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- Explain how information technology impacts the economy.
- Discuss the privacy concerns brought about by technology.
- Learn about the intellectual property issues associated with open source software.
- Understand how e-commerce and m-commerce affect consumer privacy and fraud.
- Take a look at the ways technology has changed the work environment and career options.
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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. Electronic Surveillance: Definition & Laws
In this lesson, we will describe electronic surveillance, including the tools involved and its primary objectives. We will also discuss several laws passed and enacted to control the use of electronic surveillance.
9. What is a Denial of Service (DoS) Attack? - Definition, Types & Examples
In this lesson, we will describe a Denial of Service (DoS) and a Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack and identify how these attacks occur. We will also discuss the objectives of an attack and some guidelines on how to prevent or limit the impacts of a DoS or DDoS attack.
10. What is a Hacker? - Definition & Overview
This lesson describes what a hacker is. Although we associate a hacker with an individual hacking a computer or network system, there are actually three different types of hacker, all with different goals and objectives.
11. What is Communication Protocol? - TCP/IP & Explanation
In this lesson, you will learn about 'The Internet's Protocol Suite', composed of the Transmission Control Protocol (TCP), and the Internet Protocol (IP); abbreviated as TCP/IP. Lesson highlights include: TCP and IP defined, how TCP/IP became the foundation for today's Internet communications and how the five layers of the TCP/IP model compares with the seven layers of the Open System Interconnection (OSI) model.
12. What is Social Media? - Definition, Use & Strategies
Think of all the audiences that are reachable today because of the rise of the Internet and social media. Social media lets people and organizations share ideas, make connections and promote themselves online through the use of video, music or words.
13. What Is Video Conferencing? - Definition, Advantages & Disadvantages
Video conferencing is the ability to host live interactive meetings by using Internet connectivity, a computer and a web camera. With video conferencing, businesses can now hold meetings with the participants being virtually anywhere in the world.
14. What is Web 2.0? -Software, Tools & Applications
This lesson details some of the methodologies used in Web 2.0 to encourage information sharing among Internet users. We'll discuss forms of connectivity, Web 2.0 tools, and Web applications such as integration, organization, and data analysis.
15. Ethics of Artificial Intelligence
Developing machines that think raises ethical questions about the machines and the people that create them. In this lesson, we'll discuss ethics as they apply to artificial intelligence and why this is a concern that's not just part of science fiction.
16. Types of Artificial Intelligence
Artificial intelligence (AI) has come a long way from the days of 'The Jetsons'! In this lesson, you'll learn more about how computers are getting smarter and the types of AI that exist in our everyday lives.
17. What is LISP in Artificial Intelligence?
In this lesson, we'll take a look at LISP, including some of its characteristics, what the acronym stands for, what it's used for, and how it contributes to artificial intelligence.
18. John McCarthy & AI: Biography & Books
In this lesson, we will learn about John McCarthy, one of the founding pioneers of Artificial Intelligence. We will examine his life, works, and general impact on the Artificial Intelligence world.
19. STRIDE Threat Model: Example & Overview
In this lesson, we'll take a look at the idea of a threat model, what it is, what STRIDE is and how the two are related. We'll then go over an example of the two being used together.
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