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Information Systems Development and Society

Learn how information technology development has impacted society and its expected future trends.

Publisher: Saylor Academy
This free online course on Information Systems Development and Society explores information systems, explains the impact of information systems on society and outlines expected future trends. By the end of the course, you will have an understanding of globalization, ethical impacts and the future prospects of information systems.
Information Systems Development and Society
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    3-4 Hours
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This course begins with an overview of the contribution of information systems development in organizations. Various systems development methodologies are discussed such as the systems development life cycle (SDLC), rapid application development (RAD), agile methodologies and lean methodology. This is then followed by an overview of programming basics, programming languages and programming tools that include integrated development environments (IDE) and computer-aided software engineering (CASE) tools. The course also touches on effective information systems implementation methodologies. This is then followed by a discussion on the concept of globalization and the benefits and challenges of global firms.

Next, the course discusses the digital divide and the ethical measures being taken to ensure fairness in the implementation and use of information systems. The course sheds light by discussing various ethics codes such as the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) and Acceptable Use Policies (AUP) agreements. This is then followed by a discussion on various intellectual rights protection such as copyright, creative commons licenses, patents, trademarks and privacy acts. The course goes on to discuss the future trends of management information systems and their impacts at a global, social and personal level. Next, the course expounds more on mobile, wearable and collaborative technology.

You will learn about the impact of information systems on society and the future trends. It describes the current and future trends such as Internet of Things (IoT) and explains the various codes of conduct and laws brought about by the advent of management information systems. This course is a good fit for anyone who wishes to learn more about the impact of information systems on globalization and the future trends. Start this interesting learning journey today.

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