For this module we explore more information behavior theory and look at how theories and models are used to understand various information communities. Some information behavior theories explain the various stages of the search process, while those like Everyday Life Information Seeking (ELIS) frame information needs within the context of the human experience. Others typify the experience of those immersed in leisure pursuits.
- Please review my post regarding graduate work and our course and the post on keeping up.
- Please review the post regarding surveys and interviews in your research. We cannot do this in INFO 200.
- Thanks for all your blog posts for Blog Report Post #2. I will be reading them this week. Because we use feeds and readers for this section of 200, individual post URL submissions to Canvas are not required. Twice during the semester, you will submit your blog URL to Canvas for grading. The Blog Report assignment is cumulative.
- Try using an @username to give another classmate a shout out or send me a public thought with @michael. See this post for more info.
- The Book Review is due 9/20. You will publish it on your blog and submit the URL to Canvas. Many of you may be reading your selection now and will soon be getting started on the review.
Class Assignment Chat:
Students are encouraged to attend if schedules allow. The session will be recorded.
Blog Reports Due Dates: (Full blog report descriptions are here.)
- 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