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Choose one of the media articles or case studies listed by the lecturer in your Interact 2 subject site.

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Choose one of the media articles or case studies listed by the lecturer in your Interact 2 subject site.

Task

Your lecturer will place several links in Interact to a number of relevant articles and/or case studies. These will be available to you just after your second assignment has been submitted.

  1. Choose one of the media articles or case studies listed by the lecturer in your Interact 2 subject site.
  1. 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.
  1. Undertake further research about your chosen case, to assist you in analysing and discussing it in your essay.

Write an essay:

The word limit for the essay is 1200-1300 words. Headings, citations and references do not count towards the word limit, but quotations do.

Analyse the article/case study from the perspective of four classical ethical theories including utilitarianism, deontology, virtue and contract. 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.

Rationale

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.

 

Marking criteria

The following marking sheet will be used to assess students` submissions.

Please check that you have met all the criteria before you submit your assignment.

 

 

 

Standards

 

Criteria

High Distinction

Distinction

Credit (CR)

Pass (PS)

Fail (FL)

 

(HD)

(DI)

 

 

 

 

Classical

Demonstrates an

Demonstrates  Makes a

The ethical theories do not link

The ethical

 

 

 

 

Standards

 

Criteria

High Distinction

Distinction

Credit (CR)

Pass (PS)

Fail (FL)

 

(HD)

(DI)

 

 

 

 

Ethical

excellent ability at

a good ability

genuine

well with the ethical issues.

theories are

Theory

applying ethical

at applying

attempt at

 

not properly

(Value

theories to the ethical

ethical

applying the

 

applied to

60%)

issues.

theories to the

ethical

 

the ethical

 

 

ethical issues.  theories to the

 

issues.

 

 

 

ethical issues.

 

 

Writing &

Language features

Well

Good skills in

The text contains frequent

Rudimentary

structure

and structures are

developed

expression &

errors in spelling, grammar,

skills in

(Value

used to convey

skills in

clear

word choice, and structure,

expression

20%)

meaning effectively,

expression &

presentation

lacks clarity, and is not concise,

&

 

concisely,

presentation

of ideas.

but the meaning is apparent to

presentation

 

unambiguously, and

of ideas.

 

the reader with some effort.

of ideas.

 

in a tone appropriate

 

Mostly fluent

 

Not all

 

to the audience and

Fluent writing

writing style

 

material is

 

purpose with no

style

appropriate to

 

relevant

 

spelling,

appropriate to

assessment

 

&/or is

 

grammatical, or

assessment

task/document

 

presented in

 

punctuation errors.

task/document type.

 

a

 

 

type.

 

 

disorganised

 

 

 

Grammar &

 

manner.

 

 

Grammar &

spelling

 

Meaning

 

 

spelling

contains a few

 

apparent, but

 

 

accurate.

minor errors.

 

writing style

 

 

 

 

 

not fluent or

 

 

 

 

 

well

 

 

 

 

 

organised.

 

 

 

 

 

Grammar &

 

 

 

 

 

spelling

 

 

 

 

 

contains

 

 

 

 

 

many errors.

Conclusion

Superior conclusion

Very high

High standard Rudimentary conclusion that

Sub-standard

(Value

that ties the results of

standard

conclusion

provides a convincing

(or no)

10%)

the analysis together

conclusion

that ties the

argument.

conclusion.

 

into a coherent,

that ties the

results of the

 

 

 

logically valid &

results of the

analysis

 

 

 

convincing argument. analysis

together into a

 

 

 

 

together into a coherent,

 

 

 

 

coherent,

logically valid

 

 

 

 

logically valid & convincing

 

 

 

 

& convincing

argument.

 

 

 

 

argument.

 

 

 

Referencing Referencing is

Very good

Good

Referencing is comprehensive,

Sub-standard

(Value

comprehensive,

referencing,

referencing,

mostly accurate according to

(or no)

10%)

demonstrates

including

including

APA style conventions, and

referencing.

 

academic integrity,

reference list

reference list

demonstrates academic

Poor quality

 

and conforms exactly

and citations.

and citations.

integrity. Some minor errors or

(or no)

 

to APA style

 

 

omissions in style and

references.

 

conventions.

Evidence of

Evidence of

formatting choices (e.g. italics,

 

 

 

high quality

good quality

punctuation, etc) don’t impact

 

 

 

references.

references.

on the transparency and

 

 

 

 

 

traceability of the source, or

 

 

 

 

 

demonstration of academic

 

 

 

 

 

integrity.

 


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