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Kursusnavn (dansk):IT i organisationer - et praksisperspektiv 
Kursusnavn (engelsk):IT in Organizations - a Practice Approach  
Semester:Forår 2012 
Udbydes under:Bachelor i digitale medier og design (bdmd) 
Omfang i ECTS:7,50 
Min. antal deltagere:20 
Forventet antal deltagere:20 
Maks. antal deltagere:40 
Formelle forudsætninger:Optagelse på bacheloruddannelsen i Digitale Medier og Design. 
Læringsmål:After the course the student should be able to:

• Identify different metaphors in organization theory, their origin and relevance for IT innovation in contemporary organizations

• Account for practice approaches in analyzing computer mediated action, cognition, and cooperation

• Apply the presented analytical tools in discussing the use of IT in an organizational setting

• Critically discuss various perspectives on IT and innovation in contemporary organizations 
Fagligt indhold:The objective of the course is to introduce to organization theory and to phenomenological and practice oriented approaches to analyzing technology, interaction and innovation in organizations. In the first part of the course we will concentrate on a metaphorical perspective on organization theory as developed by Gareth Morgan. We will look at the implications of applying a mechanical as well as an organic perspective, and on how the idea of the computer, and ideas of culture and power have influenced design of organizations. The second part takes as point of departure debates within Human Computer Interaction on how to understand social and sociotechnical aspects of interaction. We will focus on phenemonological and pragmatic contributions to understanding action/interaction, cooperation, technologies, formalization, classification and standards, among other things, and how those ideas can be put to use in analyzing organizational settings. The objective of the course is to develop students’ ability to manoeuvre in organizations and understand IT as a sociotechnical phenomenon. 

The course will consist of 12 weeks of teaching, made up of lectures, exercises and group activities. In the exercise session students may draw on examples and experiences from other courses or their own work experience, just as we will discuss case material that illustrates the various lapproaches. Additionally, students will be assigned to write a smaller mandatory presentation in the middle of the course. 

Eksamensform og -beskrivelse:X. experimental examination form (7-scale; external exam), 7-trins-skala, Ekstern censur

mandatory assignments
The mandatory presentation needs to be completed/approved before the students are eligible to register for the examination and e.g. being allowed to submit written work for examination. Failure to hand in the mandatory assignment on time will mean that the registration for examination is annulled.

The final grade is based on a written report, which must be 10 standard-pages per student. The report can be written collectively, but assessment is individual. Grading is based on external examination. Examination form C1  

Litteratur udover forskningsartikler:Morgan, G. (2006) Images of Organization. Sage: USA.
Bowker, G. & S. L. Star (1999) Sorting Things Out —Classification and Its Consequences. MIT: USA.
Doolin, Bill “Narratives of Change: Discourse, Technology and Organization”. Organization 2003 10(4): 751-770
Dourish, Paul (2004) Where the Action Is. The Foundations of Embodied Interaction. MIT: USA.
Latour, B. (1986) The Powers of Association. In Power, Action and Belief. J. Law. London, Routledge & Kegan Paul. 264-80.
Neu, Dean & Elisabeth Ocampo Gomez, Cameron Graham Monica Heincke, 2006. ““Informing” technologies and the World Bank”. I Accounting, Organizations and Society. Vol 31, Issue 7, s. 635-662.
Strauss, A. (1978). A Social World Perspective, Studies in Symbolic Interaction, vol 1, pp. 119-128.
Østerlund, Carsten. 2008. Documents in Place: Demarcating Places for Collaboration in Healthcare Settings. Computer Supported Cooperative Work. Vol. 17, 2-3. Pp 195-225. 
Afholdelse (tid og sted)
Kurset afholdes på følgende tid og sted:
Tirsdag 12.00-13.50 Forelæsning ITU 2A18
Tirsdag 14.00-15.50 Øvelser ITU 2A18

Eksamen afholdes på følgende tid og sted:
2012-05-23 Senest kl. 15 Eksamensopgave 1 ITU Eksamenskontoret