For those who want to get an early start on the final research paper the assignment sheet is now posted. Download it in docx or pdf format. The assignment will be due May 9th at 4pm to the main office.
Elisa will be leading a mini-workshop on looking for resources and creating a bibliography for the final paper at 8:30 am this Thursday. She will be around until 11, so drop by whenever it is convenient.
Also see this list of resources to help you find academic articles for your final paper.
Flickr mini-assignment #2 (post a photo of how you work) was handed out in class today.
An evolving collection of links on del.icio.us that are relevant to INFO 203. Most of these are news items that touch upon course concepts. If you are still looking for a final project you might find something here.
We handed back assignment 1 today. For detailed notes please take a look at the assignment 1 feedback sheet.
We also handed out the assignment sheet [also in PDF format] for assignment 2 which will be due Tuesday March 6th. In preparation for the assignment you will keep a journal/diary of your work practices and use of paper or digital devices (which will NOT be turned in). Here is an example of the format your journal/diary might take. We encourage you to use photos in your work practice journal/diary.
Our three-pronged approach to communicating course news and information includes:
(1) an announcement in class
(2) a news posting on the front page of the course website
(3) an e-mail sent out via the i203 mailing list.
To sign up for the i203 mailing list…
if you have an ISchool account, go here to subscribe (or to check if you are already subscribed): https://www.ischool.berkeley.edu/intranet/prefs/lists
If you do not have an ISchool account go here to subscribe:
A higher quality version of the 3rd reading for Tuesday (Jonathan Grudin, “Groupware and Social Dynamics: Eight Challenges for Developers”) is available here (use VPN or access from on campus).
Finished up your assignment 1 early? Have a little extra time on your hands? Here, read this: “Step 1: give every kid a laptop. Step 2: learning begins?” today in Ars Technica.
The links on the PdF might not work, because they seem to skip a dash in the url. Here they are again:
“The Facebook Resisters” (Dec 13, 2011)
Letters to the Editor
I mentioned this in class last week and sent an e-mail around, but one more reminder that tomorrow we will be discussing the readings from Everett Rogers, Diffusion of Innovations (introduction) and Ron Eglash Appropriating Technology (introduction) both in the course reader.