Thomas Wallace: Lectures and Resources - A collection of website design lectures and resources

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.

Final - 12.8.11

Please submit via email ( your final paper and peer evaluations no later than 12:30pm today. Late submissions will not be accepted. If you have not filled out the course evaluation please do so below. I have enjoyed having you all this semester. We will not meet in the classroom .

Service Learning Project Work - 11.17.2011

Service Learning Project Work - 11.3.2011

You should cover the following at you in class team meeting.

  • Service Learning Project Topic - Submit for Approval
  • Team Organization - Who is responsible for what. Everyone should have a role.
  • Project Scheduling - Book your date and time with the DSC for your booth (Week Before Finals)
  • Submit to me as a Google Doc your project proposal (1 Per Team). This document should include all of the information listied above. Due to me by the end of the day. Be prepared to give a status report to the class on Tuesday (one per team).

Virtual Reality Center - 11.1.2011

  • Meet in the VRC

Bioinformatics - 10.27.2011

  • Dr. Steve Jennings

Assignment: Blog Post - Discuss a research interest of one of the IFSC faculty that you found particularly interesting

Service Learning - 10.25.11

Assignment: Blog Post - What does Service Learning mean to you?

Information Science Faculty - 10.18.2011

Jobs in Information Science - 10.13.2011

What is Information Science? - 10.11.2011

Assignment: Blog Post - In your own words answer the question "What is Information Science?"

MBTI Debreif - 10.6.2011

  • Catherine Lowry
  • 5 Minute Presentations

Blog Assignment: Discuss what you learned about yourself by completing the MBTI

PowerPoint Presentations - 10.4.2011

  • 5 Minute Presentations

PowerPoint Presentations - 9.29.2011

  • 5 Minute Presentations

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.

PowerPoint Lab- 9.27.2011

Please review the content below in preparation for your presentations on Thursday. Remeber to use your search skills if you are having a specific issue that you can't resolve. I'll be checking email periodically throughout the day if you have any questions

MBTI - 9.22.2011

  • Catherine Lowry

Blog Assignment: Discuss what you learned about yourself by completing the MBTI

PowerPoint - 9.20.2011

PowerPoint - 9.15.2011

Assignment: PowerPoint Presentation - Presented 9.29.11 in class - This will be a short presentation about you and your interests.

Getting to know EIT - 9.13.2011

  • Katie Young - EIT Dean's Office
  • In-Class Assignment:

    Create a Google Doc that includes a list of three things you learned from Katie Young's talk on EIT. Also in this document I would like you to write a minimum three paragraphs on the experience you had during the scavenger hunt last week. Discuss how your team decided to tackle the hunt, whether or not you felt like you worked as a team, and what you would do differently. When you complete this assignment you should share this document with Do not email me this document!. Use the built in sharing functionlity of Google Docs. If you do not know how to do this you can look here for help.

Teamwork - 9.8.2011

  • Scavenger Hunt

Information Discovery - 9.6.2011

Information Discovery - 9.1.2011

  • Resources
  • In-Class Activity
    • Read and watch this overview of the social bookmarking site - Overview
    • Create a Delicious Account
    • Tag in Delicious at least three articles related to defining and explaining folksonomies
    • Display your Delicious account bookmarks RSS in your blog sidebar

Assignment: 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.

Information Discovery - 8.30.2011

Using Wordpress - 8.25.2011

  • Applying a Theme
  • Customizing the Sidebar
  • Widgets
  • Video: Tom Friedman - The World is Flat

Assignment: Customize your blog sidebar. Write a blog post on your thoughts from the Tom Friedman Video

Blog Orientation - Selecting a Theme - 8.23.2011

Homework (Due 8.25.10): 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.

Browse the Wordpress Theme Repository. If you find a theme that you would like to use please email the theme name and URL to

Introduction - Review Syllabus and course expectations - 8.18.2011

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