TaskWeekly Blog: Week 2 to Week 13 (No blog entry during mid-session break (Week 7-8))
On a weekly basis, search the internet for a case related to ICT ethics and submit your views and reflections on the ethical issues involved as a blog entry.There are a few links to relevant cases or case databases available from:http://computingcases.org/case_materials/case_materials.html
http://ethics.iit.edu/eelibrary/search/apachesolr_search/data%20management?filters=sm_facetbuilder_pub_t%3A%22pub_t%3Afacet_3%22However, you may consider any appropriate case available from reputable sources, including published articles, news items and so on.Use the Interact 2 Blog tool from the subject site. No other blog tool is permitted.
While it is not mandatory, you will find it beneficial to choose topics that align well with the week’s study topic as listed below:Week 2: Introduction to ethics and reasoningWeek 3: Professionalism and information and communication technologyWeek 4: Professional responsibility; System development and ethicsWeek 5: PrivacyWeek 6: Intellectual property in cyberspaceWeek 9: Digital divide and cyberethicsWeek 10: Computers and workWeek 11: Regulating commerce and speech in cyberspaceWeek 12: Ethics of online social networkWeek 13: Ethical challenges and the futureRationale
This assignment is designed to give you the opportunity to explore and examine a wide range of
ethical issues and concepts in the information and communication technology (ICT) field.
This assignment relates to the following subject learning outcome:
– be able to apply ethical theories and concepts to analyse ICT related ethical dilemmas.
FL PS CR DI HD
1. Evidence of research (e.g., news, article, magazine, journal etc.)Value:35% Either no evidence of literature being consulted or cited references irrelevant to the assignment set. Literature is presented uncritically, in a purely descriptive way and indicates limitations of understanding Clear evidence and application of readings relevant to the subject; uses indicative texts identified Able to critically appraise the literature and theory gained from variety of sources, developing own ideas in the process Has developed and justified using own ideas based on a wide range of sources which have been thoroughly analysed, applied and discussed.
2. Analysis of the topicValue: 35% No evidence of analysis present. Presented an analysis of the chosen topic. Presented an analysis of the chosen topic applying some theories and concepts learnt in the subject. Presented an analysis of the chosen topic, correctly applying theories and concepts learnt in the subject. Presented a thorough analysis of the chosen topic, correctly applying theories and concepts learnt in the subject.
3. ConclusionsValue: 20% Unsubstantiated/invalid conclusions based on anecdote and generalisation only, or no conclusions at all Limited evidence of findings and conclusions supported by theory/literature Evidence of findings and conclusions grounded in theory/literature Good development shown in summary of arguments based in theory/literature Analytical and clear conclusions well grounded in theory and literature showing development of new concepts.
4. Presentation, grammar and spellingValue: 10% Writing style not fluent or well-organised, and many grammatical and spelling mistakes. Writing style not always fluent or well organised and grammar and spelling contain errors. Mostly fluent writing style appropriate to the assignment with mostly accurate grammar and spelling. Minor omissions only. Mostly Fluent writing style appropriate to assignment with accurate grammar and spelling Fluent writing style appropriate to the assignment with accurate grammar and spelling.
Use the INTERACT 2 Blog tool to record your blog entries.
There is no prescribed presentation format for this assessment item.
– An ideal blog entry in this context will have around 150-200 words.
– You must provide a link to the source of the ‘case’ discussed.
– All sources of information must be referenced.
– See the “Marking criteria” for further details on requirements.