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ITC506 – Topics in Information Technology Ethics

Assessment item 1
ACS Code of Professional Conduct
Value: 15%
Due Date: 24-Mar-2019
Return Date: 12-Apr-2019                                                                                                                  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, Reynolds 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 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 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: 7%
Due Date: 05-Apr-2019
Return Date: Not returned
Submission method options: Interact2 Test
Task
In this assignment, you are required to complete an online quiz. This quiz can be accessed
from the Online Quiz page of the subject site. You 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
Argument visualisation
Value: 8%
Due Date: 28-Apr-2019
Return Date: 20-May-2019
Submission method options: Alternative submission method
Task
Assessment items 3 & 4 are linked. In Assessment 3 you will create a simple argument
visualisation using MindMup software. In Assessment 4 you will produce a short essay which
details the argument you construct in your argument visualisation (this assessment).
Your lecturer will provide a few links for relevant articles and/or case studies as the basis for
your Argument Visualisation. These will be available to you just after your second assignment
submission date.
Follow these instructions to complete the task:
• 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 argument visualisation so that the lecturer knows which article you are
analysing.
• Undertake further research about your chosen case, to assist you in analysing it in
your argument visualisation (and in your essay in Assessment 4).
• Identify some logical arguments based on the four classical ethical theories including
utilitarianism, deontology, contract, and virtue.
• Construct an argument visualisation using MindMup software. Your visualisation
should contain the conclusion, and all of the reasons and objections supporting that
conclusion.
• Your argument visualisation should present a logical argument for your subsequent
essay in Assessment 4. Your essay will develop these arguments based on a deeper
analysis of the ethical issues.
• Your essay should contain all of the arguments contained in your visualisation, and
you should not introduce new arguments in your essay that are not in your
visualisation.
• When you have completed your visualisation, download as a .pdf file and submit via
turnitin
N.B. You are not required to provide references in your visualisation, however your
subsequent essay in Assessment 4 should be fully referenced.
Links
MindMup – https://www.mindmup.com/tutorials/argument-visualization.html?orig=/
Philosophy Mapped (argument visualisation information) –
https://maps.simoncullen.org/home
Rationale
This assessment task will assess the following learning outcome/s:
• be able to apply ethical theories to ethical problems.
• 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,
• present the argument in a visual format.

Assessment item 4
Applying Ethical Theory
Value: 20%
Due Date: 19-May-2019
Return Date: 12-Jun-2019
Length: 1000 words
Submission method options: Alternative submission method
Task
Assessment items 3 & 4 are linked. In Assessment 3 you created a simple argument
visualisation using MindMup software. In Assessment 4 you will produce a short essay which
details the argument you constructed in your argument visualisation (Assessment 3).
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.
• Write an essay based on your argument visualisation created in Assessment 3 and the
media article or case study you selected in Assessment 3. 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.
• You should not introduce new arguments in your essay that were not contained in
your argument visualisation, and your essay should contain all of the arguments
contained in your visualisation.
• 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 1000 words +/-10%.
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 5
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.