I put up the blog for the capstone seminar for the Masters in Informatics. It’s probably the most amorphous syllabus I’ve ever written, without even a schedule formalized. I know that is a norm for many people, but I have always liked to have my ducks in a row, even when I kicked them around a bit once the semester started. This time we’re going a bit less formal.
Last year, I did an intro to forecasting and futurology, but since most of the readings went unread, this wasn’t particularly useful to them (or to me). So this year we are doing (wait for it) blogs and social software. The catalog description for this course says something about “topics of current interest to the field,” and that seems to match. Since my fall class will also be blog heavy, both the students and I may get sick of this at some point :).