Due in 40 hours
For this Assessment, you will answer a series of questions about ethical issues related to IT systems, as well as how positive social change can influence an organization’s approach to addressing these ethical issues. You will conduct research and identify a company that has both faced and addressed an ethical issue, as well as describe the role that society and the drive for positive social change played in that scenario.
Assessment Submission Length: 7 items, with responses ranging in length from 150–450 words (2–6 paragraphs) per item
Before submitting your Assessment, carefully review the rubric. This is the same rubric the assessor will use to evaluate your submission and it provides detailed criteria describing how to achieve or master the Competency. Many students find that understanding the requirements of the Assessment and the rubric criteria help them direct their focus and use their time most productively.
All submissions must follow the Academic Writing Expectations. For each item, be sure to reference at least one scholarly source to support your answer. Properly formatted APA citations and references must be provided where appropriate. Submissions that do not meet these expectations will be returned without scoring.
Everyone faces decisions that require them to reflect on their personal ethics and morals. Sometimes, this can be a daily occurrence. The resources in this Learning Activity will help you to become familiar with ethical considerations related to the use and implementation of information technology.
Berzai, L. (2017, June 29). Ethical decision making and the IT professional [Blog post]. Retrieved from https://www.comptia.org/blog/ethical-decision-making-and-the-it-professional
Time Estimate: 7 min
Berzai, L. (2017, July 4). Ethical problems in computing [Blog post]. Retrieved from https://www.aitp.org/blog/aitp-blog/2017/07/04/ethical-problems-in-computing/
Time Estimate: 9 min
Berzai, L. (2017, June 27). How ethical theories apply to IT professionals [Blog post]. Retrieved from https://www.aitp.org/blog/aitp-blog/2017/06/27/how-ethical-theories-apply-to-it-professionals/
Time Estimate: 6 min
IEEE.org. (2018). 7.8 IEEE code of ethics. Retrieved from https://www.ieee.org/about/corporate/governance/p7-8.html
Time Estimate: 2 min
Woo, M. (2017). Ethics and the IT professional. Retrieved from https://er.educause.edu/articles/2017/3/ethics-and-the-it-professional
Time Estimate: 6 min
Bourgeois, D. T. (2014). The ethical and legal implications of information systems. In Information systems for business and beyond. Retrieved from https://bus206.pressbooks.com/chapter/chapter-12-the-ethical-and-legal-implications-of-information-systems/
Time Estimate: 33 min
Olumoye, M. Y. (2013). Ethics and social impact of information systems in our society: Analysis and recommendations. International Journal of Science and Research, 2(11), 154–158. Retrieved from https://www.ijsr.net/archive/v2i11/MDIwMTM0MDQ=.pdf
Time Estimate: 10 min
Payne, S. (2017, April 10). You can’t ignore business ethics and social responsibility in 2017 [Blog post]. Retrieved from https://resources.globoforce.com/globoforce-blog/you-can-t-ignore-business-ethics-social-responsibility-in-2017
Time Estimate: 8 min
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