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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, interactive search

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

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.

xx Notes and assignments 11 Resource * replaced - previous version * User:Vtaylor/Computers_and_Society/Final Projects * CIS2 Final Project Guidelines ..2013.12.1

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

Learn more...

2012 summer

Millennium Development Goals (MDG) - Summer 2012 public web page

Optional textbook - purchase the print version (new or used) or pay for 180-day access the online eTextbook version - A Gift of Fire: Social, Legal and Ethical Issues for Computers and the Internet - Third Edition by Sara Baase * print: De Anza College Bookstore Phone: 408-864-8907 or 864-8949 * or eTextbook: A Gift of Fire, Baase - available as a 180 day subscription to an online version. The information is the same in both formats.

User:Vtaylor/CIS2_selected_media - collection - move to individual modules

Assignment from previous classes

  1. Brain Color groups - In this activity, you are practicing collaborative writing using a wiki. In WikiEducator - Brain Color Groups, work as a group with others with the same Brain Color as you (from Module 1). Identify 3 characteristics that you share with others with the same brain color as you. Everyone should list three of their own. Then as a group, narrow that down to just three. Show all your work on the wiki page for your Brain color. Don't use any other communications - just edits to your Brain Color wiki page.

  1. Reflection - What have you learned about Privacy issues as they apply to Computers and the Internet in Society from the notes, readings and assignments? Are you more aware of computers around you? Are computers affecting society? This should be one or two paragraphs. Suggest 1-2 questions that you would add to the study notes questions. Submit your reply in the I Think... 2 assignment.

removed for CIS2 12M

  • X. Movie Review Forum
  • X. Lectures and podcasts Forum - Some students like to listen and watch as well as read. Suggest lectures and podcasts to include in the course. Post a link to the media, the topic and a brief note outlining how the lecture or podcast adds to the course.
  • X. Changes since the text was written Forum - As you read through the book and find information that has changed, post a notice here. Please quote the original text, include the page number and provide a description of the change and the current situation.
  • X. Glossary Terms, Definitions, Other Forum - Post a word or term relating to computers and society, and a definition. This should be something that is not "common knowledge" and will be of interest to others in the class.
  • X. Engineering is... Forum - There are many different kinds of Engineering projects and jobs. Link to a site that provides interesting information about Engineering and describe why you selected this site.
  • X. Mobile learning Forum - Mobile learning (m-learning) thoughts, comments and links. There is a lot of interest and many concerns about cell phones and if they have a positive role to play in education. Links and comments on articles about Mobile Learning are always welcome. Do you have suggestions for how m-learning can make a difference? What concerns would you have about optional Mobile learning activities - lessons, lectures, assignments, quizzes? Did I miss anything?
  • X. Scenario-based learning Forum - Suggestions for improving the scenario-based learning experience.

Community Service Learning Project

All the information for the MidTerm project is located here. The project is assigned in Module 3 and due in Module 6

  1. Community Service Learning Project - MidTerm project You should be working on your project work every week. Report your weekly project progress in the Community Service Learning Progress discussion (module 3) in the topic for your project selection - Project Gutenberg, Tar Heel Reader, Local community,... This is an opportunity to share information with others working for the same community partners. Just 1-2 sentences describing the work you are doing and any problems that you are having. You can report successes too!

  1. Midterm project - Community Service Learning. Your Community service learning summary is due. Complete the Community service Summary "quiz" answering all the questions about your project work. You will need to have your work hours tracking information to copy into the work hours "question" in the Community Service Learning Summary quiz.

Final project

  1. Final Project - It is time to start thinking about the Final Project. Groups of 4-5 students work together to prepare a public wiki presentation. Everything associated with the Final Project is together in a module near the bottom of the CIS2 main page - discussions, instructions, guidelines, link to wiki for collaboration.

    Read the Final Project Guidelines, as well as the notes in the Final Project module. After you have reviewed all of the information, complete the quiz Final Project preparation.

  2. Start working to form groups. Use the Final Project Group Choice in the Final Project module to join a group. To join a group, go to Module 10 Final Projects, pick your favorite topic and click on it to select it. That's it, you don't have to email anyone to set-up a group. Don't wait, pick a topic early. Start thinking about the Project now. Make contact using the Final Project discussion and work out a plan for the project. You must be part of a group by next week.

  3. In the Final Projects forum in the Final Project module, post all your group discussions as replies to your project Group discussion. This is a good way to keep the group communications organized and available to all.

    Then, in your final project group, develop a project outline. You and your group will work together in coming weeks. Include a 2-3 sentence description of the objective, point of view and list of subtopics that might be addressed. Post your ideas for the final project.

    Review the ideas and comment in your group, adding your thoughts about the outline and provide feedback to improve or enhance the presentation content. Combine your ideas and work together as outlined in the Group project guidelines.

  4. Work out a schedule and timeline for the final project, assigning roles and responsibilities to everyone. Post the names and responsibilities of everyone in your group. This should match the list of people who selected this project in the project selection choice. There shouldn't be any surprises. Include a preliminary schedule for the group including task, responsibilities and due dates.