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notes for first class of IM Seminar in Spring 2010

notes for first class of IM Seminar in Spring 2010

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  • 1. Seminar IM 2010
    Dr. B. Van de Walle
    Tilburg University
    Spring 2010
  • 2. Short introduction to the seminar
    Basic assumption: this is one of your final courses, so you have learned a lot by now
    Consequence: no more ‘traditional’ classes in this course
    Therefore: hands-on “action-research”-oriented approach
  • 3. Main approach
    I, and you, will make use of new social media for class interaction and learning
    2. You work in groups on a theme of your choice to produce somethinginteresting using new information technologies
    These are the two things you will be graded on
  • 4. Practically Speaking: social media
    Join the “Seminar Information Management” Facebook group. This is a closed group so you won’t expose yourself to the world.
    For your personal profile, use a picture on which I can recognize you. You can protect your personal profile as much as you wish – check privacy settings.
    Please note: we can’t become “friends” on Facebook till after you graduated. So wait till then to ask me.
  • 5. Social media - II
    We will use other social media:,, and any others you find useful.
    To do: Create a personal account on
    To do: Create a personal account on
    When tagging, always use “SeminarIM” and a few other relevant tags.
  • 6. Group Assignment
    General objective: develop an interesting idea using new technologies and prepare a “demo” on this to be shown in the last Seminar class
    A demo should include some real working technology or proof of concept
    Example: crowdsourcing (Cas), social bookmarking (Damir), translation (Erik video)
  • 7. Group Assignment – II
    Assignment is to be done in groups
    You must document your group process using video, pictures,… - from the very beginning!
    Your must present weekly updates on your group project to the class, using a short (max 5 slides) ppt presentation
    You will be very self-regulating – I will not interfere if not absolutely needed
  • 8. Group Assignment – III - grading
    Your assignment will be graded on four deliverables:
    your group report (to be posted as a google doc)
    A video on your project (to be posted on youtube)
    A press release about your results
    Your group presentation in final class
  • 9. Group Assignment – by next week
    First something for you individually:
    Go to
    and complete this short survey there. (You will find this presentation on, so no need to write down the link right now)
  • 10. Group Assignment – by next week
    Think of something interesting using new technologies that you want to explore in this seminar. Post your idea on the Seminar Facebook group.
    Invite and find other people who want to work with you on this topic and form a group
    Note: groups can consist of about 5 people, but no more than 7. The larger the group, the harder to coordinate among yourselves.
    Note 2: once an idea is “taken”, other groups must think of something else…
  • 11. Group Assignment – by next week II
    Make a short pptpresenation of 3 slides:
    Slide 1: Name of your group (be creative) and names of group members
    Slide 2: Initial idea for your group assignment with 2 references to related material (papers, websites, videos,…)
    Slide 3: next steps for your group: what will you do next
    Upload this presentation on, tag it with “SeminarIM” and other relevant tags (your groupname for instance, …)
  • 12. Summary of to do’s by next week
    Sign up on Facebook for Seminar Information Management group
    Sign up on and
    Tag 5 webpages, documents,… you find interesting, appealing, cool, … and related to IM on with keywords “SeminarIM” and at least 3-5 other relevant keywords
    Complete the first group assignment task and post it on
  • 13. Good luck!
    ….. and see you next week in person!