DT&L Deliverables (M)

You are responsible for completing the following deliverables this semester.


Success in this course will require you to do more than simply appear in class twice a week and answer an occasional question. I expect that all of my students will be prepared to actively participate in our in class discussions since that is a key way to take as much away from the course as possible. Please review the Engagement Rubric in the Engagement page of the Course Policies section of this site.

Remember, conversation ” … is a form of interactive, spontaneous communication between two or more people …” and generally, ” … written exchanges are usually not referred to as conversations.” The good news is that Slack will allow us to engage in either synchronous or asynchronous written exchanges that will stand in for conversations.

DT&L Project

You will complete this deliverable using Slack.

A significant portion of your work in this course will be as part of a team. Your work on that team will focus on the development of an analysis that examines the impact of disruptive technology  and digital transformation from several perspectives including, but not limited to, a particular industry, business model and more generally the societal implications of the disruption. You will also consider the areas of law that are, or might be, implicated as the disruption evolves. Of course, I expect that you will address the ethical issues that arise as a result of the impact of disruption.

Each team will develop their project using Slack. Each team must use their Slack channel for all brainstorming, communication, file sharing, etc. related to DT&L Project. Each team will be responsible for the preparation and posting of progress and content updates to their team channel in Slack in accordance with the course schedule. Slack will provide full transparency as the project development process progresses. In other words, everyone involved in the course with access to our Slack workspace will have the opportunity to review and comment on the progress of each team’s project.

We will focus our projects on Recognition Technologies, Security, Privacy & Data, Advanced Robotics, Future of Work, Biotechnologies, Genomics & Biointerfaces and Government & Technology Policy.

The DT&L Project will consist of four phases including a narrative, interview script, video and discussion of each team’s project. Each narrative will address the legal, ethical and cultural implications raised by the project.

  • Phase 1: Prepare a narrative, including source materials, discussing and providing background on the team topic. The objective of this phase is to provide the materials necessary to fully inform others about the subject matter of the project.
  • Phase 2: Prepare a fully developed script for a video summary (20 – 30 minute runtime) that discusses the information developed through the narrative.
  • Phase 3: Each team will prepare a video summary of their project.
  • Phase 4: All teams will prepare for, and participate in, an integrated discussion of their project.

All phases will be available for review to allow the entire class to fully prepare for each team’s DT&L Project discussion.

Assessment will be based on your contributions to your team, level of engagement, the clarity of your writing, spelling and grammar, appearance and satisfaction of form requirements, articulation of all potential issues presented and the quality and depth of analysis.

Gretzky Plan

Each student will develop a personal plan describing their approach to preparing for the future. Each plan will use the FAIR Framework and the FTI methodology (discussed in Week 2), adjusted for personal use as a necessary, as a guide.


The following weights will be assigned to each component of your final grade:

  • Engagement (20%)
  • DT&L Project
    • Phase 1 (15%)
    • Phase 2 (15%)
    • Phase 3 (15%)
    • Phase 4 (15%)
  • Gretzky Plan (20%)