HW6proj and HW6case

Updated 4/3/17

HW 6proj, due M Apr. 10, 2017

Note: Neatness and format count! Follow this answer format example. 

Note 2: Please email me the date that you want to sign up for to do your 5 minute presentation to the class about your project (if you haven’t already).

Note 3: Also think about how and what you plan to present in your 5 minute presentation to the class about your project. Email me any questions.

Directions: For your term project (see “Course Information” tab for details): if it is a paper: write 349 words (or more) of it and place in your blog. The blog entry should not contain any material already in a previous blog entry. If your project is not a paper: do the equivalent amount of work. Then describe briefly (but with specific details) what you did on your blog (for example, if you are developing a web site, you could provide a link to it. Or if you are filming a skit, you could explain who will play each part, or provide the script outline, etc., depending on how far along you are.) If you’re not sure what to do, see me or send me an email, and I will try to suggest something. Title your blog post “HW 6proj.”

HW 6case

Due dates for in-class students:

  • Q1 is due Tuesday, April 11, 2017, at the beginning of class
  • Q2 is due Tuesday or Thursday, April 11 or 13, 2017, during class
  • Q3 is due Monday, April 17, 2017

Due date for online students:

  • All questions due Monday, April 17, 2017

Note: Neatness and format count. In-class students use this answer format. Online students use this answer format.

Q1. In-class students bring to class on paper, smart phone, etc., and show me by class time (online students post on your HW6case blog entry) your discussion preparation notes for the case you are discussing with your group related to robots for the robotics unit. This should include

  • a link or other citation to the case you are using. If it is from personal experience, point that out.
  • a list of 8 or more good facts about the case, in your own words, that you want to use to tell your group about the case, and
  • 6 or more questions to ask them in order to get an interesting and enlightening discussion going. See the “Questions to ask during discussion” tab on the course web page for some suggestions in developing your discussion questions. Also consider questions that relate to the lecture topics we covered.

Q2. In-class students: Present the case you have prepared in the previous question to your group. Lead the group in discussing the case. Maybe you will get some new ideas from the discussion. (Online students: Explain the case and discuss the questions you devised about it. Post this on your blog.)

  • When another member of your discussion group is leading, help them out by participating in the discussion. Avoid using cell phone or computer when someone in your group is leading discussion.

Q3. Write up your case on your blog with the following subheadings:

  • “The facts of the case.” Here is where you describe the case in your own words.
  • “My conclusions.” Your conclusions and opinions about the case. Be sure to explain and justify what you write. 3 sentences of average length or more.
  • “Future environment.” Describe your vision of a future in which technology is more advanced than today, or society has changed in some significant way, such that the ethical issues of the case would be even more important than it is in today’s world. 3 sentences of average length or more.
  • “Future scenario.” Describe how this ethical case (or an analogous one) would or should play out in the environment of the future, and give your opinions about it. 3 sentences of average length or more.
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