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.
- 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. At the end of 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 2/23. 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.
- We will meet for questions about the three major written assignments. https://sjsu.zoom.us/j/964027934
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. 3/1
- Blog Post #4: Summarize one of the peer-reviewed articles relating to your information community you’ve found. 3/8
- Blog Post #5: Explore how libraries and information centers create learning and programming opportunities for your chosen community. 4/26
Major Assignment Due Dates: