ITC506 – Topics in Information Technology Ethics Assignment Help

Assessment item 1
ACS Code of Professional Conduct
Value: 15%
Due Date: 03-Dec-2018
Return Date: 24-Dec-2018
Length: 1000
Submission method options: Alternative submission method
Task
Proceed according to the following instructions.
• Identify an ethical issue in ONE of the following four YouTube videos:
1. Video1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v5M7ohdZ6qA
2. Video2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0npm9cEJBWY
3. Video3: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rBfJ07gfHyc
4. Video4: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mugeCY3vbxo
• Include the link to the video in the references list of your assignment.
• Undertake further research about the ethical issue you identified in your chosen video
to assist you in analysing and discussing it in your essay.
• Analyse the ethical issue from the perspective of the Australian Computer Society
Code of Professional Conduct.
• Make a recommendation on the basis of your analysis providing reasons for this
recommendation.
• Include a Reference list at the end of your work, in the correct APA referencing style,
corresponding to in-text citations. You must include at least TWO (2) quality academic
references (one for each ethical perspective) from different sources. Please note that
these references are in addition to those provided to you through this subject (for
example, you still must reference, Tavani textbook, the Interact subject lecture notes
etc BUT these references cannot be used as one of your three quality academic
references from different sources). Only include references that have been cited in the
body of your assignment and ones that support what you have presented in your
assignment. The word limit is 1000 words ± 10%. Note: Headings, citations, references
and any appendices do not count towards your word limit, but quotations do. At the
start of the assignment indicate in brackets the word count of your assignment
excluding those items mentioned above.
Rationale
This assessment task will assess the following learning outcome/s:
• be able to analyse ethical problems from the point of view of ICT professionals using
the Australian Computer Society (ACS) Code of Ethics.

Assessment item 2
Online Quiz
Value: 15%
Due Date: 21-Dec-2018
Return Date: Not returned
Submission method options: Interact2 Test
Task
In this assignment, you are required to complete online quiz. This quiz can be accessed from
the Online Quiz page of the subject site. Your will be provided with sample questions which
you can access from the Practice Quiz page so that you can practice before attempting your
Online Quiz.
Rationale
This assessment task will assess the following learning outcome/s:
• be able to identify ethical issues related to ICT.
• be able to assess the implications of ethical problems.
• be able to critically evaluate solutions to ethical problems.
• be able to apply ethical theories to ethical problems.
• be able to argue consistently and rationally about the moral issues raised by the
adoption and use of ICT.
• be able to analyse ethical problems from the point of view of ICT professionals using
the Australian Computer Society (ACS) Code of Ethics.
• be able to analyse ethical situations using critical thinking techniques.

Assessment item 3
Applying Ethical Theory
Value: 20%
Due Date: 14-Jan-2019
Return Date: 05-Feb-2019
Length: 1400-1500 words
Submission method options: Alternative submission method
Task
Write an essay according to the following instructions.
Your lecturer will provide few links for relevant articles and/or case studies. These will be
available to you just after your second assignment submission date.
• Choose one of the media articles or case studies listed by the lecturer in your Interact
2 subject site. Use the title of the article/case study provided in interact 2 as the title of
your essay, so that the lecturer knows which article you are analysing.
• Undertake further research about your chosen case, to assist you in analysing and
discussing it in your essay.
• Analyse the article/case study from the perspective of four classical ethical theories
including utilitarianism, deontology, contract, and virtue. Your essay should present
well-reasoned arguments for your assessments and recommendations.
• Write an overall conclusion that justifies your recommendations made in your essay.
• Include a Reference list at the end of your work, in the correct APA referencing style,
corresponding to in-text citations. The word limit for the essay is 1400-1500 words.
Headings, citations and references do not count towards the word limit, but
quotations do.
NOTE: Please use the template provided in resources section of this subject site.
Rationale
This assessment task will assess the following learning outcome/s:
• be able to identify ethical issues related to ICT.
• be able to assess the implications of ethical problems.
• be able to critically evaluate solutions to ethical problems.
• be able to apply ethical theories to ethical problems.
• be able to argue consistently and rationally about the moral issues raised by the
adoption and use of ICT.
• be able to analyse ethical situations using critical thinking techniques.
This assessment extends the skills practiced in Assessment item 1 and 2, to help you to
achieve all the learning objectives.
In addition to identifying a contentious situation in ICT and dissecting the argument(s) about
it, you must also now demonstrate the ability to evaluate the elements of the argument by
introducing classical ethical principles where appropriate.
Since Assessment item 1 and 2, your knowledge will have grown, and you will now realise that
almost all ICT ethical dilemmas can be classified under one of the main ICT ethical issues that
are discussed in this subject; for instance, surveillance is a sub-issue of privacy, harmful
software is a sub-issue of ICT professionalism, and piracy is a sub-issue of intellectual
property.
In ICT, the main ethical issues are taken to be:
• ICT professionalism
• Privacy
• Security
• Cyber-crime
• Intellectual property
• Regulation on the internet
• Social inclusion
• Community and identity
• Pervasive and convergent computing.
The assessment item is designed to help you to build skills towards achieving the learning
objectives, by requiring you to:
• identify an ICT-related ethical issue from a media article or case study;
• apply classical ethical theory to the analysis of an ethically questionable situation to
determine the rightness or wrongness of actions/decisions made therein;
• derive logical and justifiable conclusions to resolve the ethical issue(s);and,
• apply proper academic referencing.

Assessment item 4
Final Exam
Value: 50%
Due Date: To be advised
Duration: 2 hours
Submission method options: N/A – submission not required/applicable
Requirements
Students must pass the examination the examination to be able to pass this subject. A pass in
the examination is 50% of the total possible marks. That is, if the examination is marked out of
100 marks, then a pass would be 50 marks or more,
Rationale
This assessment task will assess the following learning outcome/s:
• be able to identify ethical issues related to ICT.
• be able to assess the implications of ethical problems.
• be able to critically evaluate solutions to ethical problems.
• be able to apply ethical theories to ethical problems.
• be able to argue consistently and rationally about the moral issues raised by the
adoption and use of ICT.
• be able to analyse ethical problems from the point of view of ICT professionals using
the Australian Computer Society (ACS) Code of Ethics.
• be able to analyse ethical situations using critical thinking techniques.
The final examination is designed to test students’ understanding of the subject material and
their ability to synthesise that understanding to apply it in specific scenarios.
Students can be examined on any of the material covered during the semester and any of the
material covered in the textbook.


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