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This module contains the Machado case analysis exercises already published in CNX under the title "Case Analysis Module: Machado" by the same author. In addition, this version includes a Powerpoint presention. This module is being developed as a part of an NSF-funded project, "Collaborative Development of Ethics Across the Curriculum Resources and Sharing of Best Practices," NSF SES 0551779.

Computer Ethics

Case Module Template: Machado Case

By William J. Frey

Module Abstract:

This module, designed for the EAC Toolkit (NSF SES 0551779), will test the Toolkit and Connexion’s ability to network different online and offline sources for ethics across thecurriculum. It consists of four components designed to provide tools for an in-depth analysis of the cases found at www.computingcases.org ; it also makes substantial references to the draft manuscript of a textbook in computer ethics entitledGood Computing: A Virtue Approach to Computer Ethics under contract with Jones and Bartlett Publishing Company. (This book will consistof the cases displayed at Computing Cases—Therac-25, Machado, and Hughes Aircraft—and 7 additional cases all developed through NSF projects DUE-9972280 and DUE 9980768.)

Module Introduction:

This module as displayed in Connexions presents the case abstract and timeline both taken from ComputingCases. It then refers to the website where the following can be found by browsing:

  • case narrative,
  • case history,
  • a teaching introduction which also provides a useful overview,
  • an ethical analysis that can be accessed by clicking on the appropriate concept in the table displayed (clicking on safety willopen a short document that discusses the safety implications of the case)
  • a Socio-Technical Analysis which spells out the different components of the cases socio-technical system such as hardware,software, physical surroundings, people/groups/roles, procedures, laws, and data/data structures.
  • supporting documents such as three RFCs (Request for Comments) on the Unix finger command, a profile of students at UCI,and an interview with Allen Schiano from the University of California at Irvine’s Office of Academic Computing.

These materials all posted at www.computingcases.org provide the background information necessary for a detailed and exhaustive case analysis. (Asuggestion: since you will be working in groups, divide these readings among your group members and take advantage of class timeto report to one another on the contents of the links you have individually explored. Be sure to triangulate by assigning morethan one member to each link. This will help to identify and solve problems in interpretation.)

The case abstract and timeline in this module outline the case. The following decision point taken from theMachado case will provide the focus for an in-depth case analysis. You will respond to the decision-point by working through a fourstage decision making procedure inspired by the standard Software Development cycle:

  • problem specification,
  • solution generation,
  • solution testing, and…
  • solution implementation.

Questions & Answers

where we get a research paper on Nano chemistry....?
Maira Reply
nanopartical of organic/inorganic / physical chemistry , pdf / thesis / review
Ali
what are the products of Nano chemistry?
Maira Reply
There are lots of products of nano chemistry... Like nano coatings.....carbon fiber.. And lots of others..
learn
Even nanotechnology is pretty much all about chemistry... Its the chemistry on quantum or atomic level
learn
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da
no nanotechnology is also a part of physics and maths it requires angle formulas and some pressure regarding concepts
Bhagvanji
hey
Giriraj
Preparation and Applications of Nanomaterial for Drug Delivery
Hafiz Reply
revolt
da
Application of nanotechnology in medicine
what is variations in raman spectra for nanomaterials
Jyoti Reply
ya I also want to know the raman spectra
Bhagvanji
I only see partial conversation and what's the question here!
Crow Reply
what about nanotechnology for water purification
RAW Reply
please someone correct me if I'm wrong but I think one can use nanoparticles, specially silver nanoparticles for water treatment.
Damian
yes that's correct
Professor
I think
Professor
Nasa has use it in the 60's, copper as water purification in the moon travel.
Alexandre
nanocopper obvius
Alexandre
what is the stm
Brian Reply
is there industrial application of fullrenes. What is the method to prepare fullrene on large scale.?
Rafiq
industrial application...? mmm I think on the medical side as drug carrier, but you should go deeper on your research, I may be wrong
Damian
How we are making nano material?
LITNING Reply
what is a peer
LITNING Reply
What is meant by 'nano scale'?
LITNING Reply
What is STMs full form?
LITNING
scanning tunneling microscope
Sahil
how nano science is used for hydrophobicity
Santosh
Do u think that Graphene and Fullrene fiber can be used to make Air Plane body structure the lightest and strongest. Rafiq
Rafiq
what is differents between GO and RGO?
Mahi
what is simplest way to understand the applications of nano robots used to detect the cancer affected cell of human body.? How this robot is carried to required site of body cell.? what will be the carrier material and how can be detected that correct delivery of drug is done Rafiq
Rafiq
if virus is killing to make ARTIFICIAL DNA OF GRAPHENE FOR KILLED THE VIRUS .THIS IS OUR ASSUMPTION
Anam
analytical skills graphene is prepared to kill any type viruses .
Anam
Any one who tell me about Preparation and application of Nanomaterial for drug Delivery
Hafiz
what is Nano technology ?
Bob Reply
write examples of Nano molecule?
Bob
The nanotechnology is as new science, to scale nanometric
brayan
nanotechnology is the study, desing, synthesis, manipulation and application of materials and functional systems through control of matter at nanoscale
Damian
Is there any normative that regulates the use of silver nanoparticles?
Damian Reply
what king of growth are you checking .?
Renato
What fields keep nano created devices from performing or assimulating ? Magnetic fields ? Are do they assimilate ?
Stoney Reply
why we need to study biomolecules, molecular biology in nanotechnology?
Adin Reply
?
Kyle
yes I'm doing my masters in nanotechnology, we are being studying all these domains as well..
Adin
why?
Adin
what school?
Kyle
biomolecules are e building blocks of every organics and inorganic materials.
Joe
how did you get the value of 2000N.What calculations are needed to arrive at it
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