- To understand and apply the information perspective in a sports context.
- To understand and analyze the nature, scope, and use of information technologies and systems in sports contexts.
- To apply the above perspectives, principles, tools and practices for improved effectiveness and efficiency in sports contexts.
- relevant - on topic
- credible - from an authoritative source and author
- timely - reflecting current thinking.
Appropriate and correct crediting and in-text citations and references.
Citing in context is not just for direct quotes. You should cite paraphrased or summarized points:
To support your points or argument.
For intellectual honesty.
To give credit to those who deserve it.
Bottom line: if you aren’t sure you should cite, do it!
Use APA format throughout your entire writing assignment. For more detail consult the APA Style Guide from Purdue University Online Writing Lab: http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/560/02/
Formal professionalism in tone, style, and quality of writing.
Error-free grammar, spelling, and punctuation.
Analysis that does not deride or otherwise mock an opposing or alternative point of view (i.e., avoid sarcasm), and treats other views with the seriousness and respect they deserve.
Fully explained points with appropriate citing. Don’t assume that the reader is familiar with the topic or concepts or sources.
Points or concepts are not explained with only a single quotation from a reading, You must also explain what you want your audience to understand about that quote or what you think that quote means or what you.
Eisenberg, M. (2008) References: Citing Sources in Context and as a Reference List at the End of a Paper. For full-text: Files/References-Citing Sources.pdf
Princeton Writing Program (2001) Writing Introductions and Conclusions. Writing Introductions and Conclusions For full-text: Files/Writing Introductions and Conclusions.pdf
Princeton Writing Program (1999) Developing an Argument. For full-text: Files/Developing an Argument.pdf
IMT 525: iSports
Information Management & Technology in Sports
iSports e-mail address:
Official (Catalog) Course Description
The objectives of this course are:
Course Format - Online
This is an online distance learning course conducted almost entirely in an online, asynchronous, on-demand environment. You will not be interacting with your instructor or fellow students in “real time.” Instead, you’ll be doing activities either on your own or within a group asynchronously - posting messages to a discussion board and sending e-mails.Please refer to the Online Learing Overview page on the iSchool website for more detail: http://ischool.uw.edu/resources/iprep/welcome/online-learning-overview#life
The section on "Student Life in an Online Course or Program" is particularly relevant: http://ischool.uw.edu/resources/iprep/welcome/online-learning-overview#life
The course itself is designed as a series of weekly sessions in which you will read or view materials, listen to recorded lectures, engage in online discussions, and complete a variety of hands-on, individual or group activities and assignments. There may be 1-2 optional, synchronous chat or virtual sessions.
When considering the times you check in on your course discussions, remember this: you would attend an in-person class once or twice a week. In the online mode, that would be considered less than the bare minimum number of visits and will not be enough. It is recommended that you check in on discussions at least once every other day. Some students check in to the message boards as often as twice a day.
Resources & References
Access to and use of quality resources is essential for graduate education--particularly in an online course.The goal is to use resources and references that are highly:
The Web: It is certainly acceptable and appropriate to search the Web and use websites as sources. However, it is essential that you consider and verify the credibility of the website and provide full citation information for the website.
Wikipedia: The Wikipedia is also a fine source of information--particularly at the beginning of an information search. Here too, it is it is essential that you consider and verify the credibility of the entry and provide full citation information.
Articles & Research Databases: Articles in magazines and journals usually provide the most credible, current, and in-depth information. As students at the University of Washington, you are fortunate to have access to an extensive collection of Articles and Research Databases (see http://www.lib.washington.edu/types or http://www.lib.washington.edu/types/databases for more information.
Access to the databases requires logging in with your UW NetID.
As noted on the UW Libraries website, a good place to start a search on most topics is the EBSCO database:
Here is the direct UW link to EBSCO from off-campus: http://web.ebscohost.com.offcampus.lib.washington.edu/ehost/search/advanced?sid=d13e57dc-a768-4d93-a177-8c965fe12f18%40sessionmgr13&vid=1&hid=24
SBRnet: The UW also subscribes to SBRnet, a database specific to the sports business. "SBRnet provides searchable news and market research from the National Sporting Goods Association and other industry sources on all aspects of sporting goods, sports equipment, participation, broadcasting and marketing."
Use this direct UW link to SBRnet from off-campus: http://www.sbrnet.com.offcampus.lib.washington.edu/
Ask A Librarian: The UW also participates in a worldwide, live online chat help service. QuestionPoint is available to you 24/7 and you can ask them for assistance in almost anything related to finding and using information--including when and how to cite or credit sources. This service is free and easy to use - there's usually a link on every page of the UW Libraries website, in the upper right-hand corner. This service is often overlooked by students - DON'T! It's a great way to improve your searches and assignments.
The direct link to UW QuestionPoint is: http://www.lib.washington.edu.offcampus.lib.washington.edu/chat.html
Writing & Citing
Writing well is important for success in professional work and in this class. Students often say that they don’t know or understand what instructors “expect” for writing assignments. To address this concern, here are my expectations. In all your writing assignments, I expect:
The following paragraphs discussing academic integrity, copyright and privacy outline matters governing student conduct in the iSchool and the University of Washington. They apply to all assignments and communications in this course.
The essence of academic life revolves around respect not only for the ideas of others, but also their rights to those ideas and their promulgation. It is therefore essential that all of us engaged in the life of the mind take the utmost care that the ideas and expressions of ideas of other people always be appropriately handled, and, where necessary, cited. For writing assignments, when ideas or materials of others are used, they must be cited. The format is not that important–as long as the source material can be located and the citation verified, it’s OK. What is important is that the material be cited. In any situation, if you have a question, please feel free to ask. Such attention to ideas and acknowledgment of their sources is central not only to academic life, but life in general.
Please acquaint yourself with the University of Washington's resources on academic honesty.
All of the expressions of ideas in this class that are fixed in any tangible medium such as digital and physical documents are protected by copyright law as embodied in title 17 of the United States Code. These expressions include the work product of both: (1) your student colleagues (e.g., any assignments published here in the course environment or statements committed to text in a discussion forum); and, (2) your instructors (e.g., the syllabus, assignments, reading lists, and lectures). Within the constraints of "fair use" (you should have/will have learned about that in depth in LIS 550), you may copy these copyrighted expressions for your personal intellectual use in support of your education here in the iSchool. Such fair use by you does not include further distribution by any means of copying, performance or presentation beyond the circle of your close acquaintances, student colleagues in this class and your family. If you have any questions regarding whether a use to which you wish to put one of these expressions violates the creator's copyright interests, please feel free to ask the instructor for guidance.
To support an academic environment of rigorous discussion and open expression of personal thoughts and feelings, we, as members of the academic community, must be committed to the inviolate right of privacy of our student and instructor colleagues. As a result, we must forego sharing personally identifiable information about any member of our community including information about the ideas they express, their families, life styles and their political and social affiliations. If you have any questions regarding whether a disclosure you wish to make regarding anyone in this course or in the iSchool community violates that person's privacy interests, please feel free to ask the instructor for guidance.
Knowing violations of these principles of academic conduct, privacy or copyright may result in University disciplinary action under the Student Code of Conduct.
Students with Disabilities
To request academic accommodations due to a disability, please contact Disabled Student Services: 448 Schmitz, 206-543-8924 (V/TTY). If you have a letter from DSS indicating that you have a disability which requires academic accommodations, please present the letter to me so we can discuss the accommodations you might need in the class.
Academic accommodations due to disability will not be made unless the student has a letter from DSS specifying the type and nature of accommodations needed.
Student Code of Conduct
Good student conduct is important for maintaining a healthy course environment. Please familiarize yourself with the University of Washington's Student Code of Conduct.
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