About this course
This course teaches the basic elements of the digital economy and emergence of tech giants dominating it.
Participants will learn how to identify, evaluate and produce arguments related to the economic, political and social impacts of the rise of tech giants predominantly found in the US and China.
The differences between a digital workplace, economy and lifestyle vs traditional industries, non-digital ways of communications and older industrial giants will be discussed.
Participants will be exposed to controversial arguments about the use of digital technologies, the impact of Artificial Intelligence (A.I.) and fake news as well as issues of privacy from the economic, political and social impacts of the rise of tech giants, which demonstrates the use of arguments in case studies with real-life policy consequences and economic restructuring/changes. Participants will practise their critical debating skills in assessing and evaluating the benefits and challenges of using digital technologies.
What you will learn
By the end of this course, you should be able to:
- Discuss the roles played by the US and Chinese states in their digital economies and their impacts on contemporary global economy, politics and social issues.
- Describe the emergence of the US and Chinese digital tech giants.
- Illustrate the essential features that constitute big data and its application in the US and Chinese contexts.
You must complete an online quiz with a passing score of 50% (i.e., 5 out of 10 questions). You will be given multiple attempts to achieve the passing score. The system will only capture the highest of the scores.