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HUM-2020 v1

Computational and Critical Thinking

Week 6 Resources

Review the resources listed below to prepare for this week’s assignments. The resources may include textbook reading assignments, journal articles, websites, links to tools or software, videos, handouts, rubrics, etc.

Five Security Tips from a Hacker

Watch this video on how to protect yourself online. Questions for reflection…

1. What are the top five things the speaker stated that you can do to protect your information online?

2. How many of these protections do you already have in place to protect yourself?

Kennedy D. (2018, Jul 10). Five security tips from a hacker. [Video]. YouTube.

How Online Abuse of Women has Spiraled out of Control

Watch actor Ashley Judd share her personal experiences of how online abuse of women, girls, gays, lesbians, and different races and ethnicities has spiraled out of control. Note: Because the topic is online abuse, this video contains graphic language at the beginning of the video, but to address online abuse honestly, the language is part of the abuse. Questions for reflection...

1. What steps does Ashley take to protect herself from the online abuse she receives, to help her to not be as affected psychologically by the abuse?

2. What is your most important take-away from Ashley’s Ted Talk?

Judd A. (2017). How online abuse of women has spiraled out of control. [Video] TedTalk.

Thinking Smarter: Critical Thinking to Improve Problem-Solving and Decision-Making Skills

For textbook readings this week, read Section 4 and 5, and Critical Thinking: Summary and Suggestions, chapters 27-34, pages 155-208.


What are the takeaways regarding critical thinking from each chapter in Section 4 & 5, and what advice is given for writing effective emails using critical thinking?

Kallet M. ( 2014). Thinking smarter: Critical thinking to improve problem-solving and decision-making skills. John Wiley & Sons., Hoboken, NJ.

Consumer Valuation of Personal Information in the Age of Big Data

Read the article. In this article, researchers investigated consumers’ values related to different types of personal information available to others on the internet. After reading this article, you will have a better understanding of how consumers' values play a role in identifying personal information to others on the internet.

Lim, S., Woo, J., Lee, J., & Huh, S. (2018). Consumer valuation of personal information in the age of big data. Journal of the Association for Information Science & Technology. 69(1),60-71