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Sat 18 Mar 2023 13:00 - 16:00 at Online B - Workshop 412

This interactive workshop is aimed at instructors who plan to teach a full term computer science ethics class and will focus on using our forthcoming book: Computing and Technology Ethics: Engaging through Science Fiction. While the focus is full term courses, instructors looking to add modules or content to existing courses are also encouraged to attend. The workshop will give participants a robust introduction to using science fiction as a key methodology of teaching these courses including opportunities for small-group discussions focused on using specific stories to practice thinking with different ethical frameworks, using stories to understand and investigate topics in modern CS including privacy and societal impact, and to work on constructing syllabi and practical matters of running a full term ethics course. Drawing on our own scholarship and forthcoming book, Computing and Technology Ethics: Engaging through Science Fiction, we will give an overview of some of the key opportunities and challenges that arise in teaching a CS ethics course, and discuss how science fiction can help manage those challenges while making the most of the opportunities. We will also discuss a range of possible assignment structures and pedagogical techniques that could be used in a full-term science fiction-based course. Participants will come away with materials developed in the workshop during interactive sessions as well as examples provided by the facilitators during the workshop.

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Sat 18 Mar

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13:00 - 16:00
Workshop 412Workshops at Online B
Teaching Computer Science Ethics Using Science FictionOnline
Emanuelle Burton College of Engineering, University of Illinois at Chicago, Judy Goldsmith University of Kentucky, Nicholas Mattei Tulane University, Cory Siler University of Kentucky, Sara-Jo Swiatek University of Chicago