A course to existing theories and practices that outline the cultural differences regarding human users' expectations, practices, and problems of using technology to address social issues.
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This course is jointly offered by two institutions: the College of Information Studies (iSchool) at the University of Maryland (UMD) in the U.S., and the College of Computer Science at Fudan University in China. Students will learn existing theories and practices that outline the cultural differences regarding human users' expectations, practices, and problems of using technology to address social issues.
Number of credits: 3
How You Will Learn and Work
This is a Global Classrooms Signature Course. This course will include a blend of synchronous and asynchronous learning. Students from both universities will work in virtual groups to perform design projects together. Given the time difference between countries, students who register for this course should be up for group work at early-morning or late-night slots.
General Education Credits
College of Information Studies
Prerequisites & Restrictions
Students must have completed 1 course with a minimum grade of C- from (INST201 or INST301), INST126, STAT100, MATH115, PSYC100 (Required). INST362 or equivalent is highly recommended.
Ge Gao is an assistant professor at the College of Information Studies (iSchool). She draws on both quantitative and qualitative methods, including lab experiments, surveys, in-situ sensing and ethnography to study the joint effects of technology use and diversity on teamwork. She also designs and evaluates computer-based tools that facilitate team communication and collaboration under various contexts.