For 13.10.17

Post on Dropbox by 11.10

1. Portfolio in MS Word, learning

2. HF Excel, learning

3. 7-11, Japan, learning

Portfolio in MS Word, learning

This week you can just cobble your notes together into a Word file using the “# Template” I have left on Dropbox: we are just getting started, so don’t worry about being too smart or too pretty!

Next week, bring your laptops so you can learn how to use MS Word, and especially the Outline View.

Articles we will discuss next week include:

  • Portfolios are designed to help you organize your studies, gain practical experience in documentation, reflection, and presentation, and by sharing them you gain valuable feedback
  • Outlining explains how to use MS Word effectively for note-taking, drafting, revising, and preparing weekly homework and a final document

Learning

List (briefly) your various thoughts on learning through this portfolio process today and over the next days, and in your portfolio include this (brief) list and write up a short commentary of what you learned and how you might next proceed differently

HF Excel, learning

In class and at home (45 minutes each for a total of 90 minutes or thereabouts), practice learning Excel, including:

  • Outline the article to the end of understanding its overall shape
  • Identify the unique ways this article is explaining things
  • Compare how differently the article presents things from they way you have learned before
  • Please also read the discussion of learning you will find in today’s handout
  • Write up some of your notes not to impress me, but to establish your starting point as a note-taker: we will then compare our work, discuss different ways of reading and studying a text and for homework the following week you will study and outline this chapter again (there are no mistakes, only improvements!)

Learning

List (briefly) your various thoughts on learning Excel and things like Excel, and best is to make a couple of short notes about it today and over the next days as these thoughts flit through your mind and before you leave them behind: essentially, like Hansel and Gretel, your note-taking is a leaving of breadcrumbs.

In your portfolio, include this (brief) list and write up a short commentary of what you learned and how you might next proceed differently: Roland Barthes (famous smart French guy) once said that we read only when we lift our eyes off the page: when we step back a bit and reflect on what we’ve just experienced (lots of philosophers say things like this, so it must be true!)

7-11, Japan, learning

  • Outline the article to the end of understanding its overall shape, and one thing you might do is draw a thick line under the various sections so you are essentially breaking it up into small, bite-sized pieces
  • Identify the main points, which in this article are the ways that IT contributes to business value, like recording transactions at the “point of sale”, and where for each of them you might write keywords in the margins — the keywords that will become sub-heads in your outline
  • Next week’s homework is to do this over again, after we see how differently people are doing it and after I show you a bunch of things, like outlining, reading and note-taking strategies

Learning

List (briefly) your various thoughts on learning about IT for business in this case study, and in your portfolio include this (brief) list and write up a short commentary of what you learned and how you might next proceed differently