Since the fall of 2002, Department of Computer Science, Nesna University College, has been working with a project called “Getting involved”. The project was a part of the undergraduate course in Computer Science, and the course Social Informatics. The main focus of the project was to try to fight the constant sexual abuse of children on the Internet with information and awareness projects directed both towards the computer students of Nesna University College and towards the local computer industry and local primary, secondary and upper secondary level schools.
A secondary focus was to get the students more involved in the various topics contained in Social Informatics, by using case study teaching. Our hope was that using case study teaching would liberate the students from their preconceived notion that Social Informatics was tedious and not practicable.
In this Blog I`ll write about how we now use this project as a tool for teaching in Teacher Education and the Distant Education course “ICT and Learning 1”. Take a look at the projects “front Blog” (in Norwegian), and this Social Informatics Blog (in Norwegian).