By samoore (1227465110|%a, %b %e at %I:%M%p, last edited at 1227474319|%a, %b %e at %I:%M%p)
I don't expect you to have completed everything on this list, but this is what I was looking for at this time. The ideal project will end up having all of this (as appropriate for the particular project); each of you will be evaluated against the ideal for your topic. What I do expect to find today is that you'll have made progress on each of these by this time. You have a little over two weeks until the final version is due.
It's Sunday and I'm looking through all of your projects. I hope to send each of you an email describing what I saw (and didn't see) by the end of today. I'm not going to comment on everything at this point — I'm just going to give a couple of comments about how I see your project progressing.
- Home page: Organized, scannable, introduces visitor to site
- Most of you will have the following types of information (which should all be easily findable):
- Background information
- Recent current events
- Instructions (for the new analyst) on how to keep up with ongoing current events
- Descriptions (of background information for the professor)
- Appropriate use of wiki software
- Menu system should be helpful (top and/or side menus)
- Pages should be usefully tagged throughout the site
- RSS feeds you found useful; what information they contain; evaluation of each source's validity
- Web sites that you frequently refer to (you don't have to evaluate every Web site that you refer to, just those that are more important to your project); evaluation of each of these source's validity.
- A page that contains your blogroll
- Search tools
- Information about how you used the search tools we learned about in this class. I'm not interested in getting a full tutorial on these tools — I want you to tell me how you used them for this project.
- How did you use email alerts (if at all — or why not) on this project
- How did you use page monitors (if at all — or why not) on this project
- Deep Web search sites that you found useful for this project
- Web directory entries that you found useful
- Tag-based sites that led you to useful information for this project. You should describe those tags that helped you find this information.
- Podcast and video search tools that led you to useful information for this project. You should describe those searches that helped you find this information.
- Image search tools that led you to useful information for this project. You should describe those searches that helped you find this information.
- Deployment of a custom search engine that would help the visitor find useful information as easily as possible. Be sure to explain the ways in which you customized this search tool.