Ethical, Social and Professional Aspects of Information Technology
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Course code
IFI6063.DT
old course code
IFI6063
Course title in Estonian
Infotehnoloogia eetilised, sotsiaalsed ja professionaalsed aspektid
Course title in English
Ethical, Social and Professional Aspects of Information Technology
ECTS credits
4.0
Assessment form
Examination
lecturer of 2022/2023 Spring semester
Not opened for teaching. Click the study programme link below to see the nominal division schedule.
lecturer of 2023/2024 Autumn semester
Not opened for teaching. Click the study programme link below to see the nominal division schedule.
Course aims
The main objectives of the course are to present the wider social aspects and influence of the information technology on other spheres of society (education, legislation, business etc) as well as to develop related deportments among students.
Brief description of the course
Historical overview of IT and Internet. Information society and new media. Intellectual property vs Free Culture. Software licensing. Censorship and privacy in networks. Professionalism in IT. IT risks and ergonomics. Network security and threats. Specific traits of networked communication. Hackers: history and technoculture. Networked communities. Example of a community project: Linux. Alternative IT: assistive technology for people with disabilities.
Learning outcomes in the course
Upon completing the course the student:
- has knowledge the wider social contexts of IT and have developed related deportments:
- knows the history and culture of IT, are able to analyse its present state and propose possible scenarios for future;
- knows legal regulations for software and network content (copyright, licensing models etc);
- is aware of ethical problems related to IT;
- is familiar with criteria of professionalism in IT;
- is able to use social software tools in e-learning (by practical work).
Teacher
dots Kaido Kikkas
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