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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
1. Information Technology: Impact on the Economy
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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Other chapters within the Information Systems: Help and Review course
- Introduction to Computers: Help and Review
- Information Systems in Organizations: Help and Review
- Hardware and Systems Technology: Help and Review
- Systems Software and Application Software: Help and Review
- Internet, Intranet, and Extranet: Help and Review
- Network Systems Technology: Help and Review
- Remote Connections: Help and Review
- Enterprise Business Systems: Help and Review
- Decision Support & Specialized Information Systems: Help & Review
- Systems Development: Help and Review
- Data Management: Help and Review
- Introduction to Programming: Help and Review
- Learning Computer Science
- Business, Social & Ethical Implications & Issues: Help & Review
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- Java Programming Terminology
- Java Programming Overview
- Java Programming Problems