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Professional ethics : The IT experience

Stoodley, Ian D. (2009) Professional ethics : The IT experience. VDM Verlag Dr. Muller Aktiengesellschaft & Co. KG, Saarbrucken, Germany.

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Abstract

IT professionals work in an environment which is under continual innovation, exerts a global influence and yet is relatively young. In such a context, how can professionals be effectively supported in their ethical practice? IT professional ethics has predominantly focussed on external standards or internal reasoning. However, attention also has to be paid to professionals’ experience of ethics, which influences how they interpret standards and construct reasoning. A comprehensive experience of ethics will embrace the professional’s inner circle, their employer, their client and humanity. In order to promote such a comprehensive view, we need to re-conceptualise a) the IT discipline, focussing on information users; b) professional ethics, adopting other-centred attitudes; and c) professional development, pursuing a change in lived experience. This book is written for those interested in professional ethics (practitioners, educators, professional bodies and employers), especially in the computing field.

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ID Code: 27549
Item Type: Book
Keywords: professionalism, ethics, phenomenography, variation theory, education, information technology
ISBN: 978-3-639-16826-6
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > PHILOSOPHY AND RELIGIOUS STUDIES (220000) > APPLIED ETHICS (220100) > Professional Ethics (incl. police and research ethics) (220107)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > TECHNOLOGY (100000) > COMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGIES (100500) > Communications Technologies not elsewhere classified (100599)
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Science and Technology
Past > Schools > School of Information Systems
Copyright Statement: Copyright 2009 by the author and VDM Verlag Dr. Muller Aktiengesellschaft & Co. KG and licensors
Deposited On: 25 Sep 2009 13:30
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 23:56

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