Sunday, June 5, 2011


Test Questions

  1. Compare and contrast – What is the difference between piracy and plagiarism?

  2. How can you tell if an act is unethical?

  3. What does it mean for a work to be in the public domain?

  4. Type 3 areas/concepts of ethical behaviors from our blog you have improved on.

  5. Type 2 areas/concepts you hope to improve on.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

More Posting Personal Information

On the news 3/8/09 Identity theft was investigated. It stated that most (52%) of the identity thefts happened when young people posted or gave out to much information on their My Space or Face Book. Identity theft predators need a first name, birthday, and town, another words enough to find you.

  1. Do you have a My Space or Book account?

  2. What do you have posted there?

  3. Do you need to edit some of the information?

  4. Comment on what you have seen others doing. "Why they matter" article

Posting Personal Information

  1. Where do we post personal information on the internet? Buying online, My Space, e-mails, ...

  2. What are advantages and disadvantages of this?

  3. Are there any concerns? What?

  4. Any guidelines?

Monday, March 14, 2011


  1. What is your opinion on web cams & their use?
  2. Is it an invasion of privacy, new scientific enhancement or what? Good or bad?
    When are they?

Codes of Ethics

This week I want you to explore sites you can get reference from for what is the correct Code of Ethic in situations involving technology.

  1. Check out these and give me your opinion.

  2. Can you find an additional site for extra credit (don't forget to print also).

ACM at
Ethics Ten Commandments -
Applied Ethics resources at
NC University of Code of Ethics sites -
Code of Ethics in engineering at

Monday, March 7, 2011

Citing Your Sources

  1. Why should I cite a source?
  2. What is plagiarism?
  3. What is the difference between endnotes, bibliography, and work cited pages?
  4. Citing a source is like an award, How would you feel if someone elso got credit for something you had done?