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Fiesler, Casey Lynn Assistant Professor

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Research

research overview

  • Fiesler studies ethics and governance for technology, including research ethics, internet law, content policy, and ethics education.

keywords

  • online communities, social norms, social computing, copyright, online behavior, fan communities, ethics, women in technology

Publications

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Teaching

courses taught

  • INFO 1101 - Computation in Society
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2019
    Introduces students to modern information and communication technology, the basic principles of software and programming, the fundamental role of algorithms in modern society, computational reasoning, the major organizations in the information sector and fundamental interactions between humans and information technology. Appropriate for students with limited prior experience with computing. Fulfills the CMCI computing requirement.
  • INFO 3502 - Online Communities
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2021
    Explores practical and theoretical topics in online communities through inquiry into one or more particular online communities. Student projects will explore online communities as social and technical systems, including their alignment with conceptualizations of community, expressed and apparent interests, nature of membership and participation, history, participants' motivations for involvement, and explicit, implicit, and infrastructural features that enable and constrain behaviors. Counts as Investigations in Information Science. Same as INFO 5502.
  • INFO 3506 - Investigations in Information Science: Online Fandom
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018
    Explores and analyzes fan communities in a digital context. Through applied research, students will investigate online spaces devoted to participatory and remix culture, media fandom, and fan creation. This class will draw concepts and methods from fan studies, social computing, ethnography, data science, and sociology to drive project-based inquiry. Counts as Investigations in Information Science. Same as INFO 5506.
  • INFO 4601 - Mastery in Information Science:Ethical and Policy Dimensions of Information,Techn
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Spring 2019 / Spring 2020 / Fall 2020
    Explores ethical and legal complexities of information and communication technology. By combining real-world inquiry with creative speculation, students will probe everyday ethical dilemmas they face as digital consumers, creators and coders, as well as relevant policy. Explores themes such as privacy, intellectual property, social justice, free speech, artificial intelligence, social media and ethical lessons from science fiction. Counts as Mastery in Information Science. Same as INFO 5601.
  • INFO 4900 - Research Experience in Information Science
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2021
    Provides research experience in information science. Students will contribute to the construction of new knowledge, helping to answer current research questions or to solve contemporary problems in the domain. Enrollment is by invitation and discretion of the advising faculty member.
  • INFO 5502 - Online Communities
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2021
    Explores practical and theoretical topics in online communities through inquiry into one or more particular online communities. Student projects will explore online communities as social and technical systems, including their alignment with conceptualizations of community, expressed and apparent interests, nature of membership and participation, history, participants' motivations for involvement, and explicit, implicit, and infrastructural features that enable and constrain behaviors. Counts as Investigations in Information Science. Same as INFO 3502.
  • INFO 5506 - Investigations in Information Science: Online Fandom
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018
    Explores and analyzes fan communities in a digital context. Through applied research, students will investigate online spaces devoted to participatory and remix culture, media fandom, and fan creation. This class will draw concepts and methods from fan studies, social computing, ethnography, data science, and sociology to drive project-based inquiry. Counts as Investigations in Information Science. Same as INFO 3506.
  • INFO 5601 - Ethical and Policy Dimensions of Information, Technology and New Media
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Spring 2019 / Fall 2020
    Explores ethical and legal complexities of information and communication technology. By combining real-world inquiry with creative speculation, students will probe everyday ethical dilemmas they face as digital consumers, creators and coders, as well as relevant policy. Explores themes such as privacy, intellectual property, social justice, free speech, artificial intelligence, social media and ethical lessons from science fiction. Same as INFO 4601.
  • INFO 6500 - Information Science Seminar
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2020
    Enculturates graduate students in the discipline of Information Science through weekly seminar series that hosts guest speakers, internal faculty and graduate speakers and other community building and professional development activities. May be repeated up to 8 credit hours.

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