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CS 6470: Design of Online Communities

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Intro
January 10

  • (no reading)

Community: Face to Face
and Online
January 12

Third Places
January 17

Research Methods
January 19

Research Ethics
January 24

  • 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 Factors
January 26

Ethics Continued:
Disguising Subjects in Published Accounts
January 31

  • 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.

The Social, the Technical,
the Political
February 2

Design Presentations
February 7

Wikipedia and the nature of "truth"
February 9

Proposal Presentations
February 14

Proposal Presentations
February 16

  • project proposals cont.
Theory of Identity
February 21

  • The Presentation of Self in Everyday Life by Erving Goffman, pp. 1-58
  • Dooce (Warning: site is known for being irreverent and using strong language.)
  • TVNewser

Identity Online
February 23

  • Second Life
    Note: it takes a while to 'understand' this site. Please reserve at least 2-3 hours for exploring it.
Cancelled
February 28

Cancelled
March 2

Deviant Behavior
March 7

Reputation
March 9

Participation and Lurking
March 14

Citizen Science
March 16
Spring Break
March 20–24

  • (no class)

Leadership and Hosting
March 28

  • due: hw: first interview transcript

Online Privacy
March 30

Social Networks
April 4

Online work
April 6

  • due: hw: second and third interview transcripts (by email)
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Social Roles
April 11

Guest Talk
April 13

  • tbd

Community Study Presentations
April 18

  • (no reading)

Community Study Presentations, Continued
April 20

  • (no reading)

Online Cooperation and the Open Source Movement
April 25

Readings and assignments are subject to change.

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