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059021 VU Social Thinking in Computer Science (2021S)

Continuous assessment of course work


Note: The time of your registration within the registration period has no effect on the allocation of places (no first come, first serve).


max. 50 participants
Language: German


Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Friday 19.03. 09:30 - 12:30 Digital
Friday 26.03. 09:30 - 12:30 Digital
Friday 16.04. 09:30 - 12:30 Digital
Friday 30.04. 09:30 - 12:30 Digital
Friday 07.05. 09:30 - 12:30 Digital
Friday 28.05. 09:30 - 12:30 Digital
Friday 11.06. 09:30 - 12:30 Digital
Friday 25.06. 09:30 - 12:30 Digital


Aims, contents and method of the course

This module aims to make graduates aware of the social scope, potential, responsibilities, risks and consequences of IT applications and to enable them to actively participate in developments.
Graduates are able to use social software as well as to analyze and critically reflect on its importance for people and society, its impact, its potential and opportunities.
Three topics are worked out together and critically reflected on:
1. Technology Development Cooperation - Diversity and Agile Methods
2. “Social” Media - (Quantified) Self, Bias, (Online) Community
3. The “Open” Movement - Open Source, Open Data, Hacking
This module is designed as a space to explore and convey the basics, requirements, goals, tools, potentials and current developments of social software.

Assessment and permitted materials

Regular participation, preparation and reflection of discussions on one of the main focuses of the course, team project

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Both the work process in the course and the products of the team and individual work, to an extent of around 50% each, are used for assessment.

Examination topics

Reading list

Literature and documents can be found in Moodle

Association in the course directory

Module: SDI

Last modified: Fr 12.02.2021 21:48