ERIC Number: ED249075
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: N/A
Computers and Privacy. Innovations: The Social Consequences of Science and Technology Program.
Tolman, Richard R.; And Others
This module is part of an interdisciplinary program designed to educate the general citizenry regarding the issues of science/technology/society that have important consequences for both present and future social policies. Specifically, the program provides an opportunity for students to assess the effects of selected technological innovations in order to make intelligent decisions about them. This module, which focuses on issues related to computers and privacy, consists of 17 activities. The activities in the first part of the module examine the structure and operation of computers as well as some social consequences related to the use of computers. Activities in the second part focus on how computers have affected privacy and address concerns related to consumer credit and to depository, insurance, medical, education, government, law enforcement, and employment records. Privacy protection acts and the debate of records versus privacy are also considered. All activities include a list of goals, introductory information, a list of tasks to be accomplished, discussion questions, suggestions for further study, and list of materials needed, as well as new terms, and additional references which students are encouraged to locate and read. Key articles which may be difficult to locate are included in the module. (JN)
Descriptors: College Science, Computers, Confidential Records, High Schools, Higher Education, Interdisciplinary Approach, Learning Activities, Privacy, Records (Forms), Science Education, Secondary School Science, Social Problems, Technology
Kendall/Hunt Publishing Company, 2460 Kerper Blvd., P.O. Box 539, Dubuque, IA 52001 ($3.95).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Biological Sciences Curriculum Study, Boulder, CO.