Impact of Computers on Society, Economics, Ethics and the Environment

General Principles

Computer Science has had a dramatic impact on the world. These changes, most people would say have been massively positive. Not only in commerce but in travel and medicine for example. However, the changes have been fast paced, something which society and inviduals can struggle to cope with. In addition what is the impact on the environment and on individuals?


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In the examination you will have to take into account the impact on various stakeholders; manufacturers, suppliers, employees, customers, governments and.....

Do not choose them all but focus on three at the most. Think about the unforeseen/foreseen consequences of decisions made, often in good faith.

Put yourself in another stakeholder's shoes. Is there a "win win" scenario or what compromises should there be and why?




2. Computer Organisation (6hrs)

I have made topic 2 the first one to learn. I think it will help your credibility with friends and family if you know how computers work first.


1. System
Fundamentals (20 hrs)

Here we learn how new computer systems start with dissastifaction with how things are. We learn the principles of succesfully designing and implementing a new system into a business context.


3. Networks (9 hrs)

Networks involve hardware and software that need to keep to a set of rules to give us all their amazing benefits of shared resources and information


4. Computational thinking (45 hrs)

Here is where we learn how to create algorithms and programs to solve problems.


Please lookout for articles or news items about this topic and share with the class.