IB Information Technology in a Global Society 11 and IB Information Technology in a Global Society SL 12

Course Outline

The IB information technology in a global society (ITGS) course is the study and evaluation of the impacts of information technology (IT) on individuals and society. It explores the advantages and disadvantages of the access and use of digitized information at the local and global level. ITGS provides a framework for the student to make informed judgments and decisions about the use of IT within social contexts.

Students come into contact with IT on a daily basis because it is so pervasive in the world in which we live. This increasingly widespread use of IT inevitably raises important questions with regard to the social and ethical considerations that shape our society today. ITGS offers an opportunity for a systematic study of these considerations, whose range is such that they fall outside the scope of any other single discipline. The course consists of three compulsory interconnected strands:  Social and ethical significance, application to specified scenarios and IT systems.

The final grade comprises an external component of 70 percent and an internal component of 30 percent. The internal assessment (30 percent) requires the development of an original IT product for a specified customer.  Students must produce an original IT product and documentation (up to 2000 words) which supports the product.  The final externally marked examination (70 percent), consists of a paper on the three strands, and a paper in which students must respond to an unseen article.

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