Community Informatics


Explores contemporary theory, research and practice in community informatics. Community Informatics (CI) is broadly defined as the use and application of information and communication technologies (ICTs) in local communities. Topics covered include: foundations of CI; community networking and information systems, differences in access and use of ICTs by communities — social inclusion and social exclusion (the digital divide); public access to technologies; social capital and social networks; policy issues; digital citizenship; building community in libraries and global approaches to CI. Topics are discussed in the context of local, national and international case-studies.

This course may be applied toward earning the Certificate in Data and Knowledge Management, or the Certificate in Informatics.

Offered in spring. Visit "Course Search" on MyDU to view course schedules.

Course Number: 
LIS 758