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Unformatted text preview: Library 2 -­‐ Advanced Information Competency: Online Searching Syllabus – Spring 2016 (2/8/2016 – 5/23/2016) Instructor Information Carolyn Seaman Office: LRC 328 Phone: 949) 582-­‐4459 Email: [email protected] Office Hours: Mondays 1pm – 3:330pm Wednesdays 8am – 10:30am Course Description The objective of this course is for students to be able to conduct effective online searches for books and periodical articles, as well as Internet documents. Emphasis will be placed on formulating effective search strategies, evaluating results, and citing sources. These information skills are applicable in a variety of academic and other research settings. Student Learning Outcomes: Specifically, when you are finished with this class you should be able to... • • • • • • • Define information and identify information sources in the online research environment; Apply the basic techniques and procedures necessary to navigate in an online environment in order to locate and acquire the necessary information; Utilize appropriate critical thinking skills in the process of seeking and selecting information for a particular need; Apply appropriate citation styles in referencing acquired information; Identify social context for a given selection of information; Identify and specify the difference (and similarity) between print and online information; Demonstrate and/or explain the procedures and responsibilities of producing information in the online environment. This course is UC and CSU transferable and will be taught to the same high standards expected of lower division students in CSU and UC courses. Important Dates: First Week of Class Begins: Add without Instructor Permission by: Last Day to Add with APC*: Monday, 2/8/2016 Sunday, 2/7/2016 Sunday, 2/28/2016 Drop with Refund by: Tuesday, 2/16/2016 Elect Pass/No Pass by: Wednesday, 3/9/2016 Drop without 'W' Grade by: Sunday, 2/28/2016 Drop with 'W' Grade by: Tuesday, 4/19/2016 Last Week of Class Ends: Monday, 5/23/2016 Required Text: There is no textbook required for this class. I will provide the weekly readings, videos, links and lectures through Blackboard. You are required to complete each week’s reading/watching for discussions, assignments and/or quizzes. *** Spring 2016: Saddleback college is exploring an ePortfolio requirement which will allow students to creatively express their growth as college students by displaying and reflecting on their assignments throughout their Saddleback career. The ePortfolio platforms the college is exploring are free and students can use them after graduating Saddleback College. This class is taking part in the ePortfolio Pilot so you will be expected to create an ePortfolio and post one assignment and a reflection to your ePortfolio as part of your grade. All directions and requirements will be provided. Blackboard Course Site In order to take this course, you must have a computer with online capabilities. Your computer should have at least 4 GB of RAM (or more), a 2 GHZ Processor (Dual Core) or better. Here is the full list of technical requirements: Technical Requirements for Online Courses. Although we try to make this course as accessible as possible, you will not be able to complete this course using your phone as the only source of technology. Accessing the Course You access the course by typing in the following URL address: https://saddleback.blackboard.com/, or linking to it from MySite or the college’s main web page. Your user name is the same as your Saddleback email address up to but not including [email protected] (generally your first initial, last name, and a number). Saddleback College uses a universal password for MySite, Blackboard, email, and the network. The first time you use it, you will need to activate your College Account and set up your universal password. You will only need to do this ONCE. • Login to MySite using your Student Number and PIN (4 digit password you created during the application process) • Navigate to Change PIN/Password Option (left hand navigation bar) Click Link Change Password • Enter your student PIN and create a new password (Must be between 6 and 16 characters, contain at least one number and is case-­‐sensitive) • Click on the change password button • Once you see the message "Password successfully changed" near the top of this page, you will be able to use this password to login to your student email, the student wireless, blackboard, and the student computers on campus. • Your login ID is your student email address up to the @ sign. For example, if your student email account is: [email protected] your username is: jsmith12. IMPORTANT: All communication will go out using your Saddleback student e-­‐ mail address, so you must utilize this account. If you are not in the habit of checking your Saddleback student account, please begin doing so. If you have your email forwarded, you may not be receiving all of the messages coming from your instructors. After you log in, there will be a list of the courses in which you are currently enrolled. To access this course, just click on the link to LIB 2 – ADV. INFO COMPETENCY. If you have any technical problems using Blackboard, please access the Student Technical Support page: http://www.saddleback.edu/oe/student-­‐technical-­‐ support/ Attendance: Although the course is a distance education course, it is not a "self-­‐ paced" course. You will be expected to complete the discussions, assignments, quizzes, and final project on time. Plan to spend approximately ten-­‐twelve hours per week on this course. Due to the nature of the course, regular online attendance and participation are required. Evidence of your attendance and participation are your assignments and postings on the Course Discussion Board. Expect to check your email regularly for messages regarding this class. You will sign into Blackboard and check the Course Discussion Board at least 2 times per week. Assignments: There are assignments, quizzes, and one research project. All assignments must be submitted via Blackboard. The assignment will specify where you will turn it in. Late assignments/exams are not accepted without prior instructor permission. You must include your name on all submissions. E-­‐Mail: Your Saddleback (or IVC) Student Email (MySite) is the official email for this class. All correspondence from the instructor will be sent to your Saddleback (or IVC) College student email account. Any work submitted from a non-­‐Saddleback (or non-­‐IVC) email account must include your full name in the subject line or I may not recognize it. Grading: The final course grade is based on a cumulative number of points earned for weekly discussions, assignments, and a final project. At the end of the semester total points will determine the final letter grade. • • • • • A = 90% of total possible points B = 80% of total possible points C = 70% of total possible points D = 60% of total possible points F = 0 to 59% of total possible points It is the STUDENT'S RESPONSIBILITY TO DROP THE CLASS. Incompletes: Incompletes will be given only for justifiable reasons AFTER consultation and agreement with the instructor. An incomplete grade will be removed only when all assignments are completed, within one year of the end of this course. Academic Honesty: All work you submit must be your own. If the work is produced or completed by someone other than you or if you fail to document your sources, your work may be rejected and you face the possibility of failing the course. For further clarification, see the Academic Dishonesty policy in the Saddleback College Student Handbook. Late Work: Late work will only be accepted if you contact me on or before the final due date. Students will then be given a revised due date, after which there will be no more extensions. Do not be afraid to contact me if you are having any problems with the assignments, but please do so as early as possible. Withdrawals: Students who do not log-­‐on for 1 week may be dropped from the course. However, do not expect to be automatically dropped if you stop attending. It is your responsibility to make sure that you are officially withdrawn by the drop date or you may receive an F for the course. Online Time and Discussion Participation: Students are expected to keep up with the readings, online lectures, assignments and discussion postings on a weekly basis. Online time and discussion postings will be scored based on the following rubric: Score 100% 75% 50% Criteria Posts are coherent, thoughtful, and engaging. Uses materials from the course readings and/or lectures to substantiate opinions and statements. Posts are made early so that others can read and respond. Meets or exceeds the minimum required postings. Posts are coherent, thoughtful and engaging, but may lack depth and detail. Uses materials from the course readings and/or lectures to substantiate opinions and statements, but may not be used accurately or adequately. Posts are made early so that others can read and respond. Meets or exceeds the minimum required postings. Posts are competent but are not original or engaging. Does not sufficiently substantiate opinions and statements with materials from the course readings and/or lectures. Posts are made by the deadline but are not made early so that others can read and respond. May or may not meet the minimum required postings. 25% 0 Posts are rudimentary and superficial. Does not substantiate opinions and statements with materials from the course readings and/or lectures. Posts are made by the deadline but are not made early so that others can read and respond. Does not meet the minimum required postings. No postings were made for the week. Students with Disabilities: This course meets the requirements set forth in the accessibility checklist and universal design grid provided by Special Services. The web pages, video presentations, textbooks and class materials used in this course are accessible to students with disabilities. Students with disabilities who require any kind of accommodation should contact the instructor immediately. Accommodations are available for students who have a documented disability. Documentation is done through the Office of Special Services in the Student Services Center (SSC), Room 113; 582-­‐4885. Please contact me via phone or e-­‐mail if you need to discuss any particular issues. Student Technical Support If you experience any technical problems during the semester, please visit our Student Technical Support pages: http://www.saddleback.edu/oe/student-­‐technical-­‐support/ http://www.saddleback.edu/student-­‐resources Problems accessing Blackboard: Call (949) 582-­‐-­‐4363 or call 1-­‐866-­‐940-­‐8991 24-­‐hours Other Technical Problems -­‐ email, mysite, etc. Call (949) 582-­‐4363 or email [email protected] Monday-­‐Thursday: 8:00 am-­‐ 8:00 pm Friday: 8:00 am – 2:00 pm Saturday: 9:00am – 2:00pm Sunday and Holidays This syllabus is subject to change. Questions? Email me @ [email protected] ...
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