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IS 490 ILO - Advanced Topics Info Studies - Informal Learn Spaces, Pedagog

Campus: Urbana-Champaign

Description:

Directed and supervised investigation of selected topics in information studies that may include among others the social, political, and historical contexts of information creation and dissemination; computers and culture; information policy; community information systems; production, retrieval and evaluation of knowledge; computer-mediated communication. Course Information: Additional fees may apply. See Class Schedule. 2 to 4 undergraduate hours. 2 to 4 graduate hours. May be repeated. Prerequisite: For undergraduates, junior standing and IS 202, or consent of instructor. Class Schedule Information: Class materials fee or field trip fee may be required.

Special Instructions:

### This course will explore informal learning as it occurs in a variety of contexts, including libraries, museums & makerspaces. After a brief review of existing literature on the spectrum of formal, semi-formal & informal learning, students will spend time working on prompts from partner organizations from the local community to reflect on their own learning process, evaluate curriculum, develop lesson plans & compare models of assessment that intersect w/social science research methods. Furthermore, the course will draw upon scholarship in fields related to User Experience & Interaction Design. Participants will be taught to make digital & physical mockups for use in areas such as application development, the design of technology learning spaces, workshop models or interactive museum exhibits. Our focus will be less on reading/writing & more on deliverables recognized in related education-oriented fields like multi-media reports, online tutorials & live presentations or instruction.

Option 1

Number of Required Visit(s): 0

Course Level: Graduate

Credit: 4

Term(s): Summer


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