Computers and Society: Computing for Good

Lisa C. Kaczmarczyk

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December 14, 2011 by CRC Press
Textbook - 305 Pages - 16 Color & 71 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781439810880 - CAT# K10542
Series: Chapman & Hall/CRC Textbooks in Computing

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Features

  • Explores how computing is used in society through real-world examples and case studies
  • Provides examples of professional opportunities where students can use their computing education to make the world a better place
  • Discusses socially relevant "hot" topics, such as Internet voting, poverty alleviation, social computing, and technology in healthcare
  • Includes exercises and projects at the end of each chapter
  • Offers ancillaries on a supplementary web page

Check out the author’s blog

Summary

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

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