This module is delivered in a ‘blended learning’ mode. The basically boils down to my belief that you will learn as much from personal discovery and from your peers based on your own shared experience as you will from listening to my lectures on set topics. As such I expect that at least 50% of your time will be dedicated to participating and interacting with one another (and me) on a variety of social media vehicles (especially appropriate given the topics in our study). Continue reading Participation in Social Media Discussion
The final assignment for this module is to evaluate the effectiveness of the module itself. Please critically reflect on the past twelve weeks and consider the following in completing your evaluation:
- What did you find to be the most valuable aspect of the module for you personally;
- What were the most effective aspects of the module?
- What did you find challenging?
- What didn’t work and how would you improve it?
- What topic would you add to future delivery?
This submission should be of no more than 1,000 words. It will account for 10% of your term mark.
Please submit via email (firstname.lastname@example.org) before 8 January.
We didn’t get a chance to get into exploring collaboration and how institutions are being disrupted by the way in which collaboration (whether in the enterprise, in society and on a global scale) is being enabled through the various aspects of Social Computing
Note: I have left in headings for your reading/unpacking convenience – I do not expect or recommend you leave these in your own.
Citation: Parameswaran, Manoj and Andrew B. Winston. “Social Computing: An Overview,” Communications of the Association for Information Systems (Volume 19, 2007) 762-780. Continue reading Sample Review – Social Computing: An Overview
Action Items this Week
- Visit the forum and respond to the question for week 2 – discuss amongst yourselves;
- If you haven’t done so: Choose a journal article to review.
- Form your own groups and choose a topic that you will research, develop and present to the class later on in the term. Choose a topic and lock in your choice via the Group/Topic signup form.
- For our next class (22 October – No Lecture Next Week) please browse to http://www.fsf.org and explore the Free Software Foundation. What do they espouse? What are the principles behind ‘Free Software’? How is it different from Open Source Software?
The New York Times points out that this week both Twitter and YouTube have signalled their intentions to add buy buttons to material in their social feeds. Is the boundary between social and selling becoming more porous or is there something insidious afoot? Fast Company highlighted the Twitter move on Wednesday. [Read more …]
A family has been left with “virtually nothing” after a ‘man with a van’ from Facebook drove off with £10,000 worth of belongings while helping them move home. [Read more …]
Pitched as being one of the potentially most pervasive applications of big data, algorithmic governance posits that in a evidence-driven policy world and perfectly transparent process, machines can both construct and enforce the law. One of the bigger criticisms of this is the potential biases initially engineered into the system.
Case as example, Google image recognises blacks as gorillas.
This assignment will ask you to analyse a learned discourse, summarise it and present your own thoughts about its contribution and relevance to the field of Social Computing.
Continue reading Journal Article Review
Please sign up for a Group Assignment below. Continue reading Sign Up for Group Assignment