Information Science Freshmen Experience: Techniques for Problem Solving
To view lecture notes for a given lesson follow the links below. Lecture notes will be added the day of each lecture. Assignments will be listed for each section. Assignments are due before class.
Introduction - Review Syllabus and course expectations - 8.20.2009
Blog Orientation - Selecting a Theme - 8.25.2009
- Web Site Overview
- Getting Started with your Wordpress Blog
Homework (Due 8.27.09): Write your first blog post reflecting on your personal expectations for the semester. Make sure you categorize and/or tag the post. If you are feeling adventurous try adding a photo to the post.
Using Wordpress - 8.27.2009
Assignment: Customize your blog sidebar.
Information Discovery - 9.1.2009
Learning Activity - 9.3.2009
Review your favorite web-based service from the list on this page (or another service that that you already use) and write a blog post explaining it's functionality, the pro's and con's of using the particular service, and discuss the service's potential for impacting the way you work. Please be prepared to discuss in class on Tuesday.
Listening - 9.8.09
- Catherine Lowry - Information Technology Coordinator
- Video - via youtube
Blog Assignment: Observe your listening habits over the next week. Due next Tuesday 9.15.09, discuss what you learned about yourself and what areas you need to strengthen.
Extra Credit Assignment: Attend the Service Learning Fair - Details - Bring Proof of attendance for credit (Program or other literature signed by at least three vendors/booths)
Information Discovery - 9.10.2009
Scavenger Hunt - 9.12.2009
Scavenger Hunt - 9.17.2009
PowerPoint - 9.22.2009
Assignment: Blog Post - Reflect on your personality type and how you can apply this information to be a more successful student
Assignment: PowerPoint Presentation - Presented 10.1.09 in class - This will be a short presentation about you and your interests.
PowerPoint - 9.24.2009
PowerPoint - 9.29.2009
PowerPoint - 10.1.2009
- Presentations - Time Management and Goal Setting - Catherine Lowry
Assignment: Blog Post - Reflect on your presentation. What were your strengths & weaknesses? Identify areas you could improve and discuss possible strategies for doing so. Please be thorough.
Time Management and Goal Setting - 10.6.2009
- Time Management and Goal Setting - Catherine Lowry
Assignment: Blog Post - Formulate & discuss your personal strategy for managing your time while pursuing your degree
What is Information Science? - 10.8.2009
Assignment: Blog Post - In your own words answer the question "What is Information Science?"
Bioinformatics - 10.13.09
Information Science Curricullum - 10.15.09
IFSC Faculty Presentations - 10.20.09
IFSC Faculty Presentations - 10.22.09
Assignment: Blog Post - Discuss a research interest of one of the IFSC faculty that you found particularly interesting
Virtual Reality - 10.29.09
Assignment: Blog Post - Discuss how both BioInformatics and Virtual Reality will shape our future
Working in Teams - Communication strategies for success - 11.3.09
Working in Teams - Communication strategies for success - 11.5.09
Service Learning - 11.10.09
Assignment: Blog Post - What does Service Learning mean to you?
Service Learning - 11.17.09
- Team Progress Reports
- Project Work
Service Learning - 11.19.09
- "Getting it Write"- Effectively communicating technical information to non-technical audiences - Suzann Barr - Rhetoric and Writing
Project Lab Time - 12.1.09
Project Lab Time - 12.3.09
Final - 12.10.09