IS 424 Social Computing

This interdisciplinary course introduces students to fundamental theories, methods, technologies and applications of social computing. Students learn about this emerging discipline from two perspectives: First, basic principles of collective information production and processing, and methods for studying these principles. Topics include prediction markets, games with a purpose, open source software development, social media, social networks, information visualization, and online games. Second, socio-technical aspects of the design and usage of respective technologies. This includes participation, privacy and security. Students learn how to solve problems in social computing in a systematic and rigorous fashion. At the end of the course, students will be able to design, manage and execute social computing projects for scholarly and commercial use, and to critically assess work in this area.

Previously IS490SC.

Scheduled Offerings

  • Spring 2020

    • IS490SCG - Social Computing
      Mon, 9:00 am - 11:50 am
      Room 46
      On-Campus
      This interdisciplinary course introduces students to fundamental theories, methods, technologies and applications of social computing. Students learn about this emerging discipline from two perspectives: First, basic principles of collective information production and processing, and methods for studying these principles. Topics include prediction markets, games with a purpose, open source software development, social media, social networks, information visualization, and online games. Second, socio-technical aspects of the design and usage of respective technologies. This includes participation, privacy and security. Students learn how to solve problems in social computing in a systematic and rigorous fashion. At the end of the course, students will be able to design, manage and execute social computing projects for scholarly and commercial use, and to critically assess work in this area.
      Instructor
      Yun Huang
      CRN
      70533
      Length
      16 weeks
      Credit hours
      4
    • IS490SCU - Social Computing
      Mon, 9:00 am - 11:50 am
      Room 46
      On-Campus
      Undergraduate students: Priority is given to students pursuing a transfer into the BS/IS degree (http://go.ischool.illinois.edu/BSIS) until November 18, and IS Advisor Approval is required. INFO Minors will be able to register starting at noon on November 18. All restrictions will be lifted by noon on December 2. Questions may be sent to ischool-is@illinois.edu
      Instructor
      Yun Huang
      CRN
      70725
      Length
      16 weeks
      Credit hours
      3

Textbooks and Course Materials

Available from the Illinois Union Bookstore (IUB).