We will explore topics related to social network across generations, around the world, in the courtroom, and pretty much every place you go.
|2/8||Introductions and course overview
|2/22||The law and privacy
|3/7||A really worldwide web
All course information is available on www.queenlake.com/wise.
Copies of the slides for each class are posted on the class website. I reserve the right to make changes until 15 minutes before the start of class.
While you’re encouraged to experiment with Facebook, Google Plus, Twitter, LinkedIn, or other social networks, there’s no requirement to do so.
There are no required readings for this course. The following books, however, will be mentioned in this course.
Getting started with Facebook
Some students have requested a tutorial for Facebook. Based on a review of the contents, this book appears to be best of the current books. (Because of the frequent changes in Facebook features, a printed book can become obsolete quickly. A book with outdated examples and instructions can be very confusing to a person new to Facebook.)
Note: there are no customer reviews of this book at this writing (2/12/12).
There will be an optional and informal study group meeting on Mondays from 11:30AM to 1PM in Charlie’s in the Hagan Campus Center.
We will discuss questions related to the previous class and, time permitting, delve into specific technical questions you may have regarding the web or computers.
If you have a laptop, feel free to bring it with you. What is most important, whether you have a laptop or not, is that you bring your questions to class and to the study group.
The following links were used in Class 4 – A truly worldwide web
- Internet World Stats – Usage and Population Statistics
- Facebook Marketing Statistics, Demographics, Reports, and News â€“ CheckFacebook
- General Account Settings
- Global mobile statistics 2012: all quality mobile marketing research, mobile Web stats, subscribers, ad revenue, usage, trendsâ€¦ | mobiThinking
- Semiocast – Brazil becomes 2nd country on Twitter, Japan 3rd â€” Netherlands most active country‘
- OMG! Meiyu’ Introduces China to American Slang, Idioms and Jay-Z | PBS NewsHour | Feb. 10, 2012 | PBSTelephones – mobile cellular per capita by country – Thematic Map – World
- United Nations E-Government Development Database: Global Reports – Global E-Government Development Report 2010
- How Google Makes the Web Worldwide – Datamation
- Twopcharts Overview – Check out the most popular twitter users by language and by city
- Arab Spring: One Year Later – Sunlight Foundation Reporting Group
- Peace on Facebook
This page is a directory course materials for WISE courses by Karl Hakkarainen.
Worcester Institute for Senior Education (W.I.S.E.) is a member-directed, lifelong-learning program at Assumption College in Worcester MA.