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ITGS H3 Mr Greenwood (JAG). IB Information Technology in a Global Society Introduction to the course. IGCSE : many similarities and differences Depth vs. breadth Content Assessment Teaching University preparation Criticality (links with TOK). Introduction to the course.

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ITGS H3

Mr Greenwood (JAG)

IB Information Technology in a Global SocietyIntroduction to the course


  • IGCSE: many similarities and differences

    • Depth vs. breadth

    • Content

    • Assessment

    • Teaching

  • University preparation

    • Criticality (links with TOK)

Introduction to the course


The ITGS Triangle

SOCIAL & ETHICAL SIGNIFICANCE

Positive & negative impacts, ethical questions raised

APPLICATION TO SPECIFIC SCENARIOS

The area of society affected (health, government, education, etc)

STAKEHOLDERS

The people affected by the issues and the IT systems

IT SYSTEMS

The technology behind the social and ethical issues, and how it works


“Issues of social and ethical significance can arise whenever IT is used. These issues have social impacts - positive or negative - on stakeholders. Impacts affect stakeholders in a variety of ways including economically, legally and psychologically. [...] Often, a single IT system causes several social impacts and raises several ethical questions.”

- Gray, p4

Strand 1SOCIAL & ETHICAL SIGNIFICANCE


Examples of topics include:

Strand 1SOCIAL & ETHICAL SIGNIFICANCE

Surveillance

The digital divide

Reliability and integrity

Privacy and anonymity

Intellectual property

Authentication

Security

Policies

Globalisation

Standards and protocols

Human-computer interaction

Digital citizenship


Case study: the One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) initiative

Strand 1SOCIAL & ETHICAL SIGNIFICANCE

Positive

What are the impacts?

Negative

OLPC

Who are the stakeholders?

What can you add?

  • Individuals

  • Organisations

  • Society


“The most profound technologies are those that disappear. They weave themselves into the fabric of everyday life until they are indistinguishable from it.”

- Mark Weiser

Strand 2APPLICATION TO SPECIFIC AREAS


ITGS examines the impact of these technologies in six specific areas:

Strand 2APPLICATION TO SPECIFIC AREAS


Although ITGS focuses on the social and ethical significance of IT, students need to study the underlying technology as well. This strand examines how these systems work in order to understand how they affect society.

All IT systems consist of:

  • Hardware

  • Software

  • People

  • Data

    … and most will communicate this data via networks

Strand 3IT SYSTEMS


TASKS

  • Review pp1-9 in the ITGS textbook

  • Complete exercise 1-1 on p10 & exercise 1-6 on p11

    Due on Monday

HOMEWORK


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