Course Modules

 It is essential that you keep steady attention to the course, to the modules, to the readings, and to the blog postings from your classmates.

Modules include the following sections:

Things to Read
The required readings explore topics you are expected to understand and incorporate into your assignments for all modules in the course.

Things to View
The assigned and required media-based presentations extend your knowledge and offer new dimensions to the topics.

Things to Explore
These materials are optional enhancements to the course content that offer more insight into the module topics.


Module 1: Information Communities- An Introduction


Module 2: Researching Information Communities (Start here for module 2)

Part 1: Identifying Information Sources

Part 2: Academic Writing Conventions and Style


Module 3: Information Seeking Behavior 1


Module 4: Information Seeking Behavior 2


Module 5: Information Communities and Diverse Information Needs


Module 6: Research-based Information Resources


Module 7: Community-based Information Resources


Module 8: User Experience


Module 9: Intellectual Freedom and Information Communities


Module 10:  Information and Misinformation


Module 11: Teaching & Learning


Module 12: Global Information Communities


Module 13: Emerging Technologies


Module 14: Expanding Roles


Module 15: Course Wrap-up/Open


Module 16: Term Paper Due