How is information technology changing our workplaces, homes and society as a whole?
Complement your technical knowledge by examining how computing and communication technologies are transforming business, education, health care, government and everyday life. Engage with your instructor and fellow learners in discussing current topics in privacy, security, intellectual property, global development and community management.
The online format of the courselets you study from anywhere, anytime.
The course is 13 weeks in duration. Students login to the course and communicate with the instructor and fellow students via the course management system, Moodle. View our page about online learning for further information.
Text: Web-based readings only.
Realize the impact of technology on various sectors of the economy.
Evaluate the consequences of the use of technology in the workplace.
Research the impact of technology on employment issues.
Understand the impact of information technology on education.
Discuss the implications of government regulation of the Internet.
Evaluate the legal implications of securing information in computer systems and the Internet.
Evaluate the role of the knowledge-based industry in modern society.
Examine the use of communication technology and its impact on the individual, cultures and society.
Online learning is when course delivery, and all associated learning activities, take place via the internet. For online learning tips, system requirements and differences between delivery styles, please visit our online learning webpages.
Using mobile devices in online courses
If you are planning on accessing your online courses using a mobile device such as a tablet or a smartphone, please note that not all required course features will be accessible with these devices. To fully function in your online courses, you will need to have access to a computer running Windows or MacOS.
A full course refund will only be provided if you withdraw from the course prior to the course start date. A refund, less a $60 administrative fee, will be issued if you withdraw within 6 calendar days after the official course start date. Depending on your method of payment, a refund will be either mailed to you or credited to your credit card.
Credit vs non-credit
Credit refers to degree credit. If you are taking a course or program for credit through UVic Continuing Studies, it means that course or program provides credit towards a degree at UVic or another authorized university. Credit students have to meet certain criteria, such as being accepted to both UVic Continuing Studies and the University of Victoria.