Historical Basis of Standards : Assignment 3

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Assignment 3: Historical Basis of Standards

 Paper Format:

  • MLA or APA format (cover page not required), which includes typed, double-Spaced, 1 inch margins
  • Minimum two full pagesnot including Works Cited/References
  • Includes a Works Cited (MLA) or References (APA) page
  • Includes at least four references/citations to focus article

Historical Basis of Standards:

Assignment Overview: Each student is required to identify a technology that was either recently introduced or about to be introduced where the technology had both positive and negative impacts upon people or institutions. A specific technology’s impact upon work environment, institutions, organizations or society. Each student will be required work independently to assess the technology’s impacts.

 

Step 1: Identify one current event article (within the past 4 years) related to any of the following:

  • Recently introduced Technology(ies) with impact upon society / people
  • Workplace specific technologies,
  • Technology with potential Intellectual Property, Patent or Cybersecurity concerns
  • Technology with Privacy and / or Free Speech concerns

 

Step 2: Using the article address the following 6 topics: *note the answers to some of these questions may require additional resources/research. Be sure to cite and include additional sources in the References/Works Cited section of your paper.

  1. What technology-based standards are presently used by governments, institutions, or organizations to govern this technology? [Is this technology controlled or monitored by the government? Is anyone governing the technology?]
  2. What is the new technology and how did it evolve (historical basis)? What is the background/history/context/ legal precedent? [Example, historical basis for smart phones can be followed through the evolution of land-line phones, to mobile phones, to smart phones]
  3. Discuss the benefits and disadvantages of this technology upon society?
  4. Identify segments, groups or populations within society that are negatively impacted by the introduction of the technology, and discuss what gaps or measures should be taken [Example, with the development of self-check-out technology, who was hurt? What can be done to prevent massive unemployment for cashiers?]
  5. Identify segments, groups or populations within society that are most benefited by the technology [Example, with the development of printers, who benefitted?]
  6. What ethical issues can you identify that could be a result of this new technology?
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Rubric:

Criteria/Scale 6-Exemplary 3-Meets Expectations 1-Needs Improvement 0-Inadequate
Paper Formatting & Style

·         Length

·         MLA or APA formatting

·         Works Cited/References

Paper meets or exceeds required page length; 2 to no MLA or APA errors; Includes Works Cited/References page. References focus article 4 times or more Paper meets required page length; 3 to 4 MLA or APA errors; Includes Works Cited/References page.

References focus article 4 times.

Paper meets required page lengths, 5 to 6 MLA or APA errors; Includes Works Cited/References page.

References focus article at least 1 time.

Paper does not meet required page length, and/or, more than 6 MLA or APA errors, and/or, no Works Cited/References page. No references to focus article.
Grammar & Mechanics

·         Grammar

·         Spelling

·         Punctuation

Paper is free of distracting errors in grammar, spelling, or punctuation. Paper is easy to read. Few distracting errors in grammar, spelling, and punctuation. Some parts are difficult to read due to errors in grammar, spelling, and punctuation. Some errors are present. Difficult to read due to errors in grammar, spelling, and punctuation; Errors are frequent.
Content Paper comprehensively evaluates, all 6 topics noted above. Paper addresses all 6 topics noted above. Paper attempts to answer, but is not centrally focused on all 6 topics noted above. Or, paper only answers some, not all, topics. Paper does not answer or address all 6 topics noted above.
Organization Paper is clearly and logically organized, with a high degree of attention to the transition of ideas through the paper. Paper is coherent and organized. Transition words are used to move through ideas. Paper is coherent and organized. Few transition words are used. Some content appear misplaced. Paper has no clear or logical organization.
Tone &Language Tone is developed, clear and focused on intended audience; Vocabulary is diverse and used appropriately. Tone is clear and mostly focused on intended audience; Vocabulary is varied and used appropriately with few errors. Tone exhibits some focus on intended audience; Vocabulary is simple and used appropriately with few errors. Tone is underdeveloped and lacks any focus on intended audience, and/or, Vocabulary is simple with frequent errors.
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Total Possible Points = 30

Last Updated on September 22, 2019 by EssayPro