The Open UniversitySkip to content

Resources for an experimental course in ethics

Monk, John and Ferreira, Giselle (2008). Resources for an experimental course in ethics. In: WPE-2008 Workshop on Philosophy and Engineering, 10-12 November 2008, Royal Academy of Engineering, Carlton House Terrace, London.

Full text available as:
PDF (Accepted Manuscript) - Requires a PDF viewer such as GSview, Xpdf or Adobe Acrobat Reader
Download (74Kb)
Google Scholar: Look up in Google Scholar


Technology and ethics was the topic of a recent experimental distance taught course using synchronous and asynchronous e-media. This pilot was offered to a restricted number of IT-literate practitioners without formal background in ethics. Offering the course across disparate time zones meant synchronised sessions were limited thus a question posed in planning was 'What resources should the students study between the synchronous sessions to ensure a lively and economical debate?�. In this account we describe some of the resources that were deployed and what they offered.

Item Type: Conference Item
Copyright Holders: 2008 The Authors
Project Funding Details:
Funded Project NameProject IDFunding Body
Not SetNot SetRoyal Academy of Engineering
Not SetNot SetIllinois Foundry for Innovation in Engineering Education (iFoundry)
Not SetNot SetBritish Academy
Not SetNot SetASEE Ethics Division
Not SetNot SetInternational Network for Engineering Studies
Not SetNot SetSociety for Philosophy & Technology
Extra Information: pp.111�112
Keywords: ethics; engineering; media
Academic Unit/Department: Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)
Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) > Computing and Communications
Item ID: 18519
Depositing User: John Monk
Date Deposited: 19 Oct 2009 13:00
Last Modified: 05 Oct 2016 12:56
Share this page:

Download history for this item

These details should be considered as only a guide to the number of downloads performed manually. Algorithmic methods have been applied in an attempt to remove automated downloads from the displayed statistics but no guarantee can be made as to the accuracy of the figures.

▼ Automated document suggestions from open access sources

Actions (login may be required)

Policies | Disclaimer

© The Open University   + 44 (0)870 333 4340