David G Socha
Examines current topics and issues associated with computing and software systems.
This 3-week (August 20-September 7) seminar/workshop explores our learning and team cultures. It will be highly experiential, practicing techniques that are known to help create and maintain great teams. It will be project-based, as you explore and co-create wild and creative ideas about how our learning and team cultures could be dramatically better for students, employers and society. We will have a dedicated room, so we have a creative collaborative space where we can post materials on the walls, leave work in progress on the tables, etc. We will have both a lower level course (CUSP 131) and an upper-level course (CSS 390) that meet at the same time in the same room, in order to get a greater diversity of perspectives.
Student learning goals
to understand how to hack a team culture
to understand the “idealized design” process
to understand how different our system of education and learning could be
to understand the connection among individuals, great teams and great products
General method of instruction
The course will include practicing techniques, readings, invited speakers, some lecture, and co-creating products.
A keen interest in how to be effective in or change organizational culture and learning culture.
Class assignments and grading
Reflective writings, activities, readings and design projects.
Grades will be based on participation, short assignments, and a final project and presentation.