Due to travel to the ICTD conference in Atlanta, Prof. Burrell and GSI Elisa Oreglia will not be holding office hours this week. Please send an e-mail if you need to consult or arrange a meeting before next week.
Don’t forget to check out the Pew Internet and American Life Project website for recent data and reports that might be useful for your final paper. The report on technology ownership across the generations that we discussed in class is available here. The graph of technology ownership trends (2006-2012) is here.
See this recent article (2010) titled “The Network in the Garden: Designing Social Media for Rural Life” by Eric Gilbert, Karrie Karahalios, and Christian Sandvig. Thanks to Michael for locating this.
Last year’s assignment 2 was accidentally posted on the website for a few days, an oversight which we corrected yesterday (and announced in the i203 mailing list). Please double check that you are looking at correct assignment sheet which should have questions about The Myth of the Paperless Office and a due date of March 6th.
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.
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