The course will be divided into five weeks as follows:
- Week 1: Aug. 3 – 9 Blogs & RSS
- Week 2: Aug. 10 – 16 Flickr & Social Bookmarking
- Week 3: Aug. 17 – 23 Social Networking and Twitter
- Week 4: Aug. 23 – 30 Wikis & LibGuides
- Week 5: Aug. 31 – Sept. 6 Web 2.0 @ Your Library
Each week, students will be presented with:
- An Introduction to the topic and suggested learning outcomes for the week;
- A Screencast explaining the technology with step-by-step instructions on its use;
- Links for further learning and Examples of libraries/librarians using the featured tool;
- An Assignment containing activities designed to give students hands on experience with each tool.
- Each enrolled student will be assigned to a small group consisting of several other students and a facilitator. The facilitator will be the primary contact for students throughout the course. He/she will participate in the weekly activities along with the students and will schedule weekly live chat or teleconference sessions to discuss the content presented each week.
- Students are also invited to participate in the forums which will be available for each weekly topic.
- Enrolled students will be expected to actively participate in the course by reading, viewing & completing the weekly assignments. Expected level of commitment is approximately 1-3 hours per week.
- Students will also create and maintain a blog wherein they can share their thoughts about Web 2.0 technologies. A minimum of one blog post per week is required.
- It is also expected that students communicate weekly with their facilitator and other members of their small group.
- The final project is to submit a proposal for implementing one of the Web 2.0 technologies covered in this course.
Although your facilitator will be assigning you grades, they will only be evaluating your effort – not necessarily the outcome.
Grades will be assigned as follows:
- 100% for a complete assignment & weekly blog post
- 50% for partial completion
- 0% for no work
Only those who have received 100% are eligible for the weekly and grand prizes.
- Students who complete all work for the entire course will be entered into a drawing for a grand prize. To be eligible for the grand prize drawing, all work must be completed on or before Friday, September 11, 2009.
- Each student who completes the course will be presented with a certificate of completion.