Journal of Information Systems Education (JISE)

Volume 22

Volume 22 Number 3, Pages 239-252

Fall 2011


Teaching IS Ethics: Applying A Research Technique For Classroom Use


Fred Niederman
Sallie Taylor

Saint Louis University
St. Louis, MO 63103, USA

Geoffrey N. Dick
North Georgia College and State University
Dahlonega, GA 30597, USA

Lesley P. W. Land
The University of New South Wales
Sydney, NSW, Australia

Abstract: The nature of IS technologies and the range of their appropriate and inappropriate uses continue to evolve and expand. MIS educational programs have a challenge to provide both the appropriate content to introduce students to classic information ethics problems, as well as the methods for analyzing possible actions within a complex realistic situation. This research paper describes the application to educational activities of a research technique pioneered by Donn Parker using scenarios and Likert scale values choices pertaining to IS ethical issues. The recommended method for application in the education setting is described. Key findings in terms of ethical themes that permeated surveys and discussions by students are also presented and discussed.

Keywords: Active learning, Curriculum design & development, Ethics, Experiential learning & education, Introductory course, Scenario based design, Student attitudes, Student responsibility

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Recommended Citation: Niederman, F., Taylor, S., Dick, G. N., & Land, L. P. W. (2011). Teaching IS Ethics: Applying A Research Technique For Classroom Use. Journal of Information Systems Education, 22(3), pp. 239-252.