2018 Winter Courses - CSC 101-A From Gutenberg To Berners-Lee

Course Description

This course explores the history of information technology and its impact on our society. It provides students with the background to understand these changes and the tools they need to manage them, as well as a strong foundation in research, critical thinking, and oral and written communication skills.

Additional Information

    • Course fulfills the Natural Scientific Inquiry General Education requirement.

Course Instructor

Heather Perry

Heather Perry

Reference Librarian | Adjunct Professor of Computer Science

As a Reference Librarian, Heather Brodie Perry assists patrons with their research and provides class instruction in information literacy. She is also responsible for Interlibrary Loan Services, and Streaming Media Services within Stonehill College. Heather is also the Liaison to the Natural Sciences providing the faculty in these disciplines with specialized class instruction, and collection development. In addition to her role as a Reference Librarian Heather also teaches the Learning Communities Through the Looking Glass, and #Reimagining Education. The two Learning Communities combine Information Technology and Information Literacy with an investigation into questions in social policy.

Heather’s main interests are in teaching students how to better access and evaluate information. She is currently examining how the library’s resources can better assist faculty interested in “flipping the classroom”, and how the library's new streaming program can help. Heather is currently pursuing her PhD in Information Science at Simmons College; her research interest is in corporate sponsorship of information, and its impact on the body of scientific literature.