are usually integrative ideas about how to apply IT in personal professional lives, how to interact with others, or perhaps to how to be more effective in your endeavors. To this end, every week or so (or more often if the student prefers), each student should think deeply (i.e., reflect) on their thoughts and sentiments as it relates to the course (e.g., principles discussed, technologies used in the course, online vs. traditional learning, personal experiences from the course or team project or extra readings or videos, etc.), and write down their thoughts that might be “AHA!-worthy.” Each AHA! paper should be approximately 300 words in length (minimum 250 words), have a meaningful title.