Discussion forum 6

 

Historically, there have been numerous successful and failed technology product
launches that have taken place as a result of the appropriate or inadequate amount of
due diligence and planning that took place to create or understand the need for this
type of development. Use the Web to identify a technology or application that had a
successful or failed product launch and adoption. Discuss what factors (e.g. such as
medical concerns, environmental impact, public opinion, political implications,
regulatory implications, etc.) were essential for the success or failure of the technology
or application.

APS-295: ASSOCIATE CAPSTONE
Module 6—Deployment Considerations
OVERVIEW
The Deployment Considerations module focuses on external variables, factors and influences that can
cause a technology or application to succeed or fail in adoption. The material consists of current or
potential ethical considerations, short or long-term medical concerns, as well as indirect or direct
environmental impact considerations. The module concludes with the political influences and public
opinion that can affect the ability to deploy a given technology or application.
TOPICS
Module 6 covers the following topics:
● Ethical challenges
● Medical implications
● Sustainability
● Environmental impact
● Commercialization of technology
● Global economic effects
● Public opinion
● Social media
● Non-governmental organizations (NGO’s) influence
● Political implications
● Regulatory implications
OBJECTIVES
After successfully completing Module 5, you should be able to:
● MO6.1 Identify the potential ethical challenges during the development and introduction of
technology.
● MO6.2 Describe the medical implications of synthetically created or genetically modified
applications.
● MO6.3 Identify approaches to incorporate sustainability (e.g. green technologies, renewable
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energy) during the commercialization of technology to minimize the environmental impact.
● MO6.4 Identify the global economic effects of technologies to new and existing markets.
● MO6.5 Describe various types of opinions and views from NGO’s (non-governmental
organizations) that affect adoption of technology.
● MO6.6 Analyze how social media can be used to positively or negatively shape public opinion of
new technology.
● MO6.7 Discuss the political and regulatory implications when deploying technology globally.
STUDY MATERIALS
Reading Assignments
Web Links
The following links may enhance your study or help with writing assignments:
● How External Political-Economic Forces Affect Firms’ Attitudes Toward the Industrial Use of
Genetically Modified Organisms: http://www.agbioforum.org/v11n2/v11n2a05-sung.htm
● Industrial Competitiveness and Technological Advancement: Debate Over Government Policy
http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/RL33528.pdf
● Technological Change and the Growth of Health Care Spending
http://www.cbo.gov/sites/default/files/cbofiles/ftpdocs/89xx/doc8947/01-31-techhealth.pdf
● Technology & Ethics: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Trs905LRrf4
● Technology as a Threat to Privacy: Ethical Challenges
http://web.simmons.edu/~chen/nit/NIT’96/96-025-Britz.html
● Ethical & Social Issues in Information Systems
http://www.prenhall.com/behindthebook/0132304619/pdf/laudon%20MIS10_CH-04%20FINAL.pdf
● Ethical Issues in Technology: http://www.humanismtoday.org/vol4/bullough.pdf
● Balancing Benefits & Risks of Synthetic Biology
http://www.actionbioscience.org/newfrontiers/lowrie.html
● The Operation of NGO’s in a World of Corporate & Other Codes of Conduct
http://www.hks.harvard.edu/m-rcbg/CSRI/publications/workingpaper_34_nelson.pdf
● Preparing for the 21st Century: Science and Technology Policy in a New Era
http://www8.nationalacademies.org/onpinews/newsitem.aspx?RecordID=s10231997
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● Industrial Competitiveness and Technological Advancement: Debate Over Government Policy
http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/RL33528.pdf
● What is the Impact of Technology on Our Society?
http://www.buzzle.com/articles/what-is-the-impact-of-technology-on-our-society.html
ACTIVITIES
Module 6 has two activities. Please consult the Course Calendar for the due dates.
Discussion Forum 6
In Discussion Forum 6, post your response to the following discussion questions. Your initial posting
should include three or more resources, which must be referenced using APA style.
Please review all of the other postings in the forum and make a minimum of four comments on the
responses of at least two other classmates. Make substantial and quality comments as stated in the
Discussion Forums section of the course Syllabus area.
Historically, there have been numerous successful and failed technology product
launches that have taken place as a result of the appropriate or inadequate amount of
due diligence and planning that took place to create or understand the need for this
type of development. Use the Web to identify a technology or application that had a
successful or failed product launch and adoption. Discuss what factors (e.g. such as
medical concerns, environmental impact, public opinion, political implications,
regulatory implications, etc.) were essential for the success or failure of the technology
or application.
Written Assignment 6/Final Project
This Written Assignment 6 is also your final project paper. You will combine and integrate the four written
assignments into one final paper.
Final Project Part 5
Create the fifth essay, combine and integrate with the other four parts (written assignments 2, 3, 4 and 5)
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as a cohesive final project that reflects the mentor’s feedback. The focus on the fifth part of this project is
to write a 3-5 page (350 words per page) paper in APA format addressing three of the six topics below for
the new technology or application selected in the previous written assignments. You should also include
as part of this paper any acknowledgements and resources used (e.g., websites, textbooks, articles).
Each written assignment should include four or more references.
● Any potential ethical considerations
● Short or long-term medical concerns, if applicable
● Economic effects from the deployment of the new technology or application
● Alternative perspectives from NGO (non-governmental agency) experts
● Approaches to minimize the environmental impact (using green and renewable
resources) of the new technology or application
● Possible social media influence on the new technology or application deployment
● Political implications, influences and barriers to gain or prevent acceptance of new
technology or application
Click to review the final project grading rubric .
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