This course is not about computer programming or how to write code but about the applications, uses and misuses of ICTs. The goals of the course are in the title: to explore the positive as well as the negative risks and opportunities of ICTS.
The scope of ICTs - statistics on usage worldwide
The post-truth age and ICTs
Cyper-dystopia or cyber-utopia
ICTs and politics
The Arab Spring
ICTs and development
The use and misuse of big Data
Global value chains
The use of augmented realities
Lecture and discussion on selected readings and social media sites.
Interactive/participative and content focused.
Big data||<a>https://www.itu.int/en/ITU-D/Statistics/Documents/bigdata/MIS2014_Chapter5.pdf</a>||<a></a><a>https://www.itu.int/net4/ITU-D/idi/2017/index.html#idi2017economycard-tab&AFG</a>||||Digital Maoism||<a>https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Digital_Maoism:_The_Hazards_of_the_New_Online_Collectivism</a>||<b> </b><i> </i>||||<b> </b><i> </i>||