DEFECTS, USEFULNESS AND USABILITY OF ETHICS THEORIES IN IS ETHICS EDUCATION

Tero Vartiainen, Mikko T. Siponen

Abstract

Computer ethics is recognized as an essential component of information systems curricula. However, little is known about how students perceive the usefulness and usability of ethics theories in solving computer-related moral conflicts, and what kinds of mistakes they make in solving moral problems by applying those theories. To fill this gap, an interpretive qualitative and quantitative study (n=20) was conducted to determine the defects, perceived usefulness and usability of alternative ethics theories (utilitarianism, Kantian ethics, virtue ethics, prima-facie principles, Rawls' veil of ignorance) in computer ethics teaching. The results shed a new light on the use of these theories in this field of education, and also suggest new directions for it.

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Vartiainen T. and T. Siponen M. (2004). DEFECTS, USEFULNESS AND USABILITY OF ETHICS THEORIES IN IS ETHICS EDUCATION . In Proceedings of the Sixth International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems - Volume 5: ICEIS, ISBN 972-8865-00-7, pages 179-186. DOI: 10.5220/0002611701790186


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@conference{iceis04,
author={Tero Vartiainen and Mikko T. Siponen},
title={DEFECTS, USEFULNESS AND USABILITY OF ETHICS THEORIES IN IS ETHICS EDUCATION},
booktitle={Proceedings of the Sixth International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems - Volume 5: ICEIS,},
year={2004},
pages={179-186},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0002611701790186},
isbn={972-8865-00-7},
}


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TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the Sixth International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems - Volume 5: ICEIS,
TI - DEFECTS, USEFULNESS AND USABILITY OF ETHICS THEORIES IN IS ETHICS EDUCATION
SN - 972-8865-00-7
AU - Vartiainen T.
AU - T. Siponen M.
PY - 2004
SP - 179
EP - 186
DO - 10.5220/0002611701790186