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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.

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Abstract

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: Mathematics, Computing and Technology > Engineering & Innovation
Mathematics, Computing and Technology > Computing & Communications
Item ID: 18519
Depositing User: John Monk
Date Deposited: 19 Oct 2009 13:00
Last Modified: 10 Dec 2012 18:47
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/18519
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