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									Information Technology &
    Knowledge Society
               Mr. Miguel Costa, FST
               Mr. Kam Hou Vat, FST
          Dr. Robert Biuk-Aghai, FST
              Prof. Chi Man Pun, FST
               Dr. Brenda Chan, FBA
                 Dr. Heng Tang, FBA
          Objective and Scope
   In today's knowledge society, the ability to use IT
    (Information Technology) and the awareness of its
    importance are fundamental. The courses in the area of
    IT and Knowledge Society are intended to explore the
    existing and emergent impact of IT in our daily lives.
   The scope of these courses is based on the technological
    and knowledge concerns and interests of students in
    particular, and those of society as a whole.
   The objective is to enable students to demonstrate their
    competency to use IT in an ethically responsible way
    conducive to the growth of the knowledge society;
    namely, to effectively and creatively explore, acquire,
    manipulate, present and interpret information.
         Our Course Proposal
 Fourcourses with common topics in
 Information Technology & Knowledge
 Society:
  1. Computing in Modern Society
  2. Web Technology and Life
  3. Contemporary Information Systems for
     Organizations
  4. Information Security and Privacy
 Common Topics in Information
Technology & Knowledge Society
1. Introduction to IT and Knowledge
   Society
2. Ethics and Social Responsibility in the
   Information Age
3. The Digital Divide in the 21st Century
4. Information Literacy and Competency
    Computing in Modern Society
   Computing in Modern Society explores the impact of
    computer in modern society. Designed to attract a diverse
    undergraduate audience with different exposure to
    technology, the course provides an introduction to the basic
    knowledge and skills for an efficient, responsible and
    creative use of computer. General overview includes the
    fundamental concepts and principles of hardware
    architecture, organization and components; software uses,
    applications and development; data processing and
    information systems; and basic features of networking,
    together with the societal, legal and ethical issues and
    implications of computing in our daily lives.
        Web Technology and Life
   Web Technology and Life is a one-semester course for
    students to explore the impact, in our daily lives, of modern
    Web tools including selected topics such as Blogs, Podcasts,
    Wikis, RSS, Social Bookmarks/Networking, Virtual Worlds,
    e-Business Models, and e-Government initiatives. The
    course is designed to help the casual computer users
    understand the latest in free and inexpensive Web tools
    and their power for research, collaboration, and
    communication. It provides the history, background, and
    perspectives of Web 2.0 technologies to demystify the
    jargons connected with the latest Web phenomena.
       Contemporary Information
       Systems for Organizations
   This course provides a comprehensive introduction to the
    evolving field of information systems (IS) from an
    organizational perspective. A wide range of topics are
    covered beginning with the fundamentals of systems,
    information, organizations, the underlying Information
    Technology (IT) as well as the ethical issues for IS/IT in
    today’s enterprises. A contemporary perspective on IT is
    provided by emphasizing current topics (e.g. IT
    infrastructure and the Internet technology) before
    presenting the E-commerce and E-business developments
    which are radically transforming the traditional
    organizations and our lives. Throughout the course, we
    explore implications of this new IS/IT - digital firm -
    scenario for corporate management in today’s global
    business environments.
         Information Security and
                 Privacy
   This course exposes the student to a broad range of
    computer systems and information security topics. It is
    designed to provide a general knowledge of information
    security and privacy, including basic concepts,
    terminologies, and social issues. This course outlines the
    methods of protecting data security by following the
    procedure of capturing, processing and utilizing and data. It
    combines core information technology concepts such as
    Internet, communication, database, etc, with the social and
    ethical concerns regarding security and privacy. This course
    introduces each important area from both the user and the
    IT professional’s perspective, lays out the security
    vulnerabilities and possible threats, and follows technical
    and legal countermeasures to address them.
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