Course Requirements & Keeping Up

Hey all – This Sunday your first reflective bog post is due: Blog Post #2: Description of Information Community you are choosing to explore for the course and the research paper. The post should be written clearly, with citations as needed, and free from errors. The Post #2 helper is intended to guide you.

As we go deeper into the semester, please make sure you pay close attention to the course schedule and due dates. I do not want to see anyone get behind. Each assignment builds on the next and the writing requirements are rigorous.  It is essential that you keep steady attention to the course blog, to the modules, to the readings, and the assignments. I appreciate all of the participation, messages and interaction from you all.

Success in this course is based on the expectation that students will spend, for each unit of credit, a minimum of forty-five hours over the length of the course.

This is one of the most important pages of the site:

Hints for Keeping Up 

Keep up with the flow of the course  via various channels. Use an RSS Reader (Feedly, Netvibes) and the class feeds or use this simple workflow:

1) Check the section site daily: The most important announcements from me will be here. Read all the posts you have not seen. Be sure to login to take advantage of commenting features and activity streams.

2) Peruse the latest activity daily:

3) See if there’s anything new in your groups by clicking Activity –> Groups (Everything).

If you are only interested in new posts, go back to the activity page and use the filter to look for new posts.

For more on the points devoted to engagement and participation:


Assignment Deadlines
All assignments are due on Sundays and must be turned in by 5 p.m PT
.  Late submissions will be reduced by 20% of the total points possible for that assignment.

The research paper will be due on a FRIDAY this semester to give you more time to refine your academic writing.


No incompletes are given for this section of INFO 200

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