Ethics and Information Technology (Paul Conway)

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Description Ethics and Information Technology focuses on the ethical dilemmas that exist where human beings, information objects, and social computing technologies interact. The course explores emerging ethical models from historical and cross-cultural perspectives and then applies these models to a variety of new and emerging technologies that are inherently social in their construction and use. Initial examples of issues that the course covers in discrete modules include: the integrity of digital content in a networked world; identity and avatars; and interpersonal engagement through online games and virtual environments. Students explore the technological underpinnings of associated technology systems, experiment with individual and group interaction with technologies, and examine the mechanics of ethical and unethical behaviors.
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Author Paul Conway
Year 2011
Level Post-secondary     
Media Format PDF     
Material Type Lectures     Assignments     Handouts     
CS Categories Avatars     Ethics     Information Technology     Privacy     Wiki     Trust     Plagiarism     Harm in Cyberspace     Security Policies     Laws and Computer Crimes