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Imagine you are asked to make a presentation to your coworkers about technology and how technology influences society. How would you describe technology and its relationship to society using examples?

For example, recent communication changes have allowed people to be more connected from a distance but less connected to their neighbors. The CoVid pandemic has enhanced both the positives and the negatives associated with these changes. One effect of the changes in communication is the ability to work remotely. This has had positive and negative impacts on society. One example of a positive impact is (here, provide an example using an external source). One example of a negative impact is (here, provide an example using an external source).

For this assignment, you are asked to create a presentation of the impacts of technology on society. You can create your presentation using your choice of presentation media. For example, you could choose to create a PowerPoint presentation with or without audio, a video, or other media such as a Prezi. presentation If you choose to use video, you are required to supply a script and the URL of the video. 

  • Provide three current examples of the impact of technology on society. Choose your examples from any one or more of the following categories:
    • Education
    • Medicine
    • Energy
    • Transportation
    • Warfare
  • For each of your examples, describe one positive and one negative impact of these changes.

Your completed presentation must include:

  • First example
    • A description of the first technology is chosen from one (1) external source.
    • One positive impact on society includes one (1) external source.
    • One negative impact on society includes one (1) external source.
  • Second example
    • A description of the second technology chosen includes one (1) external source.
    • One positive impact on society includes one (1) external source.
    • One negative impact on society includes one (1) external source.
  • Third example
    • A description of the third technology chosen includes one (1) external source.
    • One positive impact on society includes one (1) external source.
    • One negative impact on society includes one (1) external source.

Be sure to use appropriate external sources for the external references required for this assignment.

Note: For this and all other assignments in this course, an external source is defined as papers, articles, videos, and blogs from credible sources. For example, an article written by a person in a position of authority or appropriate educational background is a credible source. In contrast, a person with a background in the arts would likely not have the knowledge base to be a credible source on technology or sociology. As always, Wikipedia and social media posts are not considered credible.

Estimated time to complete: 3 – 4 hours

Presentation Directions

Videos

Watch: How to make a video in PowerPoint.

Directions: This video provides instructions on how to use PowerPoint to create a video.

(Kevin Stratvert, 2019)
Estimated time to complete: 6 minutes

Watch: How to make a YouTube video using PowerPoint in 10 steps.

Directions: This video demonstrates how to make a YouTube video using PowerPoint.

(The Finance Storyteller, 2018)
Estimated time to complete: 5 minutes

Watch: How to Create a PowToons Presentation

Directions: PowToon is a free application you can use to make your video presentation.

(KVCC Teaching & Learning Center, 2017)
Estimated time to complete: 4 minutes

Watch: Powtoon Tutorial – Creating Your First Powtoon

Directions: This is another video on how to use Powtoon to create your video presentation.

(Powtoon Tricks, 2013)
Estimated time to complete: 9 minutes

Please refer to How do I upload a videoPreview the document ( pdf) for instructions on using the Rich Text Editor in Canvas to upload your videos.

PowerPoint Slides

Watch: PowerPoint: Slide Basics

Directions: View this video if you need some help creating your slides.

(GCFLearnFree.org, 2016)
Estimated time to complete: 5 minutes

Prezi

Directions: View this video if you want to create your presentation using Prezi.