ISBN 978-3-947287-14-7 | 2023
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When did the digital era start? With the world wide web and the internet during the 1980ies and 1990ies? Earlier, with the astronauts and the men on the moon? Social Informatics (SI) has some answers and continues to explore, to develop and to evaluate. People who do social informatics come from disciplines such as sociology, psychology, philosophy, anthropology, historical sciences, economics, law and – of course – computer sciences. How can students learn about SI? ... and what?
In 2017 and 2018 two groups of students and a teacher performed eight workshops:
1. Getting started: Social net and electronic media.
2. Exploration and evaluation: What do the users need?
3. Internationalization and globalization: Life is a net.
4. Product management and ethics: The art of balance between the technically feasible and social consequences.
5. Life world and work world: In fact I live while I work.
6. Hackathon: Let's work … and have fun.
7. Digital Dexterity and Internet of Things: About handling the new.
8. Synopsis: It's all about communication.
This booklet contains some details and a case study, that investigated the design, implementation and evaluation of the workshop series. Written for teachers, students, managers and other stakeholders in the world of people and computers, it is intended as an example and inspiration how to learn, teach and do social informatics at universities, in schools and in continued education.
Learning about people and computers
Learning and teaching sociological basics in a technical context
SI | Guiding questions
SI | Content and learning objectives
Learning objectives and their realization
Module “Information technology and its social context”
Module “Social nets”
SI | The workshop series
WS 1 | Getting started
WS 2 | Exploration and evaluation
WS 3 | Internationalization and globalization
WS 4 | Product management and ethics
WS 5 | Life world and work world
WS 6 | Hackathon
WS 7 | Digital dexterity and internet of things
WS 8 | Synopsis
SI | Proofs of performance
Students’ research project (SRP)
ii The Case Study
Social Informatics Experience
1 Education in Social Informatics
2 Learning and Teaching
3 Case Study Considering Action Research and Triangulation
3.1 Case study
3.2 Action research
4 SI Workshop Series
4.1 Research questions
4.4 Workshop topics and contents
4.5 Case 1: Summer term 2017
4.6 Case 2: Winter term 2017/2018
4.7 Cases 1 and 2: Workload
4.8 Study programme for SI: students’ design
6 Conclusion and Outlook
Additional Information and Declarations
Appendix A: Learning Concepts
A.1 Competency-based learning
A.2 Continued multidisciplinary project-based learning
A.3 Agile learning and teaching
A.4 Blended learning
App. B: Organization Development in Learning and Teaching
Appendix C: Social Informatics Curriculum
Appendix D: Proofs of Performance
Study programs and courses
Index: Keywords, abbreviations, persons
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