Thursday, December 13, 2012

Digital Studies Certificate

Don't forget, this course counts toward the Digital Studies certificate. The Digital Studies certificate is a 15-credit interdisciplinary program open to students from all majors and departments. It requires:

  • 1 core course - Either LIS 201, Com Arts 200, Journ 176-Media Fluency, or Art 107. As an LIS 201 student, you've already met this requirement!
  • 4 courses - From the list at These 4 courses CAN overlap with courses from your major. You need one class from each of four areas: Digital Media, Digital Practices, Visuality in Digital Design, and Digital Information Structures.
  • 1 capstone project - In any course that can overlap with another class project or directed study.

To learn more or find out about advising opportunities, visit

Friday, November 16, 2012

Help tip for Ignite presentations

Helpful advice from one of our TAs:
For those of you having technical difficulties with the Ignite format, you might want to consider taking advantage of Software Training for Student's "Ask a Trainer" program ( [...] After you register with Software Training for Students, you can set up an hour-long one-on-one appointment with a trainer who specializes in power point.

Thursday, September 6, 2012

How to read the readings

In discussion section this week, your TAs will likely discuss "how to read the readings" -- in other words, how to use your course reader actively, taking notes, underlining key arguments, circling key terms and their definitions, and leaving a trail of breadcrumbs for yourself so you can remember what you found exciting about each article and what you found frustrating.  To help you get a handle on this, I've uploaded copies of this week's two course readings (by Webster and Auerbach) with my own annotations to the "Handouts" section of our web site, so you can see what kinds of things I pay attention to when I read.

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Any tweetlings in class today?

Just tweeted ...
Getting ready to teach #uwlis201 in the scenic Chemistry Building. See the course web site at
Feel free to use hash tag #uwlis201 in your tweets about our course!