Writing Problem 4-3

Please note there is a change of due dates for this assignment. It is due on Monday, March 28. For extra credit you may choose more than one topic.

Write a 500 to 1000-word essay on one of the following topics involving the connections between computing and real-world economic, social and cultural contexts. (20 points)

Each of these topics involves research. Be sure to cite your sources. Plagiarism to any extent will result in no credit.

  1. The innovation and impact of social media and online access varies in different countries and in different socioeconomic groups.
  2. Mobile, wireless, and networked computing have an impact on innovation throughout the world.
  3. Groups and individuals are affected by the “digital divide” – differing access to computing and the internet based on socioeconomic or geographic characteristics.
  4. Networks and infrastructures are supported by both commercial and governmental initiatives.
  5. Current forms of communication have changed, both positively and negatively, the way we interact with one another.

Grading Rubric

Your work on this writing problem will be evaluated along three axes primarily.

To what extent does your submission align with the requirements of the specification? Did you research the topic? Did you cite your sources? (7 points)

To what extent is your submission correct and free of factual errors? (7 points)

To what extent is your submission readable (i.e., thoughtfully organized, coherent, words properly spelled)? (6 points)