Social Informatics

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Course Venue:


East African School Of Library and Information Science
College of Computing and Information Sciences
Course Code: 
MSC 8110
Course Credit Units: 
Semester 1
Year of Study: 
Year 2
Undergraduate or Graduate Level: 
Graduate Level
Course Discipline: 
Course Description & Objectives: 

The ‘social context’ of information technology development and use plays a significant role in influencing the ways that people use information and technology and thus influences their consequences for work, organizations, and other social relationships. The course surveys key social issues related to information technology development, decision-making and use.   

Learning Outcomes: 

At the end of this course, students will be able to: 

  • Analyze social aspects of information technology including benefits and drawbacks of technology implementation/contradictory outcomes from ICT implementation and use ;
  • Appreciate information processing features of new ICTs and determine how people will use them and with what consequences and the various perspectives of the roles which ICT use allows
  • Identify and evaluate sources and tools that they can use to support decision-making and discussions in the work place;
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