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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

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.


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 at 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 ( and create your own avatar. View the What is Second Life? tutorial at and then download the Second Life client software at and save/print and read through the Quick Start Guide at

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:

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 Delicious

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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