week 6 directions


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Week 6

 

Welcome to our sixth week of class.

Before we move toward the readings, discussions, and assignments for week 6, let’s overview quickly our week 5 activities.

Your research for your final project is due.

Some of you were falling dangerously behind in the required class and home assignments. I contact each of you and offered assistance. The 10 AM Tues/Wed live sessions and/or request day/time fitting your schedule is still on. I can help each of you individually, if you have any questions, issues.

 

You need to maintain participation on FB, otherwise, you will be loosing precious points. Let me know, if you have issues with your FB participation and I will help you overcome it.

Some of you are still missing to submit their January 31 first major step toward your final project.

 

This past week, we explored the opportunities of social media for research.

 

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/33552357/View

  1. Discuss your findings in Facebook (brainstorming), Twitter (microblogging). Thursday-Friday. Respond, provide feedback to your peers. Friday-Saturday
  2. Complete the short class and home assignments in Evernote. Saturday-Sunday
    https://www.evernote.com/shard/s101/sh/84c9971d-9699-455e-a93b-8d1d49e2cd5d/e703ce06b447e3d1daaec8d98ff67b15
    and
    https://www.evernote.com/shard/s101/sh/78ca8c97-5c1b-4c27-966a-5d20cbaed4fd/8aeb3831eb7dfcd820eacd4f15de2dd3
  3. Post your mini paper in the D2L Discussion and provide feedback to your peers’ mini papers. Sunday-Monday.
    https://stcloudstate.learn.minnstate.edu/d2l/le/content/3980495/viewContent/33905124/View
  4. 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 start working on your blog:
https://www.evernote.com/shard/s101/sh/2b2c9e08-edac-4847-9322-71bdb236fced/50c74eb5d8383cf000c793553f1450e1

  • 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

week 5 directions


Week 5

Welcome to our fifth week of class.

Before we move toward the readings, discussions, and assignments for week 5, let’s overview quickly our week 4 activities.

Some of you were falling dangerously behind in the required class and home assignments. I contact each of you and offered assistance. This however, applies to the entire class – you can either attend the 10 AM Tues/Wed live sessions and/or request day/time fitting your schedule.

This week, we witnessed a slowdown in the FB discussions and that will reflect on your grades. You are presented with numerous topics from readings and current news on a daily basis to participate. As always, you are also constantly encouraged to bring your own topics related to class to discuss. Do not underestimate the weekly FB discussions, since they bring you a significant amount of points, which you will not be able to make up for.

Some of you are still missing to submit their January 31 first major step toward your final project. If you are not working toward your final project now and intend to complete it in the end of the semester, you most probably will not have well thought out and well-done project.

This past week, we explored the place of social media in Web 2.0 and the connection between Web 2.0, Social Media and global issues. For those of you, who missed to participate in the conversation, but want to try and make up for a missed opportunity, you still can outline your thoughts regarding that connection.

Some of you have worked on their blogs! Excellent! The others, who are behind, need to start working both on content and appearance. If you need help, let me know.

Please be strongly reminded, each week increments, including the past week 1, 2, 3 and 4 and the upcoming week 5 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/33552352/View

  1. Discuss your findings in Facebook (brainstorming), Twitter (microblogging). Thursday-Friday. Respond, provide feedback to your peers. Friday-Saturday
  2. Complete the short class and home assignments in Evernote. Saturday-Sunday
    https://www.evernote.com/shard/s101/sh/ea8ee7fd-020d-4c84-80c1-32da5fc3a091/601251c5cb4b9b1b6e02c7cc9c67adc3
    and
    https://www.evernote.com/shard/s101/sh/651dce78-1d66-4236-a787-9ee335a6cc54/a83cbcfb255306b63e60e13d76ac3d58

Please be aware that your Evernote assignments for this week are crucial in proving you understand “searching.”
Failure to complete the assignments, will bring doubt over the quality of your discussions in FB and D2L discussions.

  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 start working on your blog:
https://www.evernote.com/shard/s101/sh/2b2c9e08-edac-4847-9322-71bdb236fced/50c74eb5d8383cf000c793553f1450e1

  • 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

 

 

 

 

Week 4 (Web 1.0, Web 2.0 and SM) directions

Week 4

Welcome to our fourth week of class.

Before we move toward the readings, discussions, and assignments for week 4, let’s overview quickly our week 3 activities.

More joined us to our discussions both in FB and D2L. While this is a good news, considering that we starting week 4, please be forewarned that soon the recent rate of discussion entries will not be sufficient to collect the complete weekly discussions points. If you do NOT respond to your peers, you will not be able to collect the complete weekly discussion points. Please do NOT make me assigned a number (like respond at least to three peers’ entries), we are grown people…

You were offered live “office hours,” including an offer to literally work with you on your assignments.

This past week, we took a general look at very important aspect of the social media evolution: the change in news delivery, the very pertinent phenomenon “fake news” and the change of traditional news media. Please be reminded that a “thumb up” and other emoticons are truly appreciated but DO NOT count as a discussion participation toward your grade.

This past week, you were offered to work on collecting your first badge. See your syllabus about redeeming your badges.

This past week, your final project proposal in the D2L assignments box. https://stcloudstate.learn.minnstate.edu/d2l/lms/dropbox/admin/mark/folder_submissions_users.d2l?db=11175898&ou=3980495

Submitting your proposal on time is crucial for the success of your final project. If you intend to slap together as final project sometimes in April, please do not hold against me the potential of lower grade. The same applies to your weekly discussions: if you make your discussion entries in Tuesday, you demonstrate lack of interest toward the topics in this class. Questions? Issues? Please share during the live office hours and or direct contact via communication tools as assigned in the syllabus.

Please be strongly reminded, each week increments, including the past week 1, 2 and 3 and the upcoming week 4 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/33552339/View
Discuss your findings in Facebook (brainstorming), Twitter (microblogging). Thursday-Friday. Respond, provide feedback to your peers. Friday-Saturday
If you have hesitations to start a discussion in Facebook, you shouldn’t. There is a lot going on in the world, so finding a global issue to discuss should not be a problem.
In addition, the #SundayScoop, is an opportunity to “shine” and display your keen interest in topics regrading this class, as well as to bring you the extra points needed for a good grade in this class. Same effect (excellent grade) when you respond to the daily topics shared on the FB Group page.

  1. Complete the short class and home assignments in Evernote. Saturday-Sunday
    https://www.evernote.com/shard/s101/sh/fa12c3a6-379d-4b93-ad4f-0a3744d87e03/07ee703bb74c6c407eacca3dce90aae4
    and
    https://www.evernote.com/shard/s101/sh/6be8e8e3-1b1a-4069-afc9-8a65163113e5/ff307fcb13af3775af8e5bba39376f06
  2. Post your mini paper in the D2L Discussion and provide feedback to your peers’ mini papers. Sunday-Monday.
  3. 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 start working on your blog:
https://www.evernote.com/shard/s101/sh/2b2c9e08-edac-4847-9322-71bdb236fced/50c74eb5d8383cf000c793553f1450e1

  • 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

 

This week, we need to clear up the “surroundings” of Social Media. Is Social Media part of Web 2.0? Why? Why is it important to understand this (Web. 1.0, Web 2.0, etc.)? Why is it important to understand and use an “ancient” SM tool such as blog? In SM marketing, what is the connection between different social media tools? Do you agree with the Iranian blogger, who sees these “Instagram times” as devaluation of information (as per your weekly readings)

All these questions and more from you, will be posted on our FB Group page and discussed.

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

 

 

 

 

week 3 (SM and news) directions

Please have audio and transcribed directions for your week 3

Week 3

Welcome to our third week of class.

Before we move toward the readings, discussions, and assignments for week 3, let’s overview quickly our week 2 activities.

Last week witnessed an increase in discussions both in FB and D2L, which is excellent.

Some of you voiced confusion and I offered contact for “private” desktops sharing sessions via Adobe Connect. I also offered 10-11Am and 2-3PM office hours sessions, where class peers and I can help you to literally complete some, if not all of the weekly assignments.

I will keep offering the same 10-11 and 2-3 live helpline next week. Let me know, if you want such sessions at different time; that information is also widely available through D2L Announcements, Twitter, FB and the blog.

You looked carefully again over the D2L content topic “LIB 290 Social media tools” in the very first module of the D2L Content: https://stcloudstate.learn.minnstate.edu/d2l/le/content/3980495/viewContent/33552311/View

You have a healthy choice of social media tools, which are relevant to any possible profession you may pursue in your near future.

This week, our goal was to make sure that we understand what technologically moves social media. Parallel, we kept exploring topics for our final project, since this coming week 3, you are due your proposal.
Namely, Jan 31, you need to submit your final project proposal in the D2L assignments box. https://stcloudstate.learn.minnstate.edu/d2l/lms/dropbox/admin/mark/folder_submissions_users.d2l?db=11175898&ou=3980495
You are strongly encouraged to run your proposal through your peers by using either the FB group discussions, or any other private communication means (phone, email etc.). I am most willing to brainstorm with you, before you submit your proposal.

If you are behind on any discussions, as mentioned last week, please be cognizant of the weekly increments in this class: later submissions to discussions might not bring you the complete amount of points, since your peers and I have moved on to the following week discussions and will not be able to respond to your entries.

And worked on selection of tools, which you want to familiarize with in this class.

I want to commend Eric Hulbert’s efforts and his proposal for a SM fool, which is NOT in the list, Discord. This is exactly what this class is about: explore, evaluate and critically think about tools, which can help us inquire and/resolve global issues. I am looking forward such enthusiastic and inquisitive approach to this class.

As shared multiple times, each week increments, including the past week 1 and 2 and the upcoming week 3 will 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/33552335/View
    Discuss your findings in Facebook (brainstorming), Twitter (microblogging). Thursday-Friday. Respond, provide feedback to your peers. Friday-Saturday
    If you have hesitations to start a discussion in Facebook, you shouldn’t. There is a lot going on in the world, so finding a global issue to discuss should not be a problem.
    IN addition, I offer you the #SundayScoop, where our class can generate our list of “hot topics.” In addition, on a daily basis, I am offering you global issues, most of them in the realm of social media and you are most welcome to share your opinions about them.

Complete the short class and home assignments in Evernote. Saturday-Sunday
https://www.evernote.com/shard/s101/sh/450d506e-b958-4703-ac6a-9accfff0786b/5f059190b7f50231bd88bf96d84bd7fe
and
https://www.evernote.com/shard/s101/sh/450d506e-b958-4703-ac6a-9accfff0786b/5f059190b7f50231bd88bf96d84bd7fe

  1. Post your mini paper in the D2L Discussion and provide feedback to your peers’ mini papers. Sunday-Monday.
    https://stcloudstate.learn.minnstate.edu/d2l/le/3980495/discussions/topics/4674766/View
  2. Explore your Educause 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.
  3. Share your brainstorming notes for your final project – creating a social media strategy regarding a global issue – in the respective D2L assignment box: https://stcloudstate.learn.minnstate.edu/d2l/lms/dropbox/admin/mark/folder_submissions_users.d2l?db=11175898&ou=3980495

Once again, If you are behind on any of those activities, especially discussions, make sure to catch up as quickly as you can, since the rest of the class will be focusing on the discussions for the next week and might not be able to focus on discussions

This coming week 3, we will be making sure that we understand the profound changes brought to the world by social media. This week, we will be focusing on the impact of social media on news distribution. How do we acquire news, considering the way our parents and grandparents were obtaining their news. What is going on in the newspaper business?  What are news aggregators? How does Digg, Reddit, Quora fit in the new world of news media? How do you acquire your news?

in the TV and radio business; how did the character of news changed. Why fake news is such a buzz word.
How is social media responsible for shaping your world view? Do you use social media to learn about and discuss global issues? Domestic issues? What kind of issues do you discuss via your SM?
What is fake news and who is to blame for fake news. Is anyone to blame, or fake news is normal and maybe has place under the sun?
all this is in the week 3 readings and it might be beneficial for you, to split with your partners and peers the readings and share with each other your findings from the large list of information for this week 3.

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

this week foci

per: https://www.facebook.com/groups/LIB290/permalink/571043776427864/

#highlights for this week:
– the interest toward FB Live did not pick up; would you like to retire the tool? Meanwhile, upon your personal request (day/time) I can “meet” you: a) in person b) phone c) Adobe Connect / Skype / G hangout and discuss any questions / issues you might have
– we continue with the usual workload of: a) readings, b) discussions – both formal D2L and brainstorming FB c) Evernote assignments.
Please consider strongly working diligently on your D2L discussions. Please do work on at least 3 drafts, before submitting to the respective D2L discussion thread. Hints already shared with you, besides your good work on spelling and grammar: mind your #vocabulary (avoid “stuff, put, get and thing”) and #academicstyle (replace vernacular with academic style). A note from the SCSU’s Write Place will be a very good sign that you went through the required drafts and it might not secure you excellent grade, but it will prove that you are working toward it.
– please be reminded, once again, to invest efforts in your work with your #blogappearance (if you do NOT want to mess with your previous blog, you can work on your LIB 290 class blog, created by you in the beginning of this semester)
– please be reminded that broadcasting your information is a great start, which is rewarded, but it is only a half step. Your goal is not to post information, but to involve your audience in a #discussion, based on that information.
– please be mindful about the “video” assignments as shared in #Evernote: https://www.evernote.com/…/84c9971d-9699-455e-a93b-8d1d49e2…
if you need assistance with group work, please share on this FB group