#1 Discuss the historical, philosophical, sociological, psychological, multicultural, and political influences of ICT on a global economy.
Where did you create this artifact?
The “Discussion” artifacts were created during courses ICT 702 Seminar in Information and Communication Technologies and ICT 701 Information and Communication Technologies in Organizations. One of the requirements of Student Centered Learning (SCL) program is that students actively participate in online discussions, I created theses artifacts to fulfill part of the course requirements.
What I Learned:
I learned that the Student Centered Learning (SCL) program offered at UW Stout allows the student to somewhat alter the tradition learning process by being able to have input on the overall earning a degree process steps of what is learned , where you learn it and when you learn it. My user perspective is that SCL is a huge advantage for me to be able to manage my own time and learning experiences. The ICT innovation utilized by SCL like Discussions Boards, Online Delivery of course content, Video presentations, and email are an excellent use of social media technologies to accomplish a tangible admirable educational goal. This may be also be a good example of the Technological Perspective on ICT were the SCL technology suitability and accessibility acts as an enabler to the UW stout distance education SCL process.
Why this is important:
A large part of sales forecasting for new ICT is predicting the effects it will have on your customer base. I find this especially true when trying to build a business case, ROI or cost benefit analysis for many ICT implementations. If you grossly over estimate or underestimate the effects of your ICT project you can end up with a large expense on your books and no revenue gains to offset it.
How can you apply?
When predicting ICT effects I will strive to be conservative in estimates and practical in projecting implementation schedules and outcomes. I will attempt to research similar industry ICT implementations and base my effects analysis on past historical outcomes. When possible I will select experience vendors and staff as implementers to help ensure that the anticipated effects are not inhibited from coming to realization due to lack of ICT talent.
What challenges & obstacles did you overcome?
I found that analyzing the effects of an ICT implementation poses some unique challenges. The process of analyzing the effects includes determining the consequences of the ICT implementation on the organization and the individual involve but as the textbook states, “...ICT effects are ambiguous, contradictory and hard to determine...” To overcome this challenge my research goal was to review scholarly refereed data sources both past and present and then objectively perform critical analysis of all the relevant literature found before forming a conclusion or recommendation.
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