Course Schedule

Wednesday, January 10:  Introductions

3:10-4:00: Connor Goglin will demo VR and AR to the entire class.

HT Quest Group
4:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.: Connor Goglin will talk about the Phase 1 of The Historic Trust’s project (working title “HT Quest”) and provide examples of Augmented Reality Games.
Homework: Each team is expected to find three AR games from any field (e.g. entertainment, education, business) and share this info with the rest of the class.

PN Marketing Group
4:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.: Preliminary research into marketing direction, answering the question: Does Perpetual Nomads sit in the education space or entertainment space……or both? Reach conclusions on where the quick sales/low-hanging-fruit lie. Students should also set benchmarks for items like website visits and social media analytics. Provide suggestions for fine tuning the interface between the websites of Inanimate Alice and Perpetual Nomads in light of findings. Also, investigate and select VR channel opportunities, and determine the efficacy of VUSR (eOne). Provide a report with findings.

All Students: 5:00 p.m.- 5:40 p.m.: Set up Basecamp, Slack, and other tools needed for the course.

***Everyone is expected to dress in business attire during the next class day.

Wednesday, January 17: Client Visit

HT Quest Group
We will discuss your assigned homework and begin planning for The Historic Trust’s game by reviewing the games listed for us by the Game Design Team. The client will be present during this class.
Homework: Input your findings (re: Historical Content) into the Google Spreadsheet prepared for you by the Project Manager. All material should be inputted by the time the next class begins. Game Design Team develops a list of game ideas for us for the next class.

PN Marketing Group
Continue working on preliminary research into marketing direction and your report on your findings.
Homework: Input your findings into the Google Spreadsheet prepared for you by your Team Leader.

Wednesday, January 24:  Research & Study

HT Quest Group
3:10 p.m.-5:00 p.m. We will finalize the game idea for our project.
5:00 p.m.-5:40 p.m. I will introduce Proposal Writing.
Homework: Teams will work on their portion of the Proposal. Team Leaders will make sure the work is inputted into the Google Doc and the Project Manager will ensure all Teams have added content to the doc.

PN Marketing Group
Continue working on preliminary research into marketing direction and your report on your findings.
Homework: Input your findings into the Google Spreadsheet prepared for you by your Team Leader. All material should be inputted by the time the next class begins.

Wednesday, January 31: Proposal Writing

Both Groups
3:10 p.m.-4:30 You will work on your Proposal. This includes your formal doc that goes to the client and your oral presentation.
4:30 p.m.-5:40 p.m. We will rehearse your formal presentations. Be prepared!
Homework: Teams will complete work on their portion of the Proposal and the Oral Presentation to the client. Team Leaders will make sure the work is sent to the Project Manager by Monday 8 a.m. so that he can take the Proposal to FedEX for reproducing.

***Everyone is expected to dress in business attire during the next class day.

Wednesday, February 7: Proposal Presentations

Both Groups
3:10 p.m.-4:10 p.m. You will practice your Proposal Presentation in front of the class.
4:10 p.m.-5:30 p.m. You will give your Proposal presentation to your client today.
5:30 p.m.-5:40 p.m. I will brief you about next steps.
Homework: A good working draft of your Resume is due at the beginning of the next class.  This draft must be in .doc or .docx format. No PDFs or Illustrator files will be accepted.

PN Marketing Group
Homework: Begin work on template draft for a Mailchimp Newsletter

Wednesday, February 14: Resumes/Portfolios

Both Groups
3:10 p.m.-4:10 p.m. Discussion Resume writing and Electronic Portfolios
4:10 p.m.-5:40 p.m. You will work on your Resume in class. This is version is only a text-based one created with Word Processing software. Please note that a final version of this kind of resume is due on February 28 at the beginning of  class as a hard copy.  Do NOT email me an electronic copy or a .pdf.  You are welcome to produce a design-oriented version later. Your portfolio is due on March 21.

Homework: Continue working on your resumes. The Project Manager will work with your Team Leaders to finalize the agreement with the client about the project.

PN Marketing Group
Submit template draft for a Mailchimp Newsletter (we will prepare a mid-January Newsletter)
Homework: Begin implementation of marketing strategy, launch posting with fresh assets (e.g. images, video clips) for all social media networks.

Wednesday, February 21: Career Panel

Both Groups
3:10 p.m.-5:40 p.m. A special panel of alums and industry representatives to discuss jobs and career.
Homework: Continue working on your resumes. The Project Manager will work with your Team Leaders to finalize the agreement with the client about the project.

Wednesday, February 28: Capstone Project
**Resumes are due at the beginning of class in hard copyNo exceptions! Please title your file: <yourlastname>-resume. You will turn in a hard copy and email me an electronic version to dgrigar@wsu.edu.

Both Groups
3:10 p.m.-5:40 p.m. You will work on your Capstone Project.

Homework: If you were given revisions to your resume, you need to finish your resume. It will be due at the beginning of class. Begin work outlining your Electronic Portfolio.

Wednesday, March 7: Capstone Projects

Both Groups
3:10 p.m.-5:40 p.m. You will spend class time working on your project.

Homework: Continue working on your projects. PN Marketing Group, you should begin work on a proposal for an AASL Webinar and devise a strategy for hosting it.

Wednesday, March 14: Spring Break
Spring Break, though I suspect you will be using the time to work on this project and catching up on other course work.

Wednesday, March 21: Capstone Project

Both Groups
3:10 p.m.-5:40 p.m. You will spend the class working on your project.
Homework: Continue working on your project.

Wednesday, March 28: Fine Tuning Project

Both Groups
3:10 p.m.-5:40 p.m. Continue working on Capstone Project. PN Marketing Group, note that your proposal for the workshop is due today at the end of class.
Homework: Continue working on your project.

Wednesday, April 4: Usability Testing/Legacy Notebook

HT Quest Group
3:10 p.m.-4:10 p.m. You will work on project.
4:10 p.m.-5:40 p.m. Class Critique of your project.  I will also introduce the final paper so that you have time to prepare in advance for this assignment.
Homework: Continue working on your project. You can also begin working on the Legacy Notebook and your Final Paper.

PN Marketing Group
Apply for AASL Best Website Status for PN. Apply for the Amazon AWS EdStart program.
Homework: You should begin work on the article for Reimagine Education. It is due at the end of the next class.

Wednesday, April 11:  Complete Assets for Final Presentation

HT Quest Group
3:10 p.m.-5:00 p.m.  You will finish your project, Legacy Notebook, and Oral Presentation in preparation for your meeting with your client.
5:00 p.m.-5:40 p.m. You will practice your presentation during class.
Homework:  Continue working on your project. You can also work on the Legacy Notebook and your Final Paper.

PN Marketing Group
Your article for Reimagine Education is due at the end of class today.

Wednesday, April 18: Finalize Project, Legacy Notebook, & Presentation

Both Groups
3:10 p.m.-5:00 p.m.  You will finish your project, Legacy Notebook, and Oral Presentation in preparation for your meeting with your client.
5:00 p.m.-5:40 p.m. You will practice your presentation during class.
Homework:  Continue working on your project. You can also work on the Legacy Notebook and your Final Paper.

Wednesday, April 25:  Presentations to Clients/Reflective Essay Is Due

Both Groups
***Your 10-15 page Reflective Essay is due today at the beginning of class in hard copy. Additionally, please email it to me as a .doc file at dgrigar@wsu.edu. Do not send me a .pdf. Be sure to name your file <your last name-essay>.
2 p.m. -3:00 p.m.  You will practice your presentation before the clients arrive.
4:00 p.m.-5:40 p.m.  You will give your Final Presentation to your clients.

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