You’ll quickly learn as a SLIS student that you’re never at a loss for something to read, listen to, or attend that will further your development as an information professional.
Category: Online Learning
Published: Tuesday, October 09, 2012 by Julia Chambers more...
Why “Take 1”, you ask? Because as a newly admitted student the upcoming Online Collaborate Session, “Start Preparing Now for Your Future Career,” held via our web conferencing platform Blackboard Collaborate, is the first of many opportunities for a guided tour to our Career Development resources.
In this webinar, to be held on Wednesday, September 19, from 5:30-6:30 pm PST, you’ll meet SJSU SLIS Faculty Jane Fisher and SLIS Career Center Liaison Jill Klees, who will lead you through the many resources available to you as a newly admitted student and answer any career-related questions you may have upon entering the SLIS program.
Published: Monday, September 17, 2012 by Julia Chambers more...
You’ve enrolled. You’ve requested your D2L account. (If you haven’t, by all means do so immediately: D2L account request form — you can’t begin the program without it.) You’ve likely registered for 1 to 3 core courses, and are waiting for the fun to begin in LIBR 203!
SLIS staff is currently in the process of enrolling you in a LIBR 203 class, so you don’t need to worry about that. You will receive an email from your LIBR 203 Instructor by July 25. This email will be sent to your MySJSU messages account – so be on the lookout in July for that introductory message. You may also hear from your LIBR 203 Student Assistant, who works with your instructor throughout the course to answer any questions you may have.
LIBR 203 is officially available on August 1, and I strongly advise you to begin it right away so you are finished before your core courses begin. You’ll want to get a little online learning experience under your belt and work out any kinks in your Home Computing Environment before the real work begins.
Published: Tuesday, June 26, 2012 by Julia Chambers more...
Although you may be familiar with Internet discussion boards, you still may wonder how discussions occur in an online class. Each instructor has different rules that are outlined in the specific greensheet for a particular course, but there are some broad similarities that characterize the nature of discussions in SLIS.
Asynchronous versus Synchronous Discussions
Some classes will offer synchronous (in real time) meetings in a virtual classroom environment called Elluminate (although this name is in the process of switching to Collaborate even as we speak!). These sessions are analogous to online chat rooms.
Published: Wednesday, November 02, 2011 by Julia Chambers more...