Demonstrate an understanding of professional ethical principles and work ethically in pursuit of truth, accuracy, fairness, and diversity.
Recognize ethical issues and diversity issues regarding ideals such as truth, accuracy, and fairness in the media.
Develop vocabulary needed for discussion of theory and models of ethical principles.
Describe ethical pitfalls and solutions when reviewing real-world industry cases
Analyze and present strengths and weaknesses of alternative perspectives to issues.
Think critically, creatively, and independently.
In this discussion board, you’ll focus on health equity in an effort to evaluate your social media platform, wearables, and connected platforms to discuss issues of health equity. For the discussion, focus your responses on what technology (i.e., smartwatches, heart rate monitors, trainers) and apps (Strava) sync and share data with your social media platform.
Consider the following questions and considerations. Respond to all or any of them in your post.
Are results public or private? Is there an option to share results with a select group of friends, family, community, or team? What are the privacy settings? Can they be adjusted?
Is personal data (e.g., weight, location, heart rate, performance) safe? Can users set limits on data collected?
What privacy settings are available (i.e., location, location tracking)? What does the user agreement state about third parties or vendors? Are there options to opt-out or opt-in? Does it allow for two-factor authentication or encryption?
Some companies and organizations incentivize data collection from wearable technology. Does your platform participate in any programs that support health, wellness, and fitness? What’s your sense of why or why not?
For health equity, what research has been conducted using sports technology on your social media platform? What educational and training opportunities about health are available there? How does the platform address health inequities? What impact reports have the platform developed based on health equity? What claims does the platform make for improving health, wellness, or fitness, if any? Are the claims backed by peer-reviewed or in-house research?
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