Planning to teach "Information Technology and the Network Society," on behalf of WUaS, this autumn 2014, This course asks:
"What is information technology, broadly conceived? How did it develop? Who did it? What has been the process of diffusion into the economy and society? How and why did the Network Society take shape? What of the implications of networks in the Information Age? In this course, we’ll analyze the interaction between society and contemporary information technologies, in a multicultural and comparative perspective. In doing so, we’ll examine what data and evidence are in the social sciences, how it is used, and how it is interpreted." ...
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In the second half of the course, we'll explore starting an all-language, MIT OCW-centric university and school, World University and School, asking further (in the context of the first half's focus on how the information revolution emerged), and in terms of questions about agency (from a Castellian perspective), in what ways to grow this conversation remarkably and flourishingly on the internet?, ... what makes great universities great?, ... and what are some of the inter-lingual implications of this?
This course is online, open and free and will meet on both Harvard's virtual island in SL, as well as in a Google + Hangout, for conversation and talks (probably in the morning, Pacific Time, depending on who's in what time zone worldwide).
We'll begin in mid-September 2014 and go to the third week in December.
I've taught this course interactively online for about 8 semesters.
Come join this "Information Technology and the Network Society" conversation, as it newly helps WUaS unfold.
( See, too, for further related resources: "Lynx: Planning to teach "Information Technology and the Network Society," on behalf of WUaS, this autumn 2014, This course asks: What is information technology, broadly conceived?, This course is free, open and a fascinating exploration of the IT revolution, Some links for your planning purposes" (May 29, 2014) http://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/2014/05/lynx-planning-to-teach-information.html )