IV128 Online Communication from Social Science Perspective

Faculty of Informatics
Spring 2020
Extent and Intensity
0/2/2. 4 credit(s) (plus extra credits for completion). Type of Completion: z (credit).
prof. PhDr. David Šmahel, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Mgr. Ondřej Sotolář (seminar tutor), Mgr. Lenka Knapová (deputy)
Guaranteed by
prof. PhDr. David Šmahel, Ph.D.
Department of Machine Learning and Data Processing - Faculty of Informatics
Supplier department: Department of Machine Learning and Data Processing - Faculty of Informatics
Mon 17. 2. to Fri 15. 5. Fri 10:00–11:50 C416
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is also offered to the students of the fields other than those the course is directly associated with.
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Course objectives
This seminar should introduce basic theories and research of online communication, what will help students of informatics to better understand to specifics of online communication.
Learning outcomes
- knowledge of basic theories of online communication - knowledge of theories related to experimenting with online identity - knowledge of theories and empirical research related to trust in online information
  • 1. Intro 2. Communication theory 3. Reliability of online data 4. Privacy in virtual world 5. Phishing 6. A methodology of online communication 7. Communication in virtual teams. 8. Addiction to online communication 9. Health and internet 10. Mediation of using internet 11. Safe online behavior 12. Research in online security 13. Conclusions
Teaching methods
Theoretical homework, group work on the presentation of the selected topic and final seminar work.
Assessment methods
Evaluation is based on activity during participation in seminars, development, and presentation of final seminar work.
Language of instruction
Further Comments
Study Materials
The course is taught annually.
The course is also listed under the following terms Spring 2018, Spring 2019, Spring 2021.
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