McEwan, Tom and Cairncross, Sandra (2010) Hallelujah! using topical examples to Illustrate ethical and business Issues for engineers. In: Proceedings of FIE 2010. IEEE Computer Society, Arlington, VA, USA. ISBN 978-1-4244-6262-9
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Technically-oriented undergraduate students are often reluctant to engage with “Legal, Social, Ethical and Professional Issues”. In particular many learners appear to have an increasingly cavalier attitude to intellectual property in digital media. Meanwhile local employers complain of graduates’ “unworldliness”.
This case study describes the creation of a reusable learning object that uses topicality to make these issues seem more relevant to first year undergraduates in a School of Computing. Based on first delivery we identify principles for the design and maintenance of topical RLOs. One unexpected issue is how quickly topicality wanes and we identify that learners themselves are the best placed to identify future topical examples.
|Item Type:||Book Section|
|Additional Information:||This is fourth paper from McEwan and/or Cairncross to appear at this conference in the last five years, reflecting alternative approaches to Higher Education in Computing. Available online at http://fie-conference.org/fie2010/papers/1212.pdf|
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||Topicality; reusable learning objects; ethics; professional issues;|
|University Divisions/Research Centres:||Faculty of Engineering, Computing and Creative Industries > School of Computing|
|Dewey Decimal Subjects:||100 Philosophy & psychology > 170 Ethics > 174 Occupational ethics|
|Library of Congress Subjects:||B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BJ Ethics|
|Depositing User:||Computing Research|
|Date Deposited:||04 Feb 2011 16:31|
|Last Modified:||04 Feb 2011 16:31|
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