CIS2 - Computers and Society SUMMER 2012 Final Project Group C

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CIS2 - Computers and Society SUMMER 2012 Final Project Group C

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Timeline of Computer History: [[1]]

BrainPop ESL: [[2]]

Safety Tips: [[3]]

Blogging from the Classroom, Teachers Seek Influence, Risk Trouble: [[4]]

The Ethics of Internet Privacy: [[5]]

Techno Bra Calls the Cops: [[6]]

Brain Fingerprinting: [[7]]

How Fast Is Cyber Crime Growing?: [[8]]

3rd World Farmer: [[9]]

Being Alone: [[10]]

Protecting Wildlife: [[11]]

A Step Forward Against HIV Abuses: [[12]]

Robotic Cars: [[13]]

Sophisticated Robotic Hand also Doubles as a Human: [[14]]

Rational Middle Energy Series, What’s at Stake: [[15]]

When Technology Addiction takes over your life: [[16]]

How Smartphone Apps Will Change the World: [[17]]

Paypal: [[18]]

Cool Invention Could Save the Planet: [[19]]

China's Present/Future Military Technology: [[20]]

Student Individual Sections: Lydia Case

Week 1: Introductions, impact of technology in our Society around the world.

The Future of Education & Learning Video on investing in our children for a future in technology. Listen to the reader as she creatively captures your attention, makes you think about what she is reading and then she makes you re-think what she just read as she reads it again in a different way.

BrainPop ESL This web site ties into our discussion about how we learn. This innovative site helps children to learn english through visual aids. It is a step by step program. Its visual detail allows the student to learn quickly and move to the next level.

Isaac Asimov on Science and Creativity in Education "Isaac Asimov the quintessential futurista" Interview conducted by Bill Moyer in 1988 talking to Asimov about our children and our future technology and how it will effect our furture. Asimove shines positive light on our future. Asimov died in 1992.

Learning Styles, Culture & Hemispheric Dominance Take a look at the test "How do your lifestyle choices affect your brain's health? " If you fill out the test and want a report of it you will need to fill in your email address. I chose not to give out my email address, but did find the questions interesting. There is also a list "what type of learner are you"?

The Future of Libraries and Technology: The Phoenix Rises from the Ashes August 2,2010 Addressing the idea that our libraries need to embrace the technology needed to keep the libraries up to date. The invested cost to communities all over the world are already have the libraries we just need to take it to the next level. The writer of this web site has an insightful powerpoint presentation that make you want to have a say in how our libraries should be run.

Week 2: Privacy and Freedom of Speech

NC police get smart-phone access to crime database The trend is changing for our police departments. The time it will take to put crimals behind bars is now a click away. Police officers can now log on to a central data base to look up activities on suspects.

A rallying cry against cyberbullying With all the positive attributes of the cell phone, the negatives the people that are bullied on line or by text. The law to make changes to protect children and adults is here. We must learn as a community to react to this type of invation to our personal wellbeing.

The Privacy Act and The Freedom of Information Act You have the right to access your records. Your records that are tied to your social security number or license is is recorded and held for each American which is controlled by our federal government.

Eavesdropping & Tracking - And Spies Are Tapping Your Own Cell Phone to Do It A short video to get you to think about how technology is affecting you. Are you being bugged? Do you want to bug someone?

Blogging from the Classroom, Teachers Seek Influence, Risk Trouble Interesting view of blogging by teachers. Blogging for teachers is how many vent there frustrations. The blog can be read by anyone. But the teachers have to remember who their audience is. (Not just other teachers but parents and students too)

Week 3: Intellectual Property

3d Artist Web site For the 3D artist, this site accommidates you with a blog site specific to your needs.

Techno Bra Calls the Cops Creative ways to protect women. This bra has a GPS, heart rate monitor and cellphone ability.

Rethinking the robot hand at Harvard (video) The remarkable robot hand will be able to assist disabled people in the future.

Things You Should Know About Creative Commons on YouTube Basic rules you will want to know when using Creative common creations.

Why Open Education Matters What does open education mean? It means less expensive.Interesting video explaining how we will grow and change to our new environment.

Week 4: Crime

How Fast Is Cyber Crime Growing? List of crimes that are committed against people on their computers.

Hackers crack more than 60% of breached LinkedIn passwords. By Jaikumar Vijayan June 7, 2012 Password protection at LinkedIn were week, it allowed hackers from Russia to break in and crack into over 3 million passwords.

Minimize Your Exposure to Email Spoofing This article talks about the concerns of what to do if your email address has been compromized and is sending spoof spam email to your friends.

CIO view: Ten principles for effective collaboration This article explains how to collaborate in business world.

Current Impact of Information Technology and Future Implications Ghana Web site discusses the technology that has been embraced in the country.

Week 5:Employment, Education and Entertainment Free textbooks In Wikieducator, discussion on what it will take to create the Free textbook site and the number of volunteers needed to keep it going.

LESSON 1 - INTRODUCING THE COMPUTER Though this site is simple in its writing, it gives you the basics of what our computers can do.

Video Conferencing Services Looking to save money on meetings with customers out side the area.This is a one stop shop for businesses to set up all types of video type conference meetings.

Puzzle There are an array of games on the you can get yourself lost at this web site. Very fun.

Being Alone Don't feel bad if you are living alone or would like to. 60 percent of people that live in Stockholm live alone. Thanks to technology living alone does not mean being alone.

Week 6: Millennium Development Goals Feeding America This program help people across the U.S. by working with communities to create food banks.

Alternative Income This site discusses ways to help people help themselves by giving animals that will help communities become sustainable.

A step forward against HIV abuses Those the State hospitals may truly believe they are helping their society, this hospital is taking away the rights of HIV infected woman by performing sterilization or abortions. The rights of these women are in question.

Current Impact of Information Technology and Future Implications

This article discusses the positive impact the technology of today has in countries like Africa. The use of cell phones in itself has had an enormous impact on the country. It allows people in very remote area to have a connection with large cities. It can help small communities to communicate much quicker with their neighboring villages. Investing in the care for women and children today, will mean that the future for these communities will be stronger. The time that it takes for each person is important because it brings the community together as one.

Week 7: Evaluating and Controlling Technology

DNA from the Beginning At Merlot on line learning you will view animation of DNA.

Children resemble their parents Interesting facts about why we resemble our parents. This web site as it takes you to articles and videos describes "Genes".

Blood pressure simulation Interact with the blood pressure monitor. This artical gives you the how to for taking blood pressure.

On track for prehistoric humans On line technology at its best.This site is an on-line digital library.

7 Steps to Make Computers Accessible for the Elderly Insightful article for children of elderly parents. This web site give handy advise to make the transition easier.

Week 8 : Risk, failures and responsibility Eight Ways to Tell if a Website is Reliable

Looking for reliable sites can be tricky. This site will give you the details of what to look for. One of the key points is find one that has been around awhile.

Code of Ethics in Computing There is a respect line when it comes to ethics on the internet. This article talks about the laws that are being made to protect the users.

Internet Safety and Security: What teachers need to know. With computers now in our classrooms the constant concern for teachers is what sites are the children viewing and how to control in a positive way. Restriction is a strong word, that just makes children want to find ways to get to those sites.

When Technology Addiction takes over your life When is it time to put down your cell phone and get back to your life? This article takes a look at what is technology addiction.

4 reasons you should care about social responsibility For a business to be successful you need to have the correct tools. This site explains the important steps to keep you in business in check.

Week 9: Anytime, Anywhere Paypal If you are concerned about Paypal this is the site for you. There are articles to answer any questions you may have.

Using open source software to design, develop, and deploy a collaborative Web site

This site give you the open source tools to make you successful. , It directs you to the six important sites to go to.

An “Educational” Video Game Has Taken Over My House,Minecraft inspires creativity and problem-solving.

This site discusses the concerns of innocent video games that can be addictive.

Instructional Technology

Oregon State extension learning technology give you information as to what is available on line.

Next Gen Media consumption Listen to students talk what type of gadgets they carry on them and what they do with them.

Week 10: Technology Advances, Social Trends

8 social media trends for 2012 “Social TV convergence” Of the 8 great things for us to look forward to , Remember this name Get glue, It allows you to interact with other people around the world who are watching the same television show as you. I am not sure how that work with time zones.

Fair Use and Technology Advances Video on how the media uses the Fair use laws to their advantage.

WB fund for West African agriculture technologies approved Because of the future growth of West Africa, the West Bank is helping the country to be sustainable by funding 120 million dollars to the country.

China's Present/Future Military Technology A bit intimidating but also interesting. This video show prototypes of China Miltary future.

Connected Classroom Great video of where we are with our children of today and the technology we provide for our future.

Student Individual Sections: Moe Thuzar

Week 1: Introductions, impact of technology in our society around the world.

The future of Computer: Video of Dr. Patt’s discussion of computer architecture. We have more to do, and it is important to improve the performance of computers. Problems describe in natural language, electric do the work, and we are in the middle. There are plenty ahead for us to discover.

How we learn: This short video is created by Michael Wesch in collaboration with 200 students at Kansas State Univerty. The video is summarizing some of the most characteristics of students today such as how we learn, what we need to learn, our goals, hopes, dreams and what kinds of changes we will experience in our lifetime.

Timeline of Computer History: It tells the revolutionary of civilization in computer history. Human has always been innovative and creative.

The way people learn: The video explains what are visual learner, auditory learner and kinesthetic learner, and the suggestion based on students’ learning style. It is good to find out our learning style, and I hope this video can give us a good advice.

Technology as a passport to personalize education: Stating that our education system is in a state of crisis, and the key goal to improving quality is the use of technology.

Week 2: Privacy and Freedom of Speech

Web Measurement and Customization Opt-out: is providing a central place to provide instructions for “opting-out’ from one of the most common forms of web measurement and customization technologies, through disabling cookies on our web browser.

Safety Tips that Protect Your Identity: Consumers who take precautionary steps to protect themselves and their identity, and are proactive in their approach to combat identity fraud, are less likely to have their personal information stolen and misused.

Privacy & Security: HIPAA protects the security and privacy of all medical records and other health information used or shared in any form, and protects patients’ rights by giving access to health information and control over how it is used.

Net Neutrality: Neutrality proponents claim that telecom companies seek to impose a tiered service model in order to control the pipeline and thereby remove competition create artificial scarcity, and oblige subscribers to buy their umcompetitive services. Net neutrality is a preservation of current freedoms.

The Spyfiles: International surveillance companies are based in the more technologically sophisticated countries, and they sell their technology on to every country of the world.

Week 3: Intellectual Property.

What is Intellectual Property?: Intellectual property needs to be protected from unauthorized use. It is the ownership of dream, an idea, an improvement, an emotion that we can touch, see, hear and feel.

The Perfect Human in the Perfect Relationship: People meet online, talk and date online, and break up next day. People become too electronics.

What is Creative Commons? A creative commons license is one of several copyright licenses that allow the distribution of copyrighted works.

The UC Copyright Education: Everyday educators and scholars deal with the creation and communication of ideas and information embodied in copyrighted works. Copyright and the Fair Use doctrine are the special concern in education and research.

The Ethics of Internet Privacy: Privacy is defined as the ability of an individual or group to seclude themselves or information about themselves and thereby reveal them selectively.

Week 4: Crime.

Brain Fingerprinting: Brain fingerprinting determines whether specific information is stored in a person’s brain. It is a computer-based test that is designed to discover, document, and provide evidence of guilty knowledge regarding crime.

Risks, Consequences of Video Game Addiction Identified in New Study: A child may be at risk for becoming a video game addict or pathological gamer. The potential consequences of pathological gaming include depression, anxiety, social phobia, and trouble in school.

Frequently Used Cyber Crime: Unauthorized access to computer systems or networks is commonly referred to as hacking.

A Vision of Crimes in the Future: The world is becoming increasingly open and that has implications both bright and dangerous.

Facial Recognition Technology Threatens Privacy, Civil Liberties, Experts Warn: The article address that technology used to identify people in photos has become widespread, and may threaten Americans’ privacy and civil liberties if protections are not put in place.

Week 5: Employment, Education and Entertainment.

Top 10 Leaders in the Global Innovation Index: The report shows that the U.S.A continues to be an innovation leader but also cites relative shortfalls in areas such as education, human resources and innovation outputs as causing a drop in its innovation ranking.

Defining a 21st Century Education: The article address that how automation and globalization is changing, the skill the we will need in the future.

3rd World Farmer: It is an exceptional role-playing game, and gives us a first-hand insight into the extreme challenges faced by starving, struggling farmers of the developing nations.

Population Explosion in the Developing World: The world is now in the early stages of another demographic revolution, which will have tremendous impact on the future of employment worldwide.

Turning a Resource into an Open Educational Resource (OER): The steps involved in embedding open licenses in educational resources, and some of the associated IPR issues.

Week 6: Millennium Development Goals

Protecting Wildlife: Animal populations are disappearing at alarming rate, protecting animal species also contributes to a thriving, healthy planet for people’s health and well-being, and preserve the forest that slow climate change and filter water to ocean that provide more and 1/6 of the world’s food.

Pesticides: Endangered Species Protection Program: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency conducts ecological risk assessments to determine the ecological effects or toxicity of a pesticide and its breakdown products to various terrestrial and aquatic animals and plants and the chemical fate and transport of a pesticide in soil, air, and water resources.

The Ocean: Climate change is one of the greatest environmental issues, and we need to act quickly and take advantage of existing solution to prevent irreversible damage to our planet. Natural ecosystems provide significant opportunities to cut emissions dramatically and to preserve the adaptive potential of our biosphere.

Mobile Technology for Community Health (MOTECH): Grameen Foundation explore mobile technology for community health utilizing a versatile platform that is not specific to maternal or child health care needs. It uses an open source medical record system as the basis of the medical records management, and other components to process both inbound and outbound text and voice messages. By using an open source development model, they hope to share its resources with other organizations that can adapt it to their own needs and contribute to its future expansion.

Mobile Health Technology Can Reach the Remotest Corners: A mobile phone with applications to detect cancer and tuberculosis, control sugar levels for diabetics and monitor vital signs. The technology is already being used in different steps in many countries.

Week 7: Evaluating and Controlling Technology

An Introduction to Project-Based Learning: Project learning is a hands-on student directed activity in which students create something that demonstrates what they have learned. They use real-life examples, and it is one of the effective ways of teaching. It is effective in helping students understand, apply and retain information.

How to Test Redundant and Backup Control: This article has good indications of how to test and the important of it performance.

Robotic Cars: This may be our cars someday. We just type in the address, and the car will plan a route and send us to the destination. They share position and velocity GPS to prevent an accident. This will help elderly and handicapped persons to commute safely.

Some Data and Machine Learning Talks Videos from PyConUs 2012: In this talk, Matt Spitz discuss why python as a language is well suited, and how to add a machine learning component to python application.

Sophisticated Robotic Hand also Doubles as a Human: The sophisticated robotic hand that is capable of the fine motor skills that allow the human hand to have a delicate touch or perform complex manipulation.

Week 8: Risks, Failures and Responsibilities

Stop Bullying…Take a Stand!: Cyber bullying can really hurt someone emotionally than physically. Physically wound can be healed, but emotion will not as long as remembering it. Most people do this for laughs, but they need to understand that it is a bad ethic.

UC Davis Researchers Develop Computer Model for Testing Heart-disease Drugs: According to their study, a major benefit of the computer-based drug-testing approach is that it allows researchers to follow many processes simultaneously. The researchers hope that their model will provide the foundation for a virtual drug-testing system that could streamline the current approach, which is limited to just a few drugs and biological processes at a time, and discover of new arrhythmia therapeutics.

Medicine + Technology + Telecommunication = Telemedicine : Everyone could have a personal diagnosis system through their home computer, and it will monitor our health status on daily basis, as well as have the ability to automatically notify a medical professional when we become ill.

Cancer Gene Search with Data-mining and Genetic Algorithms : Knowledge derived by the proposed algorithm has high classification accuracy with the ability to identify the most significant genes.

Rational Middle Energy Series, What’s at Stake: Keyhole energy infrastructure that we have today could be completely changed into low carbon energy future through technology.

Week 9: Anytime, Anywhere

The Open Source Newspaper: The news sites denote different approaches to online news media production, publishing, managing and organizing a wide variety of content on a website. It is easily understandable of how we will benefit from digital materials. The article is clear, simple and informative.

HP’s Open Source webOS Roadmap: HP announces their intention to open source webOS, and released a roadmap detailing about how that is going to happen.

How Smartphone Apps Will Change the World: Smartphone promote our life significantly easier. Today’s smartphone combine the functions of portable media players, compact digital cameras, pocket video cameras, and GPS navigation units.

Online Education Expands for U.S. Need, Awaits Innovation: . Many employers believe that students who earn degrees online while also holding a job are like to exhibit more self-discipline and determination. Students who might have been intimidated to speak up in classrooms find their voice online. How Simple Ideas Lead to Scientific Discoveries: It is about how the thoughts change the world. Adam Savage walked through two examples of profound scientific discoveries that came from simple, creative methods anyone could have followed.

Week 10: Technology Advances, Social Trends

Spare Parts for Humans: Tissue engineers aimed for growing human tissue and replacing or repairing muscles and, someday, even limbs.

Google Cars Drive Themselves: Google’s driverless car approved by Nevada department of Motor vehicles and Nevada become the first state to legalize driverless cars in America.

New Nano Science Technology 2011: Nanotechnology has the potential to revolutionize our lives and to provide technological solutions to our problems in energy, the environment and medicine. Individual atoms and molecules can put them together in very well-defined ways to produce new materials with new and amazing characteristics. Nanotechnologies can alter the chemistry and physics of elements and compounds, offering possibilities in industrial applications, and posing unprecedented risks to health and environment.

Cool Invention Could Save the Planet: This is a new innovation of physics theory, which seem to be able to solve energy problems.

See-through-wall Surveillance with WiFi Shown at UCL: The scientists devised the radar prototype as a way to track Wi-Fi signals in order to spy through walls. Their device identifies frequency changes to detect the moving object, and the device itself does not emit radio waves, so it cannot be detected.