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Kursussøgning, efter- og videreuddannelse

Computer Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW)

Practical information
Study year 2016/2017
Block 1 And Autumn
Programme level Full Degree Master
Course responsible
  • Pernille Bjørn (14-796e7b777275756e376b73787b77496d7237747e376d74)
  • Department of Computer Science
Course number: NDAK16002U

Course content

The course in Computer-Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW) has two main focuses 1) to study collaboration and 2) to design collaborative technologies. Collaboration is everywhere and techniques and methods can be used for several domains including open source development, open hardware collaboration, healthcare, gaming, research & development etc.

The course contains advanced research-based themes and topics from contemporary CSCW research and includes (but not limited to) articulation work, dependencies, coordination, awareness, common information spaces, information infrastructures, and transnational HCI.

The course has three parts:

  • Theoretical introduction to the CSCW research domain
  • Practical experiments with global collaboration e.g. through playing a strategic collaborative games
  • Conceptual design of collaborative technologies

Learning outcome


  • Explain central concepts in CSCW research. 
  • Discuss and argue theoretical concepts and insights from computer supported cooperative work (CSCW) research related to studying collaborative work arrangement
  • Identify and discuss challenges for the design of collaborative technologies and work practices based upon CSCW foundations.



  • Analyze a collaborative practice and the use of collaborative technologies by applying the theoretical concepts from CSCW, and
  • Design (Re-design) collaborative technologies and suggest how experienced challenges can be addressed in new designs of collaborative technologies based upon theoretical as well as practical arguments



  • Participate competently in globally distributed collaboration by acting pro-actively in terms of making the collaboration function and using collaborative technologies, 
  • Experiment with the design of collaborative technologies

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MSc programme in Computer Science.


Study Board of Mathematics and Computer Science

Course type

Single subject courses (day)


1 block


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Teaching and learning methods

Learning activities includes lectures, workshops, explorative exercises, where students will work theoretically and experimentally with CSCW concepts for analysis and design. As part of the exploratory exercises, students will be participating in playing a strategic online game with other students from all over the world.


no limit




Category Hours
Lectures 24
Preparation 32
Exercises 24
Project work 125
Exam 1
English 206


Type of assessment

Oral examination, 20 min
The oral exam is without preparation and is based on a group project report.


All aids allowed

Marking scale

7-point grading scale

Criteria for exam assessment

The students will be assessed with respect to the intended learning outcomes specified above.

Censorship form

No external censorship
Several internal examiners


Oral exam without preparation, 20 min, based upon (possibly revised) project report. For the student to qualify for the re-exam, the report must be resubmitted no later than two weeks before the re-exam date.

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