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2017-2018 University Bulletin 
    
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INF 240 - Community Informatics

4 hours
Community informatics is broadly defined as the use and application of information and communication technologies (ICTs) in local communities. Practical studies in this area consider how social, cultural, political, and economic factors influence the adoption and use of ICTs among members of specific communities. This course introduces students to key concerns in community informatics, including, among other things, “digital divide” issues (e.g, access, skills, and cultural divides), the role of ICTs in cultural heritage and maintenance, and community development using ICTs. Learning experiences in this course will employ literature-based discussion and experiential learning at case sites using relevant ICTs; lab activities involve the use of and practice with specific tools and applications.

Prerequisite(s): INF 110  and INF 120  



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