Course Modules

 It is essential that you keep steady attention to the course, to the modules, to the readings, and to the blog postings from your classmates.

Modules include the following sections:

Things to Read
The required readings explore topics you are expected to understand and incorporate into your assignments for all modules in the course.

Things to View
The assigned and required media-based presentations extend your knowledge and offer new dimensions to the topics.

Things to Explore
These materials are optional enhancements to the course content that offer more insight into the module topics.

Module 1: Information Communities and the Social Construction of Knowledge: Introduction

Module 2: Information Users and Information Seeking Behavior

Module 3: Information Seeking and Information Communities

Module 4: Researching Information Communities

Module 5:Connecting Users with Information: Research-Based Resources and Services

Module 6: Community-Generated Information Sources and Services

Module 7: User Experience

Module 8: Ethical Issues and Information Communities

Module 9: Intellectual Freedom and American Law

Week 10: Community Informatics

Week 11: Global Librarianship

Module 12: Teaching & Learning

Module 13: Emerging Technologies

Module 14: Expanding Roles

Week 15: Course Wrap-up/Open

Week 16: Term Paper Due