This unit will raise students' awareness of the social impact of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) systems on society at global, local and personal levels. Students will gain an appreciation of the massive and positive impact that ICT has had on a wide range of fields including business, science, engineering, education and health. Students will learn about the benefits of increased productivity due to ICT, explore research into the latest developments in the field of ICT, and will consider ethical issues and possible negative impacts of ICT. This will be an exploration of a wide spectrum of ideas where students will examine some innovative and emerging technologies, their history and their future. Students will learn valuable research and communication skills as they investigate and share with their peers the impact of emergent technologies and different interaction systems on society.
|Unit name||ICT Impact and Emerging Technology|
|Faculty/School||College of Sciences and Engineering
School of Technology, Environments and Design
|Discipline||Information & Communication Technology|
Kristy de Salas
|Available as student elective?||Yes|
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|Band||Field of Education|
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On-campus mode: Face to Face Lectures: 2 hours (weeks 14, 26); Online Theory Modules: 2 hours/week (weeks 14-25), Face to Face Tutorials: 2 hours /week (weeks 15-26)
Off-campus mode: Online Theory Modules: 2 hours/week (weeks 14-26), Online Tutorials: 2 hours /week (weeks 15-26)
50% exam, 50% in-semester (3 assignments worth 10%, 20%, 20%)
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