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LIBR 246-04
Information Technology Tools and Applications - Advanced (Topic: Web 2.0)
Spring 2008 Greensheet

Linda Main
Office: Clark Hall 420B (San José) 
Phone: 408-924-2494
Office Hours: Virtually by e-mail, in person by appointment

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Course Overview

This course is focused on developing the skills and knowledge of how to design, create, and maintain online communities. Such communities have rapidly become a regular part of a web site in corporate and non-corporate environments.

While it is arguable what the actual definition of Web 2.0 is the general implication is that there is a change in "idea" behind the Web; it has gone from being a model for publishing (referred to now as Web 1.0) to a model of participation (Web 2.0). This rearranges the view of how both organizations and customers or patrons utilize the web.

With online tools it becomes much easier to discover, form, and manage relationships, as well as interact, collaborate and interface across them. However though the software tools have become easier, the knowledge of how to use them effectively and properly is getting more complex.

I will assume that students in this class have mastered the material taught in Libr 240. In particular that they can work with ssh to set up directories on a Unix server and that they are comfortable with XHTML and CSS. None of this material will be revisited.

Course Objectives

Student Learning Outcomes
At the conclusion of this course students will be able to:

LIBR 246 supports the following SLIS Core Competencies

Textbooks and Readings

Initial Reading Material

Course Requirements

Technology Requirements
This class makes use of a variety of technologies, and you should not take the class if your computer and Internet access is not current and fast. Please see the home computing environment requirements at:

I will assume that everyone meets the requirements.

Measuring Student Learning Outcomes:

Ten Weekly Assignments 50 points
SLIS Community Assignment 15 points
SLIS Community Wiki Report 5 points
Blog Reports 10 points
Final Project 20 points

Late Assignments
Late assignments will not be accepted. If you have an illness (medical certificate supplied) or a family tragedy please contact the instructor. No incompletes will be awarded.

Reasonable Accommodation of Disabilities
If you need course adaptations or accommodations because of a disability, please e-mail me as soon as possible. Presidential Directive 97-03 requires that students with disabilities register with the Disability Resource Center (DRC) to establish record of their disability.

No matter where students reside, they should contact the SJSU DRC to register. The DRC Web site: http://www.drc.sjsu.edu/

LIBR 286 supports the following SLIS Core Competencies:

In addition, this section supports the following SLIS Core Competencies:

Grading Scale
The standard SJSU SLIS Grading Scale is utilized for all SLIS courses:

97-100 A
94-96 A-
91-93 B+
88-90 B
85-87 B-
82-84 C+
79-81 C
76-78 C-
73-75 D+
70-72 D
67-69 D-
Below 67 F

In order to provide consistent guidelines for assessment for graduate level work in the School, these terms are applied to letter grades:

Students are advised that it is their responsibility to maintain a Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.0.

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