Welcome Spring 2018

This is the class blog for Critical Thinking and Methods of Inquiry (LDST 250). During the spring semester of 2018, section 01 (with Dr. Bezio) will use this blog to post reading response and GivingGames project assignments.

Students should go to the “Student Work” tab and select the appropriate assignment for their post. “Section 1” is the tab that students should use to post their GivingGames posts. Reading Responses is where ALL Reading Response blog posts should be made.

The assignments for the Reading Responses and GivingGames blog posts are found in the tabs above (along with the due dates).

All readings and assignment sheets are available on our class Blackboard.

For events students may attend for their “event posts,” they should see University speaker series, check JepsonBytes and SpiderBytes. Below are the links to some speaker series:

Charities, Spring 2017

Section 01:
Manna Project International
Light for the World
Children Incorporated
International Rescue Committee
The END Fund
Cool Earth

Section 02:
Partners in Health
RAINN
Child Aid
Evidence Action
St. Jude’s Hospital
GiveDirectly

Jepson Philanthropy Institute

The Jepson Philanthropy Institute is a project begun by Dr. Flanigan in conjunction with LDST 250 in the spring of 2015. The students in the course researched charities and made evaluations of their effectiveness and whether or not the charities deserve donations. We will be continuing the project with our group GivingGames projects this year, with each group’s recommendations and findings being added to the site once complete.

WHERE TO POST

When you make new posts, use the “+New” tab up top and then choose the right category for your posts. Reading response posts go in “Reading Response.” The 10.30am class should post their GivingGames posts in “Section 1 Project,” and the 12pm class in the “Section 2 Project” areas.

If you post to the generic “New Post” area, it will disappear and not show up on the main page, I will have to go find it and dig it out and repost it, and that will be sad for all of us. Please post in the right places. Thank you!

Welcome to Critical Thinking

This is the class blog for Critical Thinking and Methods of Inquiry (LDST 250). During the spring semester of 2017, sections 01 and 02 will use this blog to post reading response and GivingGames project assignments.

Students should go to the “Student Work” tab and select the appropriate assignment for their post. “Section 1” applies to the 10.30am class and “Section 2” applies to the 12pm class. Students form both classes may post to the Reading Response section.

The assignments for the Reading Responses and GivingGames blog posts are found in the tabs above (along with the due dates).

All readings and assignment sheets are available on our class Blackboard.