Things to do: week 1

  • Make sure you have down loaded the course profile or at least made a note of the due dates for the two assignments.
  • Begin writing in your notebooks. We can't emphasise too much how important it is to keep track of what you do and why. Your early thoughts about a topic that you may want to develop for the course.
  • When you receive the invitation to the course wiki, sign on and put a little information about yourself on the wiki. Details about how to do all of that are in the side menu: How to do things.
  • If you use EndNote for managing your bibliographic references, you can download an initial library for the course from the L@G site. If you would like this data in another format simply ask.
  • Have a look at some of the topics that were chosen in previous years. Begin to write, in your notebook, about possible topics that would be useful for you professionally to explore and develop.
  • Email Chris and send him the information he asked for in the 1st course announcement.
  • And, to locate something of the digital developments with which you are familiar in an historical context, you might find this piece by Gil Press on Forbes worth a read: a very short history of information technology.