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Online communities

FDA199, 2006VT
Full

Status Archive
School Computer and Information Science (CIS)
Division HCS
Owner Lars Degerstedt
Homepage http://www.ida.liu.se/~larde/oncom

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Course plan

No of lectures

2 lectures + Student presentations.

Recommended for

Recommended for all graduate students at IDA.

The course was last given

New course

Goals

To make the student familiar with the concept of online communities, and give technical insights on how to achieve good community constellations through social software technology.

Prerequisites

No.

Organization

Lectures + Student presentations.

Contents

Suggested areas that will be covered, depending on the exact interest of students:

Online Communities: what and why
Interactivity/Conversation/Common Ground
Identity and Membership
Tools/Systems of Social Software
Community Design & Development
Privacy
Online Cooperation and The Free/Open Source Movements
Online support
communities of practice

Literature

Suitable state-of-the-art articles. Perhaps also a book, such as Online Communities by J Preece (a bit old). Decided later.

Lecturers

Lars Degerstedt

Examiner

Arne Jönsson

Examination

Student presentation and active participation on seminars

Credit

3

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