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Creating & Using Case Studies to Teach Computing & Engineering Ethics

February 13 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EST

ISTEP Speaker Series returns Tuesday February 13 at 12 p.m.!

The ethical impact of emerging technologies on society has become a critical concern for engineers as well as users. In particular, the effects of computing-based decision-making are being felt across domains including policing, financing, health, and education. How can we train future engineering professionals as both developers and users of these systems to have an ethical mindset that guides responsible creation and deployment of emerging technology? In this talk I will discuss lessons from a four-year long project aimed at developing and implementing role-play-based case studies to teach ethics to undergraduate technology students. I elaborate on the creation of the cases, their use within courses, and their assessment. I will also present findings from a series of research studies conducted to evaluate the efficacy of the approach.

Aditya Johri is Professor of Information Sciences & Technology at the College of Engineering and Computing at George Mason University (GMU), USA. He studies how technology shapes learning across formal and informal settings and the ethical implications of using technology. He publishes broadly in the fields of engineering and computing education, educational technology, and computer-supported collaborative work and learning. His research has been recognized with several best paper awards (CSCW, IEEE ETHICS, ICWL) and his co-edited volume, the Cambridge Handbook of Engineering Education Research (CHEER), received the 2015 Best Book Publication Award from Division I of AERA. He served as a Fulbright-Nokia Distinguished Chair in ICT at Aalto University, Finland (2021) and is a past recipient of the NSF CAREER Award (2009). His teaching and mentoring have been recognized with the University Teaching Excellence Award (2002) and Mentoring Excellence Award (2022) for undergraduate research. His edited volume International Handbook of Engineering Education Research (IHEER) was published by Routledge in 2023. He was awarded a Ph.D. in Learning Sciences & Technology Design (2007) from Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA.

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