LBSC 698

ACTIVITIES

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Week 1 (Sept.3): Intro to Course and Children's Needs

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Week 2 (Sept.10): Children's Storytelling Experiences

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Week 3 (Sept.17): Digital Libraries for Children

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Week 4 (Sept.24): Social Computing for Children

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Week 5 (Oct.1): Mobile Computing in a Child's World

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Week 6 (Oct.8): (YOM KIPPUR) Work on Mid Term Paper

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Week 7 (Oct.15): ipods, zunes, audio, and podcasting

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Week 8 (Oct.22): Robots for Kids

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Week 9 (Oct.29): Mid Term Due & Final Project Intro

  • MID TERM DUE

  • FINAL PROJECT INTRO
    Focus on one area of interest that you believe needs further work. This includes suggesting:
    • research to understand the impact that a particular government policy has on childre$ use of information technology in libraries.
    • the development and evaluation of a new technology for children.
    • the study of how children are currently using a particular technology in the schools.

    Your proposal should include the following sections:
    • Executive Summary (with broader impact and intellectual merit statements)
    • Goals
    • Need for Research
    • Proposed Research Plan
    • Milestones for Implementation
    • Budget & Budget Justification
    Today we focus on the Executive Summary, next week Need for Research, etc.

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Week 10 (Nov.5): Final Project Work: Need for Research

  • FINAL PROJECT WORK
    This week we will focus on what topics you have chosen, what teams you have formed and how you might go about researching and reporting on your neeed for research.

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Week 11 (Nov.12): Final Project Work: Goals & Research Plan

  • FINAL PROJECT WORK
    This week we will focus on what goals you might have for your research and how you will report your proposed research plan.

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Week 12 (Nov.19): Final Project Work: Implementation Milestones and Budgets

  • FINAL PROJECT WORK
    This week we will focus on how you might plan your milestones for implementation and your budget.

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Week 13 (Nov.26): (THANKSGIVING EVE) Work on Final Projects

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Week 14 (Dec.3): Final Project: Presentation Plan

  • FINAL PROJECT WORK
    This week we will focus on your in-class presentation summary.

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Week 15 (Dec.10): Final Project Presentations


  • ALL FINAL PROJECTS ARE DUE AT 3pm.

  • PRESENTATIONS WILL START AT 5:30pm.

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