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Cursus: NWI-IMI001
NWI-IMI001
ICT in a Different Culture
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CursusNWI-IMI001
Studiepunten (ECTS)6
CategorieMA (Master)
VoertaalEngels
Aangeboden doorRadboud Universiteit; Faculteit der Natuurwetenschappen, Wiskunde en Informatica; Informatica en Informatiekunde;
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Coördinator
prof. dr. E. Barendsen
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Contactpersoon van de cursus
prof. dr. E. Barendsen
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Docent
prof. dr. E. Barendsen
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Docent
S.G.P.M. Meeuwsen
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Docent
prof. dr. ir. T.P. van der Weide
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Collegejaar2016
Periode
KW3-KW4  (30-01-2017 t/m 03-09-2017)
Aanvangsblok
KW3
Onderwijsvorm
voltijd
Opmerking-
Inschrijven via OSIRISJa
Inschrijven voor bijvakkersJa
VoorinschrijvingNee
WachtlijstNee
Plaatsingsprocedure-
Cursusdoelen

Upon completion of this course, students will be able to

  • describe a country’s cultural identity in terms of the model by Hofstede et al. (2010);
  • characterize the country of interest in terms of economy, education, infrastructure, ICT usage and development;
  • formulate research questions focussing on the interplay between ict and culture;
  • carry out a study addressing these research questions, including a literature review and on-site interviews with stakeholders and experts;
  • report on the research findings;
  • provide support for on-site projects through background research, business contacts, organization, communication and documentation.
Inhoud

In this course we explore the role of ICT and its development in a non-western context. Special attention is given to the interplay of technological and cultural aspects.

The central part of this course is a study trip with several site visits, during which the students conduct a research project in a small group. Each year a specific country is chosen, typically with a contrasting culture or an interesting phase of economic development. Recent destinations include Indonesia and the so-called BRICS countries Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa. Depending on external funding, a financial contribution is expected from the students.

The course meetings are used for preparation of the trip and the research projects, as well as for supporting lectures and workshops.

Onderwerpen
• country characteristics
• ICT and its development
• culture and cultural differences
• research methods, in particular interviewing
• communication and organization
Toetsinformatie
The grading of the course is based on an assessment of the research project (2/3) and of the preparation activities, including research planning and supporting tasks (1/3). Group grades are translated into individual grades using a peer review procedure.
Literatuur
Essential: Baarda, B., Van der Hulst, M., & De Goede, M. (2012). Basisboek interviewen: Handleiding voor het voorbereiden en afnemen van interviews. Groningen/Houten: Noordhoff. (Information on an equivalent book in English will be made available later.)Optional: Hofstede, G., Hofstede, G. J., & Minkov, M. (2010). Cultures and organizations: Software of the mind (3rd edition). McGraw-Hill.
Werkvormen

• 112 hours guided group project work
• 28 hours lecture
• 28 hours individual study period
Extra information teaching methods: The course consists of three parts:
• Preparation. The research groups formulate their research questions and prepare the research to be done during the visit in the country of interest. Supporting tasks, such as background research for the on-site visits, are carried out in specific task groups. Lectures and workshops provide theoretical and practical background information on cultural aspects, research methods and country.
• Study trip. The students carry out their research on location. The trip typically spans 10 days. The budget for the trip consists of an individual contribution from the students and additional funding by the university and business sponsors. During the preparation, students are expected to take part in fund raising.
• Conclusion. Each research group completes the research project and reports on the findings in a paper. The research papers and the study trip experiences are published both in print and on-line.
Verplicht materiaal
Boek
Baarda, B., Van der Hulst, M., & De Goede, M. (2012). Basisboek interviewen: Handleiding voor het voorbereiden en afnemen van interviews. Groningen/Houten: Noordhoff.
Aanbevolen materiaal
Boek
G., Hofstede, G. J., & Minkov, M. (2010). Cultures and organizations: Software of the mind (3rd edition). McGraw-Hill.
Werkvormen
Cursusgebeurtenis

Hoorcollege

Project
AanwezigheidsplichtJa

Zelfstudie

Toetsen
Tentamen
Weging1
GelegenhedenBlok KW4, Blok KW4

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