Outcome Chart - British Columbia - Information Technology 12

This outcome chart contains media-related learning outcomes from the BC Information Technology curriculum, for Grade 12, with links to supporting resources on the MediaSmarts site.

The Information Technology curriculum In British Columbia for Grades 11 and 12 has four courses: Applied Digital Communications, Digital Media Development, Computer Information Systems, and Computer Programming.

Applied Digital Communications 12 is divided into the following sections: The Nature of Information and Communications Technology, Gathering and Processing, Refining and Organizing, Presenting and Communicating, and New Technologies.

The Nature of Information and Communications Technology

It is expected that students will:

  • demonstrate a moral, ethical, legal, and courteous approach to the use of technology
  • demonstrate self-reliance in the use of electronic research techniques to construct personal knowledge and meaning
  • become discerning users of mass media and electronic information
  • assess the impact of technology on their personal privacy                          

Lessons

Free Speech Versus the Internet - Lesson

Deconstructing Web Pages - Lesson

Television Newscasts - Lesson

The Privacy Dilemma

To help students analyze the social impact of electronic communications, have them review and discuss the Digital Issues Section: Privacy and the Young Canadians in a Wired World survey results and “snapshots”

Student Tutorial (Licensed Resource)

MyWorld: A digital literacy tutorial for secondary students

Gathering and Processing

It is expected that students will:

  • apply ethical standards with respect to privacy, confidentiality, piracy, plagiarism, and personal behaviour while using electronic tools to gather information
  • demonstrate strategies that protect personal privacy while using the Internet

 

Lessons

Information Privacy

The Privacy Dilemma

How to Discourage Plagiarism

Student Tutorial (Licensed Resource)

MyWorld: A digital literacy tutorial for secondary students

New Technologies

It is expected that students will:

  • explain relationships between concerns about privacy and new technologies, including “spyware” and content filtering

Lessons

Information Privacy

The Privacy Dilemma

Student Tutorial (Licensed Resource)

MyWorld: A digital literacy tutorial for secondary students