UCSC CMPE 003 - Social and Ethical Issues in Computing - Doing the Right Thing (35 pages)

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Social and Ethical Issues in Computing - Doing the Right Thing

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35
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University of California, Santa Cruz
Course:
Cmpe 003 - Personal Computer Concepts

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Computers Tools for an Information Age Chapter 9 Social and Ethical Issues in Computing Doing the Right Thing Objectives Identify the social issues and ethics in computing Understand the digital divide social issue and its effect in society List and describe the workplace issues Describe the international and national legal issues Objectives List different methods that are already available for protecting children on the Internet Explain the significance of the ethics in computing Explain the significance of intellectual property rights The Digital Divide Separates the computing haves from the have nots Several initiatives exist to narrow the divide Haves vs Have Nots Those with access to computers and the Internet take advantage of personal and economic opportunities Those without access fall farther behind Major divisions within countries Between urban areas and rural ones Between rich and poor Major divisions among nations Between industrialized and non industrialized nations Narrowing the Divide Within the U S Universal Service Fund helps service providers to provide telecommunications services to rural areas E Rate program provides rate subsidies for Internet access for schools and libraries Worldwide Africa ONE is creating a fiber optic network to connect the nations of Africa Workplace Issues Healthy computing Employee monitoring Environmental concerns Healthy Computing A number of health questions have been raised Harmful emissions from monitor Eyestrain from monitor Back pain from position of chair and desk Repetitive strain injury Repetitive Strain Injury May affect workers who hold their hands over a keyboard for a long period of time Carpal tunnel syndrome is the most common form of RSI Causes Speed Repetition Awkward positioning Holding a static position for a long time Ergonomics Refers to human factors related to the use of computers Ergonomic equipment Ergonomic behavior Ergonomic Equipment Chair should be pneumatically adjustable Keyboard platform



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