***** To join INSNA, visit http://www.sfu.ca/~insna/ ***** David, We published: Valente, T. W. (1996). The diffusion network game. Connections, 19(2), 30-37. if you don't have access to back issues of Connections, I can send you a copy. The game uses pocker chips to illustrates how ideas and practices spread through communities, you have to collect classroom network data a week before hand, but otherwise it is simple to implement and students like it a lot. - Tom V. David Lazer wrote: > ***** To join INSNA, visit http://www.sfu.ca/~insna/ ***** > > I will be teaching a short course on social network analysis later this > semester, and I have a question: what are the coolest classroom exercises > that you have used to illuminate network concepts? One example: Barry > Wellman has students analyze the origins and destinations of their e-mails > for a discrete period of time to illustrate some ideas about distance, > e-mail, and social networks. Clearly social network analysis has direct > applicability to people's lives, and there is a great pedagogical > opportunity to tap into that. I have some ideas, but would like to hear > what other people have done. > > Thanks. > > David > > _____________________________________________________________________ > SOCNET is a service of INSNA, the professional association for social > network researchers (http://www.sfu.ca/~insna/). To unsubscribe, send > an email message to [log in to unmask] containing the line > UNSUBSCRIBE SOCNET in the body of the message. > -- To learn more about my evaluation book go to: http://www.oup-usa.org/isbn/0195141768.html My personal webpage: http://www-hsc.usc.edu/~tvalente/ --- Thomas W. Valente, PhD Director, Master of Public Health Program http://www.usc.edu/hsc/medicine/preventive_med/ipr/mph/ Department of Preventive Medicine School of Medicine University of Southern California 1000 Fremont Ave. Building A Room 5133 Alhambra CA 91803 phone: (626) 457-6678 fax: (626) 457-6699 email: [log in to unmask] _____________________________________________________________________ SOCNET is a service of INSNA, the professional association for social network researchers (http://www.sfu.ca/~insna/). To unsubscribe, send an email message to [log in to unmask] containing the line UNSUBSCRIBE SOCNET in the body of the message.