INFO 287-15
Seminar in Information Science
Topic: Augmented Virtual Reality
Summer 2019 Syllabus

Jolanda-Pieta (Joey) van Arnhem, MFA, MLIS
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Office location: Online
Office Hours: Virtually by e-mail or in person by appointment (see the course for additional details).


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Textbooks
CLOs
Competencies
Prerequisites
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Course Description

Augmented and virtual reality are increasingly available, making it essential that today’s librarians are aware of recent advancements and trends as they pertain to the library field.  This course provides practical skills and tools for planning, implementing, and assessing augmented and virtual reality into library services.

Course Requirements

Assignments

Mode of Instruction
Optional synchronous sessions will be provided throughout the semester to review course readings, provide demonstration, and present related concepts. All sessions will be recorded for asynchronous viewing. The course learning management system (LMS) will be the primary course repository for online discussions, submission of assignments, and for accessing readings and course materials. Students will also contribute to the class blog. Additionally, virtual office hours will be available for drop-in and scheduled interaction.

Course Syllabus:  The course syllabus and may be revised before or during the semester.  Any changes will be announced via LMS News.

Students are expected to check for announcements posted to the LMS News and read all discussion postings and blog posts daily. Students are required to complete the following assignments:

Viewings and Readings

The viewings for each course module are meant to provide an overview of the module content and related activities as well as providing additional information related to module topics

The readings and are meant to provide an overview of the contemporary AR/VR landscape.  The readings have been selected to help you identify a term project area and provide examples of new developments in AR/VR in libraries, cultural institutions, museums and other organizations   Due Date: Weekly. [Competency H - CLO #3].  

Blog Posts

Scholarly resources, authoritative sources, and blogs posts allow you to stay informed follow developments, and keep up with scholarly research in AR/VR.  You will be required to post a minimum of 8 sources (with citations) to the class blog over the course of the semester. You will also be required to submit a literature review for your term project as part of your organization’s project proposal (part of your term final project).  Collectively the class blog posts can be used by students to help inform their literature reviews for their term project.   Due Date: Weekly. [Competency H - CLO #3].

Discussion Posts

The Discussion Board Posts for each module are meant to promote communication and continued learning of course concepts.   The discussion board also gives us a forum to pose questions to the entire class, provide peer feedback, view the feedback received from class members, access questions, and responses posted by others, and provide interesting, course-related, information to everyone. The small group discussions will be used to provide peer review for term project draft documents.  Entire class discussions will be used for peer review of semester projects. Due Date: Weekly. [Competency H & N - CLO #3 & 4].

TechTorials

The TechTorials for each module are designed to provide practical hands-on opportunities to better understand augmented and virtual reality and related topics. Blogs and/or VoiceThreads will be used to discuss weekly class TechTorials and post relevant content to the entire Class (Supports CLO #2). Due Date: Weekly. [Competency H - CLO #2].

Term Projects

Project Proposal

The major project for this class involves planning and implementing a hypothetical augmented or virtual reality prototype for a library, cultural organization, or museum that promotes a specific resource, educational outcome, or service. As part of your term project, you will develop a formal project proposal.  You will be expected to conduct a literature review and investigate organizations working with augmented/virtual reality related to your organization's focus. Your project proposal should consider uses of AR/VR technology that help library and organizations meet a practical challenge or opportunity, enabling library professionals to do their jobs better or re-conceptualize their jobs for the future. Due Date: June 10-August 9, 2019. [Competency N - CLO #1]

As part of the development of your organization’s AR/VR application, you will identify needs/problems, goals/objectives, and procedures/scope of work. You will also select the hardware and software, provide a timetable, estimated budget, identify key personnel, and outline an assessment/evaluation plan.

Augmented Reality Proof of Concept Interactive Presentation

As part of your project proposal, you will design, build, and evaluate a functional Augmented Reality Proof of Concept. The Proof of Concept should represent content, information and interaction design, critical functionality, navigation, media integration, message, and user experience. This should demonstrate the ability of both the student and the technology to address the requirements of the overall project, with benefit to library users, as stated in the Project Proposal. Due Date: June 10-August 9, 2019. [Competency N - CLO #4].     

Presentation

Presentation pitching your hypothetical AR/VR application using VoiceThread, your microphone, and webcam.  Your presentation will be delivered in the Pecha Kucha format. Each presenter is allowed 20 images, each shown for just 20 seconds, giving 6 minutes 40 seconds of fame before the next presenter is up. This keeps presentations concise, the interest level up, and gives more people the chance to show. For more information on Pecha Kucha, visit Pecha Kucha Global W  Due Date: July 24-August 4, 2019. [Competency N - CLO #4].

Final Exam Activities

Complete Peer Review of Semester Projects, Course Evaluations, and Self-Evaluation. Due Date: August 5-9, 2019. [Competency H & N - CLO #1 & 4].

Course Calendar

Synchronous sessions (choose to attend the live sessions or view recordings) [Subject to change with fair notice, more information in the course, dates and times TBD]:

Week/Dates  Topics/Assignments

Week 1: June 3 - 9

              

 

 

Topics

  • Introduction to Course, Overview of Augmented and Virtual Reality.

Weekly Assignments:

  • Blog Posts, Viewings and Readings, Module Discussion Posts. Guest Lecture(s): TBD, TechTorials: TBD 

Week 2: June 10 - 16

                    

 

 

 

 

                                      

Topics

  • AR/VR Hardware & Software and Development Considerations, AR/VR Spotlight: Differences and Similarities in Virtual and Augmented Reality.

Weekly Assignments

  • Blog Posts, Viewings and Readings, Module Discussion Posts Guest Lecture(s): TBD, TechTorials: TBD

Project Milestones

  • Project Proposal: Project Proposal Introduction 
  • Proof of Concept: Proof of Concept Introduction 
  • Presentation: Presentation Introduction

Week 3: June 17 - 23





 


Topics

  • Case Studies - Real-World Examples, AR/VR Spotlight: Library Orientations and Archive Exhibits. 

Weekly Assignments

  • Blog Posts, Viewings and Readings, Module Discussion Posts. TechTorials: TBD, Guest Lecture(s) TBD 

Project Milestones

  • Project Proposal: Submit Project Topic, Type of Organization, Project Goals.
  • Proof of Concept: Summary of Need, Goals, Expected Outcomes and Criteria for Tool Selection. 
  • Presentation: None

Week 4: June 24 - 30




 

 

 

 

Topics

  • Case Studies - Real-World Examples, AR/VR Spotlight: Library Orientations and Wayfinding 

Weekly Assignments

  • Blog Posts, Viewings and Readings, Module Discussion Posts. TechTorials: TBD Guest Lecture(s): TBD 

Project Milestones

  • Project Proposal: Submit Needs Assessment, Tool Assessment/Selection (based on criteria), Expertise & Skills required for implementation, Project Cost, Return on Investment. 
  • Proof of Concept: Submit Tool Selection and initial Proof of Concept preliminary sketch. 
  • Presentation: None 

Week 5: July 1 - 7 (July 4 holiday)






Topics

  • Case Studies - Real-World Examples, AR/VR Spotlight 5: 360 Video, Tools for marker design. 

Weekly Assignments

  • Blog Posts, Viewings and Readings, Module Discussion Posts. Guest Lecture(s): TBD TechTorials: TBD 

Project Milestones:

  • Project Proposal: Timetable, Budget, Key Personnel. 
  • Proof of Concept: Submit Design Marker sketch or sample prototype, select marker/prototype design tool, draft Instructions for Use and gather resources for augmenting marker/designing prototype. 
  • Presentation: None 

Week 6: July 8 - 14








Topics

  • Designing for Augmented and Virtual Reality, Storyboarding AR Projects and Options for Storyboarding, Creating Markers/prototypes and Adding Content. 

Weekly Assignments

  • Blog Posts, Viewings and Readings, Module Discussion Posts. Guest Lecture(s): TBD TechTorials: TBD 

Project Milestones

  • Project Proposal: Evaluation, Assessment Plan, Accessibility, Next Steps. 
  • Proof of Concept: Continue to gather resources for augmenting marker/prototype, complete and submit marker design. 
  • Presentation: None 

Week 7: July 15 - July 21








Topics

  • Designing for Augmented and Virtual Reality, Storyboarding AR Projects and Options for Storyboarding, Creating Markers and Adding Content.

Weekly Assignments

  • Blog Posts, Viewings and Readings, Module Discussion Posts. Guest Lecture(s): TBD TechTorials: TBD 

Project Milestones

  • Project Proposal: Appendix and finalize Literature Review. 
  • Proof of Concept: Finalize resources for augmenting marker, augment marker, and design additional artifacts if necessary, test proof of concept. 
  • Presentation: None 

Week 8: July 22 - 28







Topics

  • Individual Project Assistance for Storyboards, Project Proposals, Proof of Concept. Revise all based on feedback from peers and instructor. 
Project Milestones
  • Project Proposal: Revise based on feedback from peers and instructor.  Submit Project Proposal, Working Draft 1 
  • Proof of Concept:  Submit working Proof of Concept, Create Screencast of a working prototype.
  • Presentation: Review VoiceThread Tutorials and begin Storyboard Pecha Kucha presentation and write voice narration script for VoiceThread Recording.

Week 9: July 29 - August 4

 

 

 

 

 

Topics

  • Individual Project Assistance for Storyboards, Project Proposals, Proof of Concept. Revise all based on feedback from peers and instructor. 
Project Milestones
  • Project Proposal: Share Project Proposal to Group Discussion Board for Peer Review. 
  • Proof of Concept: Share Proof of Concept to Group Discussion Board for Peer Review. 
  • Presentation: Complete Storyboard Pecha Kucha presentation and voice narration script for VoiceThread Recording. Export Storyboard for Slide Deck. Import Slides into VoiceThread. Record Voice over. Share Presentation to Group Discussion Board for Peer Review. 

Week 10: August 5 - 9






 

 

Topics

  • Final Exam Activities
  • Post/Peer review by the entire class. 
  • Make any revisions required to project proposal and proof of concept (as needed). 
  • Upload FINAL projects to Canvas dropbox for grading. 
  • Complete Self-Evaluation. 
  • Complete Course Evaluation

Project Milestones

  • Project Proposal: Revise as needed, upload final Project Proposal to Canvas drop box for Grading. 
  • Proof of Concept: Revise as needed, upload final Project Proposal to Canvas drop box for Grading. 
  • Presentation: Revise as needed, upload final VoiceThread share URL to Canvas drop box for Grading.
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Grading

Grading will be based on 100 possible points. More information is available in the course.

  • Late assignments will lose 10% of point value per day late.

  • If life circumstances require students to request an extension, please do so several days before the assignment is due.

Points/Assignment Break Down
Assignment  Due Date Deliverable(s)
Module Activities
Orientation Activities  June 3 - June 9 Complete the Course Welcome and Orientation Activities (VoiceThread 2pt, Discussion 1 pt, Syllabus Quiz 1pt).
Blog Posts   June 10 - July 21 (Weekly)  Post a total of 8 unique sources with citations and summary. Leave comment on one post (8 blog posts, 1 pt each)
Vewings and Readings  June 10 - July 21 (Weekly)  Include reference to one viewing/ reading per week in Module blog post (Included in 8 blog posts, 1 pt each).

Module Discussion Posts

 

 June 10 - August 9 (Weekly) 

 

Complete Module discussion post as assigned. Module Discussion posts are based on

  • Project Proposal Milestones (1 pt. each/5 total)
  • Proof of Concept Milestones (1 pt. each/5 total), 
  • Presentation milestones (1 pt. each/2 total)
Module TechTorial Posts  June 10 - July 21 (Weekly) Complete Module Techtorial discussion/blog post as assigned (Included in 8 blog posts, 1 pt each).
Projects

Project Proposal

 

 

 

 

 

 

June 10 - August 9

 

 

 

 

 

 

Research and Develop Project Proposal: 
  • 6/23: Topic, Type of Organization, Project Goals. (1 pt.) 
  • 6/30: Needs Assessment, Tool Assessment/Selection criteria, Expertise & Skills required for implementation, Project Cost, Return on Investment. (1 pt.) 
  • 7/7: Timetable, Budget, Key Personnel. (1 pt.) 
  • 7/14: Evaluation, Assessment Plan, Accessibility, Next Steps. (1 pt.) 
  • 7/21: Appendix and finalize Literature Review. 
  • 7/28: Submit Project Proposal, Working Draft 1. 
  • Revise as needed based on feedback from instructor, Finalize Project Proposal. (5 pts.) 
  • 8/4: Share Project Proposal to Group Discussion Board for Peer Review. (1 pt - required.) 8/9: Revise as needed, upload final Project Proposal to Canvas drop box for Grading (10 pts.) 

Proof of Concept

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

June 10 - August 9

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Research and Develop Proof of Concept: 

  • 6/23: Summary of Need, Goals, Expected Outcomes and Criteria for Tool Selection. (1pt.)
  • 6/30: Tool Selection and Proof of Concept Preliminary Sketch. (1pt.) 
  • 7/7: Submit Design Marker sketch, select marker design tool, draft Instructions for Use and gather resources for augmenting marker. (1 pt.) 
  • 7/14: Continue to gather resources for augmenting marker, complete and submit marker design. (1 pt.) 
  • 7/21: Finalize resources for augmenting marker, augment marker, and design additional artifacts if necessary, test proof of concept.
  • 7/28: Submit working Proof of Concept, Create screencast of working prototype. (5 pts.) 
  • 8/4: Share Proof of Concept to Group Discussion Board for Peer Review. (1pt. - required) 8/9: Revise as needed, upload final Proof of Concept to Canvas dropbox for grading. (10 pts) 

 Presentation

 

 

 

 July 28 - August 4 

 

 

 

Research and Develop Presentation:  

  • 7/28: Storyboard Pecha Kucha presentation and write voice narration script for VoiceThread Recording. Submit storyboard for review and grading. (4 pts.) 
  • 8/4: Export Storyboard for Slide Deck. Import Slides into VoiceThread. Record Voice over. Submit final presentation for grading. (5 pts.)
  • 8/4: Share Presentation to Group Discussion Board for Peer Review. (1 pt - required.)

Final Exam Activities

 

 

 

August 5-9

 

 

 

Complete Final Exam Activities:

  • 8/5: Post Projects 
  • 8/6-9:/Provide Peer review for at least 2 projects (entire class). (4 pts.) 
  • 8/6-9: Complete Self-Evaluation (3 pts.) 
  • 8/6-9: Complete Course Evaluations (1 Bonus pt.) 
  • 8/9: Upload final projects to Canvas dropbox for grading: Project Proposal, Proof of Concept, Prototype screencast/documentation, share URL for VoiceThread presentation
Total Points
 

Other Relevant Information:

Consent for Recording of Class and Public Sharing of Instructor Material

University Policy S12-7,http://www.sjsu.edu/senate/docs/S12-7.pdf requires students to obtain instructor's permission to record the course and the following items to be included in the syllabus:

  • "Common courtesy and professional behavior dictate that you notify someone when you are recording him/her. You must obtain the instructor's permission to make audio or video recordings in this class. Such permission allows the recordings to be used for your private, study purposes only. The recordings are the intellectual property of the instructor; you have not been given any rights to reproduce or distribute the material."
    • It is suggested that the syllabus include the instructor's process for granting permission, whether in writing or orally and whether for the whole semester or on a class by class basis.
    • In classes where active participation of students or guests may be on the recording, permission of those students or guests should be obtained as well.
  • "Course material developed by the instructor is the intellectual property of the instructor and cannot be shared publicly without his/her approval. You may not publicly share or upload instructor generated material for this course such as exam questions, lecture notes, or homework solutions without instructor consent."

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.

Course Prerequisites

INFO 287 has no prerequisite requirements.

Course Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to:

  1. Comprehend major emerging augmented and virtual reality technology concepts and theories, and understand how they are relevant to library services.
  2. Learn how to utilize augmented and virtual reality technologies and participate in their use throughout the course.
  3. Gain an understanding about the current and potential uses of these new and emerging technologies in libraries.
  4. Learn about emerging augmented and virtual reality technology best practices and develop skills which will help them evaluate these technologies in order to make solution decisions appropriate for their library.

Core Competencies (Program Learning Outcomes)

INFO 287 supports the following core competencies:

  1. H Demonstrate proficiency in identifying, using, and evaluating current and emerging information and communication technologies.
  2. N Evaluate programs and services using measurable criteria.

Textbooks

No Textbooks For This Course.

Grading Scale

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
Below 67 F

 

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).

University Policies

Per University Policy S16-9, university-wide policy information relevant to all courses, such as academic integrity, accommodations, etc. will be available on Office of Graduate and Undergraduate Programs' Syllabus Information web page at: http://www.sjsu.edu/gup/syllabusinfo/. Make sure to visit this page, review and be familiar with these university policies and resources.

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