Tuesday, September 25

Today is Tuesday of WEEK 6 of the class, and I've re-arranged the Quiz area in Desire2Learn so Week 6 is on top. This week's topic is the Middle East in Myth-Folklore, and in Indian Epics, Hanuman is on his way to Lanka! If you have not turned in your Week 5 Storybook assignment yet, you may still do that for partial credit.

Week 6 Internet assignment available NOW. Now that Week 6 has begun, the Week 6 Internet assignment is also available. You will be reading and commenting on four different Storybook Introductions this week. You'll find detailed instructions at the Internet assignment page - that assignment is ready to go now, and will be available all week.

Storybook Stack. As usual at the beginning of the week there are still LOTS of Storybook assignments in the stack. If you turned something in by noon on Saturday, you should have comments back from me already. If you turned something in later on Saturday or on Sunday or Monday, it is probably still in the stack. If you want to check and make sure your assignment is in the stack, you can see the contents of the stack here. It is really important that you check to make sure your assignment is in the stack. Every week, it seems that at least one email is mysteriously gobbled up by the OU email system (either an email from you to me or from me to you) - and the sooner you can let me know about that, the better!

Tech Tip Tuesday.  For the new Tech Tip, I've revised the information about Google Sites Navigation options (Google is rolling out a new interface for that, which makes it much easier to manage!), and for the Extra Credit Tech Tip you can take a look at your current navigation options and see what will work best for your site.

Tuesday Events on Campus. The Neustadt Festival is beginning - and it's of special interest to students in Indian Epics this year because the winner of this year's Neustadt International Prize for Literature is Indian-Canadian writer Rohinton Mistry! The opening festivities will consist of poetry readings AND a dance performance by the OU Indian Student Association. This will take place at the Norman Depot on Jones Avenue, from 7:30PM-9:00PM (time/location/details). Find out more about this and other events at the Campus Calendar online. For more about Mistry, see this interview at January Magazine online.