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February 14, 2008   1 Information Technology & Informatics (04:189:103:01) Information Architecture Thursday, February 14, 2008 Voorhees Hall 105 Stew Mohr
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February 14, 2008 ITI 103 2 Today’s Agenda Review class feedback IT in the news Reprise key concepts from Tuesday’s class Information Architecture and Push-Pull of information on the Web Online Information Retrieval Systems Review materials and readings for Thursday’s class
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February 14, 2008 ITI 103 3 Review Class Feedback Muddiest? Productivity paradox The long tail concept Noosphere Overall concept of social informatics The first assignment What’s gonna be on the exams? Reasons for this? Basic definitions, concepts need to be developed Readings too… verbose Clearer description of assignments PowerPoint boring Image source: http://www.oread.ku.edu/Oread03/Oct17/Oct17images/volleyball.jpg Information Technology & Informatics
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February 14, 2008 ITI 103 4 Review Class Feedback (Cont’d.) More of / less of? Less (but not eliminate?) random calling More group discussion, group readouts … or less discussion, more lecture. More discussion around PowerPoint slides. Less long(er) readings “Grand scheme.” How do piece parts fit together? Connections to daily lives More IT, less social stuff
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February 14, 2008 ITI 103 5 Review Social Informatics and the First Assignment Research that examines the social aspects of computerization. “The interdisciplinary study of the design, uses and consequences of information technologies that takes into account their interaction with institutional and cultural contexts." (Kling. (Jan., 1999). What is social informatics and why does it matter? D-Lib 5 (1). ) Study of information and communication tools in cultural , or institutional contexts (Kling, Rosenbaum, & Sawyer. (2005)) Social-technical systems (rather than “simply” technology
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February 14, 2008 ITI 103 6 Review Social Informatics and the First Assignment (Cont’d.) … and the Purpose of the first Assignment? (a) To consider the advantages and disadvantages of a new information / computer technology, and to make a decision about whether the adoption of this technology would be beneficial to an organization through understanding the organizational / social context of the uses of that technology . (b) Give students practice in critical thinking, making an argument, using evidence, and taking a stand on a technology decision. The project should also acquaint you with electronic resources available at RU (c) Help students learn how to do secondary research about a new information technology. The project should also acquaint you with electronic resources available at RU.
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February 14, 2008 ITI 103 7 Review Muddy Concepts Productivity paradox (from Kling) Investments made in IT, but results not clear Fear of automation and losing jobs. The relationship between productivity and the investment in ICTs showed
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