|Module Title||IMPLEMENTING THE INFORMATION SOCIETY|
|Co-ordinator||Dr Mark Ratcliffe|
|Other staff||Mr David Price, Professor Michael Tedd, Professor Self Employed Tedd|
|Course delivery||Lecture||20 Lectures (about 5 will be held in smaller groups to facilitate discussion)|
|Assessment||Supplementary examination||Will take the same form, under the terms of the Department's policy.|
|Exam||2 Hours Paper issued in advance.||100%|
When implementing IS applications they will be able to take proper account of:
2. Technological Developments - 3 lectures
A not-very-technical look at the technological developments which have laid the basis for the Information Society. Digital broadcasting, convergence with telecommunications and its implications. The radio spectrum, its properties and potential uses.
3. Electronic Commerce - 3 lectures
Applications in banking, shopping, and so on. Security challenges.
4. The Digital Divide - 3 lectures
Implications for social division, and how these are being tackled.
5. Other Applications - 2 lectures
Applications in education, public services, etc.
6. Legal and Practical Issues - 3 lectures
Including issues of intellectual property and its protection, defamation etc.
7. Telecommunications Regulation - 2 lectures
Telecommunications regulation in the UK and Europe. Current issues, including universal service.
8. Current Technical Research - 2 lectures
A review of current work in the department and elsewhere, including the technology of remote presence applications.