Journal of Information Systems Education

Journal publishing applications-oriented and research articles covering information systems education and training topics.

Articles from Vol. 22, No. 3, Fall

Editor's Message
This is a Special Issue on Ethics and Social Responsibility in Information Systems (IS) Education. I want to thank the Guest Editors, Al Harris, Michael Lang and Dave Yates for their efforts in putting together an outstanding Special Issue. Their tireless...
Incorporating Ethics and Social Responsibility in IS Education
1. INTRODUCTION: ETHICS AND SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY WITHIN INFORMATION SYSTEMS The study of ethics is concerned with issues of morality, fairness and natural justice. In very basic terms, it is about "what is right?" and "what is wrong?," though of...
Information Ethics Education for a Multicultural World
1. INTRODUCTION Information systems students will face a wide range of ethical dilemmas throughout their careers, related to issues such as trust (Kelton, Fleischmann, and Wallace, 2008), transparency (Fleischmann and Wallace, 2005, 2009), and security...
Integrating Healthcare Ethical Issues into Is Education
1. INTRODUCTION From the 2009 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), about 20 percent ($19 billion) of the total funds were allocated to the health sector as only about 20 percent of physicians and 10 percent of hospitals had used basic...
Students' Ethical Decision-Making in an Information Technology Context: A Theory of Planned Behavior Approach
1. INTRODUCTION College faculty continuously struggle to promote ethical behavior among students. Recent evidence from the Josephson Institute Report Card on the Ethics of American Youth shows that current high school students confess to cheating...
Teaching Ethical Reflexivity in Information Systems: How to Equip Students to Deal with Moral and Ethical Issues of Emerging Information and Communication Technologies
1. INTRODUCTION A problem that education in fast-moving technically oriented fields such as that of information systems (IS) faces is that the state of the art at the time of teaching tends to be obsolete by the time of graduation. The apparently...
Teaching IS Ethics: Applying a Research Technique for Classroom Use
1. INTRODUCTION This paper describes a classroom exercise that creates lively discussion regarding issues of ethical use of information and information systems. This classroom exercise is built on an approach toward investigating values and norms...
The Effect of Distributing Electronic Notes to Students: Ethical Considerations Raised by Computer Science Faculty at the University of Namibia
1. INTRODUCTION Many tertiary education institutions throughout the world have adopted technology-enhanced learning as either an alternative or a supplementary method of delivering education to their geographically dispersed and on-campus students....
The Effects of Teaching the Universality Thesis on Students' Integrative Complexity of Thought
1. INTRODUCTION The importance of providing IS users and professionals with a proper knowledge of ethics has been increasingly recognized. This is evident from the large number of frameworks for IS ethics education proposed by scholars (e.g., Kallman...
Trade Secret Law and Information Systems: Can Your Students Keep a Secret?
1. INTRODUCTION In 2010, the IS community released a major update to its undergraduate curriculum guidelines that encompasses not only technical knowledge and skills but also managerial knowledge and skills (Topi et al, 2010). The 2010 guidelines...
Using Debates to Teach Information Ethics
1. INTRODUCTION Debates have been used successfully as a teaching method in many disciplines, including Sociology (e.g. Huryn, 1986), Hospitality (e.g. Edelheim, 2010), and even in the technology field (e.g. Scott, 2008). While most Information...