Course details


Begleitseminar zum Studienprojekt: Data Ethics

Interdisciplinary Course (Master)
WS 2019 Prof. Dr. phil. Kai-Uwe Kühnberger, Priv.Doz. Dr. phil. Uwe Meyer OFFLINE
M.Sc modules:
CC-MP-IDC - Interdisciplinary Course
CS-MP-IDC - Interdisciplinary Course
Tue: 10-12
Thu: 10-12

By now, it is a truism that enormous amounts of data about practically all aspects of life are stored, processed, and used for a wide variety of purposes. For modern individuals, deeply engaged in online worlds of social networks, google searches, online business, google maps, messenger apps … it is practically impossible to avoid the disclosure of data which are then processed in a way that is difficult to control. It seems that a new branch of applied ethics is called for – data ethics, with recommendations for users and rules for institutions collecting and processing data. In this study project, we want to explore this new field. More specifically, we want to do research work and at the same time make our results accessible by developing teaching units / parts of a (online) seminar for other students. We would like to use e-learning techniques for this purpose (e.g. combinations of videos, texts, questionnaires, blogs, wikis etc.). Since e-learning techniques themselves pose their own problems about data protection and privacy, there will be a certain (“reflexive”) focus on that. In fact, this study project is part of the much larger project “SIDDATA”, in which an intelligent e-learning assistant is being developed (see Participants will have the chance to gain insight into and develop skills in a field of growing importance – data ethics in general and e-learning techniques in particular, the latter being an emerging field in universities and other educational institutions like publishers or similar commercial providers. Since the teaching material will be developed in German and English, it would be good to have a mixed group.