Assignment Synthesis Example – The Maker Community

The assignments in INFO 200 are meant to build on student knowledge of a community’s information behavior, understanding of peer-reviewed research articles and community-created resources related to the group, and a synthesis of our course content with findings about the community. Blogging and the other major assignments should provide content and insights for the successful completion of the research paper. Content can be remixed and re-used.

Here is an example from a previous student whose work focused on the DIY and STEAM makers as an information community illustrating the path from blogging, through the assignments, to a successful paper.

Thanks to SJSU student Dani Musick for providing these assignments!

Blog Posts:

Blog Post #2: Describe the Information Community you are choosing to explore for the course and the research paper

Blog Post #3: Report on the information-seeking behavior and information needs of chosen community

Blog Post #4: Summarize one of the peer-reviewed articles relating to your information community you’ve found

Blog Post #5: Explore how libraries and information centers create learning and programming opportunities for your chosen community

Blog Post #6: Report on the issues your community may face on an international scale

Blog Post #7: Report on your community’s use of emerging technologies


Context Book Review

Information Sources Survey

Literature Review Matrix (PDF)

Literature Review Matrix (Word Doc)

Research Paper