189-103_L15_Social_Construction_of_Technology_-_Intro_Spring_2011

189-103_L15_Social_Construction_of_Technology_-_Intro_Spring_2011

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1 Information Technology & Informatics (04:189:103:01) Social Construction of Technology - Introduction Lecture 15 Voorhees Hall 105 Stew Mohr and Joe Sanchez
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Lecture 15 ITI 103 2 Today’s Agenda Summarize and review briefing papers, exams Reprise misinformation and disinformation, key concepts from last class IT in the news Social construction of technology Review materials and readings for after-break class
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Lecture 15 ITI 103 3 Summarize and Review Briefing Papers Academic Integrity Students are responsible for understanding the principles of academic integrity fully and abiding by them in all their work at the University. Violations of Academic Integrity involve… A. Cheating B. Fabrication C. Plagiarism - is the representation of the words or ideas of another as one's own in any academic work D. Denying others access to information or material E. Facilitating Violations of Academic Integrity
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Lecture 15 ITI 103 4 Summarize and Review Midterm Exam Exam review Elements of socio-technical systems Hardware (computer mainframes, workstations, telecomm.) Software (operating systems, utilities and application programs) Techniques and processes (management science models, voting schemes) Support resources (training/support/help) Information structures (content and content providers, rules/norms/regulations, such as those that authorize people to use systems and information in specific ways, access controls) (Continued)
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Lecture 15 ITI 103 5 Summarize and Review Midterm Exam (Cont’d.) Exam review (Cont’d.) Understanding social networks Uses of ICT lead to multiple and sometimes paradoxical effects Uses of ICT shape thought and action in ways that benefit some groups more than others The differential effects of the design, implementation and uses of ICTs often have moral and ethical consequences The design, implementation and uses of ICTs have reciprocal relationships with the larger social context The phenomenon of interest will vary by the level of analysis (Continued)
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Lecture 15 ITI 103 6 Summarize and Review Midterm Exam (Cont’d.) Exam review (Cont’d.) Component elements of social informatics
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Lecture 15 ITI 103 7 Reprise Disinformation vs. Misinformation Disinformation: Deliberate attempt to mislead or deceive, resulting in inaccurate information Misinformation: An honest (… or?) mistake Result: availability of inaccurate information Sometimes the harm is intentional; sometimes not.
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Lecture 15 ITI 103 8 Reprise Importance of Cognitive Authority Cognitive authority refers to a person or information from a person that exhibits: competence trustworthiness reliable reputation intrinsic plausibility of claims repeated plausibility credibility charismatic authority
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This note was uploaded on 03/29/2011 for the course INFORMATIC 393 taught by Professor Sanchez during the Spring '11 term at Rutgers.

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