Important Info Before Starting Web Campaign

  • Due 10/17:
    A) Campaign research – posted to your course website under “Campaign”

    Research needs to include:
    1) Three (3) related campaigns using websites and social media – related by audience and or by topic
    Profile of the followers and active participants for each related campaign
    Explain how successful each campaign is and why?

    2) 3-5 sources for each of the following background research on your topic
    Definition of your topic
    Evidence of facts about your topic
    Evidence of opinion about your topic
    Current “in the media” treatment of your topic

    3) Two to three topic related current events with and explanation how they are relevant to your campaign

    4) (Informal interview at least 10 students) to determine MU students’ opinion on your campaign topic

    Research sources need to include:
    Only reputable website – no Wikipedia
    Charities and nonprofits https://www.guidestar.org/NonprofitDirectory.aspx
    Organizations (government agencies: local, state and federal)
    Scholarly research on your campaign topic https://scholar.google.com
    LISTSERVs http://www.lsoft.com/catalist.html
    Media (magazines, newspapers, broadcast news, etc.)
    Database(s) http://marymount.libguides.com/c.php?g=271975&p=1814339
    Marymount Library collections: https://www.marymount.edu/Academics/Library-Learning-Services
    Related specialized search engines and portals (webMD etc.)

Terms and Definitions

The Internet– A network of computers connected through wire cables that allow people to go online and use online applications or programs like web browsers.

“Internet Basics: What Is the Internet?” Gcflearnfree, Goodwill Community Foundation, www.gcflearnfree.org/internetbasics/what-is-the-internet/1/.

World Wide Web– A service that holds websites that can be accessed through a connection to the internet.

“Internet Basics: What Is the Internet?” Gcflearnfree, Goodwill Community Foundation, www.gcflearnfree.org/internetbasics/what-is-the-internet/1/.

Web Browser– It is software programs created to allow internet users to use online features like using email, streaming videos, and using social media applications. This displays the content being held on the world wide web.

“Internet Basics: What Is the Internet?” Gcflearnfree, Goodwill Community Foundation, www.gcflearnfree.org/internetbasics/what-is-the-internet/1/.

Open Source Software– It is software that is available to everyone who has code, and it is collaborative among those who participate in using it.

Erdeljon, Barry. “Open Source Software Lecture Notes.” Open Source, Marymount University, mudesign.net/webdesign/opensource.html.

MySQL– It is a database management system that also acts a server, allowing multiple users the ability to access as many databases as needed.

Erdeljon, Barry. “Open Source Software Lecture Notes.” Open Source, Marymount University, mudesign.net/webdesign/opensource.html.

PHP– A free script language software used to create website pages. It is incompatible with GNU General Public License (GPL), but PHP is able to be used on most web servers.

Erdeljon, Barry. “Open Source Software Lecture Notes.” Open Source, Marymount University, mudesign.net/webdesign/opensource.html.

WordPress– A website and software program that allows people to create, publish, and host their own websites.

Erdeljon, Barry. “Open Source Software Lecture Notes.” Open Source, Marymount University, mudesign.net/webdesign/opensource.html.