Information Technology Tools and Applications – Advanced Topic: Web 2.0 and Social Media
Summer 2018 Syllabus
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Canvas Information: Courses will be available beginning June 4th, 6 am PT unless you are taking an intensive or a one-unit or two-unit class that starts on a different day. In that case, the class will open on the first day that the class meets.
You will be enrolled in the Canvas site automatically.
Mode of instruction
This course will be entirely asynchronous. We will use Canvas for online discussions, for the submission of assignments and for accessing readings and course material.
Students will also create accounts for Pinterest, Twitter, and Instagram. Using these accounts, students will become familiar with how these tools/applications can be utilized in a library setting to engage customers/students. It is acceptable for students to create these accounts with fictitious names, however, accounts must be made public for me and other students in this class to view and interact with. Detailed instructions will be available in each assignment.
A webcam and microphone are required for some of the applications we will use.
There will be a total of five assignments, which includes the weekly discussion posts as follows:
- Weekly Discussion Posts using Voice Thread and Pinterest supports CLO #1 and CLO #4.
- Sample blog entry supports CLO #1.
- Prezi with Voice Thread: Web 2.0 Tool or Social Media application of choice supports CLO #1 and CLO # 3.
- Infographic: Social Media Around the World supports CLO # 2.
- Social Media Strategic Plan supports CLO #3, CLO # 4 and CLO #5.
|June 4||Course Overview, Introductions, Syllabus|
|June 11||Brief History of Web 2.0 and Social Media||Voice Thread, Pinterest, Twitter|
|June 18||Top 10 and Rest of Social Media||Voice Thread, Pinterest, Instagram
|June 25||Libraries and Web 2.0 and Social Media||Voice Thread, Pinterest, Twitter|
|July 2||Web 2.0 and Education
|Voice Thread, Pinterest, Instagram
Prezi with Voice Thread
|July 9||Big Data/Cybersecurity
Ethics and Privacy
Voice Thread, Pinterest, Twitter,
Social Media Strategic Plan Objective
|July 16||Marketing Web 2.0 and Social Media||Voice Thread, Pinterest, Instagram
Social Media Around the World
|July 23||Evaluating Web 2.0 and Social Media||Voice Thread, Pinterest, Twitter|
|July 30||Best and Worst Social Media Practices||Voice Thread, Pinterest, Instagram
Social Media Strategic Plan
|August 6||Staying Up to Date
Future of Web 2.0 and Social Media
Voice Thread, Pinterest, Twitter and
|"Not Your Average Discussion Board"||30 points|
|Blogging Sample||10 points|
|Prezi with Voice Thread||15 points|
|Social Media Around the World Infographic||15 points|
|Social Media Strategic Plan||30 points|
In the working world, projects are often collaborative in nature and deadlines are important. It is my goal to make sure you meet deadlines and are known to be a responsible and reliable colleague throughout your career.
Beginning from one minute late, for every 24 hours that an assignment is late, two points will be deducted from your assignment grade, unless you speak with me first.
Course Workload Expectations
Success in this course is based on the expectation that students will spend, for each unit of credit, a minimum of forty-five hours over the length of the course (normally 3 hours per unit per week with 1 of the hours used for lecture) for instruction or preparation/studying or course related activities including but not limited to internships, labs, clinical practica. Other course structures will have equivalent workload expectations as described in the syllabus.
Instructional time may include but is not limited to:
Working on posted modules or lessons prepared by the instructor; discussion forum interactions with the instructor and/or other students; making presentations and getting feedback from the instructor; attending office hours or other synchronous sessions with the instructor.
Student time outside of class:
In any seven-day period, a student is expected to be academically engaged through submitting an academic assignment; taking an exam or an interactive tutorial, or computer-assisted instruction; building websites, blogs, databases, social media presentations; attending a study group;contributing to an academic online discussion; writing papers; reading articles; conducting research; engaging in small group work.
INFO 202, other prerequisites may be added depending on content.
Course Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to:
- Develop strong written and oral communication skills through weekly voice thread postings and presentation style assignments.
- Understand how Social Media is being utilized in libraries around the world.
- Evaluate Social Media and Web 2.0 tools and develop a Strategic Plan for use in a specific library setting.
- Gain practical knowledge of a variety of Social Media tools through hands-on use and learn from peers about other applications.
- Understand the pros and cons of a variety of Social Media applications/tools within a specific type of library/organization.
INFO 246 supports the following core competencies:
- H Demonstrate proficiency in identifying, using, and evaluating current and emerging information and communication technologies.
- I Use service concepts, principles, and techniques to connect individuals or groups with accurate, relevant, and appropriate information.
- M Demonstrate oral and written communication skills necessary for professional work including collaboration and presentations.
No Textbooks For This Course.
The standard SJSU School of Information Grading Scale is utilized for all iSchool courses:
|97 to 100||A|
|94 to 96||A minus|
|91 to 93||B plus|
|88 to 90||B|
|85 to 87||B minus|
|82 to 84||C plus|
|79 to 81||C|
|76 to 78||C minus|
|73 to 75||D plus|
|70 to 72||D|
|67 to 69||D minus|
In order to provide consistent guidelines for assessment for graduate level work in the School, these terms are applied to letter grades:
- C represents Adequate work; a grade of "C" counts for credit for the course;
- B represents Good work; a grade of "B" clearly meets the standards for graduate level work;
For core courses in the MLIS program (not MARA or Informatics) — INFO 200, INFO 202, INFO 204 — the iSchool requires that students earn a B in the course. If the grade is less than B (B- or lower) after the first attempt you will be placed on administrative probation. You must repeat the class if you wish to stay in the program. If - on the second attempt - you do not pass the class with a grade of B or better (not B- but B) you will be disqualified.
- A represents Exceptional work; a grade of "A" will be assigned for outstanding work only.
Students are advised that it is their responsibility to maintain a 3.0 Grade Point Average (GPA).
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