Getting Comformable Avoiding Comfort: Week 2 Reflection

It’s been one week since this infernal song was stuck in my head (DO NOT CLICK LINK! I MEAN IT!). By clicking the link, you accept all responsibility for your ensuing headache. If you’re a professor who is reading this blog as a course assignment, I understand if you need to dock me points (only kidding a little). Week 2 has been better. To be a little less vague, I feel like I have produced better work this past week in comparison to the previous week. This is not to say that I am displeased with the first week, but my…

Good Morning, Library Village: DS106 Audio Assignment

I am not  much for audio. In fact, when I heard/read about the sizeable audio component of the work in ILT5340, I felt pretty scared. As previously stated, I have no experience with the recording/mixing/remixing/editing of sounds. At the outset of this course almost TWO WEEKS ago, I thought I might just select DS106 assignments randomly without copping out and choosing what seems to be the easiest one. However, I soon realized that some of the assignments might prove too difficult and I would not be able to do them well (at least not up to my borderline-perfectionist standards). I…

If you give a mouse a cookie, he’ll ask for a Facebook account: Week 2 Story Critique

It has been about a week since my Week 1 Digital Story critique. Once again, I found myself vigorously searching for a suitable digital story that (a) piques my interest, (b) provides suitable fodder for a critique, and (c) fits with my storytelling theme of “Libraries and Librarianship”. If there is a search engine designed with such purposes in mind, PLEASE LET ME KNOW! Luckily, a close friend of mine uses Reddit religiously (sidenote: I have yet to meet a casual Reddit user). This friend sent me a link to the Libraries Subreddit which proved to be a wealth of library-related…

You Better Recognize the Remix: Stuff I Read and What I Think About It (Week 2 Reading Response)

Stuff I Read: Lankshear and Knobel (2011) Ch4: New Literacies and Social Learning Practices of Digital Remixing Robin DeRosa: My Go-to Sites for Open Access & OER Info Inga-Lill Nilsson: Developing new copyright services in academic libraries. What I Think: “I remixed a remix. It went back to normal”-Mitch Hedberg My readings for this week inspired several insights in me that can be summed up in one statement: Mitch Hedberg was wrong and right. The quote above from the late famous comedian is obviously meant in jest, but it touches on several of the issues I encountered in the readings listed above. My specific insights…

Starting with the proverbial “BANG”: My Week 1 Reflection

This blog post is my Week 1 Reflection for ILT5340 (INTE5340, DS106) in which I discuss how well I did in completing the assignments for this week, what did I struggle with, what do I regret (if anything), my questions, the larger issues surrounding my work, and a self-assessment. I intended to start out the first week of this course with a “Bang”. For me, this meant completing an extra DailyCreate and ensuring all other assignments were done with as much attention to detail as possible. I completed the Visual Assignment, three daily creates, my reading response, my digital story…

Stuff I read (and what I think about it): Week 1 Reading Response

Stuff I Read:  Lankshear and Knobel (2007) Ch1: Sampling the “New” in New Literacies Information Problem Solving Instruction in Higher Education: A Case Study on Instructional Design What I Think: My readings this week, the introductory chapter from Lankshear and Knobel’s text and a library research article on information literacy instruction, have provided me with a lot of ideas and concepts to ponder. The most fruitful insights I’ve acquired from both texts have challenged my perception of “literacy” and what it means in a practical example (a classroom). Overall, Lankshear and Knobel provided me with a theoretical framework and the…