2.3 Assess how and why information technology gives rise to ethical dilemmas not present in other technologies

Unit 4IT01: Information Technology and IT Ethics

Unit code: L/617/6692 RQF

Level: 4

Unit Aims

This unit aims to develop learners’ knowledge and use of information technology including the use of standard office applications to prepare documents and presentations. This includes computer software and hardware, basic computer operations, application software, operating systems, information systems and IT-related issues in computing. The unit also seeks to provide learners with an awareness of ethical issues essential to an IT professional. This includes ethics in the cyberspace, intellectual property, privacy, the issue of security and reliability, how computing affects our health, professional code of ethics and how IT changes our daily lives.

Learning Outcomes and Assessment Criteria

Learning Outcomes: To achieve this unit, the learner must be able to:

Assessment Criteria: Assessment of these outcomes demonstrates the learner can:

1. Understand the applications of information technology

1.1 Analyse the uses, strengths and limitations of different categories of hardware and software

1.2 Analyse the applications of artificial intelligence (AI)

1.3 Produce a specification of requirements for an application that meets the brief

1.4 Create and present presentations that demonstrate an application layout using planning tools

2 Understand the ethics involved in information technology

2.1 Analyse the nature of information technology ethics and its application to IT

2.2 Analyse the analogy that relates ethics, morality and society

2.3 Assess how and why information technology gives rise to ethical dilemmas not present in other technologies

2.4 Evaluate the issues relating to IT ethics, justifying their conclusions

Indicative Content

  • Today ‘s technologies: computers, devices, and the web
  • Connecting and communicating online: The Internet, websites, and media
  • Microsoft Office Word
  • Computers and mobile devices: evaluating options for home and work
  • Programs and apps: productivity, graphics, security, and other tools
  • Digital security, ethics, and privacy: threats, issues, and defences
  • Computing components: processors, memory, the cloud,
  • Microsoft Office PowerPoint
  • Input and output extending capabilities of computers and mobile devices
  • Digital storage preserving content locally and on the cloud
  • Operating system managing, coordinating, and monitoring resources
  • Microsoft Office Excel
  • Communicating digital content wired and wireless networks and devices
  • Building solutions database, system, and application development tools
  • Catalysts for change
  • Introduction to ethics
  • Networked communications
  • Intellectual property
  • Information privacy
  • Privacy and the government
  • Computer and network security
  • Computer reliability
  • Professional ethics
  • Work and wealth

Recommended Text

Shelly, Cashman and Vermaat (2016) Discovering Computers 2016 – A Gateway to Information, Thomson Course Technology.

Quinn MJ (2016) Ethics for the Information Age, 7th edition, Pearson Education.

Breaux T (2015) Introduction to IT Privacy: A Handbook for Technologists, IAPP Publication.

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