HS 100

Freshman Seminar

Understanding Cultural Differences in Social Technologies

Spring 2010

Syllabus and Course Information


Social technologies refer to any technology that is used to a group of people. In the past 5 years or so online social technologies have spurred numerous innovations in business practices and communication models. In this course we will review existing online social technologies (such as Amazon’s Mechnical Turk, Wikipedia, AppStore) and their likelihood of adoption in different cultures.


Class Schedule:

         1: social technology 소개 정의 (7pm on Thursday, Feb 4th, 2010 in Rm #4424, Bldg E3-1)

         2: social technology 조사 소개

         3: culture studies 개요

         4: social technology 통해서 문화 차이 (I)

         5: social technology 통해서 문화 차이 (II)

         6: future directions in social technology

         7: course wrap-up


Instructor: Associate Professor Sue Bok Moon

         Rm #4424

         Bldg. E3-1 (정보전자공학동)

         Dept. of Computer Science

         sbmoon AT cs.kaist.ac.kr (Please indicate [hs100] in the email header for convenience.)


Office Hours:

         Monday: 3-4pm

         Wednesday: 4:30-5:30pm


Class Web Site: http://an.kaist.ac.kr/courses/2010/hs100