Greetings all! Our first module begins today. This module explores the nature of information, definitions of community, and how communities form around information and knowledge sharing/creation.
You’ll find a lecture, readings and more. A description of the module requirements is here.
INFO 200 Section Site Postings:
- Each week will begin with a “Welcome to…” post introducing the week’s module. It will contain vital information and action items for everyone. Due dates will be highlighted.
- Some weeks will also include a separate “Getting Started…” post introducing a major assignment.
- Other posts will highlight various content and helpers for the course.
Class Social Time:
I will be hosting a drop in class chat on August 30 at Noon PT on Zoom. Please feel free to drop in and say hi. I’ll be having a cup of tea and will be glad to say hello or answer a question. I will record the session for those who cannot attend.
Class Assignment Chat:
Also, I will have a special Assignment Q & A on September 27 at Noon PT to take questions about the three major written assignments.
- If you haven’t added a profile pic or avatar, please do so by editing your Profile under the top right-hand menu on our site. Remember: you can use any image to represent yourself in our class.
- IMPORTANT: Be sure to share your blog URL for the upcoming OPML. I think you’ll really like using a newsreader or aggregator to follow everyone’s blogs for class!
- Please read this post about your blog and activity visibility at the Community Site.
- There’s an icebreaker for all INFO 200 students in all sections at the Community Site too. Take a look and chime in.
- Please join the Course Site Help group if you have questions or want to monitor others’ questions.
- Did you know you can use a “Twitter-like” @ username to address someone directly? Try it out! I’m @michael. If you use the @username our site alerts the person!
- Start thinking about what book you’d like to read for the Book Review assignment.
Blog Report Due Dates: (See assignment page for full descriptors.)
- 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
- 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
- Blog Post #8: Personal reflection on information communities. (Participation) 12/07