I primarily teach courses on Museum Informatics, Information Behavior, and Usability / User-Centered Design, at undergraduate, master's, and doctoral levels, in web-based and face-to-face environments. This page provides brief descriptions of the courses I teach; please follow the links below for course syllabi and additional information.
My course in museum informatics, taught at the graduate level, examines the sociotechnical interactions that take place between people, information, and technology in museums. It explores the impact of new technologies on museum professionals and museum visitors, and covers a wide variety of topics including collections management, digital media, interactive exhibits, social computing, and multi-user virtual environments. This class is also offered as an elective in FSU's museum studies program. Course syllabus for LIS 5590: Museum Informatics.
My courses in information behavior, taught at the master's and doctoral levels, provide students with an overview that emphasizes the user's perspective in the analysis of information needs and information seeking behaviors. It takes a person-centered approach to answering such questions as: what is information? what is an information need? how do people look for information to meet their needs? what theories and methods do we have for studying and explaining information seeking behavior? and what do we know about the information behaviors of different user populations? Course syllabi for LIS 5203: Assessing Information Needs and LIS 6205: Issues in Information Behavior.
My courses in usability and user-centered design, taught at the master's and undergraduate levels, are designed to familiarize students with the concepts and procedures involved in user-centered design, human-computer interaction, usability analysis, and interface design by combining readings with hands-on experience. Course syllabi for LIS 5275: Usability Analysis and LIS 4351: Interface Design