Volume 9

V9 N4 Pages 37-54

September 2011

Computer Ethics: A Slow Fade from Black and White to Shades of Gray

Theresa Kraft
University of Michigan Flint
Flint, MI 48502, USA

Abstract: expanded use of teaching case based analysis based on current events and news stories relat-ing to computer ethics improves student engagement, encourages creativity and fosters an active learning environment. Professional ethics standards, accreditation standards for computer curriculum, ethics theories, resources for ethics on the internet and possible topics for ethical case analyses are presented. The motivation for teaching Cyber Ethics and a number of success strategies and recommendations for undergraduate Computer Ethics courses are provided.

Keywords: accreditation, Computing Curricula 2001, Professional Code of Ethics, Computer Ethics, Computer Science, Cyber Ethics, Computer Information Systems, Pedagogy, Information Technology, Computers and Society

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Recommended Citation: Kraft, T. (2011). Computer Ethics: A Slow Fade from Black and White to Shades of Gray. Information Systems Education Journal, 9(4) pp 37-54. http://isedj.org/2011-9/ ISSN: 1545-679X. (A preliminary version appears in The Proceedings of ISECON 2010)