Social Context of Computing

  • Joseph Migga Kizza
Part of the Undergraduate Topics in Computer Science book series (UTICS)


This chapter, considers social issues in computing including the digital divide, workplace issues such as employee monitoring, health risks from computer use, and how these issues are changing with the changing computer technology. The chapter also covers a detailed discussion on a number of obstacles to overcoming the digital divide through digital inclusion within countries and globally. On workplace issues, the discussion focuses on the best practices to handle the changing workplace issues resulting from the growing army of home-based workers and measuring employee productivity.


Information Communication technologiesInformation Communication Technology Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Electronic Monitoring Digital Divide Information Communication Technology 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Joseph Migga Kizza
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  1. 1.Department of Computer ScienceUniversity of TennesseeChattanoogaUSA

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