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Social Computing (INFO90007)

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Year of offer2019
Subject levelGraduate coursework
Subject codeINFO90007
Semester 2
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Social Computing is a field of study that investigates computing techniques and systems to support, mediate, and understand aspects of social behaviours. Understanding the principles and foundations of Social Computing is important because of the rapid proliferation of social systems, particularly those aimed at end-users (e.g., social networking websites, crowdsourcing platforms, knowledge sharing platforms, etc.). This subject will introduce you to key concepts and principles of Social Computing, and provide you with training to investigate how these systems influence human behaviours, how to improve current implementations, and how to identify ways to better support social activities and interactions.

Intended learning outcomes

On successful completion of this subject, students should be able to:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of a range of social computing applications and concepts
  • Demonstrate an ability to apply and analyse the different approaches to using socio-technical designs for supporting social behaviours and activities
  • Be able to evaluate and create social computing applications
  • Demonstrate knowledge of contemporary tools and environments for social analytics

Last updated: 13 June 2019