IN5500 – Computer Supported Co-operative Work
Changes in the course due to coronavirus
Autumn 2020 we plan for teaching and examinations to be conducted as described in the course description and on semester pages. However, changes may occur due to the corona situation. You will receive notifications about any changes at the semester page and/or in Canvas.
Spring 2020: Teaching and examinations was digitilized. See changes and common guidelines for exams at the MN faculty spring 2020.
The course introduces the students to Computer-Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW) and gives an overview of this interdisciplinary research area. CSCW emphasizes empirical studies of work and cooperation as a basis for suggesting improved IT support. The course walks you through central theories and concepts for understanding work and use of IT as well as studies of the practices people have both inside and outside of work. The aim of the course is to give students a foundation for their own research about use and design of IT for people’s practices in work and everyday life. The teaching is organized around discussions of research papers encouraging students to define and argue for their own interests within the research field.
After having attended the course you will be able to
- explain how use of IT in work and everyday life can be understood when applying central theories and concepts from the CSCW area
- compare and contrast different theoretical and methodological approaches within a broad and varied research area like CSCW
- apply theories and concepts from the CSCW area on your own empirical data and your own experiences with use of IT in work and everyday life
- explain you own interest in the CSCW area and argue for it with theory/concepts and empirical studies from the curriculum
- build your own understanding of use of IT in work and everyday life as a basis for understanding the CSCW area
- describe the "state of the art" within the research area
Admission to the course
Students admitted at UiO must apply for courses in Studentweb. Students enrolled in other Master's Degree Programmes can, on application, be admitted to the course if this is cleared by their own study programme.
Nordic citizens and applicants residing in the Nordic countries may apply to take this course as a single course student.
If you are not already enrolled as a student at UiO, please see our information about admission requirements and procedures for international applicants
- 10 credits overlap with IN9500 – Computer Supported Co-operative Work.
- 10 credits overlap with INF5200 – Computer supported co-operative work (continued).
- 10 credits overlap with INF9920 – Computer supported co-operative work (continued).
2 hours of lectures and discussion every week. The course requires 80% attendance in class and production of reading notes for 80% of the articles in the curriculum. In addition, a groupware test and a (group) report is required. All mandatory assignments must be completed before the exam.
It will also be counted as one of your three attempts to sit the exam for this course, if you sit the exam for one of the following courses: INF5200 - Computer supported co-operative work (continued), INF9920 - Computer supported co-operative work (continued), IN9500 - Computer Supported Co-operative Work
Grades are awarded on a scale from A to F, where A is the best grade and F is a fail. Read more about the grading system.
Resit an examination
Students who can document a valid reason for absence from the regular examination are offered a postponed examination at the beginning of the next semester. Re-scheduled examinations are not offered to students who withdraw during, or did not pass the original examination.