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Assessment item 3Applying Ethical TheoryValue:20%Due date:04-May-2018Return date:29-May-2018Length: XXXXXXXXXXwordsSubmission method optionsAlternative submission method Task Your lecturer will place...

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Assessment item 3Applying Ethical TheoryValue:20%Due date:04-May-2018Return date:29-May-2018Length: XXXXXXXXXXwordsSubmission method optionsAlternative submission method

Your lecturer will place several links in Interact to a number of relevant articles and/or case studies. These will be available to you just after yoursecond assignment has been submitted.

4) Contract theory (

3) Virtue theory (

  1. Choose one of the media articles or case studies listed by the lecturer in your Interact 2 subject site.
  2. Use the title of the article/case study provided in interact 2 as the title of your essay, so that the lecturer knows which article you are analysing.
  3. Undertake further research about your chosen case, to assist you in analysing and discussing it in your essay.

You are required to complete the following:

Write an essay:

  • Theword limitfor the essay is XXXXXXXXXXwords. Headings, citations and references do not count towards the word limit, but quotations do.
  • Analyse the article/case study from the perspective of fourclassical ethical theories including utilitarianism, deontology, virtue and contract. Present well reasoned arguments for your assessments and recommendations.
  • Write an overall conclusion that justifies your recommendations made in your essay.
  • Include aReferencelist at the end of your work, in the correct APA referencing style, corresponding to in-text citations.

NOTE: Please use the template provided in resources section of this subject site.


This assessment extends the skills practiced in Assessment item 1 and 2, to help you to achieve all the learning objectives.

In addition to identifying a contentious situation in ICT and dissecting the argument(s) about it, you must also now demonstrate the ability to evaluate the elements of the argument by introducing classical ethical principles where appropriate.

Since Assessment item 1 and 2, your knowledge will have grown, and you will now realise that almost all ICT ethical dilemmas can be classified under one of the main ICT ethical issues that are discussed in this subject; for instance, surveillance is a sub-issue of privacy, harmful software is a sub-issue of ICT professionalism, and piracy is a sub-issue of intellectual property.

In ICT, the main ethical issues are taken to be:

  • ICT professionalism
  • Privacy
  • Security
  • Cyber-crime
  • Intellectual property
  • Regulation on the internet
  • Social inclusion
  • Community and identity
  • Pervasive and convergent computing.

The assessment item is designed to help you to build skills towards achieving the learning objectives, by requiring you to:

  • identify an ICT-related ethical issue from a media article or case study;
  • apply classical ethical theory to the analysis of an ethically questionable situation to determine the rightness or wrongness of actions/decisions made therein;
  • derive logical and justifiable conclusions to resolve the ethical issue(s);and,
  • apply proper academic referencing.
Marking criteria

The following marking sheet will be used to assess students' submissions.
Please check that you have met all the criteria before you submit your assignment.

Answered Same Day Apr 17, 2020 ITC506 Charles Sturt University


Amit answered on Apr 26 2020
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Table of Contents
1.    Introduction    3
2.    ICT framework to solve ethical issues    4
3.    Conclusion    6
4.    References:    7
1. Introduction
For completing this assignment task, the topic named “ICT professionalism” with Contract theory implementation is selected by me. For conducting any successful business activity, ethical issues are always considered as most important issues. For increasing the overall production of any organization, the followed process and used set of ethical values plays important role. The required changes with remaining factors of consideration are included in process for defining the ethical values to improve the overall performance of any organization. For any business execution, the analysis of any new technology implementation can defines the required changes in ethical issues. From starting to end of this process, the organization can undertake the required task as challenges in some cost effective manner [McLaughlin et al, 2012].
When the asymmetric information is present regarding any contractual a
angement and related economic actors then, the deployed study method is known as contract theory. The working professional at some work place expect ethical issues awareness for improved work condition in working organization trough contract theory. In identification process of ethical issues, the technical aspects consideration regarding the best possible changes is very useful for effective execution of all business activities. The followed process and use of some application is expected by working professional to define the importance of ethical values. The effective identification of ethical values through any application will help in smooth execution of any business activity. The identification of required changes according to ethical values will lead to better productivity.
The used practices and defined ethical values in some organization are completely different from each other. For execution of business activity, the moral problems of working professionals are analyzed in some complex condition through contract theory. The organization can set different measures so that adopted changes will not hamper the organization production and related items. The performance of any business activity is improved by applying the required changes through the help of changes and set of ethical values.
2. ICT framework to solve ethical issues
The implementation and definition of ITC framework through contract theory helps the management of any organization for deploying the top form of ITC possible service so that the performance of final production can be improved. For implementation and definition of ITC framework, the analysis of occu
ed challenges is done by organizations. The selection of tool and other related equipments plays important role in definition and actual implementation of...

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