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: Creation Culture


Week 15: Course Wrap-up/Open


Week 16: Term Paper Due