WHAT IS EMERGING TECHNOLOGIES AND INNOVATION?

WHAT IS EMERGING TECHNOLOGIES AND INNOVATION?





Task

 
  1. Online Quiz: Research Development Framework (10%)


 

Interact2 Quiz will be twenty (20) questions based on what you know about research methods, techniques, instruments, ethical processes, research behaviour and management. The questions will be based on what you know about a Research Development Framework using the Table below to build and record your own Research Development Framework.

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WHAT TO DO:

 
  1. Use the table as a starting point for documentation of your own ideas, knowledge and skills about doing research as your own model Research Development Framework – like a dynamic and evolving :Be Hive” of activity.


 












RESEARCH METHODSTECHIQUES/INSTRUMENTSBEHAVIOUR OF RESEARCHERINTELLECTUAL ABILITIESMANAGEMENT
Qualitative Methods:

Interviews; ethnography, case studies; action research.
Key Question(s); Writing Style; Annotated Bibliography; Referencing (EndNote); Literature Review; Research Design and Direction; Online Search Tools, Databases, eBooks; Sample Size (Sampling Population), data collection; prototyping; questionnaire design; triangulation of data and/or methods; informant agreement of interpretations; content analysis (NVIVO); statistical analysis (R or SPSS)Ethical Processes:

Informed consent; cultural relativism; equality; diversity; access to data (protecting and storing data); personal and data integrity; authorship practices
Insight; innovation; argument construction;

Blooms chart and critical thinking: analysis, synthesis, evaluation, problem solving.
Research strategy; project management skills in action: managing risks, resources, communication and the dissemination of results.
Quantitative Methods:

Survey methods (questionnaire); data mining; usability testing; experiments.
Leadership; collaboration: mentoring; Academic and Digital Literacies/Numeracy; Self-reflection; work-life balance; responsiveness to change; time management; priorities and commitment to the project;

 
  1. Attempt the Research Development Quiz on the Interact2 site by the due date.


 

2 Ethics Analysis and Critical Thinking (10%)

 

The ethical outcomes we want you to achieve is done by considering some thought provoking ethical dilemmas:

 

(" Listen, don't mention the war. I mentioned it once, but I think I got away with it all right. " – Basil Fawlty, Fawlty Towers , 1975).

 

Let's take the BIG PICTURE approach with some thought provoking current controveraries and determine the correct behavioural response. This can be done with activities that search and explore the meaning of justice and fairness: " What is the right thing to do? - Michael J Sandel, 2009 http://www.gov.harvard.edu/people/faculty/michael-sandel

 

The big picture approach with such controversies challenges your thinking by working through conflicts that force you to make sense of morality and your own convictions - onward and upward via philosophy, ethics, morality, justice.

 
  1. In this task choose and consider ANY TWO of the cases as listed in the 8 current ICT controversies below.

  2. In your Project Blog consider and write about the issues of justice and fairness involved and suggest "What is the right thing to do? in both cases.

  3. Share your findings with others via the Ethical Analysis Discussion Board setup for this task in Interact2.


 

CURRENT CONTROVERSIES IN ICT

 
  1. Where has all the data gone? Service providers capturing metadata;

  2. What is the human impact on the use of drones?

  3. How will quantum coding on a silicon chip change computer architecture?

  4. 3D printing of organ tissue in the operating theatre; (http://3dprinting.com/bio-printing/ and http://www.nature.com/nbt/journal/v32/n8/full/nbt.2958.html

  5. Do individual rights and the common good conflict?-

  6. Social Relationships in Electronic Forums and Social Media: Tinder Case Study

  7. Is Artificial Intelligence a Threat to Humanity?

  8. Have you got an answer to Alan Turing's infamous question “Can Machines Think?”? (Nested question).


 

Rationale

 

The BIG PICTURE approach and ethical analysis of some thought provoking and behavioural responses to current controversal issues is used rather than filling in a form for ethics approval that would follow with a research proposal. The big picture approach in other subjects challenges their thinking by working through conflicts that force them to make sense of morality and their own convictions - onward and upward via philosophy, ethics, morality, justice. This is done with this activitity that searches and explores the meaning of justice and fairness as based on: " What is the right thing to do? - by Michael J Sandel 2009, http://www.gov.harvard.edu/people/faculty/michael-sandel

 

Marking Criteria

 

Information and Research Development: Methods, Skills and Ethical Analysis (20%)

 


















CriteriaHD => 85%DI 75-84%CR 65-74%PS 50-64%FL < 50%
All Twenty Questions from the Research Methods and Skills Quiz are attempted with an answer. The quiz questions cover the development ofresearch management, intellectual abilities, qualitative and quantitative methods, techniques, instruments, ethical processes and the acceptable behaviour of the researcher and informants.
10.00%
18-20 Score
Understands and responds to all questions. Demonstrates sophisticated understanding and cognitive insight with research development, methods and skills needed to develop and guide knowledge, learning and practice.
8.50 to 10.00%
15-17 Score
Understands and responds to all or most questions. Demonstrates accurate understanding and cognitive ability with research development, methods and skills needed to develop and guide knowledge, learning and practice.
7.50 to 8.49%
13-14 Score
Understands and responds to all or most questions.
Demonstrates accurate understanding and cognitive ability with research development, methods and skills needed to develop and guide knowledge, learning and practice.
6.50 to 7.49%
10-12 Score
Understands and responds to all or most questions. Demonstrates understanding with some cognitive ability of research development, methods and skills needed to develop and guide knowledge, learning and practice.

5.00 to 6.49%
9 or less.
Responds to fewer than half the questions,
Evidence either lacking or so vague that it does not demonstrate sufficient understanding of research development, methods and skills needed to develop and guide knowledge, learning and practice.
1.00 to 4.99%
Explore the meaning of justice and fairness: "What is the right thing to do? by communicating how ethical decision-making and reasoning can be used to identify creative solutions to TWO current controversiesthat may guide the management and direction of the project and ethical behaviour of the researcher or member.

10.00%
Blog discussion on possible solutions to two current controversies demonstrates detailed ethical decision-making and reasoning to form judgements that guide the management and ethical principles of research.

8.50 to 10.00%
Blog discussion on possible solutions to two current controversies demonstrates good ethical decision-making and reasoning to form judgements that guide the management and ethical principles of research.

7.50 to 8.49%
Blog discussion on possible solutions to two current controversies demonstrates some ethical decision-making and reasoning to form judgements that guide the management and ethical principles of research.

6.50 to 7.49%
Blog discussion on possible solutions to two current controversies lacks details and demonstrates some basic ethical decision-making and reasoning to guide the management and ethical principles of research.

5.00 to 6.49%
Incomplete Blog discussion and/or lacking in analysis, reasoning or understanding about the ethical principles needed to form any judgments involved about the controversies.

0.00 to 4.99

 

Presentation

 

Interact 2 Test Centre Quiz and the Project Blog and Ethical Analysis Discussion Board.


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