How to do the homework for 18.10.19

I’m pretty sure this approach is different from what you get in other classes, and that it might be closer to the practical, hands-on advice you’ll get in your internships: this is “learning by doing” and where my role is to be your “guide by the side.”

Do a litle of each exercise

If you do just a little of each, and for a total of three hours only, then you’ll have committed yourself to the assignment and course, know enough about each assignment to be both unsure and have lots of questions, AND you’ll be ready to do the same assignment again next week but better!

Prepare to learn from others

Feedback comes in many forms, and here you’ll learn how to learn from your classmates, not just from your instructor; to do that, you’ll want to see what others have done on Thursday so you arrive in our Friday class prepared: to do that, you’ll need to share your work on Dropbox by midnight tonight!

Ask: what have I to learn here for me?

I’m pretty sure you’ll learn far, far more if you ask: “what’s in it for me?” and not simply, “what have I got to do for the teacher.” That means, with each assignment, figure out what you might do in 30 minutes that might move your understanding forward 1cm.

Learning how to use the Outline View in MS Word

Maybe this is the day you finally say: “OK, I’ll finally learn how to use the MS Office Support files. My teacher says that if I learn how to use them I’ll be able to teach myself most anything. But I’ve spent my whole life pretending things should just work, that I should only work intuitively, and besides, who has the time to look things up? And besides, why change the way I do things? Oh, oh: why have I got all these arguments for NOT learning something?”

Study our course design by mapping it (30 minutes?)

You can’t possibly understand all of this in the first week, but you can grasp many of the important pieces of it and begin to see their relationships, so complete the map we began to develop in class, which should start off looking like this, and then, for each element, list a few of the things it involves so you might better see how things fit together. In this way, you make the model your own, build on it, and so might always know where we are.

Data modeling (30 minutes?)

In essence, I am inviting you to see how content is dependent on form and that each different form — list, story, concept, etc. — has strengths and weaknesses, things it reveals and things it cannot, and that a whole lot of IT is about dealing with different levels of abstraction, different kinds of structures, and different ways of collecting, analyzing, and retrieving information. A short paragraph definition or example of each term will be sufficient.

Identify CRM components (30 minutes?)

Watch that video and imagine how the business works, then watch it again nd make screen shots that you can then use to explain what you are seeing: make a picture and tell a story. You might also look up “crm wiki”

Look up Boot Sequence (15 minutes?)

This is about learning how to solve anything, overcoming your fears and all those wonderful mechanisms you’ve likely developed to avoid dealing with stuff: here, just look it up and learn this dumb routine as if you are learning how to start your day, you know, get up, look around, and ask: “who am I, where am I supposed to go? What do I need to do to get there?

That is, you really do want to break the assignment down into smaller, bite-sized terms and ones that might taste good to you: that help you see things more accurately, find interest in the enterprise, and so help you move forward