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2011/2012  KAN-SIPS  Social Informatics: Principles of the Social Web

English Title
Social Informatics: Principles of the Social Web

Course Information

Language English
Point 7,5 ECTS (225 SAT)
Type Mandatory
Level Full Degree Master
Duration One Quarter
Course Period Autumn . First Quarter
Time Table Please see course schedule at e-Campus
Study Board
Study Board for BSc/MSc in Business Administration and Information Systems
Course Coordinator
  • Mads Bødker - Center for Applied Information and Communication Technology
Main Category of the Course
  • Information Systems
Last updated on 29 maj 2012
Learning Objectives
After the course, students should be capable of:
  • Explain and reflect on the value that social informatics and the social web bring to organizations, employees, and consumers.
  • Reflect on the need for changing and further developing organizational communication and participation through the use of social technologies
  • Suggest concrete ways to facilitate the use of social media within and across organizations
  • Assess and analyze examples of social informatics and communication processes, including aspects of user and group behavior in social media
  • Synthesize and integrate social informatics concepts presented in the course
Social Informatics: Principles of the Social Web:
Assessment Oral with Written Assignment
Marking Scale 7-step scale
Censorship Internal examiners
Exam Period October
Aids Without preparation
Duration 20 Minutes
  • Individual oral exam based on a mini-project.
  • The assessment is carried out by two internal examiners.

The examination takes place in October. Make-up and re-examinations take place in January.

Course Content

Taking a profoundly interdisciplinary approach, this obligatory course for the IM specialization will take up classic and recent theories that critically examine social aspects of networked communication. The subjects of analysis will be centered upon intranets, mobile communication, and recent developments in social software practices such as (micro) blogging, wiki's, and peer-to-peer sharing.

Teaching Methods
The course will be run in a study-circle style. Key concepts/theories/approaches will be presented, argued against, and discussed in plenary sessions. This is done in class with the focus on active student participation.