Emerging Web Technologies: Spring 2014

Instructor:

Qiping Zhang

School:

Long Island University

Semester:

Spring 2014

Description:

With the advent of new web technologies, an explosion of new social software tools has emerged enabling users to create, organize, share, and collaborate in an online space. Today’s Web users are organizing their favorite bookmarks, collaborating on shared documents, cataloging their personal collections, and sharing their information with others. This course will explore the features and functionality of emerging web technologies such as blogs, wikis, RSS, social bookmarking, media sharing, tagging, folksonomies and more. This course will look at how libraries are implementing these various tools as well as their potential uses.

Required Textbook:

No required textbook.

Link to Syllabus:

http://palmerblog.liu.edu/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/517-Emerging-Technologies-spring-2014-Zhang.pdf

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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