SIN02 Social Aspects of Informatics and Assistive Technologies

Faculty of Informatics
Spring 2019
Extent and Intensity
1/1. 2 credit(s) (plus extra credits for completion). Recommended Type of Completion: k (colloquium). Other types of completion: z (credit).
Teacher(s)
doc. RNDr. Ivan Kopeček, CSc. (lecturer)
RNDr. Jaromír Plhák, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Mgr. Fedor Tiršel (assistant)
Guaranteed by
doc. RNDr. Aleš Horák, Ph.D.
Department of Machine Learning and Data Processing - Faculty of Informatics
Contact Person: doc. RNDr. Ivan Kopeček, CSc.
Supplier department: Department of Machine Learning and Data Processing - Faculty of Informatics
Timetable
Mon 12:00–13:50 A320
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is also offered to the students of the fields other than those the course is directly associated with.
Fields of study the course is directly associated with
there are 36 fields of study the course is directly associated with, display
Course objectives
The main objective of the course is to present the current aspects of the computerization of society and the possibilities that it brings in the assitive technologies. The course also includes active work of students including presentations and disscussions to the relevant topics and also active participatin on relevant developed projects.
Learning outcomes
After completing this course, student will be able to:
- describe and summarize the current aspects of the computerization of society;
- discuss and present the results of their own work in the field of social informatics;
- apply assistive technologies to design computer systems.

At the end of the course the student understands:
- social aspects of information systems proposal;
- dialogue systems and their social impact;
- processing social information;
- asistive technologies and their social impact.
Syllabus
  • Aspects of computerization;
  • Information technologies in social context;
  • Sociální sítě;
  • Accessibility of Internet and information technologies as seen from the point of view of social structure of the society;
  • Modeling society and its social structure;
  • Game theory and modeling conflicts in society;
  • The communication based on information technologies;
  • Social aspects of information systems proposal;
  • Dialogue systems and their social impact;
  • Processing social information;
  • Asistive technologies and their social impact;
  • Computerized support of visually impaired people;
  • The course also includes active work including presentations and disscussions to the relevant topics and also active participatin on the relevant developed projects.
Literature
  • KLING, Rob, Howard ROSENBAUM and Steve SAWYER. Understanding and communicating social informatics : a framework for studying and teaching the human contexts of information and communication technologies. 1st Print. Medford, New Jersey: Information Today, 2005. xx, 216. ISBN 1573872288. info
  • MORLEY, Sarah. Windows XP explained : a guide for blind and visualy impaired users. Peterborough: Royal National Institute of the Blind, 2002. 196 s. ISBN 1858785391. info
  • The development of social skills by blind and visually impaired students : exploratory studies and strategies. Edited by Sharon Zell Sacks - Linda S. Kekelis - Robert J. Gaylord-Ross. New York: AFB Press, 1992. xiv, 214. ISBN 0891282173. info
Teaching methods
Lectures, group projects, class discussions.
Assessment methods
To pass the course, the student is assumed to take part in the seminar, in the form which is consulted in the beginning of the seminar. The course can be passed both with credit or colloquium. The more specific requirements for obtaining credit or colloquium are specified at the beginnig of the seminar.
Language of instruction
Czech
Further Comments
Study Materials
The course is taught annually.
Teacher's information
http://www.fi.muni.cz/~kopecek/stud.htm
The course is also listed under the following terms Spring 2011, Spring 2012, Spring 2013, Spring 2014, Spring 2015, Spring 2016, Spring 2017, Spring 2018, Spring 2020.
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