Norway, Oslo

Technology and Society

when 1 July 2019 - 26 July 2019
language English
duration 4 weeks
credits 10 EC
fee NOK 1000

Digital competence is a key factor in ensuring the employability of candidates in all professions vital to our society. Technology and Society gives an overview of how technology affects our lives and the way we work, as well as our social structures, work patterns and individual preferences contribute to shaping technology. Social media, digital governance, and eHealth are all examples of how technology has profoundly changed our everyday lives in the last few decades. An understanding of the benefits and limitations of technology is vital in any profession, regardless of field or speciality.

Why this course?
In this course, students will acquire the basic knowledge required to harness the potential of technology and recognise its limitations and potentially harmful consequences on work and society. They will learn to identify the opportunities to use technology to foster inclusion and participation in an increasingly diverse and multicultural society. They will practice communicating orally the concepts they acquire in a structured manner.

Why OsloMet?
The OsloMet International Summer School offers courses to students from any discipline with an interest to learn more about technology and about how to incorporate it into their respective disciplines and professions. In addition to intensive classes, you will get the opportunity to learn in an international, innovative and collaborative environment while making friends and growing your international professional network. The program will consist of active group work, excursions and an innovation camp to strengthen the learning as well as the social outcome of your summer!

For more information and the chance to sign up, please see our home page.

Target group

Students from any field, age and country are welcome to apply! The Summer School is hosted by the Department of Computer Science under the Faculty of Technology, Art and Design, but not all courses require a technical background. The Summer School is created with different disciplines and skill levels in mind.

Credits info

10 EC
The course will be offered both with 5 ECTS and 10 ECTS – the assignments differ between the two. The 10 ECTS course will consist of 4 weeks in class at OsloMet, plus additional independent study.

Fee info

NOK 1000: All participants at OsloMet International Summer School must pay a summer school fee of 1000 NOK .

This covers participation, arrival service, welcome pack, social program, and excursions.