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Part 2A: INF506 Evaluative Report. Draft1

Posted by arlekeno on January 31, 2012


https://liberalibro.wordpress.com/2012/01/25/olj-3-delicious-and-saving-your-bookmarks/

https://liberalibro.wordpress.com/2012/01/21/olj-2-a-to-z-of-social-networking/

https://liberalibro.wordpress.com/2012/01/20/olj-1-the-library-channel-of-asu/

Part 2A

Summary.

During this course, through readings, OLJ activities and the Assessment tasks the objectives of the course have been met. The various networking tools have been joined, used and reviewed with reference to the articles provided in the modules and found in external study.

What it means to be a Librarian 2.0 has been taught using the tools of web 2.0 such as Youtube videos.

These tools have been studied for their ability to meet the needs of organisations and individuals, in both OLJ and Assessments.

And the procedural and policy issues, as well as the social issues have been commented on.

Objectives of the course.

1) demonstrate an understanding of social networking technologies;

This objective was met in all of the OLJs and the course. To take part in the course we needed to join Twitter, Facebook, etc. In completing the activities in the notes and for the assessment these tools had to be read about and used.

The various readings in the notes explaining the differences between Library 1.0 and 2.0. and these technologies were examined in the way they could be used by a Librarian 2.0, an example of this can be seen in OLJ 3 on delicious where the tool was found to be useful for its collaborative ease.

2) demonstrate an understanding of concepts, theory and practice of Library 2.0 and participatory library service;

This objective was demonstrated in all 3 of the OLJ’s.

In OLJ 1, the use of the “4 C’s” collaboration, conversation, community and content creation, was discussed, and how they were being met by A.S.U. Libraries using Web 2.o technologies. Understanding that Library 2.0 uses Web 2.0 applications to meet these 4C’s.

In OLJ 2, Theoretical and practical issues of using Social networking in a library were discussed and how they could be of benefit and or carried out. Also the need for a focussed direction was discussed.

In OLJ 3, The Concepts of following, sharing and cloud storage were also covered with reference to Delicious, a service I have been using for several years now, but which could easily be turned to an online reference list for a class.

3) critically examine the features and functionality of various social networking tools to meet the information needs of users;

In OLJ 3, Delicious is critically examined and found to be very useful academically, both for students/teachers storing links or for sharing, in no small part due to the ease of its interface as well as the service it provides for free.

OLJ 2. discusses how Social networking can be used to communicate information to readers, and how a library page could be used to pass on links to eBooks or Videos.

OLJ1 reviews how a library is using these features to meet information needs. For example, the speed and simplicity of twitter to supply quick responses.

4) evaluate social networking technologies and software to support informational and collaborative needs of workgroups, communities and organisations; and

This objective is covered mostly in OLJ 3, on Delicious, with the examination of the group following feature, which enables a workgroup or community to add links. This objective was also covered somewhat in OLJ one with discussion on ASU library’s communication with students.

5) demonstrate an understanding of the social, cultural, educational, ethical, and technical management issues that exist in a socially networked world, and how information policy is developed and
implemented to support such issues.

These issues were explored mostly in OLJ 2, with the references to the equality of access to the internet, the ethics of not using these tools, which are culturally part of the connected generation, as well as reference to school policies regarding social media.

The technical management issues were mentioned regarding clickview and the DER laptops, fortunately, with the exception of second life, which, from my experience, doesn’t work properly without a high speed connection and an up to date computer, most of the social networking tools are simple enough even to be accessed to a degree by smart phone, let alone the school system.

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What makes a friendly interface?

Posted by arlekeno on January 27, 2012

I am just about to start on my evaluative report for Ass.2 and I was thinking about objectives, e.g.  Understanding Technologies involved and the one on evaluation.

Why are some layouts better than others?

why did Hi-5 never really take off? or Myspace get surpassed? I know that I really dislike MAANG ( NSW GOVT ) because it is slow, crowded, hard to sort through and MANY other reasons, but in the end  a lot of this is personal. I like to see larger segments of text fro example. Who judges what is a good layout?

 

 

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OLJ 3: Delicious and saving your bookmarks.

Posted by arlekeno on January 25, 2012

ActivitySet up an account on the social bookmarking service Delicious – http://delicious.com/

 

We will be using Delicious through the duration of the subject. It will provide you with a platform on which you will be able to store and share relevant online materials throughout the subject and beyond into other subjects, or professional and personal activities.

Use the Help feature to learn about how to set up a network linking your account to others. Add the usernames, ‘SISsocialmedia’ and ‘lyn_hay’ to your account, and if you find any great resources which you think others in INF506 will like, please share these using the ‘for:sissocialmedia’ tag.

Get started – go out and tag a few resources!

If you wish to use this task as one of your three (3) OLJ tasks for Assignment 2, you will need to write a short evaluation (no more than 350 words) of your use of Delicious as a social bookmarking tool – include a critical evaluation of the effectiveness of different features and/or functions, as well as a brief statement on the different ways an information organisation may be able to utilise Delicious to support information services, learning and/or collaboration of users and/or employees.

 

I have been using delicious for a 3 years now to save bookmarks in the cloud. I found this useful as I was often working on several different computers and needed to be able to access links from any of them. To add and access links is simple, and you are able to write over 1000 characters in description, so I can add details such as why I chose to save this site, a brief overview of it so I can be reminded of its content or to type in the information about the website in APA bibliographical form. I also appreciate the statistic of seeing how many other people have bookmarked a certain page. This statistic can infer how well respected or used a site is.

For this degree I have kept links in two places, on my OLJ and in Delicious. It is far easier to find the links in Delicious. This is both to do with the layout of the links page and its use of tagging. The tagging on delicious is simple to do. Certain sites have suggested tags, as well as letting you make up your own, so you can use the tagging as a Folksonomy (Vanderwal 2007). The use of tags makes searching also very easy, similar to using a Keyword search on a library catalogue. This allows you to search for similar websites, in this way you can use Delicious to “Filter Up” (Harris 2009) information, finding the best examples, this can be done by looking at the number count, or by following peoples whose judgement you trust.

The Following and stacks features of delicious I had not used before INF506. It is very useful for links which need to be shared by a whole group or for following a specific person or group. Links could be shared in a manner similar to a libguide, or within a class as a list of resources. This is given an extra dimension in that within a group people can add more links, or comment on the usefulness of already shared links, allowing for critical evaluation of information, and the adding of new information, making the group links a living document. The Stacks feature seems quite similar to other social networking news sights, such as Buzzfeed or Tumblr, in that the links are presented in a similar manner, even if only on a certain topic. The Stacks feature is a new feature, only added since the creators of Youtube purchased Delicious from yahoo(Gilbertson 2011)

The searching, tagging and following features are what differentiates Delicious from just saving your bookmarks all in one place. They can be shared, transported and accessed from anywhere in an efficient manner, and comments may be left, creating conversation and collaboration.

References:

Vanderwal,T. 2007 Folksonomy, retrived 12/1/2012 from http://www.vanderwal.net/folksonomy.html

Gilbertson, S 2011. Delicious Bookmarking Relaunches Sans Yahoo Retrieved 12/2012 from http://www.webmonkey.com/2011/09/delicious-bookmarking-relaunches-sans-yahoo/

Carscaddn,L. & Harris,C. 2009 Working the Social: Twitter and Friendfeed, retrieved from 12/1/2012 http://www.libraryjournal.com/article/CA6663770.html?nid=3302

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OLJ 2: A to Z of Social networking.

Posted by arlekeno on January 21, 2012

Time for OLJ 2. Hopefully WordPress is working today ( the word count feature was not yesterday) and I can get another OLJ done for a library of my choosing, I am thinking My old High School Library, where I also spent much of the last 5 years working. To begin.


ACTIVITY
READ the post A to Z of Social Networking for Libraries (22 January, 2010) on the Social Networking for Libraries blog. Consider this advice in terms of a library and information agency that you know (as an employee or user). Select advice from five (5) letters of this A-Z list and consider how these may be applied to this library to help it embrace a Library 2.0 ethos. Write up your findings as a post (of no more than 350 words in your OLJ).

Online Learning journal Acvtivity.

F-Facebook, having a presence on facebook with a fan page or a group is a must. Facebook is so popular now that it is expected.

While “Expected” currently Facebook is blocked by the NSW DEC webfilter, so students aren’t able to access it at school. Using it as a teacher for school work, raises questions about privacy use and contact, which while insignificant, can be stressful and would take the Z FOR ZEAL out of a lot of social networking use.

Sarah Elliot’s Poll in the INF506 group discussed this problem,

Sarah Elliott

Just thought I would run a quick poll. Do you think that it is acceptable for school teachers/educators to be friends with their students on Facebook?

 Yes 3. No 20.

indicating that the use of facebook is somewhat contentious.

This is unfortunate as a web presence is useful for libraries. Last year I altered a library homepage to include a direct link to the catalogue search, posts about latest books, announcements on the Premiers reading challenge. which while useful, would have been far more visited on Facebook. Social networking is how students today communicate. Social media belongs in the Classroom (Falls 2011).after all, it is the culture of the connected generation, is it equitable of us not to let them use it?

If I adhered to the department guidelines, I believe my superiors would let me create a page, HOWEVER, Facebook could not be the sole outlet of information, not all students at SHS have internet at home, asking them to rely on a service they have no access to, even with School laptops, is inequitable, though not a problem schools can solve, it is one schools can work around.

Direction- What are you planning to accomplish for your library with social networking?

At the moment my old library has no social networking or even a webpage. (the webpage was removed a few years ago until it was decided what format to use for the school, and five years later this has not been done, so no homepage). To become a librarian 2.0 a homepage will need to be made. plans will also need to be made into which social networking tools, if any the school library could use. This however would require meetings with the technology committee and the executive about implementation in the school, using the framework we have and according to state policy.

I for one think a homepage is the place to start, to post updates, link to important sites, even the Mylibrary link on the DET portal could be useful for this. As for full social networking with interaction, I would love a Facebook page to do all the same things, but in a more easily accessible and interactive manner. I also think students are more likely to LIKE a page on Facebook and check it occasionally, than FOLLOW their school library on twitter. I have never heard the students at my old school discuss twitter, whereas I often caught them on Facebook. I have also never had any student tell me that they visit the school website.

I would love to put results or photos of the Library Chess competition for example online, and while BlogEd is currently the recommended tool for teachers to use, as it is a closed only to people who have DET logins, again, I think trying to get the students to visit it regularly will be less successful than using an already popular system.

Maybe there needs to be direction statewide to make systems like blogED  more student friendly, put games with rewards on their, give them a reason to go for fun, then give them the information.

Ebooks- You can share these on social networking to increase their exposure.

I have added a link to HSC texts available for free in eBook form to the Library homepage . Any library could do this on any homepage.

Project Gutenberg’s 30,000 free books are useful for tight budgets and the DER laptop. Scan has suggestions on how they can be used,

When paid services are bought, preferably through a consortia with other lib, as suggested by, Ebook Summit 2011: “Don’t Buy Ebooks” (Harris C 2011) I would link them to the library homepage and search engine, as is done by my local library, using services such as Clipper DL.

While not greatly collaborative or conversation starting, it could go back to the Librarian 1.0 ways of easily providing access to books.

V-Video whether on youtube or elsewhere, use video to enhance and engage with your users via social networking.

Since Youtube is blocked for students in NSW state schools, Clickview is a common way to deliver video content.  While the Clickview videos are linked to the search engine, a specific link to clickview on a library homepage, would be efficient, especially since my school pays for the external service, allowing clickview to be played at home with a password. These systems can also be used to host Videos we produce, if we wished to do so, in a manner similar to the library minute.

Technical issues do sometimes arise due to the requirement for the latest MSN Silverlight updates, especially since students don’t have the administrator privileges on the DER laptops required to even update some programs, but usually, when the wi-fi is working the video will work.

A-active, in order for your library patrons to view you as being serious about your social networking and for it to work for you and your library, you need to use it on a regular basis.

While supervising a library’s homepage I assured it was updated with new books once a fortnight, had reader reviews, links to the PRC registration etc. the same could be done with a Facebook page.

However the A for Active should cover ALL aspects of the way a school library runs, . The best librarians are pro-active, and looking for ways to work with the greater school body, essential in a time when Teacher-Librarians are at risk of being classed non-essential staff.

Regular updates and marketing could increase conversation about the library and give students a reason to visit the homepage.

 

References:

Elliot, S. 2012 Poll taken from Facebook group. INF506 201190 Social Networking for Information Professionals retrieved 26/1/12 from https://www.facebook.com/groups/inf506.201190/

Falls 2011 Social Media Belongs in the classroom, Retrieved 18/1/2012 from  http://www.educationnation.com/index.cfm?objectid=5DE1F0EE-21AE-11E1-A9BF000C296BA163 

Gray, M. Have a laptop, will read: free e-books from links in the school library collection’ in Scan 28(3) August, pp. 30–31.  GRAY, Martin (2009).

Harris C 2011, Don’t Buy Ebooks. retrieved from http://www.schoollibraryjournal.com/slj/home/892192-312/ebook_summit_2011_dont_buy.html.csp

 

Edit Update on Facebook 1.2.12

There is another issue within my school the head of the technology committee, who is highly respected within the school and IT teaching in the district, believes we should not use Facebook at all, saying it is “inherently evil”. based on its privacy policies, use of personal data and so on. I believe that if we follow the DET guidelines, which recommend setting up a group page, and then carefully follow the code of conduct with regards to what we post, all the information would be publicly available anyway. His views are not unsupported, A quick google search of “Facebook Evil” returned over half a million entries, including several from respected sources such as the Guardian newspaper.

He also believes the need to constant monitor the page for flaming is not worth the effort, and we should try to direct students towards the school webpage, whereas I believe that we should go to Facebook where the students and parents already are, and that keeping the schools “wall” clean is not a large job.

I think this is the old argument that P.R. People have had against open websites, the need to monitor. 

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OLJ 1: The Library Channel of ASU

Posted by arlekeno on January 20, 2012

Activity) Visit ASU’s collection of The Library Minute videos and view five (5) of these one minute videos, then visit two (2) of the other Web 2.0 tools used as part of the ASU Library Channel suite at http://lib.asu.edu/librarychannel/. Write a critical evaluation on ASU Libraries’ use of these platforms to achieve the 4Cs of social media (in no more than 350 words).

With the emergence of social networking sites, came the concept of Library 2.0, where libraries and information agencies harness not just the Web 2.0 technologies but the underlying principles (or 4Cs) of Web 2.0 – collaboration, conversation, community and content creation (or co-creation)… (AND MAYBE CROWD SOURCING).

First, The Library Minutes

Videos watched:
1) 
Tunes for Finals. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Df2d6jMXXg&list=PLCA6A813AA9C9A574&index=15&feature=plpp_video
2) 
the @ASU button (a search) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F4Row35FdVA&list=PLCA6A813AA9C9A574&index=14&feature=plpp_video
3) 
Printing in the Library. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rpAOBYGLQg8&list=PLCA6A813AA9C9A574&index=13&feature=plpp_video
4)S
tudent book collecting contest http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WpYjd7L8bFM&feature=relmfu
5)
Protecting Yourself. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Df2d6jMXXg&list=PLCA6A813AA9C9A574&index=15&feature=plpp_video

the Library minute is well used for two main purposes, keeping students up to date on the latest happenings or important issues, e.g. Protecting yourself video, and for informing students about the libraries services. In these cases their is a definite start of a conversation, and if students comment on the videos or start to subscribe to them on Youtube, there is a formation of community and ongoing conversation. These videos could also encourage dialogue in First Life, leading to more collaboration and conversation.

These videos would be very useful for showing new areas of Libraries. I have worked at libraries where people had been using them for years, but still didn’t know about one of the features. These videos, rather than just saying on a list in a website that the resource exists, actually start to explain how it could be used.

Also Very useful for frequently asked questions, such as Printing, which took up the majority of Front Desk queries while I was on placement at the Hunter TAFE College.

They are amusing and in an easily digestible format that Youtube users are used to so they would encourage people to watch them, I am not sure to what extent the videos would encourage collaboration though beyond starting conversations.

Second, Facebook.

The ASU presence on FB is regularly updated, and FB itself allows for the 4Cs. The information is up to date and there are some comments and a lot of LIKES. It would appear to allow for the 4Cs but none appear to have been fully exploited yet. More could be done, but since there is already a good ASK A LIBRARIAN feature on the web sight, and the Youtube channel, more may not be needed, except maybe as a suggestion box for collaboration.

These are fairly standard uses for Facebook in University Libraries according to “Librarians, Libraries and Facebook” by Dr Jane Secker. (2008)

Third, Twitter:

Twitter on the other hand seems to be more heavily used, both as an immediate bulletin service and as a means of communication, using the @ASULibraries tag. Some of the Questions seem to have been answered immediately, in terms of complaints and solutions this could be a form of collaboration.

The library is using several of the recommendations from “20 Ways for Librarians to use Twitter,” from the Library Journal (2009).

Conclusion:

Overall ASU appears to be using WEB2.0 extremely well, The twitter feed is busy and two way, the Youtube Channel has there is a community, feedback, and some of the Videos have views into the high thousands. With the exception of collaboration, these three tools, Youtube, twitter and Facebook, seem to be meeting the needs of the 4Cs. The collaboration could be covered in other of the tools, e.g. using Flickr for crowd-sourcing. But I would be proud if a library I worked for had a service as good as the library minute, let alone the other service, as a social net-worker, this was beyond anything I had even considered trying in my own schools, it makes me feel very Librarian 1.0 :(

References:

Secker,J. 2008 “Librarians, Libraries and facebook” retrieved 12/1/2012 from http://www.slideshare.net/seckerj/librarians-libraries-and-facebook-presentation 

Carscaddn,L. & Harris,C. 2009 Working the Social: Twitter and Friendfeed, retrieved from 12/1/2012 http://www.libraryjournal.com/article/CA6663770.html?nid=3302


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Tunes for Finals

Posted by arlekeno on January 20, 2012

ASU LIBRARY MINUTE

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Happy SOPA Day.

Posted by arlekeno on January 19, 2012

Have to say I am liking the WordPress.com homepage.

ever blog Censored. Sometimes I wonder what the American Government thinks… Then I remember campaign contributions from companies. 

 

Anyway, here are the Objectives of INF506 that I have to meet for Ass.2

 

Lyn HayWasan, Part 2A requires you to write a 750 word evaluative statement using three (3) of your OLJ as evidence of meeting the learning objectives of the subject. The learning objectives for INF506 are listed in the beginning of the INF506 Subject Outline. There is 5 of them, they are:

– demonstrate an understanding of social networking technologies;
– demonstrate an understanding of concepts, theory and practice of Library 2.0 and participatory library service;
– critically examine the features and functionality of various social networking tools to meet the information needs of users;
– evaluate social networking technologies and software to support informational and collaborative needs of workgroups, communities and organisations; and
– demonstrate an understanding of the social, cultural, educational, ethical, and technical management issues that exist in a socially networked world, and how information policy is developed and
implemented to support such issues.

So you use these a reference points in your evaluative statement, and use your 3 selected OLJ tasks to show how these have contributed to your learning across these 5 objectives.

Does that makes sense to you?

 

ANYWAY, Am taking a day off study coz my eyes hurt from too much puter time. 

Enjoy the day all… . 

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Time for Online learning Journal Task.

Posted by arlekeno on January 18, 2012

Well, here are the requirements for the online Learning Journal stuff from the course website.
Assessment item 4
Assignment 2: OLJ/Evaluative statement
Value: 50%
Due date: 30-Jan-2012
Return date: 20-Feb-2012
Length: 1500 words (+/- 10%) plus 3 OLJ entries
Submission method options
EASTS (online)
Alternative submission method
Task

This assignment is in two parts. You must complete both parts.

Part 1: Online Learning Journal (OLJ)

Create an online learning journal (OLJ) using a social networking tool of your choice (e.g., a blog, wiki, ning space, etc) by the end of Week 1, and use this to show evidence that you have:

(a) engaged in the self-paced modules, online readings and online class discussions throughout the session; and

(b) completed a number of immersive learning activities using a range of social networking tools, and documented reflections and evaluations of these learning experiences throughout the session.

Part 2: Evaluative Report (no more than 1500 words)

Write an evaluative report on your learning in INF506 this session. Include:

(a) an evaluative statement using three (3) experiences documented in your OLJ as evidence of meeting the learning objectives of the subject (@750 words); and

(b) a reflective statement on your development as a social networker as a result of studying INF506, and the implications for your development as an information professional (@750 words).

Note this evaluative report should be published as the final entry of your OLJ.

Rationale

This assignment task is designed to assess INF506 learning outcomes 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5.

Marking criteria

This assignment is in two parts. Students will be allocated a rating from Exemplary to Emerging (with Exemplary being the highest rating) as to how well you have addressed each of the following criteria for this assignment.

A. Knowledge & Understanding (50%)

  • Level of conceptual understanding of social networking and Web 2.0 technologies
  • Understanding of theory and practice of Library 2.0 and participatory library service
  • Effective use and evaluation of social networking environment/tools
  • Understanding of the range of issues that exist in a socially networked world
  • Understanding of information policy in a socially networked world
  • Critical evaluation and reflection of oneself as a social networker
  • Critical evaluation and reflection of oneself as an information professional

B. Development & Conventions (50%)

  • Evidence of independently locating & evaluating appropriate resources, environments & tools
  • Demonstrates original & independent thinking
  • Ideas are supported by literature & logical argument
  • Evidence of effort & improvement in skills
  • Effective management of workflow
  • Evidence of reflective practice
  • Presentation of report employs a logical & sequential framework
  • Referencing style is thorough & employed consistently

Students are expected to perform (on average) at the level of Developing or above to receive a Pass mark for this assignment. Please refer to the Assignment 2 Marking Sheet under Resources in INF506 Interact site for a copy of the complete rubric and rating scale.

Ok, Looks like I have part 1A down. I have had this blog for ages and have been posting my notes on it for each module, all are dated etc so it can be seen that I didn’t just do it all in one day 😛
1B not entirely done, I have done some activities but nothing really I want to use as one of my 3 OLJ Tasks. I will start those tomorrow. 
I am thinking of using some of these.
ActivityVisit ASU’s collection of The Library Minute videos and view five (5) of these one minute videos, then visit two (2) of the other Web 2.0 tools used as part of the ASU Library Channel suite athttp://lib.asu.edu/librarychannel/. Write a critical evaluation on ASU Libraries’ use of these platforms to achieve the 4Cs of social media (in no more than 350 words).

The Videos are interesting and useful, so I think I would enjoy it. And I do like the 4 Cs

With the emergence of social networking sites, came the concept of Library 2.0, where libraries and information agencies harness not just the Web 2.0 technologies but the underlying principles (or 4Cs) of Web 2.0 – collaboration, conversation, community and content creation (or co-creation)… (AND MAYBE CROWD SOURCING).

ACTIVITYREAD the post A to Z of Social Networking for Libraries (22 January, 2010) on the Social Networking for Libraries blog. Consider this advice in terms of a library and information agency that you know (as an employee or user). Select advice from five (5) letters of this A-Z list and consider how these may be applied to this library to help it embrace a Library 2.0 ethos. Write up your findings as a post (of no more than 350 words in your OLJ).
 
I like this one, I do like comparing the theory to situations I have been in, it makes the assessment more solid to me.
ActivityGo to Second Life (http://secondlife.com/) and create your own avatar. View the What is Second Life? tutorial at secondlife.com/whatis/ and then download the Second Life client software at http://secondlife.com/support/downloads/?lang=en-US and save/print and read through the Quick Start Guide at http://secondlife.com/support/quickstart/.

Once you have logged into Second Life as an avatar (using your username and password), visit the CSU-SIS Learning Centre by clicking on this SLURL in your web browser: http://slurl.com/secondlife/jokaydia%20III/210/200/21

Once you arrive at the CSU-SIS Learning Centre, enter ‘LenaLotus Latte‘ in the search field at the top right of your screen. A Find window will open listing ‘LenaLotus Latte’ (as illustrated below). Click on the name link, then click on the Profile link, this opens my profile, then click on the orange ‘Add Friend’ button send an friendship offer to Lena. Follow this same process to friend ‘Heyjude Jenns’.

 

If you wish to use this task as one of your three (3) OLJ tasks for Assignment 2, you will need to write a short evaluation (no more than 400 words) of your use of Second Life as a 3D virtual world throughout this session. Include a critical evaluation of the effectiveness of different features/functions and learning experiences encountered, as well as a brief statement on the different ways an information organisation may be able to utilise Second Life to support information services, learning and/or collaboration of users and/or employees.     

I tried this one, but it would not let me use search, in fact a lot of the functions of SL dont’ work particularly well for me. I think I could do a critical evaluation of how wonderful it would be IF IT WORKED!
ActivitySet up an account on the social bookmarking service Delicioushttp://delicious.com/

We will be using Delicious through the duration of the subject. It will provide you with a platform on which you will be able to store and share relevant online materials throughout the subject and beyond into other subjects, or professional and personal activities.

Use the Help feature to learn about how to set up a network linking your account to others. Add the usernames, ‘SISsocialmedia’ and ‘lyn_hay’ to your account, and if you find any great resources which you think others in INF506 will like, please share these using the ‘for:sissocialmedia’ tag.

Get started – go out and tag a few resources!

If you wish to use this task as one of your three (3) OLJ tasks for Assignment 2, you will need to write a short evaluation (no more than 350 words) of your use of Delicious as a social bookmarking tool – include a critical evaluation of the effectiveness of different features and/or functions, as well as a brief statement on the different ways an information organisation may be able to utilise Delicious to support information services, learning and/or collaboration of users and/or employees.

This one could be good because I have been using delicious for a few years for work, but I have not done teh adding people before this course, and I think Delicious makes mroe sense in some ways than what I ahve been doing for uni which is putting the links ( often as a bibliography refence) on wordpress.

SO, I have to do 3 OLJ reports and 4 possible activities…Better limit that down.

 

Now, 2A. I think I can cover once I have done all three OLJs, but I think I shall go read the course objectives again to be on the safe side. And as for 2B, well I do have a lot of thoughts.

I came in thinking I knew a lot about Social networking etc, and I did, but I had not seen so many practical examples of how things can be done, and knew almost nothing about flipped classrooms.
this is my favourite type of subject, one where I can see the links to reality and want to start using what I have learned.

 

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Evaluation of 5 Social Networking Tools for The English Curriculum Due today!

Posted by arlekeno on January 16, 2012

Assignment is due today. I am not happy.

My routine is messsed up, I came to library earlier than planned, My shirt is itchy, there is another person in the study watching farscape.. in short.. Whinge, whine and moan. I would rather be enjoying my holiday.

But seriously I do feel a little blah, and need to wake up.

A bit worried by the format. I was hoping to be able to use a Table/grid to show the positives and negatives of the web tools, but they are just a little too different for me to do that happily.

The Negatives for all of them is about the same. I.e. constant monitoring required, is it too public? distraction etc.

I can’t find the Dilbert.com comic I want, where he builds a web filter which a teenager circumvents in ten seconds. Damnit.

But I am downloading OpenOffice, because Apperently I don’t have MSN office on this laptop, oh well, I am doing the entire essay on Google Docs anyway and using Endnote ( now that I found how to change it to APA)… ANYWAY

back to the Grind.

Oh, I really want to include these two cartoons in my assignment 😛

http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/x-all-the-y

http://dilbert.com/strips/comic/1994-10-13/

and some links on

Flipped classroomshttp://edudemic.com/2011/12/real-flipped-classroom/http://www.coetail.asia/marypkfish/2011/12/15/flipping-out/

http://faciliteeronline.nl/2011/12/social-media-are-moving-organisations-from-a-hierarchical-into-a-wirearchical-approach/

 

UPDATE> Assignment has been handed in… or submitted by Easts. I could not just eMail the Google Doc, so I had to download it and save it, open it with Open office to check it, and now uploaded it again. YAY.

I don’t think I want to use Endnote again, it created more work than it saved I think. Wouldn’t export all the information properly etc.

Now just to live with the feeling of dread that comes with submitting.

I would feel better if I could actually have listened to teh

UNPACKING ASS 1  Mp4s

but unfortunately tehy would only play on quicktime ( which I don’t use or have) and when I did find a computer with quicktime, the file crashed the quicktime player.. hope it was not anything vital.

Wish me luck, next assignment in 2 weeks.

 

 

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Quick post during Ass.1

Posted by arlekeno on January 12, 2012

Having a few issues with Assessment 1 at the moment. 

mainly I would rather be at the Sydney Festival.

Secondly, how do I reference an example of somethign I would do in a class? 

Thirdly, referencing in general, everything so far is from Education journals or Tech mags online, no actual books, I may have a book free bibliography.

Finally, the word count is bugging me, I feel like I am leaving some explanation out about each of the web tools I am doing because of the trying to keep it under 2500 words. 

Just hope a lot of what I am leaving out is assumed knowledge I guess. Back to critically evaluating myself. 

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