Monday, March 26, 2007

University of Michigan - Social Computing specialization

The University of Michigan's School of Information is adding six new specialty areas to their existing Masters of Science Information program that currently includes a Library Information Sciences (LIS) specialization. Of interest is the Social Computing Specialization (SC):

"Students pursuing a specialization in Social Computing learn to analyze online social interactions, both in online communities and in more diffuse social networks. They learn about features of social computing technologies so they can recognize opportunities to put them to use in new settings and make good choices about alternative implementations."(SI MSI Degree, 3/26/07)

With today's climate in librarianship, a course or two in social computing would definitely be beneficial to library information science students.

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