Course Description for Technology, Education, and Culture
Technology, Education, and Culture
Description: This course is designed to help students form a comprehensive picture of the way information and communication technologies intersect with our belief systems, our way of life, and our relationship to the world. Challenges facing our schools, our social infrastructure and government agencies such as the National Archives and Library of Congress are discussed. The course examines the demands of a more complex, probabilistic view of the world and how probabilities, Bayesian Logic, and Fuzzy Algorithms intersect with human activity. Other concepts investigated include computer augmentation, collective intelligence and virtuality in our rapidly evolving technology-based culture.