CIS436 – Week 3 Summary and Analysis: Non – Academic
Choose one item, related to both information technology ethics and the themes of Weeks 3 and 4 from any worthy (see above for the definition of worthy) edited/QAed online source, such as MIT Technology Review, Wired, Ars Technica, TechDirt, Atlantic, The New York Times, The Washington Post, Christian Science Monitor Passcode, CNET, CIO, Information Week (that is not an exhaustive list), a TED Talk (http://www.ted.com/ – you can also find TED Talks on YouTube) by anyone (e.g. Megan Smith on the lost history of technical women https://vimeo.com/121500228), or some of the films from the library’s extensive film collections, Films on Demand, Alexander Street, and Kanopy. Look for their Computer Science & IT collections.
Once you have pinned down your non-academic item, write a short paper (with an overall introduction, an overall conclusion, and a developed body that flows well – generally at least a few paragraphs – at least 250 words, not including the question text itself), using your own words. Please include all of these seven points in your paper:
You don’t have to write in a boring and stilted academic style in your summary and analysis – it’s all right (and encouraged!) to write in an engaging style! It’s recommended that you do make a clear distinction between the summary and analysis sections of the paper, if only to remember to address all 7 points of the analysis assignment.