Welcome to Module 1: Information Communities

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. 

Join URL: https://sjsu.zoom.us/j/98222912184?pwd=dCswbitMZTFVRWxyYXpLbzk1UzE3QT09

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. 

Action Items:

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
Major Assignment Due Dates: 

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