Ethics for the Information Age

(ETHICS-IN-AGE.AB1)/ISBN:9781644592441

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Enroll in Ethics for the Information Age course and lab to gain expertise on evaluating social and ethical concerns in the Information Age. The Ethics course and lab provide coverage of the topics such as networked communications, intellectual property, information privacy, computer and network security, computer reliability, and more. Our comprehensive Ethics training will help you understand automation and employment, globalization, and other important topics of this industry.

Lessons

12+ Lessons | 100+ Quizzes | 94+ Flashcards | 94+ Glossary of terms

TestPrep

50+ Pre Assessment Questions | 50+ Post Assessment Questions |

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Lessons 1: Catalysts for Change

  • Introduction
  • Milestones in Computing
  • Milestones in Networking
  • Milestones in Information Storage and Retrieval
  • Contemporary Information Technology Issues
  • Summary
  • Further Reading and Viewing
  • Discussion Questions
  • In-Class Exercises
  • References

Lessons 2: Introduction to Ethics

  • Introduction
  • Subjective Relativism
  • Cultural Relativism
  • Divine Command Theory
  • Ethical Egoism
  • Kantianism
  • Act Utilitarianism
  • Rule Utilitarianism
  • Social Contract Theory
  • Virtue Ethics
  • Comparing Workable Ethical Theories
  • Morality of Breaking the Law
  • Summary
  • Further Reading and Viewing
  • Discussion Questions
  • In-Class Exercises
  • References

Lessons 3: Networked Communications

  • Introduction
  • Spam
  • Internet Interactions
  • Text Messaging
  • Political Impact of Social Media and Online Advertising
  • Censorship
  • Freedom of Expression
  • Children and Inappropriate Content
  • Breaking Trust
  • Internet Addiction
  • Summary
  • Further Reading and Viewing
  • Discussion Questions
  • In-Class Exercises
  • References

Lessons 4: Intellectual Property

  • Introduction
  • Intellectual Property Rights
  • Protecting Intellectual Property
  • Fair Use
  • Digital Media
  • Peer-to-Peer Networks and Cyberlockers
  • Protections for Software
  • Legitimacy of Intellectual Property Protection for Software
  • Open-Source Software
  • Creative Commons
  • Summary
  • Further Reading and Viewing
  • Discussion Questions
  • In-Class Exercises
  • References

Lessons 5: Information Privacy

  • Introduction
  • Perspectives on Privacy
  • Information Disclosures
  • Data Mining
  • Examples of Consumer or Political Backlash
  • Summary
  • Further Reading and Viewing
  • Discussion Questions
  • In-Class Exercises
  • References

Lessons 6: Privacy and the Government

  • Introduction
  • US Legislation Restricting Information Collection
  • Information Collection by the Government
  • Covert Government Surveillance
  • US Legislation Authorizing Wiretapping
  • USA PATRIOT Act
  • Regulation of Public and Private Databases
  • Data Mining by the Government
  • National Identification Card
  • Information Dissemination
  • Invasion
  • Summary
  • Further Reading and Viewing
  • Discussion Questions
  • In-Class Exercises
  • References

Lessons 7: Computer and Network Security

  • Introduction
  • Hacking
  • Malware
  • Cyber Crime and Cyber Attacks
  • Summary
  • Further Reading and Viewing
  • Discussion Questions
  • In-Class Exercises
  • References

Lessons 8: Computer Reliability

  • Introduction
  • Data-Entry or Data-Retrieval Errors
  • Software and Billing Errors
  • Notable Software System Failures
  • Therac-25
  • Tesla Version 7.0 (Autopilot)
  • Uber Test-Vehicle Accident
  • Computer Simulations
  • Software Engineering
  • Software Warranties and Vendor Liability
  • Summary
  • Further Reading and Viewing
  • Discussion Questions
  • In-Class Exercises
  • References

Lessons 9: Professional Ethics

  • Introduction
  • How Well Developed Are the Computing Professions?
  • Software Engineering Code of Ethics
  • Analysis of the Code
  • Case Studies
  • Whistle-Blowing
  • Summary
  • Further Reading and Viewing
  • Discussion Questions
  • In-Class Exercises
  • References

Lessons 10: Work and Wealth

  • Introduction
  • Automation and Employment
  • Workplace Changes
  • Globalization
  • The Digital Divide
  • The “Winner-Take-All” Society
  • Summary
  • Further Reading and Viewing
  • Discussion Questions
  • In-Class Exercises
  • References

Appendix A: Plagiarism

  • Consequences of Plagiarism
  • Guidelines for Citing Sources
  • Additional Information

Appendix B: Introduction to Argumentation

  • B.1 Introduction

Hands-on LAB Activities (Performance Labs)

Catalysts for Change

  • Understanding Mechanical Calculator
  • Understanding Information Storage and Retrieval Technologies
  • Understanding Catalysts for Change

Introduction to Ethics

  • Understanding Ethical Relativism Theories
  • Understanding Utility Theories
  • Understanding Ethics

Networked Communications

  • Understanding Networked Communications

Intellectual Property

  • Identifying Intellectual Property Examples
  • Protecting Intellectual Property
  • Understanding Open-Source Software
  • Understanding Intellectual Property

Information Privacy

  • Understanding Privacy
  • Learning Information Privacy

Privacy and the Government

  • Understanding the Patriot Act
  • Understanding the Privacy Act
  • Understanding Privacy and the Government

Computer and Network Security

  • Understanding Computer and Network Security

Computer Reliability

  • Understanding Computer Reliability

Professional Ethics

  • Understanding Responsibilities

Work and Wealth

  • Understanding Work and Wealth