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Ethics Curricula of the Information Science Departments in Taiwanese Universities and Colleges Author: Chien-Hung Lin(Institute of Education, National Chiao Tung University), Chien Chou(Institute of Education, National Chiao Tung University)

Vol.&No.:Vol. 59, No. 1
Date:March 2014


With the advent of modern technology, the ability to access information in our daily lives has increased exponentially. In these circumstances, the role of information professional has become increasingly critical. For Computer Information Science (CIS) majors, the information professionals of the future, the need of understanding information ethics is crucial; an investigation of the ethics curricula offered in Taiwanese higher education is necessary. To investigate the ethics-related curricula offered by the information departments of Taiwanese universities, this study applied content analysis to categorize the included topics. The results indicated that of the 199 departments investigated, 74 departments offered a total of 78 courses related to information ethics in school years 2010-2012. Most of the topics covered in the curricula were information laws or regulations, the development of an information society, general information ethics, and information privacy; in addition, the most commonly used teaching method in such classes is lecturing. Among the courses investigated, seven courses were named “professional information ethics” or worded similarly; their syllabi in particular were examined. The results indicated that moral philosophy (ethics) is commonly covered in these courses, and that a variety of topics not typically included in the theoretical aspects of professional information ethics are also taught.

Keywords:information departments in higher education, ethics-related courses, information ethics, professional information ethics

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APA FormatLin, C.-H., & Chou, C. (2014). Ethics Curricula of the Information Science Departments in Taiwanese Universities and Colleges. Journal of Research in Education Sciences, 59(1), 195-228. doi:10.6209/JORIES.2014.59(1).07