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Case-based ethics teaching is common in many disciplines, including in ICT. What is needed is a systematic approach that learners can employ to discover solutions to the ethical dilemmas raised in case studies. The Doing Ethics Technique has been used widely in tertiary teaching of ICT ethics in Australia. Its use in teaching masters students, all of whom were industry practitioners, is explored in this article, both from a teacher's and student's perspective. It was found to have limitations, including overlapping process questions and no independent assessment of the efficacy of ethical solutions that result from it. However, overall it was found to be effective in helping students to follow a systematic and relatively simple process to deriving good, though not necessarily the best, ethical solutions.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationConference Proceedings of AiCE 2012
Subtitle of host publicationSixth Australian Institute of Computer Ethics Conference
Place of PublicationBurwood, Vic.
PublisherDeakin University
Number of pages7
Edition13th February, 2012
ISBN (Electronic)9780987229816
Publication statusPublished - 13 Feb 2012
EventSixth International Conference of The Australian Institute of Computer Ethics (AiCE) - School of Information Systems, Deakin University, Burwood Campus, Melbourne, Australia
Duration: 13 Feb 201213 Feb 2012


ConferenceSixth International Conference of The Australian Institute of Computer Ethics (AiCE)
Abbreviated titleThe impact of Social Media on Computer Ethics
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