Ch 12: Ethical, Social & Business Issues in IT: Help & Review

About This Chapter

The Business, Social and Ethical Implications and Issues chapter of this College Information Systems and Computer Applications Help and Review course is the simplest way to master business, social and ethical implications and issues related to information technology. This chapter uses simple and fun videos that are about five minutes long, plus lesson quizzes and a chapter exam to ensure students learn the essentials of business, social and ethical implications and issues.

Who's it for?

Anyone who needs help learning or mastering college information systems material will benefit from taking this course. There is no faster or easier way to learn college information systems. Among those who would benefit are:

  • Students who have fallen behind in understanding business, social and ethical implications or working with related issues
  • Students who struggle with learning disabilities or learning differences, including autism and ADHD
  • Students who prefer multiple ways of learning business topics (visual or auditory)
  • Students who have missed class time and need to catch up
  • Students who need an efficient way to learn about business, social and ethical implications of information technology
  • Students who struggle to understand their teachers
  • Students who attend schools without extra business learning resources

How it works:

  • Find videos in our course that cover what you need to learn or review.
  • Press play and watch the video lesson.
  • Refer to the video transcripts to reinforce your learning.
  • Test your understanding of each lesson with short quizzes.
  • Verify you're ready by completing the Business, Social and Ethical Implications and Issues chapter exam.

Why it works:

  • Study Efficiently: Skip what you know; review what you don't.
  • Retain What You Learn: Engaging animations and real-life examples make topics easy to grasp.
  • Be Ready on Test Day: Use the Business, Social and Ethical Implications and Issues chapter exam to be prepared.
  • Get Extra Support: Ask our subject-matter experts any business, social and ethical implications and issues related to information technology question. They're here to help!
  • Study With Flexibility: Watch videos on any web-ready device.

Students will review:

This chapter helps students review the concepts in a Business, Social and Ethical Implications and Issues unit of a standard college information systems course. Topics covered include:

  • Impact of technology on privacy
  • Intellectual property and open source software
  • Impact of e-commerce and m-commerce on consumer privacy and fraud
  • Technology effects on careers
  • Computer security and threat prevention

16 Lessons in Chapter 12: Ethical, Social & Business Issues in IT: Help & Review
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
Information Technology: Impact on the Economy

1. Information Technology: Impact on the Economy

Information technology has impacted the economy in a number of ways. The most noticeable changes involve e-commerce, marketing tactics, facilitation of globalization, job insecurity, and job design. This lesson will explore a variety of concepts pertaining to the changing economy, including downsizing, outsourcing, the use of cookies, the benefits and costs of globalization, and the impact of e-commerce.

Impact of Technology on Privacy

2. Impact of Technology on Privacy

Technology has a number of social and ethical implications that cause debate and concern. One specific issue is privacy. Information technology has opened up society and decreased privacy. This lesson will explore a number of privacy issues that are of concern, including electronic surveillance, availability of personal information, cookies and spyware, and workplace monitoring.

Intellectual Property and Open Source Software: Issues and Concerns

3. Intellectual Property and Open Source Software: Issues and Concerns

One of the defining issues of the Internet era is intellectual property rights. The Internet has made it easy to access digital media and illegally copy it. This lesson will discuss intellectual property including protections through copyrights, trademarks and patents. We will also explore the open source movement and the growing trend toward free, unprotected software.

Impact of e-Commerce and m-Commerce on Consumer Privacy and Fraud

4. Impact of e-Commerce and m-Commerce on Consumer Privacy and Fraud

There are a number of challenges in the world of e-commerce and m-commerce stemming from the ease of information exchange over the Internet. The issues discussed in this lesson include consumer privacy and fraud.

Ergonomics, Telecommuting, Virtual Teams & Job Design: Technology Effects on Careers

5. Ergonomics, Telecommuting, Virtual Teams & Job Design: Technology Effects on Careers

This lesson explores the impact of information technology on job design, teamwork, health and safety and how we commute to work. Specific topics discussed are telecommuting, virtual teams, job design and ergonomics.

Globalization, Outsourcing & Insourcing: Impact of Technology on Careers

6. Globalization, Outsourcing & Insourcing: Impact of Technology on Careers

This lesson discusses the impact information technology has on careers. Globalization has been driven by advances in technology and has impacted job security and wages. We will specifically look at downsizing, insourcing and outsourcing.

Computer Security & Threat Prevention for Individuals & Organizations

7. Computer Security & Threat Prevention for Individuals & Organizations

Computer security and threat prevention is essential for individuals and organizations. Effective security measures can reduce errors, fraud, and losses. This lesson will explore unintentional threats and intentional threats. Various security measures and defenses will be explored, including encryption, firewalls, anti-virus, anti-spyware, passwords, back-ups, and biometric security.

What is an Electronic Funds Transfer? - Definition, Process & Benefits

8. What is an Electronic Funds Transfer? - Definition, Process & Benefits

Learn about what electronic funds transfer is and all the ways you may use it in your daily life. Find out how the process differs from the older paper style and some of the many benefits that you can experience by adopting electronic funds transfer.

Virtual Communities: Definition, Types & Examples

9. Virtual Communities: Definition, Types & Examples

During this lesson we will explain how having different interests, fears, and opinions can be reflected in a virtual community. We will define a virtual community and discuss the various types of virtual communities, plus explain what is needed to join one.

What Are Collaboration Tools? - Definition & Types

10. What Are Collaboration Tools? - Definition & Types

This lesson will discuss collaboration tools, a broad term used for multiple types of software or services allowing people to work together online. Learn about how these technologies work and review examples of everyday usage.

What is a Privacy Policy? - Definition & Examples

11. What is a Privacy Policy? - Definition & Examples

The focus of this lesson will be privacy policies, which are found on nearly every website. We will define what a privacy policy is, provide an example, and have a short quiz to test your new knowledge.

What Is a Virtual Meeting? - Technology & Strategies

12. What Is a Virtual Meeting? - Technology & Strategies

A virtual meeting allows people and businesses from around the world to connect using video-teleconference software. Virtual meetings use video, audio, and text messaging technology for communication.

What Is a Webinar? - Definition & Tools

13. What Is a Webinar? - Definition & Tools

Explore how webinars are used for interactive presentations over the Internet to a remote audience. Learn the basic technology involved and gain an understanding of the benefits of this presentation medium.

What is a Worm Virus? - Definition, Examples & Removal Tools

14. What is a Worm Virus? - Definition, Examples & Removal Tools

This lesson will explain what a worm virus is and how it differs from other computer attacks. You'll see some examples and learn about tools to remove a worm virus, then take a brief quiz to reinforce this new information.

What is Adware? - Definition, Protection & Removal Tools

15. What is Adware? - Definition, Protection & Removal Tools

This lesson will define adware and explain a little about how the technology works and how it came about. We'll also look at ways to protect yourself from unwanted adware and methods for removing it from your computing device.

What is ANSI? - Standards & Regulations

16. What is ANSI? - Standards & Regulations

In this lesson, we will explain what ANSI stands for. We will also talk about ANSI standards and regulations to get an idea of what ANSI does for us in the computer world.

Chapter Practice Exam
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Practice Final Exam
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