LIS 510 Information Behavior
So I've survived my brief residency for LIS 510 (most students were there for two or three classes) fairly intact :-) I find the format of the class pretty interesting -- it's almost self-perpetuating in that the students (in nine groups of 4) will be providing 1-hour online presentations over the course of five weeks to be veiwed by all of the other students each week. This way, the professor doesn't have to come up with any ;-) We're also doing the typical grad student thing and gathering data (through face to face surveys and interviews) for the professor's research :-)
Actually, the professor's enthusiasm is quite contagious and since I'm fairly interested in how people search out and use information, I expect I will enjoy the class overall and I'm looking forward to having new team mates to work with online. Our group is going to focus on the information behavior of students ages 17-22 that have a computer with an Internet connection. Should be interesting to say the least!
There is, of course, tons of reading -- I'm just barely through the first five chapters of "Looking for Information" and now have to get through about two per week on top of all the project work.
Oh, and before I forget, the professor mentioned the ISIC conference -- now that'd be a fun one to go to! She also mentioned that she has additional graduate work available for a lot of the research and presenting she's doing. I'm actually going to keep that in mind for the first of the year!