cs492 - Spring 2015

Societal Implications with Computer Science

How an rpe is done.

Step 1 -- Volunteer

One way to go about it.

Step 2 -- Revise the description, if desired

You may revise the desription of your character. Make a copy of the description on the web site. Bring your new version to Marta or me for approval. (We are pretty permissive; we just like to know what we have permitted.)

Step 3 -- Write a 500 word summary of your character's beliefs

Just what it says. Your classmates will read this the night before so that they can follow your comments more easily.

Step 4 -- Show the summary to Marta and me for comments, if desired.

Step 5 -- Post your summary on the newsgroup.

You should post your summary before 17.00 on the Wednesday previous to your RPE. (You can post it by e-mailing it to uw.cs.cs492@news.cs.uwaterloo.ca or using your newsreader.)

Step 6 -- Say what your character believes.

Classes on Thursday will looko roughly like this. They will start with a three minute quiz, which will probably take five minutes. During the next twenty minutes the two groups doing the rpe will each have ten minutes to present their character. Then for twenty minutes they lead a class discussionof issues raised by the the contrast between the natures of their characters. I try to take the last five minutes to introduce the readings for the following week.

Step 7 -- Work with the other group to create a class discussion.

Then for twenty minutes the two groups lead a class discussion of issues raised by the the contrast between the natures of their characters. (I strongly prefer discussion to question and answer.) I try to take the last five minutes to introduce the readings for the following week.

Step 8 -- Get together with the other team

The two groups then meet at a mutually convenient time to talk over the rpe. This should result in a short document that summarizes the points of agreement and disagreement between their characters. This document is posted on the newsgroup for others in the class to read and write comments.


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