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Computers and Society: Computing for Good (Chapman & Hall/CRC Textbooks in Computing)

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Since computer scientists make decisions every day that have societal context and influence, an understanding of society and computing together should be integrated into computer science education. Showing students what they can do with their computing degree, Computers and Society: Computing for Good uses concrete examples and case studies to highlight the positive work of real computing professionals and organizations from around the world.

Each chapter profiles a corporation, nonprofit organization, or entrepreneur involved in computing-centric activities that clearly benefit society or the environment, including cultural adaptation in a developing country, cutting-edge medicine and healthcare, educational innovation, endangered species work, and help for overseas voters. The coverage of computing topics spans from social networking to high-performance computing. The diversity of people and activities in these profiles gives students a broad vision of what they can accomplish after graduation.

Pedagogical Features

Encouraging students to engage actively and critically with the material, the book offers a wealth of pedagogical sections at the end of each chapter. Questions of varying difficulty ask students to apply the material to themselves or their surroundings and to think critically about the material from the perspective of a future computing professional. The text also gives instructors the option to incorporate individual projects, team projects, short projects, and semester-long projects. Other resources for instructors and students are available at www.computers-and-society.com

Visit the author 's blog at http: //computing4society.blogspot.com

Book News Annotation:

This textbook for a course on "computing and society" examines several case studies in which computer professionals are meeting social needs around the globe. Covering general planning and systems subjects as well as the relevant technical details, the work broadens the traditional scope of thinking on computer "work" in a wider global context and showcase important projects with real impact in their communities. Projects include a poverty reduction program in the Peruvian Andes, medical digital imaging for patient care, internet voting for overseas citizens, social networking for sea turtle conservation, regional earthquake modeling, and small business computing platforms. Chapters include illustrations, activities and exercises. Kaczmarczyk is a former professor of computer science and is the author of several works on computing in society. Annotation ©2012 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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Using case studies and examples from the arts, humanities, social science, engineering, and technology, this unique and innovative textbook explores the ubiquitous role of computing and its uses throughout society. To engage students, the text draws on socially relevant topics, such as Internet Voting, Poverty Alleviation, Social Computing and Modeling, Technology in Healthcare, and more. It includes motivating exercises, questions, and project suggestions. A supplementary website will be provided. Check out the author 's blog at http: //computing4society.blogspot.com

Product Details

ISBN:
9781439810880
Author:
Kaczmarczyk, Lisa C.
Publisher:
CRC Press
Author:
Kaczmarczyk, Lisa
Subject:
General
Subject:
Mathematics - General
Copyright:
Publication Date:
20120131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
350

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» Computers and Internet » Computers Reference » Social Aspects » Human and Computer Interaction
» History and Social Science » Sociology » General
» Reference » Science Reference » Technology
» Science and Mathematics » Chemistry » General
» Science and Mathematics » Mathematics » General

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"Synopsis" by , Using case studies and examples from the arts, humanities, social science, engineering, and technology, this unique and innovative textbook explores the ubiquitous role of computing and its uses throughout society. To engage students, the text draws on socially relevant topics, such as Internet Voting, Poverty Alleviation, Social Computing and Modeling, Technology in Healthcare, and more. It includes motivating exercises, questions, and project suggestions. A supplementary website will be provided. Check out the author 's blog at http: //computing4society.blogspot.com
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