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Posts from SIGCSE: Cyberporn

March 26, 2008

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Joe Oldham (pdf) has a different take on introducing ethics to computing students an issue that is “necessary but problematic”. Instead of covering the theory he uses a topical approach: cyberporn. He sees this approach as a solution to a problem where one option to include ethics is the blending into technical courses which has […]

Posts from SIGCSE: Integrating ethics through mock trials

March 26, 2008

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Roxanne Canosa and Joan Lucas discuss ways of integrating ethics into computing teaching (pdf). This is increasingly important for computer science educators as several ABET criteria relate to ethics. They use a system of mock trials as a teaching technique. They see such trial as like a debate but is more structured; like a case […]

Posts from SIGCSE: snapshot of ethics in computing programmes

March 26, 2008

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Carol Spradling has done a survey of how undergraduate computing programmes incorporate ethics (pdf). Of her respondents (36% of 700), 88% include social and professional issues as part of their computing degree. It is primarily taught by computer science faculty, most of whom have had no special training (77%). She is pleased that the decision […]

NZCS talking professionalism

February 28, 2008

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The NZ Computer Society had its Otago AGM this week. Don Robertson, the new chair of the NZCS spoke about the Society’s plans to focus on professional registration. This is great news for sustainability. Don talked about the challenges facing the NZCS and its members. Foremost of those is professionalism. With the proliferation of computing […]

Computing Ethics meet Computing Sustainability

October 2, 2007

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Computing ethics met computing sustainability at the weekend when we had lunch with Don Gotterbarn and Sylvia Nagl. Don was the lead author on most of what we recognise as computing’s codes of ethics (see my notes) while Sylvia’s work in complex systems is pushing the limits of computing. Don was in London on ACM/IFIP […]