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Digital ethics and sustainability

Individual course

Max amount of FITech students: 100

We explore the key sustainability challenges facing the environment, society, business and the information technology sector, and ask some difficult and justified questions about how to address these challenges. These issues are explored on the organisational and the broader institutional or societal levels introducing both mainstream and critical views of corporate responsibility, sustainability and the role of business and technology in our society.

We then extend the discussion to digital ethics issues, including hot topics in IT such as big data and analytics as well as related real-world concerns, cost of digitalisation from a sustainability point of view and explore a number of cases that raise the topic of digital ethics.

After the course, the student has ability to

  • identify short and long term future consequences of plans and decisions from an integrated scientific, ethical and intergenerational perspective and to merge this into a solution-focused approach, moving towards a sustainable society
  • realise ethical and sustainability considerations when developing new products/technologies
  • recognise and address diverse obstacles in transforming a technology into a business
  • recognise both benefits and real-world concerns that digitalisation brings to the fields of IT and sustainability

Schedule:

No exam. No presence required. No particular schedule except for the deadines for exercises.

More info in Aalto University’s WebOodi course page.

You can get a digital badge after completing this course.

Further information about the studies

Aalto University
FITech ICT contact person
fitech-sci(at)aalto.fi

Contact person for applications

FITech
Pilvi Lempiäinen , Service designer
pilvi.lempiainen(at)fitech.io
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Category:
ICT Studies
Topic:
Digitalisation
Course code:
CS-EJ5491
Credits:
1 ECT
Teaching period:
24.2.–29.5.2020
Application deadline:
17.2.2020
Host university:
Aalto University
Study is open for:
Adult learner
Level of studies:
Basic
Teaching methods:
Online
Language:
English
General prerequisites:
No prerequisites.