Title: Ethics of Computing: A Suggested Course Model for GCC Countries

Year of Publication: March - 2014
Page Numbers: 161-172
Authors: Ahmed A Alkhalifah
Conference Name: The Third International Conference on E-Learning and E-Technologies in Education (ICEEE2014)
- Malaysia


This paper proposes a suggested "ethics of computing" course design and contents for higher education schools in GCC (Gulf Cooperation Council) countries. With being connected to the Web virtually anywhere anytime, and with the ease of use and wide spread of technology tools such as smart phones and social media, many ethical issues connected to the use of technology have come to the surface. Yet, there is almost no book has been published in the Arabic and Gulf regions that have good and well-defined contents that can be used as a textbook for such a course. The need and the reasons for proposing such a course in the higher education institutions are discussed at the beginning. The paper then reviews some existed good models that are taught around the world in order to come up with a fitted proposed plan and best practices for the suggested course. Course contents and evaluation tools are discussed along with some recommendations to best utilize the course.