Ethical and professional issues: Reflections on course evolution, innovation and student engagement.
AffiliationAuckland University of Technology
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AbstractAt INSPIRE 2013 we outlined our efforts to develop a core first year undergraduate course entitled ‘Computing Technology in Society’. A primary course objective is to demonstrate the potential impact that ever more complex, interconnected digital systems may have on the both the individual and on society in general. This provides the backdrop against which we endeavour to foster an ethos in which students are encouraged to establish a personal ethical position in relation to the application and deployment of digital systems. Here we reflect on further progress in developing this course with particular reference to ongoing curriculum development, student evaluation and, most crucially, student engagement. Additionally, we outline developments relating to our integration of technologies into the educational experience. We draw on our experience with the CTIS course to consider broader ramifications of technology infusion, particularly in relation to increased VLE integration and the streaming/recording of lectures.
CitationBlundell, B. G. and Lu, L. W. (2015) 'Ethical and professional issues: Reflections on course evolution, innovation and student engagement.' Proceedings of the BCS INSPIRE (International Conference for Process Improvement, Research and Education), Loughborough University, 31st March .
PublisherBritish Computer Society (BCS)
TypeMeetings and Proceedings
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