Computers and Society

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Welcome to CIS2 - Computers and Society

  • Read the Syllabus. The Syllabus for the course is online. Please keep a copy for future reference.
  • Begin working on the assignments for this week. 1. Introductions. For each topic there is an Assignments page. Click on the Assignment link in the main CIS 2 course page, and a list of all the assignment activities for the topic are displayed in a separate window.
  • Introduce yourself in the discussion forum. We have a busy schedule for the semester. I hope you enjoy it!


Getting started


1. Introductions

What impact have computers and the internet had on society in general? Is this good or bad? Who has been affected? Where are computers now?


2. Privacy and Freedom of Speech

An important area of society that is being impacted by computers. Your personal information may be at risk.

  • Privacy guidelines: What you can do to protect your privacy and personal information - student contributions


Freedom of Speech - Controlling online publication has an important new meaning in cyberspace.


3. Intellectual Property

Because of the ease of access to information and the ability to duplicate and store vast amounts of data, people have concerns about their rights to it.


4. Crime

There are many new ways to commit crimes, and to detect and prevent crime, as well.

  • 3. Intellectual Property & Crime
  • 4. ? Visitors and Residents most people are both in different roles, history, questions that lead to developments - past, present, future overview


5. Employment, Education and Entertainment

Thousands of people are working in jobs that did not exist ten years ago. Other jobs have changed dramatically.


6. Midterm - Millennium Development Goals

? Fall 2015 - 6. Midterm - Grand Challenges


7. Evaluating and Controlling Technology

What are the broader implications for a global society?

information sources, reliability, authentication, community, digital divide, knowledge sharing, machine intelligence, future advances and associated issues


8. Risks, Failures and Responsibilities

What happens when there are conflicts within the rules or data and something goes wrong? Having professional qualifications and a code of ethics are considered by many to be important to safeguard society in a computing environment.

ethics, professionalism, responsibilities, violations, consequences, conflict of interest


9. Anytime, Anywhere

Introduced in just the last 20 years, mobile computing and the internet have both made anytime anywhere computing a reality. While there are disadvantages to being available all the time, there are many more benefits to access to information and services 24-by-7 (all the time). Being location-independent has enormous benefits as well for researchers, people with unusual hobbies, and acquiring scare or unique goods and services from anywhere on the planet.

anywhere anytime - mobile, presence, publishing, distribution, geo-locating, source forge, open source, paypal, commerce, security, off-shoring, games, entertainment, education, mobile learning, eWallet

9. Anytime, Anywhere


10. Technology Advances, Social Trends

The need for Information Systems continues. Advances in technology open up opportunities for new applications, businesses and services. There have been some surprises - personal computers, the internet, multi-purpose mobile devices have replaced telephones, just to name a few. But wait, there's more...

technology advances and social trends - art and music, identity, privacy, ethics, professional certification, environment, climate change, digital divide, wearable computing, second life virtual worlds, healthcare


11. Group projects

The Group Project is an opportunity to demonstrate the application of everything that you have learned in this class.

replaced - previous version * User:Vtaylor/Computers_and_Society/Final Projects


12. Peer reviews


13. Extra Credit assignments

There are several Extra Credit assignments. These can be submitted throughout the quarter for additional points. Each extra credit can be submitted once for credit.

For extra credit points, you are required to do extra work. These submissions are in addition to other assignments, and should expand your knowledge of the course material through research and reporting. Extra credit assignments are optional.

Additional Extra Credit points are available for assignments that come up from time to time - course information review, special questionnaires, research project participation.

  • X. News Item Forum
  • X. Catalyst features and guidelines Forum - Suggestions for using Catalyst features, or explanation how Catalyst tools work. If you discover some good way to use a Catalyst feature and think others will benefit, post a note here. How do you access this feature? How do you use it? Why would someone want or need to use it?


Community Service Learning

partner projects

  • Scratch - review sample programs, write an intro
  • Engineering 4 Kids - review, write stories about people, places and things related to engineering for kids in K-8


14. Resources


CIS2 : Computers and the Internet in Society web readings - open educational resource replacing textbook. Textbook used in previous semesters is still available for purchase as the print version (new or used) or pay for 180-day access the online eTextbook version. Optional. NOT REQUIRED Summer 2012

delicious tag - cis2

http://faculty.deanza.edu/taylorvalerie/cis2syllabus.html

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