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.

Introduction - Review Syllabus and course expectations - 8.19.2010

Blog Orientation - Selecting a Theme - 8.24.2010

Homework (Due 8.26.10): 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

Using Wordpress - 8.26.2010

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

Information Discovery - 8.31.2010

Information Discovery - 9.2.2010

  • Resources
  • In-Class Activity
    • 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.

Getting to know EIT - 9.7.2010

  • Katie Young - EIT Dean's Office

Assignment: Blog Post – Discuss three new things your learned about EIT

Getting to know UALR - 9.9.2010

  • Scavenger Hunt

MBTI - 9.14.2010

  • Catherine Lowry

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

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)

PowerPoint - 9.16.2010

  • Outline your presentation and begin collecting resources

Assignment: PowerPoint Presentation - Presented 9.30.10 in class - This will be a short presentation about you and your interests.

PowerPoint - 9.21.2010

PowerPoint - 9.23.2010

PowerPoint - 9.28.2010

PowerPoint - 9.30.2010

  • 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.

Catherine Lowry - 10.5.2010

  • Working in Teams
  • Affinity Diagram

What is Information Science? - 10.7.2010

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

Bioinformatics - 10.12.2010

  • Dr. Steve Jennings

Careers in Information Science - 10.14.2010

Virtual Reality - 10.19.10

  • Dr. Edi Tudoreanu

Assignment: Blog Post - Discuss how both BioInformatics and Virtual Reality will shape our future

IFSC Faculty Presentations - 10.21.10

IFSC Faculty Visits Recap - 10.26.10

  • In-class Blog Assignment: Assignment: Blog Post - Discuss a research interest of one of the IFSC faculty that you found particularly interesting
  • Assignment check-off

Final - 12.9.10


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