Understanding Technology and Organizations
Ten percent of the grade for this class will come from a report that displays your understanding of the role of technology and the organization
We have wandered around the topic of the impact of technology and information, but haven't settled on any particular understanding. Let's use this final report to do just that.
You all have lots of experience with new technologies and some experience working within organizations.
Compare the article Schumpeter: Techno wars
with the article Reasons to be cheerful as starting points,
and then argue either that pessimism is to be considered, or that optimism is the new reality.
Use your own experiences using and incorporating technology into your lives and work to inform your discussion.
This task should be done by your group and your group should turn in a single product that reflects the agreed position of your group as an introduction,
but, importantly, each group members voice must be heard in the posting, so write the posting as a series of paragraphs in which the author of the paragraph is identified.
To accomplish this task, you may submit a direct response in the Sakai assignments space with the rough equivalent of a 2-5 page paper.
Alternatively, you may attach (or place a link to) a document, a PowerPoint presentation, a Prezi presentation, or anything else that you choose to use to answer the questionsm in the Sakai assignments space.