This research examines the impact of education on the ethical decision-making outcomes of adult learners in the area of information technology (IT). This study sheds light on the research question "Does IT ethics education make a difference?", and more specifically, "Do ethics courses influence decisions regarding IT ethical issues in adult learners?" In a field study of 78 pre- and post-test surveys, we found that graduate students who took a course in IT ethics made different decisions than those made at the start of the term, for 2 of 6 ethical issues. The ethical issues described in this article are particularly relevant in today's knowledge economy. Implications for IT ethics education and future research in the area are discussed.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||17|
|Journal||International Journal of Information and Communication Technology Education|
|State||Published - Jan 1 2008|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Computer Science Applications