- Basic theories, principles and ideas of IT, organizations, people, and information that underpin technology and its uses
- Raw material for understanding new information technology and its uses as they evolve
- The "how and why" that provide insight to opportunities and limitations
Define the Social Construction of Technology
- A theory describing how an integrated sociotechnical system is brought into existence.
A DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF the Social Construction of Technology.
- The socio-technical is not to be treated merely as a combination of social and technical factors. It is sui generis (their own kind). Instead of technical artifacts, our unit of analysis is now the "sociotechnical ensemble." ... Society is not determined by technology, nor is technology determined by society. Both emerge as two sides of the sociotechnical coin during the construction process of artifacts, facts, and relevant social groups.
Define: Social Informatics
- A body of research that examines the social aspects of computerization.
- "The interdisciplinary study of the design, uses and consequences of information technologies that takes into account their interaction with institutional and cultural contexts."
Intellectual Capabilities Existing in Programs (Not a question, just information)
- Apply information technology to complex and sustained situations in the workplace
- Higher-level thinking in the context of information technology
- Thinking abstractly about information and its manipulation
- Sustained reasoning and debate
- Analyze, synthesize, critique, reflect
- Manage complexity; test a solution
- Manage problems in faulty solutions
- organize and navigate information structures
- Evaluate information
- Collaborate and communicate
- Anticipate changing technologies
Describe the (6) levels of Bloom's Taxonomy of Thinking (Revised) *THINK OF THE PYRAMID MODEL*