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1.2.11

Discuss the social and ethical issues associated with the introduction of new IT systems.

 

Teaching Note:

AIM 8, AIM 9 Develop an appreciation of the social and ethical issues associated with continued developments in specified computer systems.

 

Sample Question:

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JSR Notes:

(See 1.2.3 for more social and ethical issues related to our "networked world")

Potential Social Issues associated with the introduction of new IT systems, generally: (You should be prepared to take a specific example of s new technology and which of the following apply most.)

Note that for each of the issues there are valid reasons why we do what we are doing even though they are causing issues (i.e. there are ADVANTAGES)
- For example cost savings, better services such as healthcare, increased efficiency in services such as public transportation, etc., etc.

Potential Ethical Issues associated with the introduction of new IT systems:


Note that this all could be more geared toward a specific installation of an IT system, as seen below. Remember that this whole section of Topic 1 is the planning and design of IT systems. So ask the question: when planning a specific IT system, what do you need to consider in terms of potential social and ethical issues?


Hospital Databases Example:

- Social Issues:

- Ethical Issues:

 

Public Transportation Phone Paying Example:

- Social Issues:

- Ethical Issues:

 

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