ACIT4090 Globalisation of Technology Emneplan

Engelsk emnenavn
Globalisation of Technology
Master's Degree Programme in Universal Design of ICT / Master's Programme in Applied Computer and Information Technology
10 stp.


This course focuses on how cultural factors influence experiences with user interfaces. The project work may partly be carried out at one of our partner institutions abroad. Please consult the faculty for an updated list of collaborators.


No formal requirements over and above the admission requirements.


A student who has completed this course should have the following learning outcomes, defined in terms of knowledge, skills and general competence:


On successful completion of this course the student

  • has advanced knowledge of cultural differences and cultural dimensions related to universal design
  • has advanced knowledge of technology, best practices and development processes for ICT solutions
  • has advanced knowledge of how to analyse the cultural conditions that lead to communication gaps and digital divides


On successful completion of this course the student

  • can carry out necessary analysis and testing across cultures
  • can design culture neutral prototypes
  • can use knowledge of different cultures and group dynamics to communicate, collaborate and resolve conflicts
  • can act objectively when carrying out evaluations and have knowledge about their own impact on processes and results

General competence

On successful completion of this course the student

  • can analyse academic, professional and ethical issues related to accessibility in diverse cultures
  • can apply knowledge and skills in universal design of ICT to solve accessibility problems in diverse cultures
  • can provide comprehensive independent study and master expressions and terms in the field
  • can contribute to new thinking and innovation processes

Arbeids- og undervisningsformer

The course is organized as a series of lectures and seminars that cover the main theories.

Arbeidskrav og obligatoriske aktiviteter

  • A group project plan must be approved before the project starts. Students will receive feedback during the planning stage of the project. Groups carry out projects according to the approved project plan.
  • Give two presentations on given topics in groups of up to three students, and participate as a discussant in two other group presentations.

Vurdering og eksamen

  • Project examination in groups. The examination consists of a project report (3000-4000 words). The project examination counts 60% of the final grade.
  • Individual reflection statement (1000-1500 words). The reflection statement counts 40% of the final grade.

Each group may consist of up to three candidates. Both exams must be passed in order to pass the course. The exams can be appealed.


New/postponed exam

In case of failed exam or legal absence, the student may apply for a new or postponed exam. New or postponed exams are offered within a reasonable time span following the regular exam. The student is responsible for applying for a new/postponed exam within the time limits set by OsloMet. The Regulations for new or postponed examinations are available in Regulations relating to studies and examinations at OsloMet.

Hjelpemidler ved eksamen

All aids.


For the final assessment a grading scale from A to E is used, where A denotes the highest and E the lowest pass grade, and F denotes a fail.


Two internal examiners. External examiner is used periodically.


Professor Ahmed Soylu