Scavenger Hunt #1

V100 E. B. McGregor

SCAVENGER HUNT #1

The first scavenger hunt is design to support the independent study project by testing whether an idea has any traction in the form of publicly available information and materials that would support the project. To start the hunt, please provide the following basic information.

NAME (S) OF THE HUNTER (S) Mark O’Dell, Wesley Pettyjohn, Jeffrey Smith, Hong Soon Yeub_

SELF-ASSESSMENT (Circle One): 2 ANALYST 3 PRO 1 DOER

TOPIC UNDER INVESTIGATION: Project for students to review one anothers’ papers and ideas online ¬

RANK ORDERED PROJECT TOPIC QUESTION (List the top three in declining order and the respective question for which an informed answer is sought):

Q1. Is a wiki project a feasible way to allow posts and editing of papers?

Q2. Is a blog a feasible way to allow student to student interaction?

Q3. Is a forum a feasible way to allow students to post and critique others’ work?

IDENTIFICATION OF RELEVANT WEB-ENABLED SOURCES: What you seek is NOT answers to questions but sources you could consult to find a possible answer. Once you find at least one potentially useful source for each question, please add your judgment about the following: (1) What kind of information you have found and its source; (2) Where the source stands in the information food chain; (3) What a subsequent study of the source might yield (i.e., Findings; N.B.: You do not need to do the study!).

Q1. Source: www.wikidot.com (full site)
Information Cycle: Direct knowledge (Primary)
Findings: Setting up a wiki project is free and relatively simple.

Q2. Source: Science Direct (via IU-Link)
Information Cycle: Journal Article (Secondary)
Findings: Blogs vary by audience and style, and so does the level of audience interaction.

Q3. Source: www.archipel.uqam.ca/223/01/harnad00.dlib.html
Information Cycle: Article- Synthesis (Tertiary)
Findings: Forums are very useful for communicating and reviewing ideas and have been hailed as the literary journals of the future.

Procedure: Adjourn to Instructional Cluster #3 in the main library, log on, and start with the V100 or V160H course page that can be found through the I.U. libraries page, accessed through the IUB Web page. In the case of V100, just type in the following URL: www.libraries.iub.edu/index.php?pageId=4303. Please note that additional scavenger forms, if needed, are available electronically through Oncourse.