Learn why ethics matter to computing professionals
With the rise of artificial intelligence and machine learning, ethics has come to the forefront of the conversation in IT and computer sciences
Through this course we will explore the history of ethics as it relates to IT professionals, and the impact an ethical approach to development of software and tools can have on businesses. Computer ethics is one of the fastest growing areas of interest within IT related industries. A solid knowledge of this field is valued by employers, many of which have an appreciation of the broader impacts software and hardware can have on communities and societies.
Through this course you will learn how to mitigate ethical risks and improve your decision making, valuable skills for any information technology professional.
This course is part of our Study with Australia collection, with free upgrades and digital certificates supported by the Australian Trade and Investment Commission until 31st July, 2020. Explore more courses from leading Australian education providers.
What topics will you cover?
- Week 1: Ethics in Computing
- Week 2: Professionalism in computing
- Week 3: Ethical Analysis
When would you like to start?
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What will you achieve?
By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to...
- Apply an ethical theory to a moral dilemma involving a computing professional.
- Identify ethical problems and assess their implications from the perspective of the Australian Computer Society Code of Professional Conduct.
- Evaluate solutions to ethical problems and make a recommendation for the best course of action.
Who is the course for?
This course is aimed at anyone studying or planning to study a computing course whether at undergraduate or postgraduate level but will be especially useful for computing professionals working in any industry. Anyone with an interest in ethics or professionalism in a computing context is also welcome and encouraged to join this course.
Who developed the course?
Charles Sturt University is Australia’s most experienced online uni, and has the country’s highest graduate employment rate. From agriculture, arts, healthcare and IT, to business, law, social work and teaching – you’ll get the latest skills in your field, and learn from academics who are connected to industry. Add in 24/7 IT support, scholarships and a vibrant student community, and you can take your next, or first, career step with confidence.
- LocationNew South Wales, Australia
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