SYG 4119 Module 1 Societal Changes as Technology Advances Answers (Rasmussen College)
Technology has the potential to bring people together, creating what some refer to as a global village. Determine which best describes a global village?
a. Electronic technology has nearly erased the awareness of cultural differences.
b. Electronic technology has brought people together in a way that makes physical distance much less important to real-time communication.
c. Electronic technology has resulted in the dispersion of people across the globe, resulting in fragmented social relationships.
d. Electronic technology has made people more aware of cultural differences that persist.
Examine the following situations and determine which is an example of how technology has impacted the U.S. economy?
a. Technology has slowed economic growth exponentially.
b. Technology has increased economic growth exponentially.
c. Technology has resulted in both economic growth and economic slow-downs.
d. Technology did not impact the U.S. economy until the great recession in 2008.
In what ways has technology affected teaching in the classroom?
a. It has made accessing information easier.
b. It has decreased students' interest in learning.
c. It has made female students more engaged in math and science
d. It has made students more distracted in the classroom, leading to behavior issues
Examine which of the following best describes what the term "digital literacy" means?
a. A new proposal to make most K-12 classrooms virtual
b. A new phenomenon where teenagers are unable to process information that is not digital
c. The ability of very young children to instinctively understand the Internet
d. The ability to find, utilize, and share information using the Internet and other technologies
Which of the following is true about housing, technology, and the oil industry in North Dakota?
a. An automation of the oil industry resulted in population flight, which resulted in many empty housing complexes.
b. An automation of the oil industry created a demand for housing, which resulted in a housing shortage.
c. An automation of the oil industry created a demand for apartment-style housing but not single family homes.
d. An automation of the oil industry caused housing prices to fall significantly in the area.
Determine which of the following best describes a "smart" classroom?
a. A classroom where students' attend virtually rather than in person
b. A classroom that has completely eliminated the use of pen and paper
c. A classroom that embraces technology and utilizes different technologies to aid in teaching
d. A classroom where overall students' grades have improved with the addition of technology
According to social theorists, which of the following is true about communities in the digital age?
a. Communities are more geographically dispersed than ever before.
b. Communities are less geographically dispersed than ever before.
c. Due to the Internet, communities share fewer and fewer interests.
d. Due to the Internet, communities lack diversity.
Which of the following describes many teenagers' ability to conduct research?
a. Due to technology, many teenagers are becoming less self-sufficient when it comes to conducting research.
b. Due to technology, many teenagers are becoming more self-sufficient when it comes to conducting research.
c. Many teenagers find it difficult to use the Internet to do activities that are not social in nature.
d. Many teenagers still largely prefer to use library collections as opposed to digital collections.
Explain which of the following best describes how technology has impacted students' access to research?
a. The Internet has made research more available to students, as much scholarship is now digitally archived.
b. The Internet has made it more difficult for students to discern legitimate research from inaccurate information.
c. The Internet has made research more difficult for students because there is so much content available
d. The Internet has not really impacted how students conduct research.
How Wilson, ND has a powerful oil industry. Predict how technology likely affected this population?
a. The automation of the oil industry increased the immigrant population significantly.
b. The automation of the oil industry decreased the population as most people were not qualified for new jobs in the industry.
c. The automation of the oil industry doubled the population and turned the area into a high-tech metropolitan area.
d. The automation of the oil industry did not affect the population of the area.
Interpret which of the following is true about automated jobs and technology?
a. Automated technology like ATMs and self-check-outs has led to job growth, but only in the high-tech sector.
b. Automated technology like ATMs and self-check-outs has led to increased job creation.
c. Automated technology like ATMs and self-check-outs has led to decreased job creation.
d. Automated technology like ATMs and self check-outs has led to job growth, but only in the low-tech sector.
Technological progress is generally associated with overall increased job growth because in many sectors it affords companies the ability to create new positions.
Areas that are developing certain types of technology attract people, creating the need for ______ jobs.
Determine which of the following is true about the relationship between technology and low-wage work?
a. Technology generally reduces low-wage, low-productivity jobs while increasing high-skilled work.
b. Technology generally increases low-wage, low-productivity jobs while decreasing high-skilled work.
c. Technology increases both low-skill and high-skill work.
d. Technology decreases both low-skill and high-skill work.
According to some social scientists, 47% of teachers do not believe that digital literacy should be incorporated into the classroom.
According to sociologists, what describes the relationship between housing and technology?
Predict which of the following best describes how technology has impacted education?
a. Technology has made education more accessible for many students.
b. Technology has made education less accessible for many students.
c. Technology has made college courses more rigorous for many students.
d. Technology has decreased college enrollment overall.
Which of the following is true about the relationship between communities and geography?
a. Communities today are more likely to be separated or fragmented by type as opposed to physical location.
b. Communities today are less likely to be separated or fragmented by physical location as opposed to type.
c. The Internet means that all communities are now characterized by weak ties rather than strong ties.
d. The Internet means that all communities are now characterized by strong ties rather than weak ties.
According to Rosenbalt and Mobus, who studied communities, apply which is true about communication and the virtual world.
a. Physical separation means more money must be spent on infrastructure.
b. Physical separation means that communities communicate far less with one another.
c. Physical separation requires the development of more communication to help communities function.
d. Physical separation means slower access to job opportunities.
Overall, technology has made college more widely available.