Community Informatics

Community Informatics

The goal of this course is to introduce students to contemporary research and theory related to the design, development, implementation, and use of information systems in geographically-based communities. Students will develop a grounding in the community informatics perspective and the theories that inform community informatics research and practice.

Class Name Community Informatics
Host School The University of British Columbia
Class Identifier LIBR 548H
Credit Value 3 Credit Hours
Faculty Michael Gurstein
Course Tool (Online) WebCT Vista
Class Description The goal of this course is to introduce students to contemporary research and theory related to the design, development, implementation, and use of information systems in geographically-based communities. Students will develop a grounding in the community informatics perspective and the theories that inform community informatics research and practice.
Class Disclaimer Students agree to the course parameters of the host institution, including but not limited to: course management tools, grading, any required residencies, possible synchronous sessions, and academic calendars. Students are expected to meet deadlines as outlined in course syllabus and to contribute to class participation. Please allow 2-3 weeks for grade processing after the end date of the course. Check that this delay will not interfere with deadline dates at your school for graduation or financial aid. *** syllabus will be mounted when it is available ***
Delivery Asynchronous
Start and End Date September 4th, 2012 - November 30th, 2012
Start and End Time
(if synchronous)
Days of Week
(of class meetings, if synchronous)
Last Add Day August 1st, 2012
Residency Start and End Date No Residency