INF5200 – Computer supported co-operative work

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Course content

The course aims to give an overview of the research field Computer Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW). The articles and discussions concern concepts and theories within the CSCW field, various approaches to and within the research field, studies of use of groupware and discussions about development of CSCW.

Learning outcome

The course aims to give Master students in informatics an overview of the research field of CSCW that can constitute a basis for their own research in the field. The student should be able to give an account of the most important research traditions and problem statements within the field, and they should know current debates about CSCW. Furthermore, they should know some groupware examples, and be able to discuss some particularities in the development of CSCW. Emphasis will be given to their own positioning within the research field.


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Recommended previous knowledge

Basic knowledge in informatics

Overlapping courses

10 credits overlap with INF9920 – Computer supported co-operative work (continued)

6 credits IN-CSCW


2 hours of lectures and discussion every week. Discussion of articles, software (groupware) test, and a report or other related assignment. All mandatory assignments (report, software test, questions/comments on 80% of the articles in the curriculum) must be completed. The course requires 80 % attendance. Rules for mandatory assignments.


All mandatory assignments must be approved prior to the exam. Oral examination (individual or in groups).

Grading scale

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.

Explanations and appeals

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.

Withdrawal from an examination

It is possible to take the exam up to 3 times. If you withdraw from the exam after the deadline or during the exam, this will be counted as an examination attempt.


It is strongly recommended to attend the first lecture since it will be given important information.

Facts about this course






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Every spring

Teaching language

Norwegian (English on request)