This course is to introduce students to the world of information technology.
Hope to capture your interest, excite you and move you to do some critical thinking in a holistic and all encompassing manner. To examine the way we live and our society and how it is becoming increasingly intertwined with information technology
We can not hope to be successful in the 21st Century unless we have an understanding of information technology.
- To introduce students to the world of information technology
- Illustrate the uses of different information technologies in the real world
- Build some skills and understanding of the new technologies (i.e. web pages)
- To learn how to think critically and creatively with emphasis on problem-solving
- To work as a team in analyzing and defining problems and to work on your own to create a product (i.e. web page and group discussions)
- To discuss important issues where laws and ethical standards have not been fully developed or legislated to deal with the important issues raised by the new information technologies
The information Highway is here, and with it we will be encountering new horizons and issues.
Evolution or Revolution?
- Delivering long distance education to people who are isolated
- Making informational resources available to a mass audience
- Allowing people in interest groups to establish contact with others sharing the same interests
- Access to antisocial information such as making bombs, access to pornography and new venues to distribute hate propaganda
- Legal issues concerning copyright, privacy and intellectual property
- Identifying oneself as a female on the net invites various kinds of unwelcome advances
- The division between the affluent who have computers and those who have not fostering as kind of divisive society based on the Have’s and the Have Not’s and the formation of a less democratic society
- A total of 1-2 percent of the world’s population is on-line while 4.5 billion people are not
- English is still the dominant language on the Internet
- Not being networked into the electronic society carries certain economic, political and social consequences