To tackle the spread of misinformation online we must first understand it | Farida Vis Last summer the World Economic Forum (WEF) invited its 1,500 council members to identify the main issues the world faces, and what should be done about them. The WEF consists of 80 councils covering a wide range of issues including social media. Members come from academia, industry, government, international organisations and wider civil society. The top three issues highlighted for 2014 concerned rising societal tensions in the Middle East and north Africa; widening income disparities; and persistent structural unemployment. False information and the news Within a number of professions – journalism being an obvious one – the spread and potential for reporting misinformation is a genuine concern. Near to the anniversary of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings, it is worth remembering that information posted on Reddit led to the New York Post printing images of two suspects on its front page, who ultimately had nothing to do with the bombings. Are internet users concerned?
WordItOut word cloud 977801 Computer Ethics Definition Ethics is a set of moral principles that govern the behavior of a group or individual. Therefore, computer ethics is set of moral principles that regulate the use of computers. Some common issues of computer ethics include intellectual property rights (such as copyrighted electronic content), privacy concerns, and how computers affect society. For example, while it is easy to duplicate copyrighted electronic (or digital) content, computer ethics would suggest that it is wrong to do so without the author's approval. As technology advances, computers continue to have a greater impact on society. Category: Technical Terms
Food Standards Agency worker sacked over Facebook 'like' wins £30k | Daily Mail Online Alan Blue was sacked after he 'liked' a post apparently encouraging violenceHe also mistakenly typed 'i wish' rather than 'u wish' in response Probe claimed the posts were a ‘breach of trust’ and ‘not professional’Employment judge agrees with Mr Blue's assertion it was 'just banter' By Laura Cotton For The Scottish Daily Mail Published: 06:07 GMT, 25 September 2014 | Updated: 11:07 GMT, 25 September 2014 A father of four who was sacked over comments he made on Facebook has been awarded more than £30,000 at an employment tribunal. Alan Blue, 51, worked for the Food Standards Agency (FSA) as a meat hygiene inspector at Wishaw Abattoir in Lanarkshire. But he lost his job on November 5 last year after he ‘liked’ a posting on the social media site that appeared to encourage violent behaviour towards the manager. Scroll down for video Mr Blue said: ‘I was at home watching the telly and went on to Facebook on my phone. He added: ‘I regret liking the comment because I never meant to harm anyone.’
Chromebooks in the Classroom 4 Chromes to Consider Score that coveted tech grant? Show your savvy by suggesting these classroom models. For basic use: Acer CB3-111-c670 | Cost: $200 Scholastic tech editor Brian Nadel describes this model as “one of the great computer bargains of today.” This Chromebook features an 11.6-inch screen, 2GB of memory, and enough computing power to take on most classroom tasks. Bonus: It’s sturdy enough to survive student handling. A step up: Asus chromebook Flip C100 | Cost: $250 The world’s first convertible Chromebook, this device features a 360-degree hinge and a touchscreen, so students can use it as a laptop, tablet, or presentation machine—making it a perfect choice for younger students transitioning from tablets to keyboards. Classroom-ready: Dell Chromebook 11 Touch | Cost: $330 This Chromebook costs a little more, but includes a touchscreen, a 180-degree hinge, and an LED light in the lid that kids can use to alert a teacher silently that he or she needs help. Top of the line: iPads?
The Ethics of Computing - Free Analytics & Website Counter History How do you decide if something is morally right or wrong? People grow up with basic ethics instilled in them in that they understand when things are right and wrong, even if they ignore it. Is it possible for a computer to understand the difference between right and wrong? How can it learn to judge right and wrong when it has no intuition at all? Over the past 30 years, computers have become an integral part of life. Commandments Written by the Computer Ethics Institute: Thou shalt not use a computer to harm other people. The Ten Commandments of Computer Ethics are very similar to the Biblical commandments. Computer Ethics in Laymens Terms So what exactly do “computer ethics” refer to? Computer ethics encompasses business, speech privacy, criminality, privacy, and intellectual property issues. Laws, Rights and Privileges, and Further Resources
Man Tells University He's Broken In And Stolen Five MacBooks, The Autotweet Reply Is Not Really Suitable.. Autotweets can, on some occasions, be pretty useful. Not in this case though. When one man, Brian Shelf, tweeted saying he'd got into Sheffield Hallam University, the student union's president replied congratulation him, and offering her help if needed. You Might Also Like..Man Tweets Obviously Fake A-Level Results, Universities Get Excited And Offer Him PlacesA-Level Results In Nine Refreshingly Alternative PicturesJumping Boys Holding Exam Results Really DO Exist - Here's The Proof However, he hadn't really got in. Oh.
The Ultimate Guide to Ergonomics: 50 Tips & Tricks for Serious Students You might think that just because you’re still in college, you don’t have to worry about the physical stresses and strains that 8-plus-hour work days put on your body. But as a student, you put in a lot of hours studying and working, too. Besides getting regular exercise and trying to eat as healthfully as you can, you need to monitor your posture, especially at the computer and when you study. This is especially important for students enrolled in online graphic design programs or online IT programs as they will spend even more hours staring at the screen. Here are 50 tips and tricks for serious students. General Posture Make sure you adopt these good posture habits whether you’re sitting in the cafeteria or at your desk. Fill in the space between your back and the back of the chair: When sitting in a chair, sit straight so that the space between your lower back and the chair is no longer existent.Keep your tummy relaxed: Don’t contract all of your muscles when you sit down. Sleeping
Enhancing student employability through technology-supported assessment and feedback Effective use of technology across all aspects of assessment and feedback processes can help address these issues. Providing better management and analysis of course information Course information systems can help ensure appropriate linkage between work-related competences and assessment tasks. Manchester Metropolitan University has introduced an employability curriculum framework including a set of graduate outcomes which should be assessed in every programme and each unit (module) description at undergraduate level now indicates which of these outcomes is addressed in the unit. Tying the outcomes recognisably into each assessment strengthens the concept of employability in the curriculum and improves transparency and consistency as well as offering the potential to include better information for the Higher Education Achievement Report without extra work on the part of staff. For more on this topic read our detailed guide on managing course information. Simulating real work environments
Developing digital literacies for employability This resource set is for: students and recent graduates; employers and employer bodies; staff concerned with employability issues in HE/FE institutions Digital literacy or capability is relevant to the employability of graduates in a number of ways. Employers increasingly expect graduates to have excellent digital capabilities, whatever the role they are recruiting forDigital networks are increasingly essential to job searching and to developing a professional identity, including showcasing achievements from higher educationMany graduate jobs are in the digital economy, and many graduates are managing portfolio careers using digital networks and media to do so Findings on employability from the final synthesis report Further findings and lessons from the final programme meeting Guardian HE Network article on employability and Developing Digital Literacies Resources See also: -> Developing digital literacies home page
Dimensions of digital media literacy and the relationship to social exclusion | Sora Park as existing in many different types and varying on the basis of social contexts. Not only is it the skills to interpret social artifacts but it also involves the social context. A wider range of competencies is involved in using digital media compared with traditional mass media. While literacy skills of mass media focus on how people can critically understand mediated messages, digital media literacy skills expand beyond interpretation of content into the realm of controlling, filtering and appropriating content through various digital media channels (Livingstone, Couvering and Thumim, 2005).
Digital literacy can boost employability and improve student experience | Higher Education Network | The Guardian The nature of knowledge is changing and, in this digital age, our definition of basic literacy urgently needs expanding. With an estimated 90% of UK jobs requiring some level of IT competency, the notion of digital literacy – those capabilities that equip an individual for living, learning and working in a digital society – is one that needs to be taken seriously by colleges and universities. We live in an online world with the digital divide closing up both through government initiatives (Martha Lane Fox, the government's digital champion, recently took up the challenge of getting 10 million people in the UK online, saying that otherwise "they will be even more isolated and disadvantaged as government and industry expand ever faster into digital-only services") and technological advances – more than half the UK population now own a smartphone with internet capability. But it's not just about employability – increasingly digital literacy is vital for learning itself.
Social media told to simplify terms and conditions 27 November 2014Last updated at 19:04 ET By Rory Cellan-Jones Technology correspondent Most people use social media without every properly studying the services' rules Social networking firms including Facebook and Twitter are being told to make it clearer to members how they collect and use their data. A report by the Commons Science and Technology Select Committee says the firms' terms and conditions are far too long and complex. The MPs say users may not be aware of how their details can be used by websites and apps. Any reasonable person would struggle with long privacy policies, they add. The committee says reading such documents has been likened to "engaging with Shakespeare". And it says that the rules have been designed for use in US courtrooms and to protect organisations in the event of legal action rather than to convey information. T&Cs updates Facebook recently unveiled updated terms and conditions policies that it claims are simpler and easier to read. Relationship of trust