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Undergraduate course

The Social Web

  • ECTS credits10
  • Teaching semesterAutumn
  • Course codeINFO115
  • Number of semesters1
  • LanguageEnglish
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Level of Study

Bachelor

Semester of Instruction

Autumn

Objectives and Content

The course introduces students to theories about and technologies for the social web, with applications such as community building, mass collaboration, social networking, blogging, and social gaming. The aim is to give students a thorough understanding of social web technologies and social network services and their application, including issues such as privacy, ethics, trust, reputation, and addiction. Topics to be addressed include the history of the social web, social navigation, social network theory, diffusion of technology and participation. Finally, the course will investigate the power of social technology by examining uses such as social justice, marketing and political change.

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the course the student should be able to:

  • present important theories relevant to the social web.
  • demonstrate theoretical knowledge of social technology.
  • explain about privacy, ethics, trust and reputation in the use of social technologies.
  • demonstrate theoretical knowledge of the power of social technology.
  • demonstrate familiarity with a broad range of social technologies.
  • describe and explain basic concepts of the social web.
  • compare and contrast different social technologies.
  • analyze and evaluate social technologies.
  • use social technologies for various purposes.

Required Previous Knowledge

None

Recommended Previous Knowledge

INFO100 or equivalent

Access to the Course

Open

Teaching Methods and Extent of Organized Teaching

12-16 two-hour lectures, 10-16 two-hour seminars

Compulsory Assignments and Attendance

There will be mandatory assignments which must be completed and approved.

Mandatory participation: Attendance at mandatory labs (at least 80%).

Forms of Assessment

Portfolio assessment based on:

  • 2 semester assignments, individual and/or group (30% each)
  • 1 project, group (40%)

Grading Scale

Letter grade (A-F).

Subject Overlap

INFO115 overlaps 5 ECTS with INFO114

Assessment Semester

Autumn

Course Evaluation

The course is evaluated by students every three years, and by the responsible lecturer

each year.

Department

Department of Information Science and Media Studies

Contact

Contact Information

studieveileder@info.uib.no