Introducing ethics in Information and Computer Sciences
Introducing ethics in Information and Computer Sciences

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Introducing ethics in Information and Computer Sciences

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This course has been created by Prof. John Monk and Dr. Giselle Ferreira from the Open University's Department of Communication and Systems with the support of a grant from the Higher Education Academy (HEA) Subject Centre for Information and Computing Sciences (Web). The course is based on a framework for teaching ethics developed by Prof. Monk and capitalises on the lessons learnt on a trial course run in 2008 by the authors with the support of the Open University's Centre for Open Learning of Maths, Computing, Science and Technology (COLMSCT –), part of the HEFCE-funded Open CETL.

The authors would like to express their profound gratitude to the participants in the 2008 trial. We are thankful for the many things learnt in discussion with them, lessons that we have tried to incorporate into this course, and we are also grateful for their agreeing to share openly some of the video material created during the trial.

Plato (n.d.) Protagoras, version annotated by Prof. John Monk based on original translation made available by the Perseus Digital Library.

Plato (n.d.) Meno. Version annotated by Prof. John Monk based on original translation made available by the Perseus Digital Library, available online at

Plato (n.d.) Gorgias. Version annotated by Prof. John Monk based on original translation made available by the Perseus Digital Library, available online at

Course image: @sage_solar in Flickr made available under Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Licence.

Call Waiting by Katie Hims. A BBC Radio 4 and Open University Afternoon Play first broadcast 9 May 2006.

Last Call by Mike Walker. A BBC Radio 4 and Open University Afternoon Play first braodcast 10 May 2006.

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