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Name: Ethics and Laptops: Identifying Social Responsibility Issues in Puerto Rico
ID: m14257
Language: English (en)
Summary: This module is based on a hypothetical case with some very real implications. Students are placed in the perspective of decision-makers charged with implementing a project to give public school students in Puerto Rico laptop computers to facilitate their education. Then they are provided with a socio-technical system methodology to help them identify potential problems embedded in laptop technology. Using these tools, they identify and solve ethical and social problems that are likely to arise when public officials work to implement laptop computer technology into the Puerto Rican public school socio-technical system. This module is being developed as a part of an NSF-funded project, "Collaborative Development of Ethics Across the Curriculum Resources and Sharing of Best Practices," NSF SES 0551779.
Subject: Humanities
Keywords: Business and Professional Ethics, Social Responsibility, Values
License: Creative Commons Attribution License CC-BY 3.0

Authors: William Frey (williamjoseph.frey@upr.edu), Jose A. Cruz-Cruz (j.cruz@upr.edu)
Copyright Holders: William Frey (williamjoseph.frey@upr.edu), Jose A. Cruz-Cruz (j.cruz@upr.edu)
Maintainers: William Frey (williamjoseph.frey@upr.edu), Jose A. Cruz-Cruz (j.cruz@upr.edu)

Latest version: 1.7 (history)
First publication date: Dec 25, 2006 5:51 am -0600
Last revision to module: Mar 23, 2011 12:07 pm -0500

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Version History

Version: 1.7 Mar 23, 2011 12:07 pm -0500 by William Frey
Changes:
Reworked two presentations, one on educational laptops, the other on social justice and responsible technology

Version: 1.6 Nov 5, 2010 9:36 am -0500 by William Frey
Changes:
Added links to Frontline and Greenpeace videos on exporting harm.  Added an informal presentation on Laptop STS system

Version: 1.5 Nov 3, 2010 6:49 am -0500 by William Frey
Changes:
updated educational laptops presentation

Version: 1.4 Nov 1, 2010 7:50 am -0500 by William Frey
Changes:
Added decision points and a presentation on case narrative and justice

Version: 1.3 Mar 2, 2007 7:46 am -0600 by William Frey
Changes:
Updated abstract

Version: 1.2 Jan 4, 2007 4:24 pm -0600 by William Frey
Changes:
Brief format changes in cxml

Version: 1.1 Jan 4, 2007 10:24 am -0600 by William Frey
Changes:
This is the first version of this module which has been developed for business ethics.  The edits in the workgroup have centered on improving style.

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