Information Systems Education Journal

Volume 12

V12 N1 Pages 73-77

January 2014

An Active Learning Activity for an IT Ethics Course

David Woods
Miami University
Oxford, OH 45056 , USA

Elizabeth Howard
Miami University
Oxford, OH 45056 , USA

Abstract: Courses in Information Technology Ethics are often designed as discussion-intensive courses where case studies are introduced and evaluated using ethical theories. Although many of the case studies directly apply to our students’ online lives, the stories can sometimes seem too far removed from their own experiences. While we read the news headlines about data being intercepted via networks, students may not fully understand how easy that data is to intercept. Incorporating a hands-on experience using a network sniffing program allows students to actually experience just how easily someone can intercept their data.

Keywords: active learning , experiential learning, Interactive Exercise, IT Ethics, Network Sniffing, Wireshark

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Recommended Citation: Woods, D., Howard, E. (2014). An Active Learning Activity for an IT Ethics Course. Information Systems Education Journal, 12(1) pp 73-77. ISSN: 1545-679X. (A preliminary version appears in The Proceedings of ISECON 2013)