An investigation of an undergraduate course module on the ethical aspects of information systems

Charlesworth, Matthew (2005) An investigation of an undergraduate course module on the ethical aspects of information systems. Masters thesis, Rhodes University.




An increased emphasis is being placed on ethics in Information Systems. An investigation of: the relevant literature which highlighted the growth of, and importance in understanding the moral philosophies which underlie Computer Ethics; and the official curricula recommendations that have increasingly and consistently recommended inclusion of courses describing the Social, Professional and Ethical responsibilities of Information Systems Professionals; and informed by the observations from two empirical Studies that showed the extent of unethical behaviour, and how this behaviour is diminished in those who have received formal tertiary level education resulted in a proposed new course module on Ethics in Information Systems. The module follows a sandwich-approach whereby two stand-alone modules are conducted on either side of integrated Computer Ethics content within the rest of the curriculum.

Item Type:Thesis (Masters)
Uncontrolled Keywords:computer ethics, ethics in information systems, curriculum development, information systems professionals
Subjects:Y Unknown > Subjects to be assigned
Divisions:Faculty > Faculty of Commerce > Information Systems
Faculty > Faculty of Science > Information Systems
ID Code:199
Deposited By: Rhodes Library Archive Administrator
Deposited On:01 Feb 2006
Last Modified:06 Jan 2012 16:17
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