Extracurricular Course Syllabus

Activities in the field of social informatics

Course type

Extracurricular activity

ECTS

3 ECTS credit point

Study programme

For the recognition of ECTS credit points in study programmes 1 and 2 cycle.

Prerequisits

Enrolment into the second or an higher study year/master level.

Learning and teaching methods

 
  • Individual work: 90 hours.
Assessment

NO NUMERICAL MARK; PASS DID NOT PASS

 

Content (Syllabus outline)  

1. The work of a student on a specific project or program where a student (in cooperation with a mentor) acquires additional skills through autonomous work during different phases of the project or program.

2. Preparation and presentation of the report on extracurricular activities, including a reflection of the knowledge acquired through the learning experience of extracurricular activities.

Students will work in the following areas:

-work within the framework of projects dedicated to the issue of ICT use between different socio-demographic groups; not in the context of research projects(eg. Safe.siproject, Spletno oko hotline);

-work within the framework of the DID association (Association of social informatics), which includes the organization of events, preparation of publications, preparation of business ideas, teaching in the field of social informatics;

-research work (research design, data collection,statistical analysis, dissemination anddataarchiving) in the context ofresearch projects in the field of social informatics, statistics, methodology (projectsof the Center for Social Informatics, Centrefor Methodology and Informatics, Public Opinion and Mass Communication Research Centre, other research centers at the Faculty of Social Sciences);

-cooperation in the development of ICT services (applications) and the establishment and management ofwebsitesin theframework of UL projects.

Objectives and competences

The aim of the course is to provide information, to consolidate previously acquired subject-specific competences and acquire new skills to perform the work in various fields of social informatics: the development, research, usability studies of various ICT services, statistical analysis, empirical data collection, designingresearch methodology, teaching, and public relations. An additional objective is to acquire general competences useful on the labour market, such as the ability to work in a group and maintaining cooperative relations to work in teams and with users, abilityto solve concrete problems inreal environment, the development of abilities and skills in oral and written communicationsin domestic and international environment, development of critical and self-critical evaluation.
Intended learning outcomes   Knowledge and understanding of social informatics, acquired through the learning experience of inclusion in the selected extracurricular activity: reflection and workingin the field of studying the relationship between ICT and society, organizations and individuals, including the appropriate methodological and statistical analysisof relevant empirical data.

Literature

  • Neuman, William Lawrence. 2006. Social research methods: qualitative and quantitative approaches. Boston: Pearson.
  • Klin, Rob in drugi. 2005. Understanding and Communicating Social Informatics. A Framework for Studying and Teaching the Human Contexts of Information and Communication Technologies. Medford, NJ: Information today.  
  • Vehovar, Vasja. 2006. Social Informatics: An Emerging Discipline?. V Berleur in drugi (ur.): Social Informatics: An Information Society for all? In Remembrance of Rob Kling. Proceedings of the Seventh International Conference on Human Choice and Computers (HCC7), IFIP TC 9, Maribor, Slovenia, September 21–23, 2006.
  • Petrič, Gregor in Atanasova, Sara. 2013. Družboslovna informatika: Razvojne konvergence in raziskovalni dosežki. Teorija in praksa, 50, 2.  
  • Wonnacott, T. H. in Wonnacott, R.J.. 1990. Introductory Statistics. New York: Wiley.
  • Shneidermand, Ben in drugi. 2009. Designing the User Interface: Strategies for Effective Human-Computer Interaction. Pearson.

Notes

The courses are financed by the University of Ljubljana and free of charge for students of the University of Ljubljana.