First Year Experience – Fall 2013

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What is Information Science? - November 11, 2013

  • Dr. Elizabeth Pierce – Chair of Information Science Department
  • Team Assignments – You should meet briefly with your team to exchange contact information and to get organized. You should begin to discuss potential topics for your project and come to class next Monday prepared to begin working on the project. The project guidelines can be reviewed here.
  • Next Monday you will work on the following with your teammates
    • 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 listed above. Due to me by next Monday. Be prepared to give a status report to the class (one per team).
  • You are welcome to meet as a team later this week and begin work on the project. I’ll try and get your topic approved within 24 hours of submitting your proposal. After today, you’ll have two full sessions to work on the project before the Thanksgiving Holiday. Working ahead is in your best interest.

Assignment

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

Service Learning and Presentation Wrap-up - November 4, 2013

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. In addition to the post please share the presentation file with me via Google Drive or email.

Presentation Wrap-Up - October 28, 2013

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. In addition to the post please share the presentation file with me via Google Drive or email.

Meet in the Emerging Analytics Center - October 7, 2013

Assignment

Create a Google Doc reflecting  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 tswallace@ualr.edu. Do not email me this document!. Use the built in sharing functionality of Google Docs. If you do not know how to do this you can look here for help. (minimum three paragraphs)

MBTI - September 23, 2013

  • MBTI
  • Debrief – Kevin Honeycutt

Assignment

On your blog, discuss what you learned about yourself by completing the MBTI. Explain how what you learned will better prepare you for working in teams. Please be thorough.

Complete Class 5 and Class 6  of Power Searching with Google.

 

 

Web-Based Tools Roundup - September 16, 2013

Assignment:

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 Tuesday. Please be prepared to discuss in class.

Complete Class 3 and Class 4  of Power Searching with Google.

WordPress Explained - August 26, 2013

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

RSS Feed Aggregators

The World is Flat 3.0

http://video.mit.edu/watch/the-world-is-flat-30-9321/

Assignment

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  9/9/13) 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? Please do a through review of this piece and share your thoughts on the topic. This should be a thorough review and critique.

Course Overview and Introduction to WordPress - August 19, 2013

Homework

(Due 8.26.13): 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 tswallace@ualr.edu