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    Appalachian State University
   
 
  Dec 13, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 Graduate Bulletin

ITC 6020 - Social, Legal, and Ethical Issues in Utilizing Digital Technologies (3)


When Offered: On Demand
This advanced seminar in instructional technology focuses on trends and emerging technologies that are currently transforming society, and which have the potential to profoundly impact our lives in the future. Advances in robotics, artificial intelligence, genetic engineering, and data analytics have and will continue to result in innovations in healthcare, productivity, and economic advantages for some, however, it is important to examine how these emerging technologies may influence social systems in developing regions, and impact issues related to human rights and equality. This course, then, takes a critical look at the relationship between technology and society, with consideration given to globalizations’ advancement of technology, and the impact this has on issues of social justice, such as human rights, gender equality, wealth equity, and sustainable development.