Key questions


Social issues

The analysis of social issues can be guided by answering the following key questions.
1. What are the social issues associated with a particular IT development?
2. How did the IT development emerge?
3. Who are the stakeholders—individuals, institutions, societies who initiate
and control the IT developments and are affected by them?
4. What are the advantages and disadvantages for the stakeholders?
5. What feasible solutions can be applied to overcome problems?
6. What is the social impact of the IT development on human life? This
may include some or all of the following areas: economic, political,
cultural, legal, environmental, ergonomic, health and psychological.
7. What are the social impacts on local and global communities?

Ethical issues

The analysis of ethical issues can be guided by answering the following key questions.
1. What are the ethical issues associated with a particular IT development?
2. Who is responsible?
3. Who is accountable?
4. What policies, rules or laws apply to the situation?
5. What are the alternative ethical decisions?
6. What are the consequences of these decisions?



Source

Taken directly from the ITGS Syllabus document Produced by IBO