TDMA4008 - Cooperation Technology


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Assignment
Grade: Letter grades

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Assignment 100/100

Course content

This course introduces ICT-supported collaboration based on the research area ‘Computer Supported Cooperative Work’ (CSCW). Students in this course will become familiar with issues and concepts that are traditionally discussed as part of interaction technology, as well as how the topic has evolved and developed over time. Students will build an understanding of interaction as context dependent and that digital interaction takes various forms with different approaches to the use of collaboration technology. Students will apply key CSCW concepts and explore CSCW issues using various tools. Through this, the students will also gain an understanding of how collaborative technology can support their own learning process over the course of the study programme.

Learning outcome

After completing the course, the following overall learning outcomes should be achieved:


Students should:

  • Be able to explain what key concepts from the Computer Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW) entail.
  • Understand that digital interaction can take place synchronously and/or asynchronously between people who are co-located and/or distributed and be able to explain what this entails.
  • Understand selected and current interaction tools, as well as know in which context different tools are suitable and why.
  • Explain that CSCW is an interdisciplinary subject area that focuses on groups’ application of technological solutions to achieve the best possible collaboration.


Students should:

  • Be able to identify the types of interaction tools that can be used in different contexts.
  • Be able to provide qualified advice and recommendations in relation to organizations’ use of various interaction technological solutions.
  • Be able to use relevant interaction tools to lead or carry out interactive processes.
  • Be able to demonstrate how current social media can be utilized as a platform for digital interaction in today’s organizations.
  • Be able to explain how interaction tools can support reflection and learning.

General competencies

Students should:

  • Be able to apply collaboration technology so that it contributes to increased efficiency and quality in an organization and in projects that involve several parners, co-located and distributed.
  • Contribute to the understanding that interdisciplinary needs must be met if the whole is to be as good as possible.
  • Contribute to compliance with ethical norms and guidelines - for example in relation to sensitive and personal data.

Learning methods and activities

Students will participate in active learning while utilizing relevant interaction technology, as well as partake in lectures. The course has several group-based activities, including presentations.

Compulsory assignments

  • Further information in the course description

Further on evaluation

REQUIREMENTS FOR STUDENT WORK: Participation in a minimum of 75% of the learning activities. The activities are announced at the start of the course. In special cases where 75% participation can not be met, the student can enter into an agreement with the course coordinator (emneansvarlig) about alternative learning activities. Three mandatory excercises in groups of up to three students. These excercises require approval before formal assessment (examination) can be made.

ASSESSMENT: Assignment with group based and individual elements. All aids permitted.

Delayed exams: Next time the course is given.

For applications regarding approval and inclusion of courses from previous years or other institutions' corresponding study programs, each application will be processed individually. Applicants must be prepared for reduction in credits (ECTS) for overlapping courses.

Specific conditions

Admission to a programme of study is required:
Archives and Collections Management (MAD)
Digital Collaboration (ITMAIKTSA)

Required previous knowledge

The course is reserved for students admitted to the Master's Degree Program in Digital Collaboration or the Master’s Degree Program in Archives and Collections Management.

Course materials

Curriculum literature is determined at the start of the course.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
TDMA4001 7.5 AUTUMN 2019
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Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Second degree level


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2022

Language of instruction: Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
Contact information
Course coordinator: Lecturer(s):

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Computer Science


Examination arrangement: Assignment

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn ORD Assignment 100/100 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
  • * The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date. If more than one room is listed, you will find your room at Studentweb.

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