Contemporary Social Media: Fall 2016

Instructor:

Scott W. H. Young and Doralyn Rossmann

School:

Montana State University

Semester:

Fall 2016

Description:

This interactive course explores social media from the perspectives of information analysis and community building. Students will learn the theory and practice of civic
engagement and community building through social media. Ideally suited for individuals interested in working with nonprofit organizations, educational institutions, healthcare and nursing, community health, arts and humanities, government, and remote or rural communities. Utilizing a service learning approach, students will engage in the theories and methods related to social media community building through both in-class discussion and community outreach.

Required Textbook:

No required textbook.

Link to Syllabus:

http://scottwhyoung.com/syllabi/contemporary-social-media-fall-2016/

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Social Computing Technologies And Applications: Fall 2013

Instructor:

Brian Butler

School:

iSchool at Maryland

Semester:

Fall 2013

Description:

Online communities, online discussions, Twitter, Tmblr, Social Networking Systems, social media, crowdsourcing, human computation, Facebook, blogs, Pinterest, wikis, social recommendations, collective intelligence…. these are just a few of the many terms and technologies which making up the rapidly evolving domain of social computing. Successfully deploying social computing technologies requires a blend of technical and organizational knowledge and skills. Knowledge of both the core technologies and central social dynamics is essential if you are to develop effective social computing applications.

The goal of this course is to develop your ability to recognize and capitalize on opportunities to use social computing technologies to advance the goals of individuals, organizations, and communities.

Required Textbook:

No required textbook.

Link to Syllabus:

http://ischool.umd.edu/sites/default/files/syllabi/INFM741-Syllabus-F13%20v2.docx