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ITECH1100 Understanding the Digital Revolution CRICOS Provider No. 00103D Lab 1 Ethics and ePortfolios.docx Page 1 of 5 Week One Ethics and ePortfolios Overview In this first lab, you will set up your online ePortfolio, which you will use throughout this course (and others), and add your first entries to it. Prerequisites Review the material from the first lecture; you should be aware of Lessigs regulation and the three ethical theories Deontology, Utilitarianism and Virtue ethics. Learning outcomes K2. State the uses of emerging technologies within key industry contexts; K3. List major information systems that support business organisations; K7. Recognize the impact of IT on broader societies; S2. Review a range of information system applications; S4. State and reflect on legal and ethical concerns relevant to IT; Resources Lawrence Lessig, What things regulate, Mahara How to, Task Details Task one ePortfolio Mahara is the Universitys ePortfolio system. Your ePortfolio is an online space where you can share your work, keep one or more learning journals, upload files and more. In this course, you will need to edit and maintain your ePortfolio a number of times, and you may need to in other courses as well. Set up your ePortfolio To get started, open a web browser, and visit Your lab computers will have Google Chrome, Internet Explorer or Microsoft Edge installed any of these is fine. You should also open the Mahara How to page in a new browser window or tab. Follow the How to instructions to Login and Update your Profile (its ok if you dont have a photo right now, but put one up when you get a chance!) CRICOS Provider No. 00103D Lab 1 Ethics and ePortfolios.docx Page 2 of 5 Creating a Journal entry From the menu, select Content and then Journals. You can maintain multiple Journals in your ePortfolio, so create one just for this course by choosing Create Journal. Label your Journal with an appropriate name, for example ITECH1100. You can choose to add a description if you like. Add a new Journal entry by clicking + New Entry. Ethics Self Reflection In the lecture, we discussed three ethical frameworks, Deontology, Utilitarianism and Virtue Ethics, and you were asked to consider which of these three resonate most with how you think about morality and ethical behaviour. Using your own words, write somewhere between 100-200 words on which of the three frameworks makes the most sense to you. You may also search online for other systems of ethics that you might prefer. Some ideas to help you write if youre having trouble: What makes this framework appealing? What is it about the others that you dont like? Would you be willing to listen to somebody using another framework? Explain each framework in your own words; Describe something positive and negative for each one; If one or more appeals to you, explain why; if none do explain why not; Justify your choice as best you can based on your experience, perhaps refer to an example in your life where youve faced a moral dilemma and how you responded to it You Make sure you save your work. You might wish to write your micro essay in Word first, and then copying into Mahara, in case you accidently close the browser. Being able to write short, well-reasoned documents is a critical skill in IT and other industries. Creating a new page You can submit your Mahara work through Moodle, but only if your content is in a Mahara page. Luckily, its reasonably easy to add content from your Journal to a page. You should be aware that, depending on your assignment, any work on a page submitted to Moodle will be locked until it has been reviewed by your tutor. This means you might choose to only include a single Journal entry so you can continue to add other entries to your Journal. From the menu, select Portfolio and then Pages, and choose + Create page. CRICOS Provider No. 00103D Lab 1 Ethics and ePortfolios.docx Page 3 of 5 Call your new page ITECH1100 Topic One or something better. Spend some time exploring the page creation screen in particular, investigate the Edit layout tab, which allows you to choose a different content structure for your work. Add your Journal entry to the page Once you have chosen a layout you are happy with, you should add your Journal entry, by dragging a + Journal entry onto the page somewhere. Choose the entry you created earlier. We will submit this to Moodle later, as there is another task to complete first Task 2 Contribute There are two goals for this section firstly, you will get a taste of contributing to a software or knowledge project online, and secondly you will gain some experience with the FedUni library web site. Your specific task is to improve a Wikipedia article by adding links to other pages. Sign up to Wikipedia Wikipedia is perhaps the single largest collaborative project ever, and in this task you will contribute to improve its quality. Anybody can contribute to Wikipedia, even anonymously. However, its best to sign-up so that your contributions can be attributed to you. If you already have a Wikipedia login, you may use that instead of signing up again. 1. Visit to go to the English-language Wikipedia 2. Click the Create Account at the top of the web page to create your own Wikipedia account. Choose a username, a reasonable password. Entering your email address is optional but is the only way to recover your account if you forget your password. Complete the CAPTCHA security check by entering the text, and click the Create Account button. 3. Once your account is created, if you wish you can follow the built-in contribution tutorial by clicking the large Edit a suggested article button which appears. Following this tutorial is enough to complete the rest of this laboratory and skip to Task 3 4. Alternatively, if you already have an account or want to tackle a slightly simpler task, go to this link will take to you a random page which other Wikipedia editors have decided doesnt link well to the rest of the CRICOS Provider No. 00103D Lab 1 Ethics and ePortfolios.docx Page 4 of 5 encyclopedia. It should have a notice something like the following: 5. Switch to Wikipedias Edit tab You should be using the Visual Editor. If you cant see it, edit your preferences using the Preferences link at the top of the screen 6. Select some text that, in your opinion, should link to another Wikipedia page. Click the Link button: 7. If the suggested article is acceptable, select it, otherwise you can search for a different article. Choose Done when youve selected a good link. 8. Add as many links as you think necessary. Note that you dont need to link every word in an article! Press Save Changes, and write a short description of your changes to finish. You have now contributed! Task 3 Document your contribution Using your new Mahara skills, write a small (approximately 50 words) Journal entry about your contribution. Add it to the Page you created earlier. From Moodle, click on the submission link for this weeks lab: And choose Add Submission. Choose your portfolio page from the list of Pages, and click Save Changes Some ePortfolio submissions will lock your submission so you cant change it later. This lab submission is configured not to, so you can review and update your page if you like. CRICOS Provider No. 00103D Lab 1 Ethics and ePortfolios.docx Page 5 of 5 Show your work to your tutor if youd like to get it marked off immediately. Submission To gain the marks for this assessment task, ensure your completed work is added to your ePortfolio and submit it via Moodle Feedback Feedback will be supplied either through Moodle or in-person during the laboratory session. Authoritative marks will be published through fdlMarks. Plagiarism: Plagiarism is the presentation of the expressed thought or work of another person as though it is ones own without properly acknowledging that person. You must not allow other students to copy your work and must take care to safeguard against this happening. More information about the plagiarism policy and procedure for the university can be found at

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