A webpage is being
projected on the screen at the front of the room. The organization
who sponsors the website is interested to know whether it is
reaching students at the University of Maryland. From your experience
with Maryland students, respond to the organization's inquiry.
What changes would you recommend to the page based on your understandings
of the Maryland students. Be sure you explain the reasons for
the changes you have proposed.
The webmaster for
the University of Maryland Department of Communication website
has decided to revise the website to improve its ability to
attract excellent high school students to the communication
major upon matriculation at Maryland. He asks you to help with
this project. Explain the steps you would take culminating in
your advice to the webmaster on how to accomplish his purpose
with the website.
Shedletsky and Aitken
stress that the web constitutes a series of communication paradoxes.
What seem to you to be the most significant paradoxes? Be sure
you explain and defend your judgment on the significance of
the paradoxes you select.
Evaluate the impact
of the web on interpersonal communication. Explain ways the
web facilitates interpersonal communication and the ways it
inhibits interpersonal communication. Make and defend an overall
judgment on whether on balance the web facilitates or inhibits
You are appointed
as webmaster of a non-profit organization of students learning
about the web. The President of the organization explains that
he feels the organization is not getting enough commitment and
feeling of solidarity from its members. You are to make a proposal
for the organization's web presence that will address this problem.
What plan would you propose to achieve this objective? What
innovations will you introduce?
You volunteer to
help one of your classmates run for the student position on
the University of Maryland System Board of Regents. He asks
you to design his web presence. Select one of your classmates
to run. Then explain the characteristics you would build into
the website supporting his candidacy. Your answer should show
your familiarity with the principles of political websites and
your adaptation of those principles to the specific constitutents.