LIB 1201, Fall 2011

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Group  Members

Khamarin, Marc, Wilmer

“The Perfect Paper”
Group Members:

Jeffrey Brown, Lenin Mendez, Irelis Pimentel


Group names:

Aman Mehta, Joel Rodiguez, Stuart Copland

Research Tool

Group names: Philip Watkins and Jia Lu

Group Project

Group Members: Mona, Alejandra, Astrid

Group presentations

Last week we decided the order of presentations on May 23 and May 25.

On Monday, May 23

1. Aman, Stuart, Joel

2. Khamarin, Wilmer, Marc

3. Jia Lu, Philip

On Wednesday, May 25:

1. Mona, Alejandra, Astrid

2. Lenin, Jeff, Irelis

On Wednesday, May 18 we’ll work in groups in A540 one last time. If any groups want to rehearse in the A543 classroom ahead of time, please let me know. I will plan to be in the classroom starting around 9 both days so groups can set up. Good luck!

~Prof. Leonard

Reading and discussion for Monday

On Monday we’ll return to our usual classroom (A543). Please read Berners-Lee, “Long live the Web: A call for continued open standards and neutrality,” and watch the video EPIC 2015 by Sloan. There is no blogging homework for Monday, but please come to class prepared to discuss the following questions:

  • Has the way that you think about information changed over the course of this semester?
  •  Has the way that you use information changed over the course of this semester? How?
  • What do you see as the future of information?
  •  What challenges will this future bring?
  • What opportunities?
  • Are you ready?

Wednesday 5/18 will be our last day of in-class work on the group documentation project. Please get in touch if your group wants to rehearse your presentation in A543 ahead of time. It might be a good idea to get familiar with the Smartboard and the computer so you can give a smooth and polished presentation.

~Prof. Leonard

About the documentation project and presentation

This week’s class meetings are devoted to in-class time to work on your online documentation projects and presentations. If your group wants to practice your presentation using the presentation software and smartboard in our classroom, please let me know. I’m glad to come in early or stay late so you can access the room to rehearse your presentation.

Presentation resources: I mentioned a few websites and other online resources that you might want to use for your presentation. Search by Creative Commons  allows you to find images, audio, and video that you are free to use without permission . Always verify that the image, video, or audio you are using has a creative commons license attached to it, and be sure to give attribution as required by the license. Not all licenses are the same, so be sure to click through and review the terms of the license for the media you wish to use. Prezi is an online presentation application that animates your presentation; you can import a PDF, a Keynote presentation, or a PowerPoint presentation. Google Docs has a web-based presentation  application built in as well. It does not have all the features of Powerpoint, and it is possible to share the document among your group and upload existing PowerPoint presentations.  The Software Center in the CUNY Portal offers  Microsoft Office 2010 software, including PowerPoint, to students for free.  Log in just like you would for Blackboard, then click on E-Mall, then Software Center to browse and download.

Next Monday we’ll do the course evaluations, so I will need one volunteer to bring completed evaluations to Namm 227. There will be a brief reading and a video to view. I’ll post some discussion questions here ahead of class, so please check back in the middle of the week.

Good luck, everyone! As always, email me with your questions.

~Prof. Leonard

Notes from today, and more about the documentation project

Today we talked about the online documentation project, due on Wednesday, May 25 by the beginning of class. If you were not in class today, you should have gotten an email from me assigning you to a group for the online documentation project. We are devoting the next three classes and Wednesday, May 18 to group project work. You will need to get together outside of class time to finish the project and rehearse your presentation, so be sure to exchange contact information and compare schedules.

I will do my best to get your research papers graded and returned to you by the end of the day Thursday.

~Prof. L