January 8, 2007
I did it – I went ahead and registered for ILS560-College & University Libraries today. Yes, this means that I will be taking two classes – again (in addition to ILS656-Information Architecture). I’m not sure if this is a good idea – in fact, I’m pretty sure it isn’t. However, ILS560 is a class that I need to take (I’m in the academic track) and I feel like this semester is the best time to take it. Hopefully, I’ll be able to get a good head start on the reading for ILS656 before the semester starts. Fortunately, the professor posts her syllabi on her own web page way in advance. Additionally, I already have the text for this class – Morville & Rosenfeld’s Information Architecture for the World Wide Web (3rd edition). So, maybe that will help. Of course, now I have to try and find out what texts are required for ILS560!
Update: I emailed the professor who got right back to me to say that there is no textbook. Cool!
December 6, 2006
Is it really going to be 2007 soon? Yikes – time flies way too quickly. I didn’t want to start thinking about school so soon after finishing my work for this semester. However, I have already made the mistake of waiting to long to register for classes. Anyway, I officially registered and paid for a spring class – and yes, only one. I will be taking ILS656 – Information Architecture. I tried to take this class during the summer of 2006, but it was cancelled due to low enrollment. Currently, there are 10 students registered for the class, and I certainly hope that is enough. There really isn’t anything else that I would be interested in taking. I hope it works out because I am extremely excited about this class. The professor already has all of the class information, including required texts, class description and the syllabus, posted on her web site. This bodes very well for the overall quality of the class. Classes don’t officially start until late January, so I will have a nice break to recharge my batteries. Cool!
May 16, 2006
I received a phone call yesterday afternoon that the summer class I had registered for (ILS656 – Information Architecture) had been cancelled due to low enrollment. Wicked bummer!! I was so looking forward to this class. I knew that this was likely to happen given that there were only 4 students listed as enrolled, but am still bummed out. I am also a little annoyed because I already bought the book. I do plan to take the class as soon as it is offered again – and hopefully the book will be the same. Hope springs eternal!!!
Anyway, I was glad that I got a phone call before the class was removed from the school’s online system. This way I was able to drop the cancelled class and add another one. Fortunately, the school added a section of ILS506 – Information Analysis and Organization. I guess it will be good to take the last of the 4 required core courses. Now, I have to go find the books for this class and get them as soon as possible.
April 22, 2006
This morning I registered for a class for this summer – ILS656 – Information Architecture. After going back and forth several times about whether or not to take a class, I definitely decided that I did not want to sit out a semester. I think that would make it much harder to get back into school come the fall. I was all set to register for ILS537 – Information Seeking Behavior. However, due to prerequisite restrictions, I couldn’t register for the class without calling the ILS department and getting an override. Fortunately, in order to take ILS656, I only needed to have completed ILS501 – so I could register online without needing help. Unfortunately, there are only 3 people registered for the class right now (which starts on May 24th). I can only hope that more people register!!!! I will be pretty bummed if I can’t take this class this summer.
Now, I need to get back to work on my final projects – one is due on the 24th of April and the other is due on the 29th of April.