Technological innovation, computerization, and electronic information are associated with dilemmas, value conflicts, and choices surrounding the scholarly, personal, and professional use of information. Addresses social relationships, technological utopianism, societal control, vulnerability of information systems, and ethical responsibilities.
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
- Analyze and discuss the impact of Information and Communication technologies in various social contexts.
- Express and critically discuss how ICTs have impacted information service environments
- Make meaningful assessments of their participation in and use of virtual communities in personal and work related contexts.
- Engage with core concepts and underlying theory of social and community informatics
- Critically analyze the assets and liabilities that social media tools bring to the workplace and personal contexts