Social Informatics PG (7196.5)
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UC - Canberra, Bruce
Year Teaching Period Convener Mode of Delivery 2020 Semester 2 DR Hamed SARBAZHOSSEINI (Ph: +61 2 62015009 ) ON-CAMPUS
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This unit explores the impact of informatics on society in areas such as e-government, e-learning and e-law. Topics may deal with the social, cultural, philosophical, ethical, legal, public policy and economic issues relating to information technologies; the interaction of technological developments with social, economic, organisational and class issues; and the many implications of design choices made by information professionals including social control and privacy, computer crime, electronic communities, and risks of safety critical systems to people.
On completion of this unit, students will be able to:
1. Demonstrate an advanced understanding of the consequences of technology usage including ethical, privacy and digital divide implications of emerging technologies in organisations and society;
2. Deploy theoretical frameworks to analyse the complex relationships among information technology, people, and institutions in any social setting; and
3. Evaluate the impacts of the design choices made by information professionals and various technologies on people, organisations and society.
UC - Canberra, Bruce
Semester 2, 2020
On-Campus Attendance (Expected) and Online Content (ON-CAMPUS)
- Group Progress Report (3 to 4 students) (10% )
- Module Presentation (10% )
- Emerging Technology Summary Assignment (20% )
- Group Futuristic Assignment – report and presentation (3 to 4 students) (Presentation = 10%, Report = 30% )
- Online Quiz 1, 2, 3 (Quiz 1 = 5%, Quiz 2 = 5%, Quiz 3 = 10% )
- On-Campus Attendance (Expected) and Online Content (ON-CAMPUS)
- Semester 2, 2019
- Semester 2, 2018
- Semester 2, 2020
3 hours per week.
Completion of 9 credit points at graduate level OR enrolment in the degree of Graduate Certificate in Social Media and Public Engagement, 271JA.
You are expected to be a competent computer user and familiar with word processing, presentation software. It is expected that you will teach yourself how to use the suite of social web 2.0 tools by working through the exercises in the softwares tutorials and/or studying examples supplied with the software/unit convener.
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- 844AA Graduate Diploma in Business Informatics
- 843AA Graduate Diploma in Information Technology
- 309JA Master of Business Informatics
- 845AA Master of Business Informatics
- ITM001 Master of Data Science
- 846AA Master of Information Technology
- 973AA Master of Information Technology and Systems
- 900AA Master of Technology
- 862AA Professional Doctorate in Information Sciences (Research)