week 9 directions

Your directions to week 5 available here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/LIB290/permalink/744251335773773/


Week 9


Welcome to our ninth week of class.

Before we move toward the readings, discussions, and assignments for week 8, let’s overview quickly our week 8 activities.

Spring break + week 8 was your opportunity to catch up with major assignments, due January 31 and February 15. Now the third major assignment, due March 14 is your first draft. Unless, you are renowned writer, most probably you will not be able to have an excellent grade on your final project, without submitting these three assignments – they are the guarantee, you are working diligently on your final project. Institutional social media is NOT about spur-of-the-moment tweeting, or Facebooking, unless you are a president of a major country. Social media is about good-to-perfect language and planning. If you pursue a solid final project with, respectively, good grade, you need to plan and work seriously toward it.

Week 8 and spring break were also your opportunity to catch up with class discussions, whether on Facebook or D2L. Class discussions accumulate a significant percentage of your final grade.

This past eight week, the major topic was “fake news.” Fake news, undoubtedly rules both domestically and globally the headlines. It is a topic, which is intimately connected with the essence of social media. A failure to understand the phenomenon “fake news” is not a failure of this class, it is a failure to understand real life.


In the next ninth week, we will be embarking full throttle into the visual aspects of social media. Multimedia and interactivity are the essence of the Internet success. The Internet rendered books and newspapers obsolete to a great degree thanks to the Internet content, which is ruled by multimedia and interactivity.

This week, you will get acquainted with Infographics and will start testing presentation tools, so you can have sufficient time to choose one for your final presentation.
Using your Evernote assignments, you will be working in teams to improve your first draft toward your final project.



As in the past weeks, this weekly increment will continue to move in the following fashion:

  1. Read your articles, research and contribute with your own readings, if possible. Wed-Thursday. https://stcloudstate.learn.minnstate.edu/d2l/le/content/3980495/viewContent/33552374/View
  2. Discuss your findings in Facebook (brainstorming), Twitter (microblogging). Thursday-Friday. Respond, provide feedback to your peers. Friday-Saturday
  3. Complete the short class and home assignments in Evernote. Saturday-Sunday
    resolve global issue:

hands-on YouTube assignment:

  1. Post your mini paper in the D2L Discussion and provide feedback to your peers’ mini papers. Sunday-Monday.
  2. Explore your LIB290 blog and expand your knowledge on blog maintenance and its connectivity to the mainstream social media, such as our Facebook Group, our Twitter thread (#SCSULIB290) and your personal social media.



As per directions from week1, you must work on your blog:

  • You need to change its appearance
    • Title
    • Header image
    • Start entering our daily blog entries
    • Bringing up the social media bar (pls let me know, if you need help with that) and start posting your blog entries on the FB Group page to practice a streamlining of social media tools
    • Questions? Issues? Please come to the office hours and I will help you

I encourage you to seek class support, which will help us work as a team. However, if you decide to turn directly to me, please use this Doodle link https://doodle.com/digitalliteracy

to seek a personal, live communication with me via Adobe Connect or old-fashioned phone call (320 308 3072).  I will do my best to help your success in this class





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