Schedule

Wednesday August 28 – review syllabus, sign up for OpenLab and join course site

Mon 9/2 College Closed – Labor Day

Wed 9/4 No classes – College & Library are OPEN!

Mon 9/9 Brief history of media; the lifecycle of information; traditional print media: journalism,academic/government/research agency publications
Reading: Read Badke: Preface, Ch. 1 and Ch. 8
Assignment: Write one reading response blog post

Wed 9/11 Digital text: online versions of print media, “born digital” content
Reading: Meikle & Young pp. 1-11, Mod
Viewing: Common Craft blogs and wikis videos
Assignment
: Write one reading response blog post

Mon 9/16 Non-text media: sound, images, multimedia
Reading: Meikle & Young pp. 13-27, Brna, Sisario, Elton
Assignment: Write one reading response blog post
Discussion Facilitators: Wendy, Ohlynn, Edwin

Wed 9/18         Alternative media: print (zines, pamphlets, etc.) and electronic (blogs, wikis, etc.)
Reading: Eland, Zine World, Wright (Part I only)
Assignment: Write one reading response blog post
Discussion Facilitators: Tina, Hafsa, Harold

Mon 9/23         Web 2.0, Web 3.0 participatory media, and big data
Reading: Web 2.0 (Wikipedia), Baker, Tufte
Viewing: Common Craft social media video
Assignment: Write one reading response blog post

Wed 9/25         Copyright and fair use; open access
Reading: Center for Social Media sections “Code” and “Principles”; Viewing: Grey, Lessig, Faden
Assignment: Write one reading response blog post
Discussion Facilitators: Kimesha, Dimitri, Steve

Issues in Information and Media

Mon 9/30         Privacy: changing definitions; challenges of digital media
Reading: Marshall, P. (2009, November 6). Online privacy. CQ Researcher, 19, 933-956.
Wu, Why Monopolies Make Spying Easier
Assignment:  comment on at least one blog post
Discussion Facilitators: Sara, Livanesa, Moe

Wed 10/2         Ethics: Plagiarism
Reading: Isserman, Widdicombe
Assignment: Write one reading response blog post

Mon 10/7         Access: personal, institutional, digital divide
Reading: Martin Ch. 7; Samuelson, Aaron Swartz: Opening Access to Knowledge
Assignment: Write one reading response blog post
Discussion Facilitators: Atonu, Artur, Colle

How Information and Media Are Organized

Wed 10/9         Metadata: information about information, taxonomies, folksonomies
Reading: Badke Ch. 4, Dye, Harrod
Assignment: Comment on at least one blog post

Mon 10/14       College Closed – Columbus Day

TUES 10/15    Search mechanics: what is a database, how does a search engine work
Reading: Badke Ch. 3, Liddy, Agostini
Assignment: Write one reading response blog post
Discussion Facilitators: Bentley, Sandy, Frank

Finding Information and Media

Wed 10/16       The research process: needs assessment, preliminary strategies, topic development
Reading: Badke Ch. 2
Assignment: Comment on at least one blog post
DUE:  Research topic proposal draft

Mon 10/21       The research process: refining a topic, creating search strategies
Reading: Badke Appendix I, pp. 223-257, review Badke Ch. 3 pp. 54-60         Assignment: Write one research journal blog post; see blog for prompt

Wed 10/23       Searching: internet
Reading: Badke Ch. 6 (all) and Ch. 7 pp. 161-164; Viewing: Common Craft web search strategies video
DUE:  Research topic proposal final

Mon 10/28       Searching: library catalogs
Reading: Badke Ch. 5 pp. 89-93, Library of Congress Classification Outline
Assignment: Write one research journal blog post; see blog for prompt

 Wed 10/30       Searching: article databases
Reading: Badke Ch. 5 pp. 94-118
DUE: Annotated bibliography

 Using Information and Media

Mon 11/4         Guest Lecture: Professor Ian Beilin
Evaluation of sources in any format: how to evaluate
Reading: Berkeley, Cornell
Assignment: Write one research journal blog post; see blog for prompt

Wed 11/6         Guest Lecture: Professor Maura Smale
Evaluation of sources in any format: why to evaluate; evaluation game
Reading: Fister, Grimmelman
Assignment: Comment on at least one blog post
DUE: Research paper outline

Mon 11/11       Writing an academic research paper
Reading: Badke Ch. 10 and Appendix 1 pp. 223-257
Assignment: Write one research journal blog post

Wed 11/13       Rationale for documentation and citation
Reading: Hauptman pp. 7-13; Bugeja & Dimitrova pp. 33-39
Assignment: Write one reading response blog post

Mon 11/18       Documentation: standards, methods and styles for citing text and non-text media
Reading: Badke Ch. 9, browse Purdue OWL’s APA and MLA Style sections

Wed 11/20       Documentation: practical applications
Reading: Edge, Robinson
Assignment: comment on one or 2 blog posts

Thurs 11/21 DUE: Research paper draft

Mon 11/25       Documentation: standards, methods and styles for practices and processes
Assignment: Find one example of process documentation in any format, read it, and write one blog post in which you describe, summarize and critique it. Be prepared to discuss your example in class!

Wed 11/27       No class – Friday schedule

Mon 12/2         Introduce group project & form groups; group project work
Presentation of Information and Looking to the Future

Wed 12/4         Group project work

Thurs 12/5 DUE: Research paper final version

Mon 12/9         Group project work

Wed 12/11       Group project work

Mon 12/16       Student Presentations

Wed 12/18       Student Presentations
DUE before the beginning of class:  Online documentation project
DUE by the end of the day: self and group evaluations

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