Tech Trends DeCal
About the Course:
NOTE: Please fill out the application if you want to enroll!
In this course, we will explore, discuss, and debate recent technological trends and the tools that they have created. To learn about these trends and tools, we will watch videos, hear from industry-related speakers, get first-hand experience with the technologies, and work to develop truly inquisitive minds. We are open to students whether they be experienced in the tech industry or completely new to the topic! If you are interested in learning and discussing, regardless of your knowledge, we invite you to this course.
Even though it’s a bit late for us to attend a Montessori school, we can change the way we’ve been trained to approach learning. That begins in small, achievable ways, with increased experimentation and inquisitiveness. Those who work with Jeff Bezos, for example, find his ability to ask “why not?” or “what if?” as much as “why?” to be one of his most advantageous qualities. Questions are the new answers. For this reason, Q&A will be an important part of this course.
This course will require a 1-2 page blog entry on a recent news article every week, one in class group presentation, and a final paper, and mandatory attendance for each class session.
Each blog response should include the following:
• Summary of the article
• Describe current and future impacts of this news or product
• Why you found this topic interesting out of all the news that occurred in the past week
• Finish-up with a paragraph on what you know about the upcoming week’s topic and any questions you have relating to that particular topic
The presentation should contain information about a specific technical product or service that you and your partner would recommend for all of your classmates.
The final project will consist of a three-page paper (double spaced, size 12 Times New Roman font), on a topic of your choosing; however, you may not choose a topic that we covered in the class (see the schedule below for a list of topics we will cover). This paper must include at least 5 references and at least 1 from a peer-review journal article, news article, and blog post. More details will be provided about this final paper as the semester progresses.
All students must complete all assignments and can only miss one class period in order to pass.
How to Enroll:
There will be a short application necessary in order to enroll. We want to ensure that all students that enroll have a genuine interest in technology and want to learn more about tech.
Course Contact: anish.agrawal AT berkeley.edu, kgong4 AT berkeley.edu
Faculty Sponsor: Reza Moazzami
Time & Location:
|Section 1||Anish Agrawal|
|35||Haas C210||M 8p-10p||9/10||full||—|
|Syllabus: Syllabus.docx||Aug 14||20kb||Word Doc (Viewer)||View Download|
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