Teaching ethical impacts of ICT at University of Middlesex

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Middlesex University is in collaboration with the British Computer Society (BCS) to develop student and professional knowledge of ethical, environmental and social issues in ICT. It began in 1999 when the School of Engineering and Information Sciences introduced a module on Ethical, Legal and Professional Issues of Computing to help meet the BCS accreditation requirement of coverage of ethical and professional issues. Building on its success, the University now plans to expand the module to cover environmental issues. In collaboration with colleagues at other institutions, the University has made a practical contribution to developing professional awareness and expertise in the UK and internationally. This has in turn benefitted students by bringing external knowledge and experience into courses.