Part I Case Assignment
When you think you understand some of the ethical dilemmas in this area and have some ideas about how to resolve them, please prepare a no less than 4 page paper on the questions:
Is it ethical for employers to use information technologies to extend work into employees’ home lives? What are the most ethically responsible employee responses to these pressures?
Part II Case Assignment
Review the above resources dealing with the Egyptian situation and the rhetorical climate within which it evolved. Feel absolutely free to follow these up with any other sources that you find informative in helping you to make your case in a no less than 4-page paper in response to the following question:
Is it ethical for IT vendors such as Google to promote the use of their information technology products in pursuit of political revolutions in various countries?
Your paper should be between 8-10 pages total. Combine Parts I and II into a single report labeling each part accordingly.
Take a definite stand on the issues, and develop your supporting argument carefully. Using material from the background information and any other sources you can find to support specific points in your argument is highly recommended; try to avoid making assertions for which you can find no support other than your own opinion.
Make sure to spell out the utilitarian and deontological considerations involved, and distinguish between them.
Be sure to provide proper citations for any material you reference from other sources!
Precision: You see what the module is all about and structure your paper accordingly. You draw on a range of sources and establish your understanding of the historical context of the question. You carry out the exercise as assigned or carefully explain the limitations that prevented your completing some parts. (Running out of time isn’t generally considered an adequate limitation).
Support for assertions: You use examples, citations (especially from the required readings), and elaboration to support assertions. You provide evidence that you have read the required background materials.
Clarity: Your answers are clear and show your good understanding of the topic. You see what the module is all about and structure your paper accordingly.
Critical thinking: The paper incorporates your reactions, examples, and applications of the material to business and illustrates your reflective judgment and good understanding of the concepts. It is important to read the “Required Reading” in the Background material plus other sources you find relevant.
Breadth and depth: You provide informed commentary and analysis—simply repeating what your sources say does not constitute an adequate paper. The scope covered in your paper is directly related to the questions of the assignment and the learning outcomes of the module.
Overall quality: You apply the professional language and terminology of systems design and analysis correctly and in context; you are familiar with this language and use it appropriately. Your paper is well written and the references, where needed, are properly cited and listed (refer to the Student Guide to Writing a High-Quality Academic Paper) if you are uncertain about formats or other issues.