Friday, March 14, 2008

Thing Sixteen

Student 2.0 Tools

I checked out the University of Minnesota Assignment Calculator and the Research Project Calendar, both of which I found only slightly useful. They both allow you to input dates and a broad subject choice for assignment. While both give you guidelines on where you should be at according to the time line you entered, they're both just that, guidelines. I think it could be useful in the sense that it could get people in the habit of planning things out a little more thoroughly if nothing else. I don't know how useful it would be with library projects however. A library project can vary wildly from one library to the next, unless there was something made specifically regarding libraries I don't see it as being all that helpful, at least not at my library. I still like the idea, and with the addition of mostly user created projects, it could definitely be useful, if perhaps a supervisor could set up a timeline and deadlines and such.