Teaching

At the University of Washington I teach a seminar called Infrastructure Studies for students in the Information School and the STSS program (I am an advisor for this program). You can find the syllabus and a list of the course readings here: Infrastructure Studies Syllabus.

I teach a required core class, Information Policy and Ethics, for our Masters in Science in Information Management (MSIM) program at the Information School at University of Washington. This is the course catalog description: “Explores a range of information issues in the social and organizational context of information professionals, including professional ethics, privacy, freedom of expression, and intellectual property. Gives students tools for analysis of the kinds of social and ethical issues that will arise in their future lives as information professionals.”

Information Policy and Ethics Syllabus Winter 2015: IMT 550_clean_22jan15_public

Information Policy and Ethics Syllabus Winter 2016:  IMT 550_win2016_draft_mar16_clean

Information Policy and Ethics Syllabus Winter 2017: IMT 550 Syllabus updated win2017_clean

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At UC Berkeley, I worked on a number of classes:

Co-instructor, History of Information, Summer 2009
Graduate Student Instructor, History of Information, Spring 2009, Spring 2010, Spring 2011
[Upper-level undergraduate course listed in the Information, Media Studies, Cognitive Science, and History departments.]
The ambitiously titled, History of Information explores the history of document-related practices and associated technologies from early writing systems to mobile text messaging, uncovering why we think of ours as “the information age.” This course addresses the question of technological determinism: how do technological developments affect society and vice-versa? Students complete exams and weekly writing assignments analyzing primary texts and responding to questions about readings or their research experiments.

Syllabus Spring 2009: http://courses.ischool.berkeley.edu/i103/s09/HOFI09.html
Syllabus Summer 2009: http://blogs.ischool.berkeley.edu/i103su09/class-schedule-and-readings/
Syllabus Spring 2010: http://blogs.ischool.berkeley.edu/i103s10/
Syllabus Spring 2011: http://blogs.ischool.berkeley.edu/i103s11/

Tutor, Effective Project Management, Fall 2011
[Graduate level course; fulfills “Project Management” requirement for professional masters students at the School of Information.]
Effective Project Management takes professional masters-level students from a number of different departments and teaches them the essential tools and techniques of project management. Students complete a number of individual assignments aimed at improving leadership skills as well as a capstone group project where they complete a detailed project management plan.

Syllabus: https://blogs.ischool.berkeley.edu/i290-epm/ (Requires account to view some content.)

Graduate Student Instructor, Computer Mediated Communication, Fall 2010
[Graduate level course; fulfills requirements for the Management of Technology Certificate and the Berkeley Center for New Media Designated Emphasis for PhD students.]
CMC examines topics pertaining to online social action, including online collective action, reputation, and privacy. Students write weekly reviews of reading, assemble summaries of weekly reviews, and participate in online forum and wikis. The culmination of the course is a semester-long research or design project integrating theory and practice.

Syllabus: http://courses.ischool.berkeley.edu/i216/f10/ (Requires login to view some content.)

Graduate Student Instructor, Foundations of American Cyber-cultures, Fall 2004
[Lower-division undergraduate course in Art Practice, Rhetoric and Women’s Studies; fulfilled Berkeley’s American Culture requirement.]
This thoroughly interdisciplinary undergraduate course integrates theory about new media with student projects to investigate the online social world. Students complete weekly assignments where they experiment with the Turing Test, create web sites to interrogate identity online, and design and execute small research projects investigating the digital divide.

Syllabus: http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/mellon/courses/syllabus_art23ac_2004.pdf

Tutor, Distributed Computing Applications and Infrastructure, Fall 2007
[Core course for Masters of Information and Management students at the School of Information.]
This core course for professional masters iSchool students introduces them to the basics of computer architecture, network architecture and programming. Students complete assignments in a lab completing tasks that help them understand network design.

Syllabus: http://courses.ischool.berkeley.edu/i206/f07/