Freshman Experience – Sec. 2

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What is Information Science? - November 5, 2012

In-Class Assignment

You should cover the following at your 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 next Monday. Be prepared to give a status report to the class (one per team).


Blog Post – In your own words answer the question “What is Information Science?”

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.


In-Class Lab - October 8, 2012

Create a Google Doc that includes a list of three things you learned from Jennifer Moodey’s talk about 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. This is due by the end of the day today.

I have postponed the presentations until October 22nd. Please review the guidelines on this page and let me know if you have any questions. See you next week.

EIT Q & A with Jennifer Moody - September 24, 2012

  • EIT Student Services – Jennifer Moody
  • Exploring Web-based Resources
  • MBTI – Please complete in class and then email me a screen shot of your score. It is imperative that you do this before your next class schedule.


Review your favorite web-based service in 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. Post is due next Monday. Please be prepared to discuss in class.

WordPress Explained - September 10, 2012

  • Blog Settings
  • Applying a Theme
  • Customizing the Sidebar
  • Widgets
  • RSS Feeds

The World is Flat 3.0


Customize your blog. Apply a new theme. Customize the sidebar. Add a few widgets. Display an rss feed from a site that you frequent.

(Due  9/17/12) Write a blog post reflecting on your thoughts of Tom Friedman’s The World is Flat 3.0 video. Do you agree or disagree with the author’s perspective on globalization?

Course Overview and Introduction to WordPress - August 27, 2012


(Due 9.6.12): 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.

Send the URL of your newly created blog to