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Ch 20: Information Technology Implications Lesson Plans

About This Chapter

The Information Technology Implications chapter of this course is designed to help you plan and teach about various aspects of information technology in your classroom. The video lessons, quizzes and transcripts can easily be adapted to provide your lesson plans with engaging and dynamic educational content. Make planning your course easier by using our syllabus as a guide.

Weekly Syllabus

Below is a sample breakdown of the Information Technology Implications chapter into a 5-day school week. Based on the pace of your course, you may need to adapt the lesson plan to fit your needs.

DayTopicsKey Terms and Concepts Covered
Monday IT's impact on the economy
Privacy concerns
Overview of e-commerce, globalization, information privacy issues
Issues regarding private information, electronic surveillance, identity theft, cookies
Tuesday Intellectual property and open source software
How e-commerce and m-commerce related to consumer fraud and privacy
Ownership issues regarding digital property
Consumer privacy and fraud, privacy policies
Wednesday Ergonomics, telecommuting, virtual teams and job designWays technology has changed the working environment
Thursday Globalization, outsourcing and insourcingHow technology has impacted careers
Friday Computer security and threat preventionWays organizations and people can protect their information and protect their computer systems

8 Lessons in Chapter 20: Information Technology Implications Lesson Plans
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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.

Globalization Lesson Plan

7. Globalization Lesson Plan

This lesson plan focuses on various aspects of globalization to help students understand it via an activity, discussion topics and questions, extension, reading, and homework.

Computer Security & Threat Prevention for Individuals & Organizations

8. 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.

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