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Unit description

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.

Unit content

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

Learning outcomes

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.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:
1discuss the impact of Information and Communication Technologies upon society
2discuss the role of governments in legislating and regulating the use of Information and Communication Technologies
3explain the ethical requirements for professionals in the area of Information and Communication Technology
4identify and discuss recent, current, and likely future ethical issues associated with Information and Communication Technology.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. discuss the impact of Information and Communication Technologies upon society
  2. discuss the role of governments in legislating and regulating the use of Information and Communication Technologies
  3. explain the ethical requirements for professionals in the area of Information and Communication Technology
  4. identify and discuss recent, current, and likely future ethical issues associated with Information and Communication Technology.

Prescribed texts

  • No prescribed texts.

  • Prescribed text information is not currently available.
Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.

Teaching and assessment

Teaching method
Tutorial on-site 2 hours (12 weeks)
Lecture online 1 hour (12 weeks)
Assessment
Discussion board10%
Discussion board10%
Essay35%
Report35%
Presentation10%

Teaching method
Lecture online 1 hour (12 weeks)
Tutorial on-site 2 hours (12 weeks)
Assessment
Discussion board10%
Discussion board10%
Essay35%
Report35%
Presentation10%

Teaching method
Lecture online 1 hour (12 weeks)
Assessment
Discussion board10%
Discussion board10%
Essay35%
Report35%
Presentation10%

Teaching method
Workshop on-site
Assessment
Discussion board10%
Discussion board10%
Essay35%
Report35%
Presentation10%

Teaching method
Lecture online 1 hour (12 weeks)
Tutorial on-site 2 hours (12 weeks)
Assessment
Discussion board10%
Discussion board10%
Essay35%
Report35%
Presentation10%

Teaching method
Lecture online 1 hour (12 weeks)
Tutorial on-site 2 hours (12 weeks)
Assessment
Discussion board10%
Discussion board10%
Essay35%
Report35%
Presentation10%
Notice

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