Technology is at the heart of many of the contemporary trends and challenges facing organisations. This unit of study introduces students to balanced and critical ways of thinking about the nature and role of technology in business and society. It problematizes the hype surrounding new technological developments (gadgets), the deification of technology as a solution to problems of all kinds (gods), and the, often unintended, consequences of technology applications (godzilla). The unit utilises current technological developments as examples for discussion and examines technology and its design and application in the context of social networks, power relations, and current business trends.
1x3hr class per week (combining lecture and tutorial) for every week of semester
5 learning reflection journals (30%); group project (25%); group project presentation (5%); final essay (40%)