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Social Impacts and History of Computing - Chapter Summary and Learning Objectives
Before learning how to use or control information technology, it's important to understand the evolution of it. This course takes you through the history of computers and examines some impacts technology is having on our economy, culture, and security. This chapter is designed to teach you:
- The evolution of the computer
- Impacts of technology
- Career opportunities in information systems
- Security threats and preventative measures
- Open source software concerns
|History of Computers: Timeline & Evolution||Explore the history of computers and how they have progressed over time.|
|Information Technology: Impact on the Economy||Understand how information technology impacts the economy.|
|Globalization, Outsourcing & Insourcing: Impact of Technology on Careers||Look at how organizations have used technology.|
|Ergonomics, Telecommuting, Virtual Teams & Job Design: Technology Effects on Careers||Review effects technology has had on the workplace as well as career options.|
|Impact of Technology on Privacy||Realize the concerns regarding privacy that technological advancement brings.|
|Management Information Systems: Using Data to Manage Operations||Recognize how management information systems use data in operations management.|
|Information Systems Jobs & Career Options||Explore career opportunities in the field of information systems.|
|Information Systems Resources: Networks, Hardware, Software, Data & People||Learn about the five main resources of an information system.|
|Computer Security & Threat Prevention for Individuals & Organizations||Learn the various types of computer security employed by individuals and organizations.|
|Intellectual Property and Open Source Software: Issues and Concerns||Look at who has control over, who determines the availability of, and who has the rights to digital property.|
1. History of Computers: Timeline & Evolution
Modern computing has a rich history. Learn about the earliest computing devices developed by humans, the first electronic computers and the development of modern computer components, such as microprocessors and the graphical user interface, in this video lesson.
2. Information Technology: Impact on the Economy
3. 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.
4. 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.
5. 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.
6. Management Information Systems: Using Data to Manage Operations
Management information systems (MIS) are an important source of data for any organization. How that data is reviewed and analyzed is the responsibility of the managers, and in this lesson we will describe the role of MIS and how managers can use different types of data MIS can produce.
7. Information Systems Jobs & Career Options
In this lesson, we'll give an overview of some of the careers in the information systems and technology fields. You have options, so let's explore them.
8. Information Systems Resources: Networks, Hardware, Software, Data & People
What are the resources an information system needs? Discover how networks, hardware, software, data and people work together to create usable information.
9. 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.
10. 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.
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