Readings and assignments are subject to change. Please always check here. Due to all our snow days, the schedule is still very much in flux. As of today, February 20, the schedule is relatively firm until March 11, pending make-up days.

CS 4472/6470: Design of Online Communities

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Intro
January 7

  • (no reading)

Community: Face to Face
and Online
January 9

Third Places
January 14

Research Methods
January 16

Research Ethics
January 21

  • Please do not miss this class. If you do miss this lecture, you must watch a video of class and meet with the professor.
Ethics Continued:
Disguising Subjects in Published Accounts
January 23

  • due: obtain ethics certification via the online course, if you do not already have certification.
  • Please do not miss this class. If you do miss this lecture, you must watch a video of class and meet with the professor.

Design Presentations
January 28

Design Factors
January 30 (ES&T L1125)

The Social, the Technical,
the Political
February 4

Proposal Presentations
February 6

Theory of Identity
February 11

  • Dooce (Warning: site is known for being irreverent and using strong language.)
  • TVNewser

Identity Online
February 13

  • Chapter 7, Aspects of the Self, in Life on the Screen by Sherry Turkle
  • Second Life
    Note: it takes a while to 'understand' this site. Please reserve at least 2-3 hours for exploring it.

Cancelled
February 18

Design Factors
February 20

Proposal Presentations
February 25

Reputation
February 27

Deviant Behavior
March 4

Identity
March 6

  • Dooce (Warning: site is known for being irreverent and using strong language.)
  • TVNewser

Midterm
March 11

  • (closed book)

Participation and Lurking
March 13

  • due: hw: first interview transcript

Spring Break
March 17–21

  • (no class)

Leadership and Hosting
March 25

Online Privacy
March 26

  • due: hw: second and third interview transcripts (by email)
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Social Networks
April 1

Social Networks Continued
April 3

Guest talk
April 8

  • guest talk: reid priedhorsky, los alamos

Online Cooperation and the Open Source Movement
April 10

Community Study Presentations
April 15

  • (no reading)

Community Study Presentations, Continued
April 17

  • (no reading)

Cancelled
April 22

  • no class: principal investigator meeting

Wikipedia and the nature of "truth"
April 24

Readings and assignments are subject to change.

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