2011-05-09 Front page
Institutionen för informationsteknologi
Time: 2011-05-09 to 2011-05-15
Send in your written examination: Save your answers with the file name: familyname_firstname.pdf
, and upload it to the file area
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You must answer each question yourself and in your own words. No plagiarism! No copy and paste! You are allowed to use all possible references and literature and to discuss with your friends.
The examination contains 7 questions.
questions must be answered in an acceptable way in order to pass the examination.
For full credit per question the answers must be complete and well motivated.
Every question requires not less then
300 words to be accepted.
SE-751 05 UPPSALA
Polacksbacken, hus 1
– 471 78 11
One answer per page. Start a new answer on a new page.
Define computer ethics and discuss if such a scientific discipline can exist. Does the use of Information Technology cause a new kind of moral problems or do we still have the same old moral problems but in another form? (no less than 300 words)
A) What are the most important moral problems that Information Technology creates in society? Give some examples and discuss them. (no less than 300 words)
B) What are the new possibilities created by the same technology to handle and resolve old and new moral problems? Give some examples and discuss them. (no less than 300 words)
What are the special moral problems that IT professionals, groups and organizations are confronted with? What is their responsibility and how far does it reach? For example, compare positive and negative responsibility. (no less than 300 words)
How do people handle moral problems? How could IT professionals acquire higher ethical competence? (no less than 300 words)
Discuss ethical codes and licensing for IT professionals. How should ethical codes and licensing processes be constructed, and what is demanded for them to be usable and applied? (no less than 300 words)
Do you see any relationship between HCI and ethical competence, for example in the issue of ethical usability? Can we use HCI methods and tools to stimulate ethical competence? Can we integrate methods and tools of ethical competence in HCI practice to heighten the usability of IT systems? (no less than 300 words)