Reflection Blogging Grading & More

Some thoughts for all related to a question I had about our reflective blogging assignment as you work on Post #3 and beyond.

  • Start getting very serious about weaving your peer reviewed sources and studies you are finding into your posts. That will set you up to have draft chunks of your paper.
  • Utilizing a more formal voice will prepare you for the scholarly written work you will do the rest of the semester.
  • Begin to use the proper APA citation method in text: i.e. Stephens (2016) explored the benefits of blogging platforms for LIS students…
  • Don’t fret about APA formatting not being perfect – ideas and synthesis of your research is more important.
  • Professional articles are super useful as well but do not carry the weight of research-based sources. Use them to support your ideas, but be sure the scholarly approaches are predominant.
  • Review Module 2 as needed for information on sources, etc.

Reminder: Blogging is cumulative, graded twice. I do not grade individual posts because I want everyone to have time to find their footing with the assignment. I will grade twice. See the dates below.

Blog Report Due Dates: (See assignment page for full descriptors.)

  • Blog Post #1: Introduce yourself. (Participation) 8/23
  • Blog Post #2: Describe the Information Community you are choosing to explore for the course and the research paper. 9/13
  • Blog Post #3: Report on the information-seeking behavior and information needs of chosen community. 9/27
  • Blog Post #4: Summarize one of the peer-reviewed articles relating to your information community you’ve found. 10/04 (Submit your URL for grading)
  • Blog Post #5: Explore how libraries and information centers create learning and programming opportunities for your chosen community. 11/15
  • Blog Post #6: Report on the issues your community may face on an international scale. 11/22
  • Blog Post #7: Report on your community’s use of emerging technologies 12/06 (Submit your URL for grading by 12/07)
  • Blog Post #8: Personal reflection on information communities. (Participation)  12/07

I will do a midterm check in for students if they want to chat about their progress. Will post about that soon, after #3 is done.  I am also available for questions here, on Zoom IM, etc at anytime.  Also if someone is way off track, I message them privately.

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