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ERIC Number: ED410935
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Pages: 10
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Evaluating the Effectiveness of a Formal Ethics Component in the Computer Science Curriculum.
Sheel, Stephen J.; Collins, E. Eugene
In the Fall of 1994, the Computer Science Department at Coastal Carolina University (Conway, South Carolina implemented a formal ethics component in the introductory computer science course required of all majors. Prior to the introduction of this ethics component into the curriculum, a survey of ethical attitudes was administered to all computer science majors. Two years later, a similar survey was given to computer science majors who have completed the ethics component. This paper contrasts the results of the two surveys as a method of analyzing the effectiveness of the department's strategy to promote ethical behavior. The results suggest the need to re-evaluate existing strategies. The paper concludes with a discussion of varying strategies for promoting ethical behavior and suggestions for further study. (Contains 11 references.) (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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