Homework 5proj and Homework 5case

Updated 11/28/2017

HW 5proj, due Friday, 10/27/17

Note: Neatness and format count! Do it like this. 

  • In-class students: send me an email (jdberleant@ualr.edu), picking any class day between now and the end of the semester for your presentation to the class. The presentation will be 5 minutes long. Up to about 8 people per class day can be scheduled, so get your request in soon so you get the day you requested. (Online students: you may instead make either a video, or slides that would be usable for a presentation of about 5 minutes.)
  • For your term project (see “Course Information” tab for details):
    • If it is a paper, write 349 words or more of it to your blog. MS Word tells you how many words are in a document you are editing in a little status bar in the lower left corner of its window. OpenOffice Writer has a tool that you can click to find out the # of words. Let me know if you can’t find it. Note: Do not include material submitted as part of a previous HW (obviously).
    • If your project is not a paper, do the equivalent amount of work, and provide a brief (but with specific details) description, and evidence as appropriate, in your blog. If you’re not sure what to do, I can try to suggest something.

(Note to instructor: next year consider not asking when people will present. Instead just assign days randomly.)

HW 5case

Due dates for in-class students:

  • Q1 is due Monday, October 30, 2017, at the beginning of class
  • Q2 is due Monday or Wednesday, October 30 or November 1, 2017, during class
  • Q3 is due Monday, November 6, 2017

Due date for online students:

  • All questions due Monday, October 30, 2017

Q1. As a “case” to discuss for this unit, use a law related to security, privacy, etc. Suggestions: HIPAA, FERPA, Computer Security Act, Sarbanes-Oxley, Gramm-Leach-Bliley, COPPA, Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS), US Patriot Act, Section 508 of the Americans with Disabilities Act, or some other law. If you just type the name into a search engine you should be able to find plenty of information. In-class students bring to class on paper, smart phone, etc., and show me by class time (online students post on your HW5case blog entry) your discussion preparation notes for the case you are discussing with your group for the Information assurance & cyber defense 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. Present the case you have prepared in the previous question to your group. Lead the group 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. No cell phone or computer use when someone in your group is leading discussion.

Q3. Write up your case on your blog. Neatness and format count. In-class students see this example. Online students see this example. Use the following subheadings:

  • “The facts of the case.” Here is where you describe the case in your own words.
  • “Analysis.” Examine the case in terms of the (i) consequentialist, (ii) deontological, and (iii) Humean (or more generally the virtue ethics) approaches.
  • “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 they are 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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