ISYS100 – Final Research Paper
Your job is to complete one of the following research
questions: (Please remember that you are to only answer one question)
1) The digital divide is a gap many
influential bodies are trying to close. How many so called solutions have
actually worked and have successfully made permanent positive change in a
region. Use supportive evidence in your argument.
2) ISYS100 was designed to help
students see how Information Technology has made our society today; explain how
this has impacted our daily lives.
3)The information revolution of the last decade has
meant that there are so many more powered devices in our homes and lives. At
what cost is this increase to our environment? Furthermore, are there any
companies or organisations trying to offset this somehow?
4) Discuss how Blogs and Social
Networking have altered our daily usage of the internet and the World Wide Web.
5) Google is a company that has
created a road map for what IT companies should be like; explain how Google can
be considered to be one of the world’s best companies and at the same time one
of the world’s most secretive organisations.
6) Throughout the world there has
been an increase in discussions regarding “Censorship of the Internet”, explain
how Censorship can work in some instances but in others it can be a detriment
7) We live in a world where the
internet plays a pinnacle role in our day to day lives. Discuss how the
internet has caused an ethical debate on our information privacy.
You will need to submit
your paper to turnitin before submitting it in hard copy to the sibt office.
Remember your research
paper must be your own work. Therefore, your research paper must be submitted
to Turnitin atwww.turnitin.com.I have sent you a pdf file
with a basic guide to turn it in. You will need to create an account on the
website if you have never used it before.
Please note that when
submitting your research paper in hard
copy you must include the following:
• SIBT cover sheet with
student ID number, tutorial/class etc.
• Turnitinprinted receipt
email. This email provides time and date proof of assignment submission to the
Turnitin system; and
• Printed copy of the
‘Originality Report’ from Turnitin.
Any submission not
containing a cover sheet, a print out of the TurnitinReceipt email stating
time/date of submission, as well as the TurnitinOriginality report will not be
You are responsible for
assessing its level of plagiarism. Although you can submit the report to
Turnitin as many times as you like before the due date, only the final
submission will count to Turnitin. Any Turnitin Report with 16%+ plagiarism
will be carefully reviewed and marks deducted equivalent to the percentage.
NB. Turnitin can take upto
24 hrs to give back a response. We hold no responsibility if you have poor time
- class ID:6386887
- enrolment password:sibt113
Word Length: Approximately 2400 words
1 ½ spacing.
12 pt font
Referencing Style: Harvard or APA is satisfactory.
Please remember that you will need to have at least
Four (4) varying references. For example: Journals, WebPages, Newspaper articles
and Text books (You will need to include: Reference List and an Appendix).