Module Agenda

Week 1
Thursday 1 October
Getting Started with an Introduction to Social Computing
We will introduce ourselves and some general concepts, theories and a roadmap for the course. This week we will gain a shared understanding of social computing and an exploration of the facets we will use to measure and assess impact.

Week 2
Thursday 8 October
Lecture: Collaboration

Week 3
Thursday 15 October
No Lecture
Reading: 
browse to http://www.fsf.org and explore the Free Software Foundation.

Week 4
Thursday 22 October
Lecture: Free and Open Source Development

Week 5
Thursday 29 October
Lecture: Open Innovation

Week 6
Thursday 5 November
Lecture: Open Government and eGovernment
Solo Journal Review Assignment due in class

Week 7
Thursday 12 November
Reading Week – No Class

Week 8
Thursday 19 November
Group Presentation: Location Based Services : Byrne, McCabe, Forde, Homan
Lecture: Space and Place and Why it Matters

Week 9
Thursday 26 November
Group Presentation: Social Media Activism : Quirke, Murphy, Nidenov, Kiernan
Group PresentationProfessional Spaces – Kilkelly, Mulryan, Galvin

Week 10
Thursday 3 December
Group Presentation: Wikis and User Generated Content – McGinley, Narauskas, Madden
Group PresentationSocial Tagging and RT Engagement – Nikitin, Vaish, Van Aelst, Linehan

Week 11
Thursday 10 December
Lecture: Social Media Community and Management
Group Presentation: Filesharing in the Cloud – Slevin, Healy, Grobler

Week 12
Thursday 17 December
Lecture: Trends and Speculation
Gartner’s Hype Cycle – Where have the hot ideas gone?

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