IS 361 E-Collaboration and Social Networking

3 credits

Examines various technologies, applications, and issues associated with electronic collaboration and social networking. There is a focus on understanding how organizations can adopt and integrate e-collaboration and social networking in pursuit of internal and external organizational goals and to gain competitive advantage. Students learn about the background and history of e-collaboration and social networking, cloud computing, social computing, electronic word-of-mouth, viral marketing, and the ethical, personal, organizational, and political issues in e-collaboration and social networking. Students will also conceptualize and create a business-focused social network using free and low-cost web-based applications.

Prerequisite(s): A grade of "C" or better in IS 301