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IB ITGS @ TES. Information Technology in a Global Society. IB ITGS - Overview. What is ‘ITGS’ ? Group 3 ‘ Individuals and Societies ’ subject Social and ethical issues of IT (Information Technology) Understanding how IT works. IB ITGS – Social and Ethical.

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Ib itgs @ tes

IB ITGS @ TES

Information Technology in a Global Society


Ib itgs overview
IB ITGS - Overview

  • What is ‘ITGS’ ?

  • Group 3 ‘Individuals and Societies’ subject

  • Social and ethical issues of IT (Information Technology)

  • Understanding how IT works


Ib itgs social and ethical
IB ITGS – Social and Ethical

  • Social issues… (examples – good AND bad)

    • Economic effects of the Internet

    • Health issues of video games

    • Environmental issues of dumping old PCs

  • Ethical issues…

    • Who is responsible if your computer crashes ?

    • Who is held accountable for iPod faults ?


Ib itgs aims
IB ITGS - Aims

  • Develop an understanding of (new) technology

  • Study human experience and behaviour with IT

  • Analyse and argue theories about the use of IT

  • Develop an awareness of human attitudes and beliefs towards IT

  • Understand social and ethical considerations in the use of IT at local and global levels


Ib itgs course content
IB ITGS – Course content

  • Section 1 – Social and Ethical Issues

    • Reliability, Integrity, Security, Privacy and anonymity, Authenticity, Intellectual property, Equality of access, Control, Globalization and cultural diversity, Policies and standards, People and machines

  • Section 2 – IT Systems in a Social Context

    • Basics of hardware and networks, Applications, Communication systems, Integrated systems

  • Section 3 – Areas of Impact

    • Business and employment, Education, Health, Arts entertainment and leisure, Science and the environment, Politics and government


Ib itgs internal assessment
IB ITGS – Internal assessment

  • Standard Level (SL)

    • Project (30% final grade)

    • IB ITGS SL project is based on an identified IT need.

    • Report (2,000 – 2,500 words)

    • Log book – a journal (diary) of your work and progress

  • Higher Level (HL)

    • Portfolio of 3 essays (800 – 1000 words)

    • Portfolio extension based on 1 essay + interview(800 – 1000 words)

    • Portfolio + extension (20% final grade)


Ib itgs external assessment
IB ITGS – External assessment

  • Standard Level (SL)

    • Paper 1 – 1 hour (25% final grade)

    • Paper 2 – 2 hours (45% final grade)

  • Higher Level (HL)

    • Paper 1 – 1 hour (20% final grade)

    • Paper 2 – 2 hours (35% final grade)

    • Paper 3 – 1 hour (20% final grade)


Ib itgs hl
IB ITGS - HL

  • Higher Level (HL) ITGS Paper 3 includes a compulsory case study.

  • Case study is provided at the beginning of the 2nd year (H4 year). Students study the content, develop questions and ideas over the final year.

  • Paper 3 (IB ITGS HL) is based on the studied case study.




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