Seminar IM 2010 SeminarIM


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Seminar IM 2010 SeminarIM

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