Community Informatics

Community Informatics

Survey of an emerging field that studies how local, historical communities use information and communication technologies or otherwise access, create, organize, and share information. Covers key principles for working in libraries or the wider non-profit/public sectors as individuals, organizations, and communities harness new technologies and media. Prepared both professionals and researchers, whatever their technology background. Especially useful for those interested in public or community libraries, youth services, university public engagement, social work, education, and anyone interested in working with or studying underserved communities. [A required course for the Community Informatics specialization.]

Class Name Community Informatics
Host School The University of Illinois
Class Identifier 518
Credit Value 4 Credit Hours
Faculty Williams
Course Tool (Online) Moodle
Class Description Survey of an emerging field that studies how local, historical communities use information and communication technologies or otherwise access, create, organize, and share information. Covers key principles for working in libraries or the wider non-profit/public sectors as individuals, organizations, and communities harness new technologies and media. Prepared both professionals and researchers, whatever their technology background. Especially useful for those interested in public or community libraries, youth services, university public engagement, social work, education, and anyone interested in working with or studying underserved communities. [A required course for the Community Informatics specialization.]
Class Disclaimer None
Delivery Synchronous
Start and End Date August 29th, 2012 - December 20th, 2012
Start and End Time
(if synchronous)
4:30 pm - 6:30 pm United States - Central
Days of Week
(of class meetings, if synchronous)
Wednesday
Last Add Day June 8th, 2012
Residency Start and End Date Oct. 4, 2012, midnight - Oct. 4, 2012, midnight
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