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= Internet and Society: Technologies and Politics of Control=
 
= Internet and Society: Technologies and Politics of Control=
'''LSTU E–120 - Harvard Extension School - Spring 2011 - Tuesdays 5:30-7:30 pm EST'''
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'''LSTU E–120 - Harvard Extension School - Spring 2013 - Tuesdays 5:30-7:30 pm EST'''
  
 
'''[http://cyber.law.harvard.edu/home/contact Berkman Center for Internet and Society] - 23 Everett Street - Conference room, 2nd floor'''
 
'''[http://cyber.law.harvard.edu/home/contact Berkman Center for Internet and Society] - 23 Everett Street - Conference room, 2nd floor'''
  
This course examines current legal, political, social, and technical struggles for control of the global Internet—and the content and relationships it conveys. The course focuses on the interaction of new technologies and services with emerging models of production, innovation, communication, learning, and civic engagement—looking at both the US and international contexts. Prerequisites: willingness to experiment with new technologies and to participate in class discussions, whether virtually or in person. (4 credits)  '''[[course overview|continued...]]'''
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It is hard to overstate the role the Internet plays in our lives. The Net has developed not only as the greatest means of producing and sharing information that the world has ever known, but also as a fundamental tool in global political, social, and economic processes. The Net has been heralded by many as nothing less than a means of fundamentally transforming our world into one that is more just, more democratic, and more affluent, while redrawing the boundaries of political and economic power. But the Net is no longer a frontier, and the early days of the Internet exceptionalism have given way to increased regulatory responses. Just as the Internet allowed users to discover new and interesting ways to transform lives, those who seek to control the levers of power around the Internet have discovered means of controlling its content and dissemination, through technological, monetary, normative, and legal means…(4 credits)  '''[[course overview|continued...]]'''
  
=='''Syllabus at a glance:'''==
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=='''Syllabus at a glance'''==
 
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| Jan 25
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| Jan 29
 
| [[Politics and Technology of Control: Introduction]]
 
| [[Politics and Technology of Control: Introduction]]
 
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| Feb 1
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| Feb 5
 
| [[Paradigms for Studying the Internet]]
 
| [[Paradigms for Studying the Internet]]
 
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| Feb 8
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| Feb 12
| [[New Economic Models]]
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| [[A Series of Tubes: Infrastructure, Broadband, and Baseline Content Control]]
| ''([Assignment_1_Details_and_Reporting Assignment 1] due)''
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| ''(Assignment 1 due)''
 
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| Feb 15
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| Feb 19
| [[Peer Production and Collaboration]]
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| [[Whose Values? International Issues with Internet Regulation]]
 
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| Feb 22
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| Feb 26
| [[Collective Action and Decision-making]]
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| [[Regulating Speech Online]]
| ''([[Assignment 2]] due)''
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| ''(Assignment 2 due)''
 
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| Mar 1
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| Mar 5
| [[New and Old Media, Participation, and Information]]
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| [[Copyright Part 1: Guiding Principles and Online Application]]
 
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| Mar 8
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| Mar 12
| [[Law's Role in Regulating Online Conduct and Speech]]
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| [[Copyright Part 2: Enforcement and Balances]]
| ''([[Assignment 3]] due)''
 
 
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| Mar 15
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| Mar 19
 
| ''No class - Spring Break''
 
| ''No class - Spring Break''
 
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| Mar 22
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| Mar 26
| [[Regulating Speech Online]]
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| [[Collective Action, Politics, and Protests]]
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| ''(Assignment 3 due)''
 
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| Mar 29
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| Apr 2
| [[Internet Infrastructure and Regulation]]
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| [[Peer Production: Development from the Edges and from the Crowd]]
 
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| Apr 5
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| Apr 9
| [[Copyright in Cyberspace]]
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| [[Hacking, Hackers, and Hacktivism]]
| ''([[Assignment 4]] due)''
 
 
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| Apr 12
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| Apr 16
|[[Control and Code: Privacy Online]]  
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| [[Informing the Public in the Internet Age]]  
 
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| Apr 19
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| Apr 23
| [[Internet and Democracy]]
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| [[Privacy]]
 
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| Apr 26
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| Apr 30
| [[Internet and Democracy: The Sequel]]
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| [[The Profitability of the Internet]]
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| ''(Assignment 4 due)''
 
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| May 3
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| May 7
| [[Cybersecurity and Cyberwarfare]]
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|''No class - final project preparation''
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| ''(Optional [[Assignments#Extra_Credit|Extra Credit]] due)''
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| May 10
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| May 14
|'''[[Final Project]] due''' (no class)
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|Final class - wrap up and student presentations
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|''([[Final Project]] due)''
 
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'''Course Information:'''
 
'''Course Information:'''
* [[Overview of Assignments]]
 
 
* [[Class Participation]]
 
* [[Class Participation]]
 
* [[Grading]]
 
* [[Grading]]
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'''Assignments & Projects:'''
 
'''Assignments & Projects:'''
 
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* [[Assignments]]
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* [[Assigned Readings|Complete List of Assigned Readings]]
 
* [[Final Project]]
 
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* [[Powerpoint Slides from Class]]
 
* [[Powerpoint Slides from Class]]
 
* [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:How_to_edit_a_page How to edit a wiki]
 
* [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:How_to_edit_a_page How to edit a wiki]
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* [http://www.extension.harvard.edu/resources/writing.jsp Extension School Writing Center]
 
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'''External:'''
 
'''External:'''
 
* [[Upcoming Events]]
 
* [[Upcoming Events]]
* [[In the news]]
 
 
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'''People:'''
 
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=='''Participating During Class (Tuesdays 5:30-7:30 pm EST)'''==
 
=='''Participating During Class (Tuesdays 5:30-7:30 pm EST)'''==
* Live Quicktime stream during class (open this URL in Quicktime Player):<br>
 
** '''rtsp://harmony.law.harvard.edu/ptc.sdp'''<br>
 
** The best option is generally to copy this URL into QuickTime Player
 
** You can also watch via http (http://harmony.law.harvard.edu/ptc.sdp).  This is typically not as clear.
 
  
* [http://cyber.law.harvard.edu/questions/ Question Tool] (pick "InternetSociety2011") [http://cyber.law.harvard.edu/questions/InternetSociety2011 Direct URL]  
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You can participate during class either by attending in person or through Adobe Connect:
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* The class will be held in the conference room at the Berkman Center for Internet & Society, 23 Everett St., Second Floor, Cambridge, MA 02138 ([http://cyber.law.harvard.edu/home/contact directions])
  
* You may also IM to Rob or David directly via gtalk (or jabber): lstu.e120@gmail.com
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* You can use Adobe Connect to participate during class time. '''Visit [http://continuinged.adobeconnect.com/lstu_e120 our Adobe Connect site] and log in as guest.'''
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: We will be experimenting with remote audiovisual presentation through the Adobe Connect platform. We recommend that, if you would like to speak during class, you use a combination headphone/microphone to participate.  Alternatively, you may use headphones along with your computer's built-in mic.  As a last resort, you can use your computer's built-in mic without headphones, but please be aware that this may cause audio issues for both you and the class as a whole.
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: ''Note: When you log in to Adobe Connect, you will log in as a guest.  Please use your full name or a pseudonym that will allow us to identify who you are so we can give you credit for your class participation. If you use a pseudonym, let one of the TAs know who you are so we can be sure to give you credit.''
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: If you have any trouble running Adobe Connect, please go to the [https://continuinged.adobeconnect.com/common/help/en/support/meeting_test.htm support page on Adobe Connect's site] or click on the "Help" button in the upper right corner of the Connect window.
  
 
=='''Participating Asynchronously'''==
 
=='''Participating Asynchronously'''==
* You can add your thoughts to the Question Tool even after class is over; we will leave up the discussions from class for the entire week following.  [http://cyber.law.harvard.edu/questions/InternetSociety2011 Direct URL]  
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* The recorded videotapes of the class produced by Harvard Extension School are available [http://cm.dce.harvard.edu/2013/02/23879/dceweb-videopage.shtml here].  Videos are typically available 1-2 days after class.
* Online Office Hours with the TAs: TBD
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=='''Contact Information'''==
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* All questions, comments, etc. should be sent to: [mailto:is2013@cyber.law.harvard.edu is2013@cyber.law.harvard.edu]
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** There are no set office hours; feel free to send an email, and the TAs will respond to it as soon as they can.
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* If you need to contact an instructor or TA individually, please use their personal contact info located on the [[Staff Contact Info]] page.
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=='''Office Hours'''==
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'''Please note:''' we've also created a [[Final_Project#Frequently_Asked_Questions|frequently asked questions]] section that may help as you frame your final paper.
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Jeff, Andy, David, and Ryan will all be holding office hours during the normally scheduled class time on May 7th. Please make an appointment by filling your name or username in next to a time slot below. Please also indicate if you'd like to meet in class or over Skype. If you are using Skype, please also email us at is2013@cyber.law.harvard.edu with your Skype handle. If you cannot make any of these times but would like to discuss your paper please email us and we'll set up another time to talk.
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''Example:
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* 5:30-5:45 - asellars Skype''
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'''Jeff'''
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* 5:30-5:45 Asmith in class
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* 5:45-6:00 Kaley Sweeney in class
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* 6:00-6:15
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* 6:15-6:30
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* 6:30-6:45 Zak Paster via Skype
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* 6:45-7:00
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* 7:00-7:15
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* 7:15-7:30
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'''Andy'''
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* 5:30-5:45 Hgaylor In Class
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* 5:45-6:00
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* 6:00-6:15
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* 6:15-6:30
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* 6:30-6:45
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* 6:45-7:00
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* 7:00-7:15 Jaclyn Horowitz via Skype
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* 7:15-7:30
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'''David'''
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* 5:30-5:45 Rich via phone
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* 5:45-6:00
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* 6:00-6:15
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* 6:15-6:30
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* 6:30-6:45
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* 6:45-7:00
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* 7:00-7:15
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* 7:15-7:30
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'''Ryan'''
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* 5:30-5:45 Caroline - Skype - carolineharvard
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* 5:45-6:00
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* 6:00-6:15
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* 6:15-6:30
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* 7:00-7:15
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Latest revision as of 12:57, 21 October 2013

The course evaluation is now live. Log in to complete the evaluation.

Internet and Society: Technologies and Politics of Control

LSTU E–120 - Harvard Extension School - Spring 2013 - Tuesdays 5:30-7:30 pm EST

Berkman Center for Internet and Society - 23 Everett Street - Conference room, 2nd floor

It is hard to overstate the role the Internet plays in our lives. The Net has developed not only as the greatest means of producing and sharing information that the world has ever known, but also as a fundamental tool in global political, social, and economic processes. The Net has been heralded by many as nothing less than a means of fundamentally transforming our world into one that is more just, more democratic, and more affluent, while redrawing the boundaries of political and economic power. But the Net is no longer a frontier, and the early days of the Internet exceptionalism have given way to increased regulatory responses. Just as the Internet allowed users to discover new and interesting ways to transform lives, those who seek to control the levers of power around the Internet have discovered means of controlling its content and dissemination, through technological, monetary, normative, and legal means…(4 credits) continued...

Syllabus at a glance

Jan 29 Politics and Technology of Control: Introduction
Feb 5 Paradigms for Studying the Internet
Feb 12 A Series of Tubes: Infrastructure, Broadband, and Baseline Content Control (Assignment 1 due)
Feb 19 Whose Values? International Issues with Internet Regulation
Feb 26 Regulating Speech Online (Assignment 2 due)
Mar 5 Copyright Part 1: Guiding Principles and Online Application
Mar 12 Copyright Part 2: Enforcement and Balances
Mar 19 No class - Spring Break
Mar 26 Collective Action, Politics, and Protests (Assignment 3 due)
Apr 2 Peer Production: Development from the Edges and from the Crowd
Apr 9 Hacking, Hackers, and Hacktivism
Apr 16 Informing the Public in the Internet Age
Apr 23 Privacy
Apr 30 The Profitability of the Internet (Assignment 4 due)
May 7 No class - final project preparation (Optional Extra Credit due)
May 14 Final class - wrap up and student presentations (Final Project due)


Course Information:

Assignments & Projects:

Resources:

External:

People:

Participating During Class (Tuesdays 5:30-7:30 pm EST)

You can participate during class either by attending in person or through Adobe Connect:

  • The class will be held in the conference room at the Berkman Center for Internet & Society, 23 Everett St., Second Floor, Cambridge, MA 02138 (directions)
We will be experimenting with remote audiovisual presentation through the Adobe Connect platform. We recommend that, if you would like to speak during class, you use a combination headphone/microphone to participate. Alternatively, you may use headphones along with your computer's built-in mic. As a last resort, you can use your computer's built-in mic without headphones, but please be aware that this may cause audio issues for both you and the class as a whole.
Note: When you log in to Adobe Connect, you will log in as a guest. Please use your full name or a pseudonym that will allow us to identify who you are so we can give you credit for your class participation. If you use a pseudonym, let one of the TAs know who you are so we can be sure to give you credit.
If you have any trouble running Adobe Connect, please go to the support page on Adobe Connect's site or click on the "Help" button in the upper right corner of the Connect window.

Participating Asynchronously

  • The recorded videotapes of the class produced by Harvard Extension School are available here. Videos are typically available 1-2 days after class.

Contact Information

  • All questions, comments, etc. should be sent to: is2013@cyber.law.harvard.edu
    • There are no set office hours; feel free to send an email, and the TAs will respond to it as soon as they can.
  • If you need to contact an instructor or TA individually, please use their personal contact info located on the Staff Contact Info page.

Office Hours

Please note: we've also created a frequently asked questions section that may help as you frame your final paper.

Jeff, Andy, David, and Ryan will all be holding office hours during the normally scheduled class time on May 7th. Please make an appointment by filling your name or username in next to a time slot below. Please also indicate if you'd like to meet in class or over Skype. If you are using Skype, please also email us at is2013@cyber.law.harvard.edu with your Skype handle. If you cannot make any of these times but would like to discuss your paper please email us and we'll set up another time to talk.


Example:

  • 5:30-5:45 - asellars Skype

Jeff

  • 5:30-5:45 Asmith in class
  • 5:45-6:00 Kaley Sweeney in class
  • 6:00-6:15
  • 6:15-6:30
  • 6:30-6:45 Zak Paster via Skype
  • 6:45-7:00
  • 7:00-7:15
  • 7:15-7:30

Andy

  • 5:30-5:45 Hgaylor In Class
  • 5:45-6:00
  • 6:00-6:15
  • 6:15-6:30
  • 6:30-6:45
  • 6:45-7:00
  • 7:00-7:15 Jaclyn Horowitz via Skype
  • 7:15-7:30

David

  • 5:30-5:45 Rich via phone
  • 5:45-6:00
  • 6:00-6:15
  • 6:15-6:30
  • 6:30-6:45
  • 6:45-7:00
  • 7:00-7:15
  • 7:15-7:30

Ryan

  • 5:30-5:45 Caroline - Skype - carolineharvard
  • 5:45-6:00
  • 6:00-6:15
  • 6:15-6:30
  • 6:30-6:45
  • 6:45-7:00
  • 7:00-7:15
  • 7:15-7:30