|Topic area||Workplace Issues|
|Target audience||Senior undergraduate students in CS, CIS, or SE (Could be revised for use with other undergraduate students)|
|Activity type||Oral reports/in-class discussion|
|Time required||One Class Period|
|Background needed to complete the assignment||Knowledge of introductory economics and statistics|
|References||Articles researching the impact of technology on employment|
A major issue of the impact of computers on society is the overall
impact that computer technology has had on employment. There is not
a generally accepted answer to the questions
presented on the preceding page.
Goals for the activity:
This exercise is to inform the students of some of the complexities
involved in attempting to answer the questions.
Knowledge / skills / attitudes to be developed (behavioral objectives):
After completion of this exercise students should
Grade as usual for a report; participation in the discussion can count
as part of classroom participation.
Author contact information:
Dept. of Computer Studies
Belmont Abbey College