Creating and using Information and Communication Technology (ICT) applications needs consideration of social, ethical and legal factors. This unit focuses on issues associated with human impact, ethics, regulation, privacy, law, equity, access and cultural and indigenous issues which influence and affect the Information and Communication Technology industries. Examples are discussed.
Topic 1: Ethics and cyberethics
Topic 2: Critical thinking and fallacies of argument
Topic 3: ICT in the workplace
Topic 4: Professional ethics in ICT
Topic 5: Multimedia and ICT in education and training
Topic 6: ICT and privacy
Topic 7: ICT and Intellectual Property
Topic 8: Cybercrime and security issues
Topic 9: Regulation of inappropriate content
Topic 10: Computer games, entertainment, communities and identities
Topic 11: Digital divide and equity
Topic 12: Ethical aspects of emerging and converging technologies
Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.
Learning outcomes and graduate attributes
|On completion of this unit, students should be able to:||GA1||GA2||GA3||GA4||GA5||GA6||GA7|
|1||discuss the impact of Information and Communication Technologies upon society||Ethical practice||Lifelong learning||Cultural competence|
|2||discuss the role of governments in legislating and regulating the use of Information and Communication Technologies||Ethical practice||Lifelong learning|
|3||explain the ethical requirements for professionals in the area of Information and Communication Technology||Ethical practice||Lifelong learning|
|4||identify and discuss recent, current, and likely future ethical issues associated with Information and Communication Technology.||Ethical practice||Lifelong learning||Cultural competence|
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Teaching and assessment
China - Guangxi UST
|Lecture online 1 hour (12 weeks)|
Papua New Guinea - IBSU Enga
Papua New Guinea - IBSU Port Moresby
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