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[course] Creative Research 2017
Posted: 13 November 2017 04:03 PM   [ # 16 ]
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Also, the Social Skills workshop is not part of the Creative Research course! Please don’t confuse them.

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Posted: 17 November 2017 12:22 PM   [ # 17 ]
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Dear students,

the grades for the 7-papers assignment are in and published on Blackboard.

We were flabbergasted at how well this assignment was made! Traditionally, the 7-papers assignment is hard for students. This year the quality of work is unbelievably high, with very high grades as a result (an average of 8.6). This has never happened in any of my assignments, in any of my course, ever; let alone in the 7-papers assignment.

We do not have an explanation for this. Either (1) you are a very talented group, or (2) I am a remarkably gifted teacher :-) this year (nope), or (3) we graded more leniently (nope, again), or (4) the extra information added to the assignment this year helped a lot. Or a combination of (1) and (4).

Anyway, I do not practice “curve-grading”, meaning that I will not adjust your grades to a preset average of for example 7. I firmly believe that a student’s qualities should be assessed as they are, not in relation to those of your apparently genius class-mates.

We strongly advise you to not only lookup your grade, but also carefully read our comments on your papers.

Congratulations to all, and thanks for doing your work so well and seriously. It is very much appreciated by us!
Maarten and Christina

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Posted: 17 November 2017 03:35 PM   [ # 18 ]
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“not in relation to those of your apparently genius class-mates.” - Phew…

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Posted: 17 November 2017 04:17 PM   [ # 19 ]
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Holy cow, who are all these 9’s and 10’s ?!

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Posted: 18 November 2017 10:35 PM   [ # 20 ]
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Liking the non-curve grading :P

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Posted: 20 November 2017 09:04 AM   [ # 21 ]
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Found a really interesting interview on fake news!

Podcast in English:
https://www.52-insights.com/news/podcast-listen-post-truth-world-interview-matthew-dancona-fake-news/

Article in Dutch (for people who use Blendle):
https://blendle.com/i/360-magazine/we-beginnen-fake-news-pas-een-beetje-te-begrijpen/bnl-360-20171116-5268f9345e5?sharer=eyJ2ZXJzaW9uIjoiMSIsInVpZCI6InNvcGhpZXZhbmdlbm5pcCIsIml0ZW1faWQiOiJibmwtMzYwLTIwMTcxMTE2LTUyNjhmOTM0NWU1In0=

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Posted: 23 November 2017 01:55 PM   [ # 22 ]
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Since you all read this forum thread, I abuse it to bring another post to your attention:
http://mediatechnology.leiden.edu/forum/viewthread/2027/

Please help us clean up room 413.

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Posted: 29 November 2017 09:43 PM   [ # 23 ]
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Dear students,

the grades and my comments for the Project Proposal are available in Blackboard.

I have wrestled for (many) hours with Blackboard, trying to setup the submitted papers so that all group members have access to it. After all, my comments to each proposal are attached to the submitted paper, and you want to read them for your project.

Unfortunately, this stupid system does not allow me to do this, and as a result only the group member that submitted the paper has access to my comments. Do not mail me about this, there is nothing I can do about it. Next year I will NO LONGER USE BLACKBOARD, but build my own system. I tried it for the first time this year and am thoroughly disappointed and pissed-off at Blackboard.

For now, if you are the group member that submitted the paper, then please share my comments with your other group members, and do not mail me about it.

See you at the project question hour next Monday,
Maarten

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Posted: 29 November 2017 10:03 PM   [ # 24 ]
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OK, I have just sent each of you an email containing my comments to your project proposals.

Sorry that I had to do it via email, but Blackboard left me no alternative.

All the best, and enjoy Meta Media week!
Maarten

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Posted: 10 December 2017 08:41 PM   [ # 25 ]
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Dear students,

just in case I have decided to start the project question hour tomorrow (Mon Dec 11) at 13:30h, instead of the earlier mentioned 14:00h. There may be more questions than I initially estimated.

So the schedule for tomorrow’s Creative Research class is:
- 13:30 - 15:00h project question “hour”
- 15:00 - 16:00h guest lecture by Rebecca Schaefer.

See you there! And ride your bikes carefully in the snow,
Maarten

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Posted: 18 December 2017 03:20 PM   [ # 26 ]
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Dear students,

As discussed in class, I have changed the paper deadline to Fri Jan 26.

Hope to see you again soon!
Maarten

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