I’ve set aside a few days to get comfortable with the site and do the major reading of the course up front. In previous versions of the course, we found this to be useful for students to have read the text and other materials and then apply what they’ve learned to the the various modules. You will see “Action Items” included own my weekly postings – watch for them, they will keep you on track in our course.
Action Items (over the next few days):
- View the Course Intro Video
- View the Assignment Overview Video
- View the Course Site Tour screencast
- Review student privacy options – remember that avatars and aliases are just fine.
- Read the foundational resources supplied below.
- Create an account, blog and profile at our course site. (You will be able to export your blog from this site to your own blog at the end of the course…)
- Please accept the friend request from me. Being friends allows me to private message you in our site.
- Head over to our Break the Ice: Binge Worthy group and share something you might be binging.You may also want to try the “Guilty Pleasure” Tribe. IMHO, there are no guilty pleasures if you enjoy the content!
- Explore and get comfortable with our course community.
- Review and bookmark/save the course schedule and due dates page.
- Delete the “Hello World” post in your new blog. It will not appear in the activity feed.
- Author your first introductory blog post. This can be text-based (totally fine), video, audio, etc. Be as creative as you’d like!
- Important!: Share your blog URL as a comment in the OPML link HERE.
Major Assignment Due Dates:
- Buckland, Michael. Redesigning Library Services: A Manifesto. (Read Preface, Introduction, The Electronic Library, & The Challenge)
- Casey, M. E., & Savastinuk, L. C. (2007). Library 2.0: A guide to participatory library service. Medford, N.J: Information Today. (Provided by the instructor)
- Mathews, B. (2012). Think Like A Start Up.
These readings are the foundational pieces – #hyperlib students read these during the few days of class. The Library 2.0 eBook has been made available through the generosity of Information Today and the authors, Michael Casey and Laura Savastinuk.
You will also be reading my 2016 book throughout the semester. Happy to provide you with a PDF version. 🙂
Creating your Account:
You can create your account by following the three easy steps. Note: many of you may have a blog you created in INFO 203. For #hyperlib, I request that everyone get a blog here so all the functions of WordPress and Buddypress work (activity stream, etc). You can export your 287 blog at the end of the course. I post directions later on.
- Fill in your name, username, e-mail, and create a strong password. You are free to use a pseudonym, but please tell me who you are!
- Create a blog. Be sure to check the box for the search engines to index the site. It’s the only way your blog will show up in our activity streams.
- Enter in the registration code. Use the code I shared on our course Canvas site. ?
Write an Introductory Post:
Once your account is all set up, take some time to write an introductory post including why you chose this course, what you’re excited about for this semester, your area of interest in the LIS world, and–if you want–a picture of yourself, family, pets, favorite place, etc. You can also make the introduction a media-based one if you’d like. (This should be posted by Sunday, 8/26)
Quick Blog Tips:
Also do not hesitate to email questions or comments!
Best to all for a great semester-