Teaching Information Ethics in an iSchool

Last year I developed a new course on Information Ethics and Technology. It was tailored to the needs of IST students, though it was probably the most philosophy-intensive course most of them had ever been exposed to. I was able to incorporate learning about traditional ethical frameworks (Virtue, Deontological, Consequentialist, Feminist/Care) with the newly developed Information Ethics framework. I was also able to incorporate a team project that relied on PBL, a preferred method in IST. The course was successful, and I wrote a paper about it. It was published last week in the International Review of Information Ethics, Vol. 14, an online journal. I hope to teach the course again soon.